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Executive Leadership 2024 Conference

The Executive Forum holds an annual Leadership Conference to bring together executive directors, key organizational personnel, and other thought leaders to facilitate discussions related to contemporary issues faced by the IDD service sector. The Arc of Illinois Executive Forum Leadership Conference will be an in-person two-day event with speakers and networking opportunities.

This year’s conference features keynote speaker, Joseph Macbeth, President and CEO, NADSP.

“Practical Applications for Hiring, Developing, Keeping and Empowering Direct Support Professionals”

Presented by Joseph Macbeth, President and CEO, NADSP – Thursday, June 13th, 9:30 – 10:45 am

“We Have a DSP Problem”: We hear it all of the time and even more so as we emerge from the pandemic and enter back to community life. Home and Community Based Service providers are experiencing a crushingly high percentage of staff turnover, low morale, an inability to recruit and retain a quality direct support professionals to provide the essential supports that people with disabilities and their families deserve. How do we fix these long-standing issues that have been magnified in a highly competitive post-pandemic economy? The answers are complex and require a sound understanding of our field’s history and the impact that workplace culture has on our direct support workforce. Approximately 80 % of those who work in the I/DD service industry that support people with disabilities are direct support professionals. They deliver the day-to-day, moment-to-moment services at the point of interaction that we strive to assist people with disabilities to lead rich and fulfilling lives in the community. In addition to a brief description of our history and workplace culture, this lecture shares detailed information on highly effective recruitment, onboarding, professional development and career-ladder strategies to fortifie and bolster the development of a stable and highly skilled direct support workforce that is prepared to meet the demands of the future expectations.

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DoubleTree by Hilton

3003 Corporate W Dr

Lisle, IL 60532

Book online or call 630.505.0900 and use code “CTA” for group rate.

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