Training and Development 

From timely education on new challenges to ongoing instruction and innovation on key topics, FSA provides an array of training and development programs.

Meet our educators

Marsha Wesley Coleman

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Upcoming Trainings. Or, see our Training Calendar for a full list of workshops and trainings.

Board Development

Our experts offer services geared toward needs specific to Boards of Directors:

  • Determining roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board
  • Facilitating retreats
  • Consulting with individual boards on specific areas of concern, including succession planning, recruitment, board chair/CEO partnerships and board orientation
  • Interpreting and training for values-based governance
  • Convening collaborative sessions for board members across FSA member organizations, with particular focus on best practices in nonprofit and Quaker governance

FSA Internship Program

The FSA Internship Program is a fantastic opportunity to introduce young adults to the possibilities of working in the senior living field. Sponsored jointly with Friends Foundation for the Aging, this program provides 8-10 week experiences for college students to live and work in a Life Plan Community/CCRC and gain experience and exposure to this industry. We work closely with several universities to place motivated students in these spots.  Interns have worked in a number of different departments, including Administration, Human Resources, Social Work and Food Service.
2019 will mark the 8th summer for the program; we have placed more than 45 interns in a number of different FSA member locations. Read more...

Organizational Development

Ongoing support of member organizations through customized team development and consultative coaching. Three hours of coaching per year is included in an organization’s membership.

Peer Groups

Professional peers from FSA member organizations meet 2-3 times per year to share ideas and resources and engage in a forum for problem-solving. Current FSA peer groups include: admissions and marketing, administrative assistants, human resources, technology, development, resident services CFOs/business managers and CEOs. Members: check out our Spring Peer Group dates, and register!

Tuition Discount with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

As a benefit to its members, FSA partners with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) to offer tuition at a 50% discount for a Master of Science Degree or Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Organizational Development and Leadership or Aging and Long-Term Care Administration.  Read more...

Training Sessions and Workshops

From timely education on new challenges to ongoing instruction and innovation on key topics, FSA facilitates a wide array of training programs, including:

We also customize training programs specific to your organization’s needs. Topics include Change Management, Communication Skills, Diversity Training and more. Email us for details.