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PLENARY SESSIONS


Warm Up the Workplace
Frank Pastizzo, President, Warm Up the Workplace Inc.


Ignite Plenary Session

Eight, fast paced, informative, fun presentations led by John Pingo, President/CEO, Goldie B. Floberg Center and Mark Ishaug, President/CEO, Thresholds, Inc. plus many more!



 

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TRACK

The HCBS Rule – The Illinois Approach

Lora McCurdy, MFP Project Manager, Department of Healthcare and Family Services; Kevin Casey, Director, Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities


The Capital Solution

Tony Segneri, Illinois Finance Fund


Person Centered Cultures - How Close Are We?

A panel of CEOs and senior staff present initial conversations in their organizations after completing the Organizational Assessment.


IARF Platform and the Candidates

Mike Grady, President, MG Consulting


Walking the Walk: An Action Plan to Employ People with Disabilities & Improve DSP Recruitment and Retention

Michael Hough, Operations Officer, Workforce Services, ResCare


Thinking About Leadership

Art Dykstra, Executive Director, Trinity


Coffee Talk

Carl LaMell, President, Clearbrook and Janet Stover, President and CEO, IARF



 

Q LEADERSHIP TRACK

Generational Differences in Training and Teaching

Katie Yamashiroya, Director of the Training Institute, Anixter Center


Professionalism: Performing at a Constant Despite Distractions

Frank Pastizzo, President, Warm Up the Workplace Inc.

Person-Centeredness - Creating a Community of Practice in Your Organization

A participant led discussion of topics the define the IARF Person Centered Community of Practice Initiative


Supporting Informed Decision-Making

Kim Zoeller, President and CEO, Ray Graham Association


Walking the Walk: An Action Plan to Employ People with Disabilities and Improve DSP Recruitment and Retention

Michael Hough, Operations Officer, Workforce Services, ResCare


The Illinois Training Resource and Information Network:  Who Are We and What Can We Do For You?

Trina Sieling, Trinity Services, Inc.; Katie Yamashiroya, Anixter Center; Kathleen Gerhold, Ray Graham Association; Barb Zvonek, Community Service Partners; Shannon Benaitis, Clearbrook (Panel subject to change)


Fighting the Culture War to Win: The Role of Values-Driven Hiring and Training

Elizabeth Garcia, Chief Culture Officer and Angelina Frometa, Director of People Building, Goldie B. Floberg Center


Coffee Talk

Gary Tucker, Quality Enhancement Specialist, Illinois Department of Human Services



 

Q KNOW AND GO TRACK

I Know, You Know (First time ever!)

Q surveys - sent prior to the conference - will be collected and the top three topics will be presented for group discussion on how to resolve, what resources are needed, how to apply it to different settings - attendees will be the deciders of the topics.


Fish Bowl with Bill Diggins, Central and Southern Illinois Investigative Bureau Chief, OIG

Moderated by Shannon Benaitis, Clearbrook


Medication Administration: Changes to Rule 116 and Serving Individuals with Insulin Needs

Arden R. Gregory, PhD, RN, Statewide Nursing Coordinator, Bureau of Clinical Services

DHS, DDD and Joe Turner, Deputy Director, Bureau of Clinical Services at DHS, DDD


Helping Individuals Stay Safe Online: A Complete Training Curriculum

Shannon Benaitis, Director of Staff Training, Clearbrook


Rule 115: Update on Individuals Requiring Directed Attention and Termination of Services

Kim Zoeller, President/CEO, Ray Graham Association


Two Weeks Notice – The Voting Monologues

Mike Grady, President, MG Consulting


Making Cents of Client Finances

Sherri Schneider, President, Family Benefit Solutions, Inc.


Behavior Analysis Basics: You Reinforced Your Way Into This, You Can Reinforce Your Way Out

Trina Sieling and Tabistha Schafter, Trinity Services


Behavior Analysis Basics: Extinction Isn't Just for Dinosaurs

Trina Sieling and Tabistha Schafter, Trinity Services


 

TECHNOLOGY TRACK

The Three A's of a Successful Agency: Accountability, Accessibility, Affordability

David Bucciferro, Foothold Technology


Getting “iReady” - iPad 101

Richard Brown, Vice President of Employment & Day Services for UCP Sequin of Greater Chicago


Get Smarter About Your Smartphone(s)

Andy Wolber (@awolber)


What is Accessibility?

TJ Schlouski, ATP, Illinois Assistive Technology Program


Web Accessibility 101

TJ Schlouski, ATP, Illinois Assistive Technology Program


Making the iPad Accessible: Free Apps, Accessibility Features, and Tips from an Accidental Pro

Kelly Neurauter, Training Specialist, Clearbrook


Working Mobile: All About the Apps

Andy Wolber (@awolber)



 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRACK

MCO & Medicaid: What’s The Vision

Samantha Olds, Executive Director, Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans


Building Community Bridges - MCO Provider Dialogue


So What’s This Thing Called "Mental Health First Aid"?

Bill Nelson, President, Bridgeway Services and Rhonda Nelson, Vice President of Behavioral Health Programs, Bridgeway Services


Hearing Voices That Are Distressing

Gia Washington, Community Services Manager and Derek Harris, Community Services Manager,  Sertoma Mental Health Center  


Person-Centeredness - Creating a Community of Practice in Your Organization

A participant led discussion of the IARF Person-Centered Community of Practice Initiative and involving QMRP, LPHA, and RSA level staff. Facilitated by Sheila Ferguson, Community Elements


Excellence in Mental Health Act: Preparing Your Organization

Nina Marshall, Director, Public Policy, National Council for Behavioral Health


How to be Successful in Managed Care: The Big Picture

Nina Marshall, Director, Public Policy, National Council for Behavioral Health


How to be Successful in Managed Care (The Nitty Gritty from a Different State)

Gary Weiskoff, Office of Mental Health, New York