Sally Heffernan of Southfield-based senior living development firm Plante Moran Living Forward has graduated from the LeadingAge Michigan Leadership Academy, a yearlong learning experience to equip leaders with the essential insights, knowledge, and skills to directly improve leadership effectiveness in the field of aging services.
“My experience in the Leadership Academy was truly transformative,” says Sally. “I was introduced to and coached on various aspects of leadership development and improving communication. Spending time and learning alongside classmates, mentors, and coaches who are devoted to the senior care industry was the most rewarding experience.”
Sally has been committed to the senior care and aging services industry for 25 years, helping senior living communities make sense of the complexities around the housing challenges they face.
At Plante Moran Living Forward, she leads the team that provides data and resources senior living providers need to make strategic decisions about their operations, programming, repositioning, renovation, and construction that are right for both their business objectives and their residents.
With this experience in the LeadingAge Leadership Academy, Sally hopes to leverage the skills she’s learned to make a greater impact on her clients and the industry.
The LeadingAge Michigan Leadership Academy accepts people in the field of aging services with the potential and desire to make an impact on their organization and on the industry. Applicants come from varied disciplines, experience levels, and industry knowledge to ensure a vibrant exchange of ideas and discussion. Face-to-face learning experiences, intimate conversations with aging services leaders, and self-exploration of leadership styles through exercises and readings give participants a broad view of leadership in the industry.
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