In 2022, we’re going bigger and better! Join us in Charlotte, NC on September 21st for the first SDA ONE DAY LIVE at Carowinds Amusement Park.
Learn about trends and best practices from the industry’s leading experts. Share your own experience and insights at roundtable discussions. Network with peers from across the southeast as you enjoy great food and discover new innovations from our event sponsors.
The SDA ONE DAY LIVE is a perfect opportunity to get recharged as you and your team gather with people who are as passionate about senior living as you are. Whatever your greatest challenge—from staff retention to technology, to food costs and working effectively with your food committee—you’ll meet others who have faced similar challenges and found creative solutions. And of course, you'll get a chance to share your own creative solutions!
Join us after for an unforgettable private park experience at Carowinds which includes roller coasters, games of chance with prizes, and tasty amusement park treats. You will not want to miss this unique opportunity to have fun with your peers and your team. If you're not into the rides and games, that's ok. You can network and continue the roundtable chats during the park experience.
President & CEO
Leading To Change
Vice President of Resident Services
Founder & CEO
Senior Dining Association
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
8:30 am – 9:30 am: Attendee Registration & Breakfast
9:30 am – 10:00 am: Welcome: Harris Ader, SDA Founder
10:00 am – 11:00 am: Leading to Change Presenter: Eric Rowles
In this interactive session you will learn about the four different leadership styles that help direct, motivate, and manage others. We will identify your leadership style and determine the best communication tactics that will help you build a stronger team.
11:00 am – 11:30 am: Networking Break & Vendor Showcase
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Operations Deep dive: How to mitigate food, direct and labor costs during high inflation. Presenter: Harris Ader
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch, Vendor Showcase and Roundtable discussions
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Session 3 (Sample of Roundtable Discussion Topics)
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Effective leadership to foster a productive work environment Presenter: Milton McGowian
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Networking Event “Park Experience at the County Fair”
Join us after for an unforgettable experience at Carowinds.
Schedule subject to change
Date: September 21, 2022
Event Time: 9 am - 5 pm EST
Park Experience: 3pm - 5pm EST
Carowinds: 14523 Carowinds Blvd Charlotte, NC 28273
Senior Living Professionals
SDA Members: $79
All Senior Living & Dining Professionals
Director of Dining, Executive Directors, Chefs, VPs of Dining and Operations, Managers and Supervisors should attend this event.
Bring your team!
Park Experience: 3pm - 5pm EST
Join us for a private park experience with unlimited rides, games of chance with prizes and amusement park treats.
Our Food Innovation Sponsors
will serve light breakfast, lunch & snacks. Carowinds will provide the park experience treats and all day beverage service.
You will not go hungry!
The event will take place indoors and outdoors. Dress to learn, network, and have fun. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to all event attendees upon request.
Copperhead Strike Roller Coaster
The Flying Cobras Roller Coaster
Zephyr (Swing Ride)
Rock "N" Roller