The International Coach Federation (ICF) Phoenix chapter has recognized LeadingAge Arizona and as leaders in coaching excellence. On June 28, 2012, the ICF 2012 Prism Award was presented to LeadingAge Arizona and for their commitment to coaching as a leadership strategy through the LeadingAge Arizona Leadership Academy.

The Leadership Academy’s mission and vision are to develop emerging and high performance leaders in aging services, and to create a generation of authentic, open-minded and transformational leaders who will collaboratively and innovatively create the future of success for aging services in Arizona. Over the past three years, 18 fellows attended the academy and attained high levels of success and business achievements.

Executive Director of LeadingAge Arizona, Genny Rose, states, “I am very proud to have been instrumental in the design, development and implementation of the Leadership Academy. It is very rewarding to see the Academy contribute to the sustainability of the LeadingAge Association through the development of capable and qualified leaders of the future.”

“The Prism Award attests to the importance of leadership, coaching and the development of leaders. I am honored Genny Rose asked me to partner with her in the launch of the Leadership Academy, and appreciative that the Prism Award recognizes the value of the program.” said executive coach, Syl Leduc. “The positive impact these emerging leaders will have on the quality of life of their residents and their staff will be profound.”

About LeadingAge Arizona – LeadingAge Arizona represents more than 55 facilities, each dedicated to providing quality health care, housing and services to over 12,000 elderly Arizona citizens. LeadingAge Arizona is the only association in Arizona representing the full continuum of long-term care, housing, and services including: retirement communities, HUD subsidized senior housing, assisted living and nursing facilities for the elderly. LeadingAge Arizona serves its members by providing leadership, education, advocacy, and opportunities for collaboration to help them achieve their mission.

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