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Leadership in Dementia Care Certificate

Course Overview

Using a hybrid model of in-person classes, and virtual, mentored team-based project work, the curriculum for this non-credit bearing certificate focuses on how leadership and clinical acumen can enhance results and empower staff. A combination of pre-work, case studies, classroom participation, and team activity will help students address issues that are relevant to their work setting.

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Who Should Participate?
  • Executive Directors
  • Resident Care Directors
  • Directors of Nursing
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Activity Professionals
  • Memory Care Specialists
  • Medical Directors
  • Continuing Care Managers
  • Clinical Specialists
  • Social Workers
What Will You Learn?
  • How a synthesis of clinical expertise and leadership ability produces better outcomes
  • How to distinguish the clinical presentations of the major dementias
  • How to use a proven analytic method to determine the basic causes and most beneficial interventions available
  • How to use your individual leadership style and clinical knowledge to build an effective team that is empowered to meet today’s challenges, address difficult behavior, and develop your staff
Why a Certificate in Leadership in Dementia Care?

The Leadership in Dementia Care certificate from The Erickson School at UMBC is a unique opportunity to learn how to synthesize the benefits of leadership and clinical acumen.

As you create your memory care plan or approach, you will be able to take this cutting edge knowledge back to your organizations. Having identified your individual leadership style as well as understanding others will enhance your resident care, the development of your employees, and family considerations.


Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH

Dr. Peter Rabins, author of “The 36- Hour Day” and “Practical Dementia Care”, shares his expertise in the clinical and ethical aspects of dementia care. Dr. Rabins is a professor and Director of Research in The Erickson School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
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Judah Ronch, PhD

Dr. Ronch, Dean and Professor of Practice at The Erickson School at UMBC, and author of, “Alzheimer’s Disease: A Practical Guide for Families and Other Helpers”, will discuss the unique contributions that leadership styles make to improve outcomes and staff empowerment. He will discuss the importance of leadership, how to recognize blind spots, and your preferred view as well as your organizations.
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  • This course is taught in a hybrid format over two classroom sessions – April 27 – 28, 2018 and June 14 – 15, 2018, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Team projects will be conducted online in the interim with a student driven schedule.
  • Classes will be held in The Erickson School classroom, UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), 5523 Research Park Drive, Suite 230, Baltimore, MD 21228
  • Cost: $495 per person (includes breakfast and lunch for in class sessions, and all course materials)

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For more information contact: Jamie Jaegers | | 443.543.5628