Workforce Member to Member

Finding, hiring, training, and retaining Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) presents enormous challenges for disability service providers across the state – and nationally.  ARRM’s Workforce Development Committee helps address these issue by offering resources that allow members to work smarter.

At ARRM’s World Café Strategic Planning event, members suggested the committee develop a peer-to-peer sharing of best practices around workforce topics.  This 'Workforce Member to Member' is the result. These postings are published throughout the year as a members-only benefit, and include the contact information of the contributing expert so that deeper conversations and questions may be addressed directly. 

Submit an Idea for a Future Topic
While ARRM Workforce Development Committee will be primarily responsible for developing content for the Workforce Member to Member, individuals may also suggest topics or volunteer to contribute content.  Posts might highlight workforce strategies, processes, or resources for tackling issues around recruitment, retention, human resources, or other topics.

We encourage members to email  Workforce Development Committee Chair Barb Hoheisel with any information they would like to contribute, or about areas that they would like to see covered. Your ideas will help generate a broader range of interesting and relevant content. Remember that our providers have varying levels of expertise in various domains, so something that is commonplace for your agency may be new or unknown to others.

Please note the following guidelines for submission:

  • Content may be submitted as a Word document or in the body of an email
  • Length should be 400 words or less
  • Include the contributor's name, organization, and contact information
  • Include any links to external information that expands the content or provides other resources
  • Photos/documents may be included
  • ARRM reserves the right to determine which topics are selected and edit content as needed for space restrictions, relevance, and consistency.

Workforce Member to Member Archive
Topic Title Month Posted
Employee Onboarding
April 2015
Making the Move to Web-based Scheduling March 2015
Person Centered Thinking: Putting Tools into Practice February 2015

For more information:
Nancy Peterson, 
Coordinator of Member Conferences and Events
651-291-1086, ext. 2