Demystifying Mentoring

Demystifying Mentoring

Pushing your boundaries, setting the right goals, and working towards being the best professional possible is VITAL if you are to excel in your care career. Finding a trusted sounding board - someone who brings in new ways of thinking or provide a much needed reality check - can be just what you need.

#winning

#winning

Over the month of September, Acorn Network has made some pretty awesome stuff happen. So we thought now would be the time to share these wins with you!

Leading in aged care

Leading in aged care

By Acorn Mentor, Andrew Hoggan: There are multiple forces at play in the aged care sector that make leadership more vital than ever. In a time poor environment, what areas of leadership should we be focusing on? One simple method is think about leadership in two broad categories of activities ...

An exciting time to be a young aged care leader

An exciting time to be a young aged care leader

Great sums of both public and private dollars are converging into the aged care market, creating significant opportunities ... Young people have a fantastic opportunity to shape the industry with their ideas about how we can deliver the best outcomes for older Australians.

How do we develop effective leaders in the aged care industry?

How do we develop effective leaders in the aged care industry?

Developing effective leadership and management teams in the aged care sector is critical for improving staff retention and job satisfaction, maintaining a high quality of care and well-being of residents and the long-term economic viability of an organisation.

Cynthia Payne: From Nurse to CEO

Cynthia Payne: From Nurse to CEO

Cynthia started her career in the earlier 90s as a registered nurse, at the age of 33 she became CEO of a For Profit aged care organisation.  For the past 13 years Cynthia Payne has been CEO of SummitCare and gives back to the aged care community through by being involved in a variety of boards and Not For Profit organisations

Sydney's Aged Care Leaders

Sydney's Aged Care Leaders

This September, Acorn Network is hosting a event to hear from those that lead in our aged and community care workplaces. (yup, we're pretty excited). These are the people that inspire us, as they lead the way focusing on continuous improvement, and believing in themselves as leaders. 

Meet our Melbourne Leaders

Meet our Melbourne Leaders

This September, Acorn Network is hosting a event to hear from those that lead in our aged and community care workplaces. (yup, we're pretty excited). These are the people that inspire us, as they lead the way focusing on continuous improvement, and believing in themselves as leaders. 

Meet our Perth Leaders

Meet our Perth Leaders

This September, Acorn Network is hosting a event to hear from those that lead in our aged and community care workplaces. (yup, we're pretty excited). These are the people that inspire us, as they lead the way focusing on continuous improvement, and believing in themselves as leaders. 

Young people can help stop ageist attitudes

Young people can help stop ageist attitudes

Research from the University of Kent has highlighted some interesting points about how our friendships can help tackle ageist attitudes from both ends of the age 'divide'. "The researchers found that young adults who experienced good quality contact expressed less ageism towards older adults.