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September 28, 2022
Partner Presentation

Recognition Goes Further Than You Think

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2:00pm-3:00pm EST

Being a direct support professional (DSP) can be hard work—mentally, physically, and emotionally. It’s important to recognize and support your DSPs throughout their tenure at your organization, especially if you want to retain them long-term.

Being a direct support professional (DSP) can be hard work—mentally, physically, and emotionally. It’s important to recognize and support your DSPs throughout their tenure at your organization, especially if you want to retain them long-term. With such a high turnover rate (national average is 45%), recognizing your staff’s hard work and ideas can improve retention and engagement more than you think.

Join us Wednesday, September 28 at 2 pm EDT to hear John Nash, Executive Director of The Arc of North Carolina, discuss how recognizing DSPs is one small strategy that can have huge effects to your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how different staff members prefer to receive recognition
  • Understand how recognition supports staff retention
  • Glean examples of recognition, both good and bad