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November 24, 2004

Second Executive Development Course Offered at Erickson School of Aging Studies at UMBC

‘Development of Seniors Housing & Care’ Takes Place on January 26-29, 2005

Contact Chip Rose


Renee Tilton

The second executive development course at the recently established Erickson School of Aging Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is being held on January 26-29, 2005. The course, “Development of Seniors Housing & Care,” is geared to industry professionals and will examine the entire development process of the professionally managed, senior living company.

The intensive, four-day course will include discussions on the crucial role of strategy, market and consumer research, financial feasibility and site selection. Other topics will cover project financing, architectural design, land planning and the construction process.

Senior living executives who have personally directed and managed the development process in their own companies are teaching the course. Leading the course is Phil Golden, president of The Shelter Group, a national real estate development and management company of senior living properties. He will be joined by other guest lecturers, including Joe McElwee, senior vice president of development, Sunrise Senior Living; Jim May, vice president of construction, Sunrise Senior Living; David Segmiller, partner, CSD People Architecture; and Anthony J. Mullen, research director, National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industries (NIC).

The Executive Development Program is presented in partnership with NIC, a nonprofit organization that has been the leading source of business and financial information for the senior living industry since 1991. For the last five years, NIC has conducted executive development courses in operations, management, sales, marketing, development, finance and service quality for emerging industry leaders.

UMBC, an honors university, is a four-year, public research university that is home to leading experts on aging who are active in research, education and service in the field of gerontology. It is one of a handful of universities in the nation to offer a Ph.D. in Gerontology.

The Erickson School of Aging Studies at UMBC was started through a $5 million gift made by John Erickson, founder and chief executive officer of Erickson. Along with executive development, the school will eventually offer specialty degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels relating to senior care and aging.

The cost for the “Development of Seniors Housing & Care” course is $2750 and space is limited. To register and for more information, visit or call UMBC at (410) 455-3361.

2005 NIC Executive Development Courses at the Erickson School of Aging Studies at UMBC

January 26-29, 2005

Management & Operations
March 16-19, 2005

Sales & Marketing
May 18-21, 2005

Service Quality & Performance Measurement
June 8-11, 2005

Risk Management
July 13-16, 2005

Finance & Underwriting
November 2-5, 2005

Posted by crose at November 24, 2004 10:10 AM