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Posted By Jennifer Gill, Friday, July 7, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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July 7, 2017

Advocacy & Policy

Two Legislative Sessions Added: August 3 and September 6

As the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned its “long session” last week, they added two more legislative sessions for this year. The first of the two sessions will begin August 3 and focus on a variety of topics, including overriding any vetoes from Gov. Roy Cooper, making appointments, approving bills that are currently in negotiations between the House and Senate or bills involving impeachment of an elected official, and responding to lawsuits – including any court order on redistricting. The second session will begin September 6 and, according to House Rules Committee chairman David Lewis, will likely focus on redistricting, as well as considering redistricting plans for judicial and prosecutorial districts. The September session could also involve appointments, veto overrides, referendums on constitutional amendments and impeachment matters. Also, included in the adjournment resolution is a November 15 deadline for court-ordered redrawing of legislative districts to be completed.

Nonprofit Annual Filing Requirements Bill on Hold Until August

S.114, a bill that would create a new annual filing requirement for nonprofits that are incorporated in North Carolina, did not make it across the finish line during the final hours of the General Assembly’s long session. Although the Senate and the House both passed the bill, the Senate did not concur with amendments made on the House side. The bill now sits in the Senate’s Rules Committee and remains active for the upcoming August 3 session.

Bill Expands Fundraising Options for Nonprofits

Last week the General Assembly gave final approval and sent to the Governor House Bill 511 that expands options for nonprofit fundraising events in several ways. The bill:

  1. Increases the number of raffles nonprofits can hold each year from two to four;
  2. Clarifies that local affiliates of national or statewide nonprofits can each hold up to four raffles per year;
  3. Increases the maximum cash prizes for raffles to $250,000 per year for every nonprofit conducting raffles;
  4. Allows nonprofits to raffle or auction alcoholic beverages in their original closed containers;
  5. Simplifies the process for nonprofits to reapply for special one-time alcohol permits for fundraising events; and
  6. Allows nonprofits to conduct up to four "game nights" or "casino nights" per year. These fundraising events are currently illegal in North Carolina, although this law is not consistently enforced throughout the state and many nonprofits host "casino nights." Under the proposal, nonprofits would be permitted to sell alcohol at these fundraising events and would need to obtain permits from the Department of Public Safety. The bill provides greater clarity and uniformity for these types of nonprofit fundraising events.

New AARP Scorecard Shows Where North Carolina Needs Improvement to Serve Older Adults, People with Disabilities

North Carolina ranks 38th out of all 50 states in services for its aging population and several indicators scored by AARP. Click here to view the summary article and click here to view the state scorecard.

Professional Development

Save the date for these additions to the 2017 calendar!

Marketing Symposium
September 12
With LeadingAge Virginia and LeadingAge Maryland
More information coming soon!

Development Roundtable
September 28
Pennybyrn at Maryfield in High Point
More information coming soon!

Dining Symposium
with NC Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals
October 11
The Cypress of Charlotte
More information coming soon!

Finance Symposium - Register Now
July 27, 2017
Lakewood, a Lifespire Community of Virginia
1900 Lauderdale Drive
Richmond, VA

Finance professionals at all levels, please join us for an informative and interactive day designed with you in mind. Be sure to arrive in time to visit with colleagues at dinner the night before. Offered in partnership with LeadingAge Virginia, the following topics will be discussed:

  • Crisis Response Planning
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Developing a Financial Model as part of Strategic Expansion
  • Compensation, Retention, and Incentive Compensation
  • Financing Moderately Priced Housing
  • Mergers and Affiliations

$150 first person
$100 second person
$225 non-members

Continuing education credit available: 8 CPEs and 7 NHA Hours
Click here to download flyer for printing and distribution.
A list of hotels within a 5-mile radius of Lakewood is available here.

Next Month! In August:

Management Leadership Series - Part 2
August 17 at The Cypress of Charlotte

Target audience: Department Directors, Mid Managers, Team Leaders, Supervisors

This session is open to everyone whether or not you attended the first session. If you want engaged employees, more effective communication is key. Walk away from this interactive session with a better understanding of how to create a culture of service and communication.

Click here to download the brochure for printing and distribution.

Click here to register today.  

4.5 CEUs
Facilitated by Donna Cutting of Red-Carpet Learning Systems, Inc.

Planning Ahead for November

The Joy of the Job: Workshop for Direct Service Professionals
I love my job; it's the people I can't stand

November 7 at The Forest at Duke in Durham
November 8 at Salemtowne in Winston-Salem

Choose the date that works best for your community.
10am-2:30pm at each location.

Target audience: CNAs, Dining Services Staff, Housekeeping, Facility Services, Grounds, Resident Services, all Direct Care and Service Providers

Is job stress and burnout getting you down? Learn how to adopt a humorous and fun approach to the challenges of the daily grind. Do you feel tired emotionally and drained by conflict? Learn how to handle the most stressful situations and the most challenging people. Click here for registration and information. Facilitated by Jody Urquhart, known for her humorous and compassionate motivational sessions.

2017 LeadingAge North Carolina Calendar

Looking ahead at your professional development this year, be sure to include LeadingAge North Carolina events and programs. Click here for the 2017 Calendar. 

Other Resources

Managing the Millennial Mindset
Offered by Crescendo Strategies
Rates starting at $99 with Promo Code LANCIND

Are you shocked by how today’s new hires think, dress, talk and behave at work? Are you frustrated that your younger workforce doesn’t work the same way as your seasoned staff?

