Monday, October 28 | 9:45–11:30 a.m.

Building Courageous Teams

Building high-performing teams is not just a best practice for aging services organizations—it is essential for ensuring the highest quality of services and support for older adults.

Pat Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group and best-selling author of groundbreaking leadership books The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The Advantage, Death by Meeting and his latest book, The 6 Types of Working Genius. As a pioneer in the field of organizational health, Pat will share insights on what makes organizations successful and provide real-world strategies for how we as leaders can build strong teams, enhance our leadership effectiveness, and foster healthy workplace environments.

Mr. Lencioni has authored a total of 12 books and writes almost exclusively about team and organizational management. To get a feel for his style and message, watch his Are You an Ideal Team Player? TedX talk.

Tuesday, October 29 | 9:45–11:30 a.m.

Igniting Authentic Leadership

As the aging population continues to grow, our field is undergoing profound transformation, demanding visionary leadership to move toward a shared vision and mission. Cynt Marshall, the trailblazing CEO of the Dallas Mavericks and former Senior Vice President of Human Resources at AT&T, has a proven track record of identifying and developing leaders at every level. With over 36 years of experience as a dynamic force for culture transformation, Ms. Marshall has mastered the art of fostering growth, nurturing talent, and aligning employees with the mission and vision of organizations. She will provide us with a blueprint for leading with authenticity and driving meaningful change in our field.

In 2018, Mark Cuban hired Cynt Marshall as the CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, where she became the first black female CEO in the history of the NBA. Most recently, her Dallas Mavericks made a surprise appearance in the 2024 NBA Finals.

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