Executive Director Leadership Institute

May 18-20, 2020
Tampa Convention Center

Get inspiration and the insights you need to run a more efficient community, and connect with the nation’s top senior living leaders.

Become a More Effective Executive Director

The Executive Director Leadership Institute (EDLI) is an intensive three-day educational experience designed specifically for executive directors of senior living communities. Argentum has developed a curriculum that combines a rigorous academic grounding with real world application to enhance and enrich the work of the executive director in his or her leadership role in their senior living community.

EDLI sessions will delve into mission critical topics for executive directors in areas such as operations management, leadership, human resources, sales and marketing, clinical oversight, risk management, and more.

<b>TANA GALL</b><br>CEO, Blue Harbor Senior Living

"I would encourage executive directors from across the country to come to EDLI because I promise they will go back with new skills and more importantly new networking opportunities in order to enhance their operation. And the energy they go back with is a benefit to their employees and their residents."
—Tana Gall, President, Merrill Gardens

Featured Speaker

Christopher Ridenhour, GFN

While our websites paint perfect pictures of Teamwork and World Class Customer Care, does everyone really, I mean, REALLY, appear as engaged as they do on the home page? Imagine the levels of success your stakeholders could experience if every team member “embraced change”, “owned problems”, and took “personal accountability” for their part in creating an EXTRAORDINARY community. When each of us learns to model “Purpose and Passion”, we create dynamic buildings defined by positive communication, greater performance, and higher retention. While everyone recognizes the AMAZING benefits that come with staff engagement and retention, the actual tools and actions are useless without commitment. It’s time to get committed! Inspired Leaders, Inspired Teams, Inspired Results promises to take you into the hearts and minds of your colleagues to reveal what inspires and motivates them to truly LIVE your organization’s Mission, Vision and Values. This unique offering will serve as the Train-the-Trainer for anyone interested in becoming a “Certified Staff Whisperer.”

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Inspired Teams, Inspired Leaders, Inspired Results!

Who Should Attend?

Executive Directors of senior living communities (independent living, assisted living, memory care) seeking to enrich their contribution to the success of their community and their company and develop their professional skills for advancement in their company.

Registration and Eligibility

Pre-registration is required to attend EDLI. Participation in this program is restricted to executives who are currently employed as executive directors or administrators of senior living communities (independent living, assisted living, and memory care) seeking to enrich their contribution to the success of their community and their company and develop their professional skills for advancement in their company.

$825 Member
$925 Non-Member

$925 Member
$1,025 Non-Member

You can enjoy expanded access at the Senior Living Executive Conference with the EDLI Pass including access to the Hero Awards & Opening Night Reception, Morning Keynotes, the Expo, and Mainstage Presentations, in addition to three days of EDLI programming and CEUs.

Get Ideas You Can Put Into Action

Fresh Perspectives

Talk with fellow EDs and uncover new ideas and strategies for success. 

Better Ideas

Go home to your team with more tools in your tool box than you had before.

Deeper Relationships

Cultivate and extend your professional network to help you achieve success this year.

Proven Solutions

Connect with 300+ exhibitors and partners advancing excellence through innovation.

What Past EDLI Attendees Have Said...

"I really enjoyed every moment of the Executive Director Leadership Institute. It was educational, thought-provoking, and made a baby boomer (like me) think outside of the box when communicating with other generations. It was a wonderful experience to be in a room with professional EDs who are driven and dedicated to excel and listen and learn from each other."

"The opportunity for connection and relationship-building at EDLI was just as valuable as the information received. And the information received was VERY valuable!"

"It is worth every minute, and you will go back to your community a new manager with a different lens to look at the way we do our job."