Business & Finance Forum, Fall 2020

Business & Finance Forum, Fall 2020

Fall BFF: A Virtual Event

Held twice a year, ARRM's Business & Finance Forums provide a time to connect with colleagues and receive up-to-the-minute developments on emerging financial and operational trends, legislative matters, state statutes and procedures, information technology, and more.  Over 150 ARRM member decision-makers, operations and IT staff, and provider executives attend.

Date and Location

November 17 - November 18, 2020
Session Times to be Announced

Virtual Web and Audio Participation


Member Cost: $125.00

Registration Deadline is November 13

(Cancellation Policy)

Sessions and Speakers

Leading Through Crisis; Chris Duffy, GOFF Public
Community-based services are increasingly in the harsh media spotlight. From social media blitzes to national media coverage, any organization —regardless of size and location—risks receiving widespread public attention overnight or even in a few hours. No organization is immune from abuse and exploitation, social media controversies, racial incidents, employee misconduct and more. How do organizational leaders navigate these situations? How can they prepare for these incidents? Organizations often are judged more by their response to a crisis than on the crisis itself. With the right preparation and leadership, you can mitigate many crises and even turn them into opportunities to demonstrate your organizational values. Goff Public’s Chris Duffy will share how to create a crisis-ready culture, and best practices for thriving in a crisis.

Critical COVID-19-Related Employer Provisions From SBA and USDOL-WHD; Katy Sly and Corey Walton
Join the SBA and the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Dept. of Labor, for a special joint webinar training session on important COVID-19-related provisions under federal law.  During this webinar, you’ll learn about the rights, responsibilities and paid leave requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and receive information about the programs and services administered by the SBA to support business recovery due to COVID-19.

Escape the Hamster Wheel of Recruiting, Hiring, and Turnover; Scott de Fasselle, Blitz Media

Session details coming soon!

Workplace Injuries: The Financial Impact; Dave Deterding, CGI
Session details coming soon!

2021 Legislative Outlook; Sara Grafstrom, ARRM and Phil Griffin, Lobbyist
Heading into the 2021 Legislative Session there are many unknowns, who will be in leadership, what will the priorities be and how will legislators address a growing budget deficit. Join ARRM’s Sara Grafstrom, Director of State and Federal Policy and Phil Griffin, ARRM Contract Lobbyist as they break down the results of the November 3rd election and share what that will mean to disability services and priorities in St. Paul during the next legislative session. Additionally, learn more about ARRM’s 2021 legislative agenda and how you can be engaged to support Home and Community-Based Services.

Can your Agency Survive a Financial Crisis; John Graham, MITC (ARRM Sponsor and Premier Partner)
Future funding is on every agency executive’s mind. Lobbying for support is vital but not always successful, the results often inadequate and the outcome certainly not controllable. In a financial crisis, executives need to also focus on what they can directly control and improve.
The statistics for sustainability after an economic crisis are not pretty. Three years post-crisis, 17% of organizations fail, as has happened in past crises. The majority struggle to get back to where they were in terms of revenue and market positioning. Only 9% were considered a success and prospered during that three-year time window.
The solutions aren’t easy. This presentation explores how service organizations with large payrolls as a percentage of revenue can develop a successful survival strategy and manage playing offense (investing) and cutting costs and finding operational efficiencies at the same time

Alternative Payment Models: Could they come to Minnesota; APM Workgroup

Alternative payment models are being talked about more and more at the state and national levels, but what are they? Will they change how home and community-based service (HCBS) providers operate? How will the people being supported in HCBS settings be affected? ARRM’s Alternative Payment Model Workgroup will answer these questions and more in this timely session. Examples of models that are currently being tried in Minnesota and other states will also be presented.


11/17/2020 9:00 AM - 11/18/2020 2:00 PM

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