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Diamond Discussions

Diamond Discussions

Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 12:00 AM (CST) to Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 12:00 AM (CST)

Zoom links sent out prior to event dates

Event Details

Join Diamond Accreditation Program participants and peers for virtual educational and networking events in 2022.  All events are no-cost for Diamond Participating communities.  

Questions?  Contact WALA for more info.

Upcoming Events:

NEW!  Diamond Discussions: Quality in Dining – Tackling More with Less with Christy Edwards, RDN, CD - May 12

Quality improvement in dining is a hot topic in assisted living!  C19 and staffing challenges have forced providers to get creative in the kitchen.  Special guest Christy Edwards will teach you how to tackle these timely issues without sacrificing quality in your dining program.  Your Dining Managers won’t want to miss this!

Who Should Attend?

Executive Directors, Dining/Culinary Managers, Dietary aides, QI team members

Diamond Discussions: Refresher for New Communities and Leaders -August 10

If you are new to the Diamond program or have a staff member who is – sign up for this Diamond Accreditation Program overview.  We will talk about provider expectations for participating communities, the basics of developing a quality improvement program in your community, and answer questions about WCCEAL and review the accreditation process. 

Who Should Attend?

Executive Directors/Administrators, DON, Department managers/supervisors, new members of your QI team

Diamond Discussions: Open Forum for QI Projects, Goals & Resources - March 9 and August 24

This is a networking open forum designed for Diamond Accreditation Program participating communities.  Gather with your peers to share ideas, overcome roadblocks and connect with resources that are working for you!  Bring your questions and your ideas to share with the group.

Who Should Attend?

Executive Directors/Administrators, DON/RN/LPN, Department managers/supervisors, QI team members

NEW!  Diamond Discussions: A Practical Approach to Staffing & Employee Retention with Great Lakes Senior Living - November 9

Is your community dealing with staffing challenges?  You’re not alone!  Navigating the employee recruitment and retention landscape is more difficult now than ever before.  When it comes to quality improvement in HR, you want to be sure you’re focusing on the right issues and allocating your resources most efficiently.  Great Lakes Senior Living will be here to share how they have implemented a practical approach to this challenging issue.

Who Should Attend?

Executive Directors/Administrators, HR staff, QI team members, Department supervisors and managers

For More Information:

Erin Boutan
Erin Boutan
Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (608)663-9901