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Executive Leadership 2022 Agenda

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Welcome and Agenda Review

Michael Glanz, Executive Forum Chair and CEO of The Arc of the Quad Cities and Amie Lulinski, Executive Director, The Arc of Illinois

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. – “Re-Building a Direct Support Workforce in a PostPandemic Environment”

Presented by Joseph Macbeth, CEO, National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

This session will provide reflection from the pandemic and provide solution-driven ideas to finally create the hallmarks of a meaningful career for our workforce.

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. – Break

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. – “The Staffing Struggle is Real: A Data-Driven Approach to Employee Engagement”

Presented by Doug Golub, Medisked

This session will examine the staffing crisis and provide tips for employee engagement in the altered service environment. It will draw on ARPA funding and CMS’ support of creative endeavors for capacity building.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. – Division of Rehabilitation Services

Presented by Rahnee Patrick, Director, Division of Rehabilitation Services.

Director Patrick will share an update on DRS and share the findings from “Let’s Talk” series.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – “Title”

Presented by Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. – “Division of Developmental Disabilities”

Presented by Allison Stark, Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities

DHS Director Stark will talk about  the key priorities of the Division as well as hot topics regarding the rates oversight committee, State Employment Leadership Network and more.

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. – Break

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. – “Title”

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4:15 – 5:00 p.m. – “Title”

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6:00 p.m. – Dinner at Maggiano’s

Meet in hotel lobby at 5:45 p.m. for a bus at Maggiano’s

Thursday, February 10, 2022

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Good Morning!

Michael Glanz, Executive Forum Chair and CEO of The Arc of the Quad Cities

Lessons Learned and Objectives of the Day

9:45 -10:45 a.m. – “2021 Federal Legislative and Administrative Update”

Presented by Bethany Lilly

Bethany Lilly, Senior Director, Income Policy of the Arc of the United States will share the latest from DC including key legislation, expectations with a new administration and Congress, and implementation of rules and regulations.

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. –  Break

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. -“View from Springfield”

Join a panel of elected leaders in the Illinois House and Senate as well as The Arc’s lobbyist, Phil Milsk, to discuss the spring legislative session and possible opportunities and challenges with advocating for increases to community living.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. –  Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. –“Title”

Presented by Amy Hewitt

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. –“Title”

Presented by John Dickerson

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. –  Wrap Up and Next Steps

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