Charlotte Carlson of On Lok Lifeways Selected As Scholar for Emerging Leaders in Aging Program

November 8, 2016

Charlotte Carlson, MD, MPH, associate medical director at On Lok Lifeways, in San Francisco, has been selected as a scholar for the 2016-2017 Emerging Leaders in Aging Program conducted by Tideswell at UCSF, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs.

The hands-on, practical program for emerging leaders in aging focuses on augmenting and leveraging existing leadership skills relevant to clinical research and education. Utilizing principles emanating from the start-up culture in technology and innovation, the program builds on pressing challenges that new leaders are experiencing and helps them develop strategies to address and sustain positive change.

“This is a time when we must lead organizations with vision, meaning, direction and focus as we make the innovative and transformative changes needed to improve care for older adults,” said Dr. Carlson. “I intend to further these principles at On Lok Lifeways as we continue our efforts to improve seniors’ lives across the Bay Area.”

Dr. Carlson is among 16 select scholars who will build leadership skills to engage in effective reflective practice when leading programs to benefit older adults; motivate teams and communicate a shared vision and strategy for expert elder care that influences, inspires, and empowers; and implement positive change and scale up impact, particularly when working in environments where resources already may be limited.

The Emerging Leaders in Aging Program begins with a two-day workshop in San Francisco, followed by ongoing individual and small-group coaching and mentoring sessions. The program will culminate in an in-person gathering preceding the AGS Annual Meeting May 18-20, 2017, in San Antonio.

The Emerging Leaders in Aging Program is for new to mid-career health professions leaders in the field of aging. The program addresses the need for skilled, dedicated and passionate leaders to meet the current and future needs of our aging society.

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