ANCOR is pleased to partner with the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to offer an intensive 6-month technical assistance (TA) series for ANCOR member agencies.
As we move toward an Employment First framework that is centered on the premise that all citizens are capable of full participation in integrated employment and community life, organizations that desire to adopt this framework need the institutional capacity to re-align their organizational resources and efforts to facilitate this change. To support these organizations, ANCOR and ODEP are offering technical assistance (TA) via an intensive 6-part webinar series and 4-hour workshop to provide ANCOR member agencies with the tools to support their efforts.
The 6-part webinar series will be led by a national pool of subject matter experts who will provide technical support in:
Financial Restructuring and Funding Diversification;
Executive Leadership Development;
The intensive TA webinars will build upon each other, allowing participating agencies to implement each lesson and concept over the course of the 6-month period to move their agencies toward their transformation objectives.
The webinar series will culminate in an invitation-only, 4-hour pre-conference workshop to be held at the 2016 ANCOR Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. The pre-conference will focus mainly on sustainability, benchmarking, and refining transformation approaches, as well as offer an opportunity to delve deeper into 1-2 thematic areas from the webinar series, as defined by the participants’ needs.
Each webinar is 2-hours in length, to be led by a subject matter expert who will offer in-depth technical assistance on specific subjects
Attendees will be required to complete assignments for each webinar; assignments will be submitted via a private community on the ACC (ANCOR Connected Community) portal
The 6-part webinar series will culminate in an invitation-only 4-hour pre-conference workshop at the 2016 ANCOR Annual Conference in Chicago, IL
Each registration is $275 to cover agency participation in the 6-part webinar and one representative to the 4-hour pre-conference workshop. A participating agency can send one additional attendee to the pre-conference workshop for additional fee of $115.
Please complete and submit a registration form by November 30, 2015.
Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis; only completed registrations will be considered.
Selected participants will be provided instructions to submit registration fee on December 1.
To allow DOL to offer technical assistance to as many stakeholders as possible, any agency that is already receiving technical assistance from DOL through the EFSLMP Core State initiative is excluded from this opportunity. If you have questions about the EFSLMP Core State initiative, please contact Serena Lowe at Lowe.Serena.D@dol.gov.
What happens if I am unable to attend a webinar?
The webinars will not be recorded so it is important that each participating agency attends each session as the webinars build upon each other.
The participating agency can substitute with a different colleague to ensure the agency continues to be a full participant in the webinar series.
If the webinar will discuss a specialized topic, would it be possible to invite a colleague who specializes on that topic to join me on the webinar?
Can you tell me more about the assignments?
Assignments are tools designed to help agencies move forward to achieving their transformational goals.
Assignments will vary.
The most extensive assignment will be the first one which is to complete an organizational self-assessment (to include a review of agency documents such as strategic plans, budgets, etc.).
Participating agencies are expected to work on assignments between webinar sessions.
Assignments feed into subsequent sessions, and one assignment may carry over into two parts.
Assignments will be uploaded to an online portal accessible only to the webinar SMEs and participants; the online portal will serve as a resource for all participants as they share information and lessons with each other for more robust learning experience.
Can more than 1 person attend the pre-conference workshop at the 2016 Annual Conference?
Yes, up to 1 additional participant per agency can attend the pre-conference workshop.
Each additional attendee is required to pay a discounted pre-conference registration fee of $115.
Webinar #1: Leadership
Date / Time: Dec. 10, 2015 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
Creating the New Vision for Community-Based Day and Competitive Integrated Employment
Assessing where you are at and where you want to be:
Mission/Vision Realignment Process
Assignments: Conducting Self-Assessments; Evaluating Current Mission/Vision Statements
Webinar #2: Strategic Planning
Date / Time: Jan. 7, 2016 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
Forecasting and Modeling
Identifying and scheduling your transformation planning goals
Outcomes and Data Collection
Assignment: Gantt Chart Exercise
Webinar #3: Operations Focus
Date / Time: Jan. 28, 2016 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
Training/Preparing Mid-level Management to Support Community-Based and CIE staff under new model
Wrap-around services (logistics management, non-traditional community partnerships, transportation)
Assignments: Funding Wheel; Decentralization Planning Roadmap
Webinar #4: Workforce Focus
Date / Time: Feb. 18, 2016 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
Retraining and professional development of existing staff
Recruitment of new staff with key skills
Assignments: Staffing & Training Plan; Roll-out of Program Ramp-up
Webinar #5: Customer Focus
Date / Time: Mar. 10, 2016 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
Finessing Person-Centered Planning and Individualizing Service Delivery
Messaging & Communications Strategies for Securing Stakeholder Buy-in (Clients & Families)
Onboarding participants for initial program roll-out
Webinar #6: Measuring Results
Date / Time: Mar. 31, 2016 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern
Determining the Why, What, and How of Your Metrics
Assignments: Developing Success Stories; Publishing/Using Results
Registration is closed.