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DSPN announces new initiative to build long term care workforce:
The Wisconsin Provider Workforce Network

“We are grateful for the support of HCBS ARPA funding to bring to providers proven strategies to recruit and retain quality staff in long term care services. Working with our partners at Blitz Creative, and providers across Wisconsin, we look forward to supporting all providers as we all work together with a sense of urgency to build capacity for services for our most vulnerable.”

-Lisa Davidson, CEO  

Exciting Program Details and Registration Process:

The Wisconsin Provider Workforce Network is available to any interested HCBS provider in our state. Two main components include the online learning community, the Wisconsin Provider Learning Network, a forum for providers to connect with one another to share emerging practices, ask questions of each other, support each other through challenges, and document their experience with “DSP Magnet: The Essentials,” a series of workshops offered by Blitz Creative.

The Essentials is a proven three-part workshop series for providers aimed at Recruitment, Retention and Culture. Staff with hiring authority are asked to participate in the workshops.

Workshops will be offered only four times during 2023. Each session meets virtually two times per month for three consecutive months. 2023 schedule is below.

Here's how to take action on this exciting and very popular workforce initiative:

  • Verify that your organization provides HCBS services in Wisconsin

  • Register via the link below (Note: as of 02-23-23 - sessions one & two are at capacity; registration link will be provided for future offerings soon). You will be taken to a short application page

  • Once registered, you will be invited to schedule a pre-training engagement interview. This allows us to share the HCBS ARPA grant conditions of participation and meet the trainers. Plus, it ensures that the training fully aligns with your organizational goals.


Your patience as we coordinate this exciting new HCBS ARPA grant funded program is appreciated. We're invested in your success!

Session One & Session Two -These training sessions have reached capacity!


Registration for these future sessions will follow soon:

Session Three 

August 8th, 9th

September 12th, 13th

October 10th, 11th

Session Four

November 7th, 8th

December 5th, 6th

January 9th, 10th

Why You Can't Afford to Miss Out:

"I have never taken a training that really changed things so quickly and so dramatically for me. It was exactly what I needed at the exact right time. Before the training, we had zero applicants and were wondering where everyone was. We were at a critical place. We were putting people on a waiting list for job coaching because we just couldn't hire any job coaches. We just posted a position, and we have 49 applicants! I just had my ninth interview; we'll have someone hired by the end of the week. After that, we don't have any open positions. The training was a game-changer!" - Kristin Frane, Director of Ventures Unlimited, Shell Lake, WI

Questions about this exciting opportunity?

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