ARRM Leadership Institute: Workshop 3

ARRM Leadership Institute: Workshop 3

Supervising Former Peers, Grassroots Advocacy, and DWRS

Friend to Boss: Strategies for Supervising Former Peers; Lisa Negstad
Effectively carrying out the supervisor role is more "art" than science. The supervisor role becomes even more complicated when we are friends or former peers with our employees. This interactive workshop will provide participants with strategies for dealing with the challenges of managing former peers and will offer skill building to successfully develop effective working relationships.  

Leading the Charge: Using Grassroots Advocacy to your Advantage; Sara Grafstrom and Madeleine Lerner

In order to be truly impactful, grassroots advocacy should start from the top down. When organizations demonstrate the importance of being engaged advocates, real results follow. This session will dive into what grassroots advocacy is, why it’s important, review necessary tools, and reveal how your leadership can make a difference.

Disability Waiver Rate System: Why All the Fuss? Ken Bence
Banding. Competitive Workforce Factor. Encumbrance. Inflationary adjustments. Exceptions. These are just a few of the confusing terms and concepts associated with how reimbursement rates for waiver services are set via the rate management system used by the State of Minnesota. This session will help clear up much of the confusion surrounding rates and how they are calculated. It will include an overview of the history and development of the Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS), how it has evolved, and where it is headed. Attendees will learn about the various service components that make up the rates for disability home and community-based services, the changes that are coming following the 2019 legislative session, and the longer term vision being mapped out by the Department of Human Services. A tool for forecasting rates for planning purposes will also be demonstrated.

Date and Location

Wednesday, August 21
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369


Member Cost: $160.00
Lunch is included
Registration Deadline is August 9, all late registrations will be charged a $25 late fee.

*If you would like to attend all four ARRM Leadership Institute Events please register HERE. If you only register for one, and later decide to attend all, please contact staff for assistance.

(Cancellation Policy)


Lisa Negstad, Negstad Consulting; Friend to Boss: Strategies for Supervising Former Peers

Lisa Negstad is a nonprofit strategist, leadership coach, organizational-development advisor with diverse clientele in the nonprofit, philanthropic and public sectors. Believing anyone can be a leader, Lisa lives in two worlds: traditional hierarchies, where she helps managers excel in their role, and collective teams, where she helps group improve their shared leadership skills. Bridging cultures to empower others has been at the heart of Lisa's career - both through her international NGO work and now with Negstad Consulting. Lisa has an M.B.A. from Yale and a B.A. in psychology from Luther College. Lisa has directly supervised over 70 individuals in various types of departments and organizations.

8/21/2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Maple Grove Community Center 12951 Weaver Lake Road Maple Grove 55369

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