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Date(s) - 01/23/2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Doubletree Hotel


Join The Arc of Illinois for this full day of information! Featuring John Dickerson on Demand, Demographics and Dollars. As leaders in the support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, you are faced with tremendous opportunities every day. Some in the form of people having great successes, some in the form of great challenges. Three of those challenges are:  Demand: what is it people expect, want and need from you both those in your services and those waiting and needing help. This is no simple task as for each person or family it can be different. It varies by age, personal experiences and their life story. How you listen, respond and design the response for each person. Demographics: how do you adjust and work differently as a result of changing demographics both in who we support and our workforce. With both low unemployment and a workforce that is aging, how you manage this change is critically important. Dollars: what is available, the rules for using resources, and the needs of people are a constant pull on doing what is right for the person. At every level we are being challenged to use resources the most creatively and wisely – yet the rules often keep us from doing just that. In addition, constantly changing regulations make using dollars wisely difficult when paperwork seems to fill more and more time. The opening session will focus on each of these three issues, using both presentation and having you participate with your peers – learning from each other. A key feature of this session will be making sure your response is always rooted in the positive psychology of opportunity and reinforcement of the success we achieve every day while responding to these incredible challenges.

John Dickerson began his career with The Arc in 1973 after graduating from Huron College, Huron, SD. His first task working for The Arc was being part of a statewide effort developing the plan for a free public education for all children with disabilities, something unavailable at that time. His career started with The Arc of South Dakota, moved to the assistant director of The Arc of Indiana, then to The Arc of the US and he returned to The Arc of Indiana as executive director from 1983-2015.  . . .  John retired from The Arc and is now the founder and CEO of Quillo, a unique new approach to the workforce crisis facing organizations serving people with disabilities. The new app will launch soon and is designed around the concept of inspiring, engaging and educating our workforce while focusing on their personal wellbeing. You can visit the website at www.myquillo.com

Much more including a variety of breakouts! To register, please go to https://the-arc-of-illinois.givecorps.com/events/4432-16th-annual-qidp-leadership-conference

For complete information on this event, please go to http://www.thearcofil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/16th-Annual-QIDP-Leadership-Brochure.pdf