Crescendo Strategies’ video-based online course, “Managing the Millennial Mindset,” showcases first-hand stories about the real generational issues on the T.A.B.L.E. (differing opinions about technology, authority, balance, loyalty, and entitlement). No PowerPoint slides with recorded video. This course is NOT a live or recorded webinar, and it is NOT intended for group viewing. It was designed for individual managers to complete at their own pace. Ready to preview the course now? Click here and then select the arrow on the video preview image.

Complete this course at your own pace by watching 15 short videos that share the backstory of why Millennials work differently than previous generations, and provide strategies for bridging today’s widening generational gaps.

Managers will learn critical insights about leading today’s diverse workforce that will help reduce unnecessary employee turnover costing your organization precious time and money. Click here to download and print the flyer.

Click here to register today.


Strategic Thinking

Stop the Meeting Madness: Harvard Business Review

Whether meetings take place in person or electronically, are formal or informal, many of us think of them as a necessary evil. But what if meetings could increase team performance? This article suggests a 5-step process to change the way your team and organization approach meetings. The process includes advance diagnostic work, but the results are proven to show greater work life balance, greater psychological safety to speak up and greater team collaboration. Click here to learn more.

Three Ways to Improve Employee Engagement: McKnight's Senior Living

According to a benchmark study of 59,000 cases by Holleran, 57% of not-for-profit senior living community supervisors are engaged in their work. Although this number is higher than that of corporate America, the author suggests that nurturing trust with team members and subordinates will help grow this number. Click here to read this short article that suggests three primary ways to improve trust with team members.

Ten Things the Most Successful People Do Everyday: Time

This author talked to 200 world class achievers to find out what habits and routines help them accomplish their goals. This list of ten things is surprisingly doable! Take a look at this article for simple inspiration.

Where do Gerontologists Fit on Interdisciplinary Teams? Psychology Today

A gerontologist is by definition well-versed in multiple disciplines. So what role should this specialist play on your community's interdisciplinary team? The author proposes several ways to contribute meaningfully.

The Health Care System is Leaving the Southern Black Belt Behind: FiveThirtyEight

This author explains the myriad forces that have created a region in the South that has among the worst health outcomes in the nation. If you want to understand which social and economic issues impact health care, this read is well worth your time. Click here to read this article that is part of a series.

A Summer Reading List: Recommendations from Top Leaders: Forbes

Take a look at this list of insightful, motivating and inspiring books recommended by leaders in a variety of fields.

News and Notes

Member Directory Updates Due July 14

CEOs received a reminder email earlier this week regarding the LeadingAge North Carolina membership directory. Please remember to have the appropriate staff person update your community's membership directory listing by July 14. If you need help accessing your profile, please contact Leslie Roseboro or Jennifer Gill in our office at 919-571-8333.

LeadingAge North Carolina Sponsors Chamber Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Earlier this month, LeadingAge North Carolina served as a “Supporting Organization” for the NC Chamber’s inaugural Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Conference at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham. 200 members of the state’s business community (including 20 staff members from LeadingAge NC member communities) joined an A-list of speakers conducting frank conversations about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Attendees tackled topics that included recruiting for diversity, fostering a culture of inclusion, evaluating D&I initiatives using proper metrics and understanding unconscious bias.

Back by Popular Demand: 2017 TREND Survey Now Available

LeadingAge North Carolina is once again partnering with CliftonLarsonAllen to bring CCRC/LPC members an analysis of operations and compensation information. CEOs and CFOs were emailed June 22nd with information on deadlines, cost, and accessing the survey. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Tom Akins at 919-571-8333. The deadline to submit your information is August 1, 2017.

2017 Women: A Force in Business Conference

LeadingAge North Carolina is a sponsoring organization of the NC Chamber's 2017 Women: A Force in Business conference September 21, 2017. The inaugural conference last year sold out in three weeks. This year the venue has quadrupled in size at the Raleigh Convention Center. Choose your own breakout sessions throughout the day. These sessions will span numerous topics, including "The Art of Emotional lntelligence,""Leading When You're Not In Charge," "The Cross-Generational Workplace," along with many others. During breaks, enjoy brief Pop-Up Learning Sessions that focus on wealth management, digital branding, revitalization and other self-development topics.

Click here
for the NC Chamber's event flyer. Be sure to share this information with colleagues and plan to attend. LeadingAge North Carolina members may register at the Chamber member rate. Click here to register and select Individual Member Ticket.

North Carolina Institute of Medicine

Accountable Care Communities for a Healthier North Carolina
September 25, 2017
McKimmon Conference Center at the NCSU Campus
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC

NCIOM's 2017 Annual Meeting will explore opportunities to develop Accountable Care Communities in North Carolina, featuring both state and national examples.

We now understand that the health outcomes of individuals often have more to do with the conditions in which they live, learn, work and age than by the medical care they receive. Research has shown that an individual’s zip code is a stronger predictor of their health and longevity than their genetics and other factors. However, traditional health care is not designed to address the social, behavioral and economic factors (e.g. housing, transportation, access to healthy food, education, and health behaviors) that impact health outcomes. Accountable care communities are.

Keynote speaker: Jennifer DeCubellis, Deputy County Administrator, Hennepin County Health and Social Services
Featured speaker: Mandy Cohen, Secretary, DHHS
Please click here to learn more about this event.

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