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DSPN's 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  

What do the results look like? 

Hear directly from Julie Strenn, CEO of ODC in this video. Her experience is just one of dozens of provider groups that have taken this training.

Important Program Details and Registration Process:



The Wisconsin Provider Workforce Network is available to any interested HCBS provider in our state. Components include: a forum for providers to connect with one another to share emerging practices, ask questions of each other, support each other through challenges, and experience “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 the target participants for this workshop.


Final Session Dates & Times: 

  • February 13th; 12:30 - 4:00 & February 14th; 12:30 - 2:00

  • March 12th; 12:30 - 4:00 & March 13th; 12:30 - 2:00

  • April 9th; 12:30 - 4:00 & April 10th; 12:30 - 2:00


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

  • Verify that your organization provides HCBS services in Wisconsin

  • Apply during open registration period. You will be taken to a short application form

  • Once registered, you and those listed in the application 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.

  • Once it is determined that you do meet the conditions and wish to participate, you will get a second registration link so that those attending will get all training materials and meeting notifications



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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