Nursing Home Administrators Conference

Nursing Home Administrators Conference

Date TBD - 2021
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Conference Center
Kent State University at Stark

Kent State University is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives of Long-term Services & Supports (BELTSS). 

Cost: $195
Registration: Call Mona Zink at 330-244-3508 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Conference Schedule

8:30 - 9 a.m. | Registration / Breakfast / Networking

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | GROW GREAT EMPLOYEES STRATEGICALLY (Dr. Sarah Andreas)

This course is for leaders who want a way to help their employees grow but are not sure how to start the process. We will explore different types of development and training opportunities. How to identify individuals who have potential and engage them in the process. This course will help you create a development plan to help bridge the skills gap.
Participants will:

  • Understand how adults learn and the types of skills
  • Understand the importance of creating a written development plan
  • Have an understanding of the pieces that should be included in a written development plan
  • Co-creating a development plan for an employee

12 - 1 p.m. | Lunch


According to a recent Gallup poll, employee engagement averages approximately 34%. This
means that 66% of employees are potentially disengaged. This costs the U.S. economy
somewhere between $450 to $550 billion per year. When teams are highly engaged, they show
greater profitability, perform their best work and are more likely to recommend their
organizations as great places to work. Participants will leave this workshop understanding:

  • Which habits to cultivate to improve engagement
  • How small shifts can create big changes
  • Both why and how the power of connection is key to success
  • Commit to at least one new behavior to shift their relationships


Presenter Bios

Dr. Sarah Andreas
 is an author, speaker and coach. As the founder of WiseWood LLC, Sarah believes her purpose in life is to teach, research, coach and write about leadership development with a specific focus on helping leaders develop leaders. As a lifelong learner, Sarah is a Kent State University certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a Project Management professional, a DISC® facilitator and a certified Corporate Coach. She uses these skills to help individuals identify their current state, their future state and to develop a strategy plan to move forward on their leadership development journey. Sarah’s first book, Career Advancement Strategies for Emerging Leaders, written to help young professionals discover simple things that hold them back in their career, was released in 2016. She has worked in the motorcycle industry for more than 12 years. She also served as Special Programs Facilitator for Leadership Tuscarawas. Sarah earned a doctor of philosophy from Johnson University and a master’s degree in business administration from Malone University.


Dr. Tamsin Astor is known as the Chief Habit Scientist, The typical person makes 35,000 decisions each day which leads to decision fatigue. Dr. Astor helps executives and corporations organize their habits and mindset to reduce their number of daily decisions. She helps clients create the necessary connections between daily habits and routines to clear the path for better health, increased productivity and more personal time and energy. Dr. Astor holds certifications in yoga (RYT500, Yoga Ed.), Ayurveda (Living Ayurveda, Yoga Health Coach), Mindset and Executive Coaching. She is the author of Force of Habit: Unleash Your Power by Developing Great Habits. Dr. Astor holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience and psychology and a post-doctorate in education.