Oregon Gerontological Association Summit
“Generating Leader for a New Age in Gerontology”
Friday, September 13, 2013, from 9:00a.m.-3:30p.m.
at Willamette View (12705 SE River Road, Portland, OR 97222)
Dr. Whitelaw will present on national trends in leadership and gerontology. Dr. Sasser will be exploring with the audience what it means to be a leader, what leadership feels and looks like--the commitments and sensibilities involved in developing our own and other’s leadership capacities. Dr. Sasser will offer some uncommon examples from the Gero-Punk Project and her own experiences in gerontological teaching, collaborative inquiry and praxis.
This OGA Summit will be highly participatory and include instant polling, networking and world cafe-style discussions.
Dr. Nancy Whitelaw is Senior Fellow at the National Council on Aging where she was founding Director of the Center for Healthy Aging. She also co-directs Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health, a national program to develop organizational leaders who can shape transformative improvements in care for older adults. During 2012, she served as President of the Gerontological Society of America.
Dr. Jenny Sasser is Director of the Gerontology Program at Marylhurst University. Dr. Sasser served on the Oregon Gerontological Association Board of Directors from 2005 to 2010 and was OGA Chairperson from 2007 to 2010. Dr. Sasser is co-author with Dr. Harry R. Moody of Aging: Concepts and Controversies. Dr. Jenny Sasser is the 2012 recipient of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Teaching Excellence Award.