Upcoming Training: 

Thursday Sept. 10, 17, and 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Virtual!

Description: Helping Kansans with developmental disabilities to pursue their goals and live fulfilling lives requires a great deal of patience, understanding and compassion. To work in human services, you also must be passionate, persistent, and tough!

We know professionals in the IDD field are tough, but are you Advocacy T.O.U.G.H.? As we continue to push forward, new challenges to the Kansas developmental disabilities network strike. Now is the time for persons with disabilities, family members, board members and professionals in the IDD field to strengthen their advocacy muscles!

InterHab’s Advocacy Bootcamp is the solution!

Register today to participate in InterHab’s six-part webinar series designed to give participants an interactive experience giving your organization the tools you need to get Advocacy T.O.U.G.H.!

Register here: Level Up: Using Data to Improve Social Determinants of Health Before, During, and After COVID-19

Tuesday, Sept. 29 - 2 to 3 p.m. - Free training presented by MediSked, LLC!

: Social determinants of health (SDoH) are conditions in a person’s life that directly impact their holistic outcomes. The services you deliver and methods for service delivery have a large capacity to directly impact a person’s SDoH - with that comes great responsibility. During the current age of COVID-19, SDOH become even more critical since we know that factors like where people live, relationships, and health conditions can affect a person’s vulnerability and recovery from the disease. This session provides a case study from a provider-led managed care organization for individuals with developmental disabilities whose coverage area was in the heart of the original outbreak in New York City, that utilizes many techniques, including telehealth, and data to identify opportunities to improve SDoH and increase quality and outcomes.

: JoAnn Lamphere, Dr. P.H., Former Deputy Commissioner, Person Centered Supports, New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities; Doug Golub, President, MediSked, LLC 

Register here: 2020 Leadership Roundtables

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. - Virtual!

Bring your coffee, and join us for a virtual leadership mentor series, featuring IDD leaders from across the state. Learn how to build strong, cohesive teams, improve employee engagement, communicate effectively, and become a good leader in this four-part training series!

Brenda Maxey, TECH; Colin McKenney, Starkey; Shelia Nelson-Stout, OCCK; Lori Pendergast, Arrowhead West; Starkey; Sharon Spratt, Cottonwood; and Chad VonAhnen, JCDS

Register here: Frontline Supervisor Training Techniques

Wednesday, Oct. 14 & Thursday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Virtual!

Description: You’ve just received a big promotion, a new set of keys, access to approve timesheets, and an eager team to supervise, educate, support, and lead. Problem is, nobody’s shown you how. As a frontline supervisor you are a pivotal link in the service delivery chain and the key to your organization’s effectiveness. (No pressure.) You are now completely responsible for the performance of your team, regulatory compliance, translating instructions from upper management, and staff development, all while performing a multitude of administrative tasks and helping to ensure the health and welfare of those we serve. Chances are, you could use a few new tools in your management toolbox

In this hands-on session supervisors will:
• Learn the 10 Fundamentals of Supervision
• Discover the secret to finding and addressing the root cause of performance issues
• Identify their own supervisory strengths and vulnerabilities
• Understand 2 of the most challenging employee personality types, and learn how to stop them in their tracks
• Leave with a written Supervisory Success Outline

Sara Sherman has been organizing people and work for decades. Her intuitive business sense is on target, and she gets to the root of agency issues quickly. Sara excels at assessing workflows, streamlining communication, defining outcomes, solving the right problems, and developing the plans needed to reach company goals. Sara holds a bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a master's in Public Administration. She has served individuals with disabilities and other vulnerable populations in the areas of residential services, community employment, case management, housing, program management, investigations, services and supports, vocational rehabilitation, state policy development, compliance audits, and more.