Pioneer Networking and the Culture Change Movement

We are glad you are interested in staying up to date with the latest news and events in the culture change movement.  Check back here regularly to read blog posts from both Pioneer Network staff and other culture change and person-directed care experts.

Conference tickets on sale soon!

We can’t wait to bring the Pioneer Network and Green House Project community together again in Grand Rapids, Mich. from November 11-13. We’re making the final preparations to open registration, so save the date and stay tuned for more information!

Thank you, Naomi Feil

The global movement to improve eldercare lost one of its champions over the holidays when Validation Training Institute founder Naomi Feil passed away on December 24. Naomi’s ability to see the person behind the diagnosis of dementia — and her… Read more

Save the date! Conference coming November 11-13, 2024

It’s official: The Green House Project and Pioneer Network communities will come together for the 2024 Center for Innovation conference in Grand Rapids, Mich.! November 11-13, 2024 will get here sooner than you think, so save the date and stay… Read more

Thank You, Penny Cook!

In case you missed the news over the summer, Pioneer Network said goodbye to former CEO and former Center for Innovation chief culture officer Penny Cook, who formally left the organization in August to pursue new opportunities. The Pioneer and… Read more

Introducing EmpowerED, eLearning from Green House and Pioneer

  Together with our new partners at The Green House Project, we’ve launched EmpowerED, a powerful eLearning platform for all types of eldercare organizations looking to infuse person-directed care practices into their day-to-day operations. Click here to learn more and… Read more

Good Night Good Morning Routines

Sue Ellen Clark Guide, 2022 Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference A good night’s sleep is fundamental to health and being human.  However, lack of quality sleep is the number one problem that no one is talking about in… Read more

Discovering Ikigai

Angie McAllister Ikigai, a word deeply rooted in Japanese culture has been one that I’ve adopted on a personal level even more over the past few years. Ikigai roughly translated means “reason to live” or more commonly known as “purpose.”… Read more