Leading as a Preceptor: How to Conduct and Structure an Effective AIT Program

Becoming a preceptor to new administrators in training is rewarding and beneficial for you and your AITs. In this program you will learn how to use your leadership skills and experience to mentor new leaders in long term and post acute care. You will learn what your responsibilities as a preceptor are,how to set up an effective AIT program and how this type of program can benefit you, your staff and residents, and your center overall.



Michael Barry has been an administrator for 13 years and is the administrator at Bolingreen Health and Rehabilitation in Macon, Georgia. He is a certified administrator and a Fellow through the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). He is a graduate from University of Massachusetts with a Master’s of Science degree in Gerontology with a concentration in aging services. Michael is also an adjunct faculty member at Middle Georgia State University where he teaches Introduction to Long-Term Care, Regulatory Aspects of Long-Term Care, Health Care Delivery in America, and Managed Care.

Michael serves on the Education and Mentoring committees for ACHCA and is the District 4 Director on the ACHCA Board. He is also an item writer for the national certification examination through ACHCA.  On the state level he serves on the Membership Services, Quality Assurance, and the Emergency Preparedness committees with the GHCA;  in addition he is the Long –Term Care advisor on the Regional F Health Care Coalition serving Middle Georgia. His community involvement includes serving on the academic advisory board for the School of Health Sciences at Middle Georgia State University and is active member of Rotary International.

Under Michael’s leadership Bolingreen Health and Rehabilitation has been awarded the American Health Care Association Bronze and Silver Awards, the GHCA Quality Award, the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award, and the National Research Corporation (MIV) Excellence in Action Award. Michael has shared his knowledge and experience with peers and other healthcare stakeholders through presentations at both the state and national stage.

Barbara Mitchell, Chair of the Georgia State Board of Nursing Home Administrators, will be our special guest speaker.

Recommended Textbook

Joe Townsend’s  book, Principles of Health Care Administration, is used as a basis for much of the course material dealing with the federal portion of the exam. Textbooks are available through Professional Printing & Publishing (online at www.ppandp.com).



All cancellation requests must be in writing and may be emailed to bstewart@ghca.info or faxed to 678-289-6400. A full refund will be granted for cancellations received within three (3) business days prior to the event. All "no-shows" and any cancellations received after this date will be responsible for the full cost of registration plus applicable processing fees. GHCA reserves the right to bill for any training materials produced for this course.


  • When

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • GHCA Fred A. Watson Education Center
    160 Country Club Dr
    Stockbridge, Georgia 30281

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