2021 DSPN CONFERENCE AGENDA

 

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Executive Track

Front-Line Manager Track

*This agenda is a work in progress, and changes may be made*

Wednesday, October 13: 

11:30 am - 1:00 pm  Registration

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm    WORKSHOPS

                                  - DSP Recruitment and Retention Workshop - Blitz Media

                                  - Ethics and Boundaries - Jeanne Wagner Newton

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm    SOCIAL HOUR/RAFFLE    

                 

Thursday, October 14: 

6:30 am - 8:00 am       Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:15 am       OPENING REMARKS - Lisa Davidson, CEO, DSPN

8:15 am - 10:00 am     KEYNOTE - John and Mark Cronin: "The Possibility that Exists in All of Us"

10:15 am - 10:30 am   Break

10:30 am - 11:45 am   BREAKOUT SESSIONS

                                   - Medicaid Updates - Curtis Cunningham

                                   - HR Practices and Challenges - Melissa Varela

                                   - DSP Retention - Blitz Media

                                   - Changing Lives:  The impact that employment can have on people's lives - John and Mark Cronin 

11:45 am - 12:45 am    Lunch

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm     BREAKOUT SESSIONS

                                   - Advocacy Updates - Kate McSweeny & Forbes McIntosh

                                   - Outcome Based Funding Partnerships - Julie Strenn & Inclusa

                                   - Challenging Behaviors - Angela Marx

                                   - Systematic Instruction - Beth Lohmann

2:15 pm - 1:30 pm       Break

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm       BREAKOUT SESSIONS

                                   - DQA/WCCEAL Updates - Alfred Johnson

                                   - What's New at DVR? - Andrzej Walz-Chojnacki, Kathleen Enders, Sarah Lincoln

                                   - Person Centered Thinking - Jenny Felty

                                   - New Manager Training - Kathy Klika

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm       Break

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm       BREAKOUT SESSIONS

                                   - Cyber Liability - John Gibson

                                   - Partners with Business: Building Capacity with Employers and Service Providers by Using Best                                            Practices and Paid Coworker Supports - Shannon Webb, Andrzej Walz-Chojnacki, Rose White

                                   - Why Staff wellbeing and resilience is crucial to providing services that do not further oppress                                            people who have disabilities - Cedarose Keeley

                                   - TBD

5:30 pm                        Conference Ends

Note: Times are subject to change without notice.

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