MorseLife Launches Leadership Training for Managers/Leaders

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MorseLife Leadership Academy Building Entrepreneurial Spirit Among High Achievers

MorseLife, a nationally-recognized senior care provider with 1,500 employees, recently launched the 2013 class of its new Leadership Development Program, MorseLife Leadership Academy (MLA). MLA, a highly selective, intensive 6-month program, is designed to nurture new and prospective leaders from the ground up to become high achieving, entrepreneurial visionaries within the multiple-entity organization.

According to Kristofer Cooper, MorseLife Vice President of Human Resources, MLA is targeted to high performing employees – the best and the brightest – with the greatest potential to grow their leadership skills. MLA focuses on providing leadership training and building entrepreneurial spirit to existing leaders in three tracks: “Emerging Leaders,” high achieving supervisors preparing for future leadership positions; “Effective Leaders,” high performing managers who wish to take on greater management responsibility; and “Expert Leaders,” high achieving directors who want to hone their skills to become motivators and mentors. MLA, designed as a fast track, hands-on academic program, combines classroom, group projects, practical and on-the-job experiences, and links participants with successful mentors across the organization.

“In recognizing the potential we have seen among our high performing employees, MLA is a unique opportunity to further nurture that talent, so often untapped in large organizations,” said Cooper. “I believe this is what differentiates us in the market – our ongoing willingness to invest in the professional development and training of our employees. It’s a win-win for them in terms of career growth, and for MorseLife in leveraging their achievement to ensure success in the market.”

Cooper notes that MLA focuses greatly on helping its participants become creative, passionate, entrepreneurial leaders. “The healthcare industry is both volatile and dynamic in these times,” he said. “Building entrepreneurial spirit among our employees – helping them to contribute their ideas and even take ownership in our progress, only further builds our potential to thrive in a competitive environment.”

Cooper noted that course work covers a variety of subject areas related to management, talent development and entrepreneurialism. Topics include conflict management, situational leadership, coaching, delegation, critical thinking, problem solving/decision making, progressive discipline, time management and change management. At the end of the program, participants will engage in a tw0-day boot camp, working together on a case study as an exercise in solving a complex organizational problem. Designed much like a capstone project that many M.B.A. programs include in their final projects, the final exercise will challenge participants to think through issues from a personnel, process and systems perspective and apply a range of skills learned through MLA.”

Jimmy Glenos, Director of MorseLife Learning Institute who created and leads, notes that it is an incredibly beneficial opportunity for our high achieving and high potential employees. “The program offers a unique opportunity for them to build their leadership skill set, and help them mature professionally,” Glenos noted. “MLA is a solid investment in our employees – particularly those with the aptitude to think creatively about how to lead MorseLife into the future.”

For more information on MorseLife Leadership Academy (MLA), or career opportunities at MorseLife, contact Elisa Newball at 561-687-5764 or enewball(at)morselife(dot)org.

About MorseLife
MorseLife is a nationally-recognized provider of exceptional care for seniors in Palm Beach County. A charitable, not-for-profit organization, its programs include short-term rehabilitation, long term care, independent and assisted living, home care, geriatric care management, adult day center, and meals-on-wheels. Founded in 1983, MorseLife has built a reputation and tradition of caring for seniors with excellence, dignity and compassion. For more information, visit

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