Session: Navigating Change and Transition (UPR)
Presenter: Ted Bowman, Independent Consultant
Description: To change can be essential but limiting. The psychological process of coming to grips with change is transition. Transition involves processes to discern, integrate and behave differently. Participants will be able to distinguish change and transition, and describe strategies and processes to move toward transition.
Session: Promoting Healthy Professional Boundaries in Direct Support Relationships (MAN)
Presenter: Jason Hoffrogge, Orion Associates
Professional boundaries cannot only affect the therapeutic relationship between a staff and the individual they are working with, but they can also affect the well-being and progress of the individual. This session will guide managers on how to improve therapeutic relationships and reduce liability by coaching and setting policies that promote healthy professionalism.
Session: Looking Beyond What You See To Know the Truth About Autism (All)
Presenters: Matteo Musso and Annette Musso, Creative Autism Solutions Team
Description: After 12 years of silence, a preverbal autistic boy has found his voice and shares it in a most unique way….one letter at a time. Hear his profound insights on what it is like to be autistic as he shares his message…a message louder than autism. Matteo will answer your questions about how he processes information, the challenges of being autistic in our society, what is really helpful to autistics and any other curiosity you may have. Bring your questions with you.
Session: Creating Meaningful Person Centered Outcomes (MAN)
Presenters: Betsy Gadbois, Owakihi, Inc. and Stacy Danov, DHS
Description: Historically, Programs and goals established through the annual planning process have often failed to strike a meaningful balance between what is important to the person and what is important for him/her. Moving beyond programs and goals, chapter 245D requires that services must support the accomplishment of the person’s desired outcomes. This session will help participates understand the federal and state statue, rules, and policies, while defining what meaningful outcomes are.
Session: Housing Access Coordination (HAC): A Home of Your Own (DSP, MAN)
Presenters: Melanie Fry, DHS
Description: Participants will learn about Housing Access Coordination, (HAC) the evidence based, pay for performance, redesigned Home and Community Based Waiver service in Minnesota. Since 2009, the Housing Access Services grant assisted over 1,800 people move to market rate housing. Evidence gathered in that project informed the redesign of HAC. Learn how to successfully help people with disabilities move to a home of their own using person-centered practices. Participants will learn about free, on line DHS provider staff training, and from success stories of individuals with disabilities, staff and families. More than 30 providers have enrolled to provide HAC, learn how it might fit in your organization.
Session: Generations X, Y, Z: How Can We All Work Together? (All)
Presenter: Ann Kerian: Consulting and Coaching
Description: Every generation has its unique differences. The youngest generation is far different from the oldest living generation. But, guess what? We’re all in the workplace together. It can make for some interesting workplace wackiness. Learn how to enjoy and embrace each other’s attributes.