Careers in Aging: Webinar Series

What can I do with a background in aging?

The Institute of Medicine's (IoM) report, "Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce" (2008) projects a dramatic increase in the number of persons needed in all health-related professions over the next decades. Read the full report.

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Iowa Webinar Series

These free webinars discuss the need for more people prepared to work with older adults in Iowa. The target audience is people who are considering career options including: high school students, community college students, college students, and persons in the workforce considering a career change.

The webinar series is a collaborative project of the three public universities in Iowa: The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa, and the Des Moines Area Community College.

Topics:

  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Social Policy & Advocacy: Government and Private Sector
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Management Careers in Residential Settings
  • Social Work with Older Adults (Gerontological Social Work)

WEBINAR LINKS

 

Careers in Gerontological Nursing

Thursday April 4th: Janet Specht (University of Iowa College of Nursing)
Presentation hand-outs - click here
Speaker bio - click here
 

Careers in Social Policy & Advocacy: Government and Private Sector

Monday April 8th: Joe Sample, Iowa Department on Aging and a Doctoral Student at Iowa State University
Presentation hand-outs - click here
Speaker Bio - click here
 

Careers in Speech & Language Therapy - Working Effectively with Older Adults

Wednesday April 10th: Angie Burda (University of Northern Iowa)
Presentation hand-outs - click here
Speaker bio - click here
 

Management Careers in Residential Settings for Older Adults (assisted living, nursing homes, residential care homes, etc.)

Thursday April 15th: Shirley Sorenson & Trish Stull (Des Moines Area Community College)
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Speaker bio - click here
 

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Careers in Gerontological Social Work

Monday April 29th: Mercedes Bern-Klug (University of Iowa)
Presentation hand-outs - click here
Speaker bio - click here
 

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