Session 9 | Beyond the Pizza Party: Forging New Frontiers for Staff Recognition to Impact Quality
Day: Monday, July 24 Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Type/Topic: Leadership / Workforce
Staff appreciation, recognition and staff development terms are overused and highly overrated. What do they even mean in a profession where turnover can be as high as 50% and finding and hiring qualified staff is costly? Retention is more critical now than ever, so, what can you do? This session will look at recognition and employee appreciation through several different lenses. Attendees will evaluate their mindset related to recognition and learn cost-effective, real-time strategies proven in the field.
National Director of Education | Select Rehabilitation, LLC
About the Presenter
Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, (MS in OT, 1993; Doctoral 2014) in her 29+ years of practice, has worked in rehabilitation and long-term care as an executive, researcher and educator. She has established numerous programs in nursing facilities; authored peer-reviewed publications on topics such as low vision, dementia quality care, and wellness; has spoken at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally, for 20+ State Health Care Associations, and for 25+ state LeadingAge affiliates. She provides continuing education support to over 17,000 therapists, nurses, and administrators nationwide as National Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation. She is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, Certified Montessori Dementia Care Practitioner and a Certified Fall Prevention Specialist. She serves as the Region 1 Director for the American Occupational Therapy Association Political Affairs Affiliates and is an adjunct professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and Gannon University in Erie, PA.