Speaker Opportunities

ATTENTION SPEAKERS...​

The Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA) hosts two (2) conferences a year for regional directors, owners, administrators, and direct care staff of assisted living communities from throughout Virginia. One conference is held in the spring, and one conference is held in the fall of each year. VALA also provides additional workshops throughout the year based on the assisted living industry's need for additional training. 

VALA invites you to submit a proposal to speak at one of VALA's upcoming events. Presentations are selected by a program review committee and are evaluated on the timeliness of the topic, overall interest by conference attendees, a well-defined description, and relevance to the assisted living industry. We accept proposals throughout the year for upcoming conferences, so please specify if you desire to speak at a specific conference. Notifications of acceptance to speak will be sent out via e-mail upon approval. 

ALL PRESENTATIONS MUST BE EDUCATIONAL AND NOT A SALES PITCH. NO SPECIFIC COMPANY, PRODUCT, OR SERVICE MAY BE ENDORSED IN THE PRESENTATION. Products or services expressed in the presentation must be generic and available through multiple companies or the governmement.

Click here to submit a proposal.

For more information, speaker recommendations, or questions about speaker opportunities please contact Julie Moore, Education and Events Coordinator at VALA at (804) 332-2111 or email jmoore@valainfo.org


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Upcoming VALA Webinars

VALA is proud to offer upcoming webinars for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. The webinars will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Many of the webinars are held live with the ability of participants to interact with the presenter during the webinar. 

Virginia Board of Long-Term Care Administrators Continuing Education Requirements and Guidance
Per 18VAC95-30-70(A)(1) and 18VAC95-20-175(A)(1), Up to 10 of the 20 hours may be obtained through Internet or self-study courses and up to 10 continuing education hours in excess of the number required may be transferred or credited to the next renewal year. 

March 19, 2020 guidance regarding CE Courses: During the six month extension of continuing competency requirements that must be obtained for the licensure period between April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020, programs delivered via teleconference or webcast where there is an opportunity to interact wtih the speakers in real time ("interactive course") will count toward the 10 hours of continuing competency requirements that must be taken in addition to the 10 hours of internet or self-study hours.