2017 Annual Leadership Conference Call for Speakers

Our Home Care Landscape: Big Challenges, Bigger Opportunities

As the premier association representing the home care industry, HCAOA is committed to connecting and educating its members. We stay on top of the latest issues, have our finger on the pulse of future trends and keep our member companies informed. Whether providing training on the latest business strategies, technology or hosting our dynamic annual leadership conference, HCAOA enables our members to grow, advance workers' skills and meet the needs of America's seniors.  

The 2017 HCAOA Annual Leadership Conference will take place in Austin, TX on October 8-11 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.  The HCAOA is encouraging our members to attend the conference this year with the theme Our Home Care Landscape: Big Challenges, Bigger Opportunities. We invite you to share your knowledge, experience and expertise with our members.  Our conference provides sessions that appeal to the seasoned home care business professional as well as those new to the industry.  

Presenter Incentives:

  • (1) Complimentary hotel night

  • (1) Complimentary Annual Leadership Conference Registration along with all meals provided with the registration. - $1,050 Value!

  • Opportunity to share your expertise with Home Care Providers across the country

If you know of a colleague or speaker/presenter that may be interested in submitting a proposal, please feel free to share this information as you see fit.  All proposals must be submitted to the HCAOA no later than Friday, March 31.  Proposals will be reviewed by our Conference Committee and presenters will be notified of their presentation status by June 16.


The HCAOA would like to receive proposals on the following topics but are open to other areas of focus that appeal to the home care industry:



  • Incentive Programs

  • HR:

    • Recruit and retain

    • Basic policies

    • How to hire for the long term

    • How to fire without fear of litigation

  • Staffing:

    • How to run a department effectively

    • What is the proper ratio of staff to clients?

    • How to avoid staff burnout

  • Financial:

    • Understanding P&L & Balance Sheet

    • Working within margins and cost of care issues

  • Lessons learned regarding Workers Compensation/Unemployment


  • Recruitment

  • Retention

  • Department of Labor

  • Understanding joint employment

  • Limited caregiver pool

  • Increasing wages

  • Regulatory issues

  • Competition


  • Sales & marketing

  • New community based programs

  • Partnering with others, home health, hospitals, etc.

  • Use of technology to set your business apart from the competition

Best Practices

  • Are you a business owner that has mastered a certain area of your business and believe it would benefit other owners?  Submit a proposal based on the area you have mastered to be considered to join a panel on a particular topic (all areas welcome). 

  • Have you learned a valuable lesson(s) during your time as a home care provider?  Submit a proposal on the lessons you’ve learned that you believe other owners could benefit from. 


Please click on the Prep Worksheet below to see a list of items to prepare to complete the proposal.  

Prep Worksheet


Please click on the link below to submit a speaking proposal for the 2017 Annual Leadership Conference.

Submit A Proposal


Thank you and we look forward to reviewing your proposal!