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Quest for Excellence™ Alaska Cruise

Alaska cruise conference sailing from Seattle, Washington
July 20 - 27, 2012

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Celebrity's Wonderful Celebrity Infinity
Celebrity Infinity

20 CEUs for California licensed health care professionals including: RN, LVN, LCSW, MFT, Nursing Home and Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators (NHA, RCFE, ARF, GH). Check with your state licensing agency for CEU reciprocity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
This educational program is designed for Residential Care and Nursing Home Administrators, Executive Directors, Personnel Officers and HR Professionals, Professional Nurses, Licensed Therapists, owners and stakeholders practicing in every setting across the continuing care continuum. 20 accredited hours of professional continuing education are available for California RCFE, ARF, AND GH Administrators, Registered and Licensed Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, and LCSW & MFT clinicians.
Program Purpose / Objectives
Friday, July 20:
Registration Table: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Welcome Reception 6:00 – 7:00pm

Saturday, July 21:
9:00am - 12noon: Who's Got the Power? YOU! (Effective Advocacy with Regulators and Legislators)
Speakers: Bill Clawson, RN, PhD, CLNC, Rhonda Lofing, BA
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Risk Management and Mitigation
Speaker: Rhonda Lofing, BA

Monday, July 23:
10:00am - 12noon: Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making in the Continuum of Care Industry: a 3-dimensional framework
Speaker: Bill Clawson, RN, PhD, CLNC

Wednesday, July 25:
10:00am - 12noon: Fox in the Henhouse: dashboard indicators for preventing fraud, errors, and loss
Speaker: Terri Clark, BA
1:00pm - 5:00pm: Dementia and Evolving Risks with Traumatic Brain Injury
Speaker: Bill Clawson, RN, PhD, CLNC

Thursday, July 26:
10:00am - 12noon: Jeopardy – Gaming your Risk (Risk Management - Reduction and Transfer)
Speaker: Rhonda Lofing, BA
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Wage Order 5, Wage Order 15, and how to make the AWS Election work for you
Speaker: Terri Clark, BA
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Panel on Best Practices: Clinical Care, HR, and Risk Management
Speakers: Bill Clawson, RN, PhD, CLNC, Rhonda Lofing, BA, Terri Clark, BA

Farewell Reception 6:00 – 7:00pm


We are a certified provider of professional continuing education for the California Board of Registered Nursing, BRN provider number CEP 11897; the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS provider number PCE 2013; California Nursing Home Administrator Program, Provider #1634; and the Department of Social Services, for Administrators of Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, Vendor #1000075-7402, Administrators of Group Homes, Vendor #1000075-7302, and Administrators of Adult Residential Facilities, Vendor #1000075-7352.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
Bill Clawson, RN, Ph.D., CLNC
Bill has been a professional educator, lecturer, author and consultant since 1983. He is the founder and President of Quest for Excellence™. Actively practicing in health care for over 25 years, Bill has an extensive clinical background as a registered nurse practitioner in critical care and elder care, along with a wealth of administrative experience in medical staff development and health care administration.

He is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, and routinely presents seminars and advises clients on standards of care. In that role, he works with attorneys, insurance companies, government agencies, and private companies to evaluate cases for merit. He currently serves on numerous California State and local boards and committees dedicated to excellence in long term care.

Terri Clark, B.A.
A graduate of Humboldt State University, Terri has worked in Finance and Human Resources most of her professional career. She worked for Open Door Clinics for 15 years and then spent 5 years at a Eureka public accounting firm. After nearly 5 years as HR Manager for the North Coast Cooperative, she became Executive Director of Mobile Medical Office. Medical care for uninsured and under-insured patients is particularly challenging at this time in California; at Mobile Medical Office, she has found a home for both her heart and her mind.

She became a Rotarian in 1992 and served as 2002-2003 District 5130 Governor. She is extremely active in fund-raising, and the Governor's education and training programs.

She has been married to Marty Lay, a civil engineer, since 1982. He is also a Rotarian and they enjoy traveling and working on projects. They share their home with a talented tabby cat named Hampton.

