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Leaders Speak Out about the Value of The Green House model

It’s all about leadership, and The Green House is honored to work with wise leaders who exude such a presence of belief and trust in the culture that they are helping to shape.  Check out these short interview that delve into the unique journeys of Southern Administrative Services, and Clark Lindsey, as they discuss the business and operational value of working with The Green House Project.  

“The business model of The Green House model is self evident… It’s where people want to be. Rather than spending your money on an intense marketing campaign to promote your business, why not create something that attracts everyone. ” – John Ponthie, Southern Administrative Services

 

Talk about Green House Core Values during National Nursing Home Week® 2014

Are you interested in spreading the word about the Green House model and bringing Green House homes to your community? You’re invited to join Green House adopters and enthusiasts across the country next week during National Nursing Home Week® to educate your local communities and policymakers about The Green House difference.

This year, the American Health Care Association is using the Hawaiian theme, “Living the Aloha Spirit,” for National Nursing Home Week. According to their website, this aloha spirit means that “… the people of Hawaii are encouraged to treat others with deep care, respect and humility, leading to individuals creating a better world.” The Green House model’s core values of Meaningful Life, Empowered Staff, and Real Home, align closely with this year’s theme and we are excited to invite communities across the country to see the difference that our model offers.

Want to get involved next week? Click the Calendar of Events below for details.

 

Contact Meaghan McMahon at (mmcmahon@capitalimpact.org) with your questions or to share success stories, photos and letters.

Coaching for Partnership & Adult Learner Centered Education

Last week, from September 24-27, the Green House Project hosted the Adult Learner Centered Education (ALCE) program for Green House adopters only at their home office in Arlington, VA. Green House adopter s from across the country joined us for the four-day educational training which began with two days of Coaching for Partnership programming, followed by two days of the ALCE curriculum. Green House adopters came from Arkansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin came to participate in this critical educational training program.

During the first two days of training participants spent time exploring the concept of self-managed work teams, how to present an issue by balancing support and accountability, active listening and paraphrasing.  During their time learning these skills, participants learned the three elements of coaching for partnership which are: creating a valued relationship, clearly presenting an issue, and gathering information.

The final two days of programming focused on teaching the Adult Learner-Centered approach to use as a Green House educator as participants go back to their Green House homes and teach the Coaching for Partnership curriculum to their respective Clinical Support Teams. Program participants spend much time using role playing practice to perfect the skills and techniques they learned and spent the final day of the ALCE program teaching a section of the curriculum to their peers.

Congratulations to all the graduates of the September 2013 ALCE program!

Summer Call Series for Green House Adopters

This series of calls/webinars will highlight the major goals of our second Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, through a dialogue about major initiatives and how you can be involved

We are looking forward to the stimulating discussions, questions, stories and successful practices that will emerge from these conversations. Your feedback is welcomed, appreciated and necessary to make these connection outlets reach their highest potential.

Topics Include:
* Marketing: Utilizing the Blogstream to tell your story and market to your community
*Policy: Activating Green House Projects to advocate for Culture Change
*Finance: Dollars and Sense of The Green House Model, updated findings
*Project Management: Living the Brand and the Mission
*Tool Development: Equipping Green House Projects for Success
*Peer Network: Sustaining our Promise to the Model

For more information, contact your Project Guide!