Terri continues to serve on the Board of Directors since 2009, and was recently elected as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.

Rhonda Lofing, B.A.
Rhonda is well known throughout California for her over 25 years of practice as an insurance broker in the long term care industry. She is a highly regarded subject matter expert in long term care for her many years of service as the business manager of the Residential Care Society, a state-wide education and lobbying membership organization for residential care providers that ceased operations a few years ago.

Additionally, she has service as Vice President and Senior Account Executive for a large, national insurance firm through 2009. Since then, she serves as the Vice President of New Beginnings Insurance Services and directly serves the specialty market of residential care and social service agencies.

Rhonda was elected to our Board of Directors in October 2010, and also serves as Secretary to the Board.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE
PORT
ARRIVE
DEPART
Fri Jul 20
Seattle, Washington
-
4:00pm
Sat Jul 21
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Sun Jul 22
Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00am
4:00pm
Mon Jul 23
Tracy Arm Fjord Scenic Cruising
Juneau, Alaska
6:00am
2:30pm
10:00am
10:00pm
Tue Jul 24
Skagway, Alaska
Inside Passage Scenic Cruising
7:00am
6:30pm
6:00pm
10:30pm
Wed Jul 25
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Thu Jul 26
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
6:00pm
11:59pm
Fri Jul 27
Seattle, Washington
7:00am
-

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Celebrity Infinity

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check our staff for this specific conference.

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
QUEST RATE
S1
Sky Suite with Private Verandah - Floor-to-ceiling windows lead to a private verandah spacious enough for lounging or dining. Verandah Suites have two lower beds which are convertible to one queen-size bed, whirlpool bath, separate shower stall, sitting area, No host mini-bar and refrigerator. A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows. Oversized bath towels. Approximately 389 square feet including verandah.
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2A
Deluxe OceanView with Verandah Stateroom - Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors , Sitting area with sofa, 20" multi-function TV, Vanity, Veranda with lounge seating. Approximately 208 square feet including veranda.
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2C
Deluxe OceanView with Verandah Stateroom - Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors , Sitting area with sofa, 20" multi-function TV, Vanity, Veranda with lounge seating. Approximately 208 square feet including veranda.
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Cat 7
OceanView Stateroom - The Larger Oceanview Staterooms have two lower beds which are convertible to one queen-size bed., Sitting area with sofa, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 170 square feet
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Cat 8
OceanView Stateroom - The Larger Oceanview Staterooms have two lower beds which are convertible to one queen-size bed., Sitting area with sofa, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 170 square feet
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Cat 9
Interior Stateroom - The Larger Oceanview Staterooms have two lower beds which are convertible to one queen-size bed., Sitting area with sofa, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 170 square feet
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Cat 10
Interior Stateroom - The Larger Oceanview Staterooms have two lower beds which are convertible to one queen-size bed., Sitting area with sofa, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 170 square feet
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Cat 11
Interior Stateroom - The Larger Oceanview Staterooms have two lower beds which are convertible to one queen-size bed., Sitting area with sofa, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 170 square feet
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Cat 12
Interior Stateroom - The Larger Oceanview Staterooms have two lower beds which are convertible to one queen-size bed., Sitting area with sofa, private bathroom with shower. Approximately 170 square feet
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Prices include all taxes, port charges and course registration fee.

Access to internet via on-board "Internet Cafe" as well as select WIFI - hotspots throughout the ship (usage fee applies). Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. International roaming for GSM or CDMA phones is available while the ship is at sea.

Check with your cellular provider to ensure that your International Roaming feature is activated. Be aware that international roaming fees can be as high as $5 per minute. Talk with your cell phone provider for additional information. Prices quoted based on availability and are "per person" based on double "occupancy". Passport not expiring within 6 months of return is required.

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy.
Rates are subject to availability, but do not include transportation to and from the ship, gratuities and purchases of a personal nature.

Deposit - $250 per person

**For a guest sharing a stateroom, but NOT attending the conference, deduct $500.00.




Staterooms

Sky Suite


Verandah Stateroom


Oceanview


Interior Stateroom


Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover: