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Agenda

MONDAY OCTOBER 28, 2019 (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

 

8:00 AM      Registration & Continental Buffet

 

8:45 AM      Welcome and Opening Remarks

        

9:00 AM      Keynote Address


THERE'S MORE TO YOU THAN YOU CAN SEE - JOE ROBERTS, SKID ROW CEO

Every one of us is confronted by adversity, challenge and change. We face it with our families, work, health, and finances. Success in the face of adversity and change depends on our level of resiliency. In this keynote, Joe teaches how to build the resiliency needed to overcome life's challenges and embrace change.

 

BREAK

 

10:15 AM CONCURRENT SESSIONS:

1A  Counterfeit Criminality - David Hingsburger, MEd

1B  Overdose Prevention/Pregnancy and Substance Use - Mat Wong, Jodi Belcourt and Linda Pires, Bissell Centre

1C  A Self-Care Starter Kit: An Essential Survival Tool for Human Services Providers - Kathleen Gorman, BSc, LLM, MSW, RSW, CTTS, SEP

1D  Mindful Hearts: A Winnifred Stewart Approach to Alzheimer's and Other Dementia's - Jenna Lee Ritter

 

12:15 PM  LUNCH PROVIDED

 

1:00 PM PLENARY:

Dealing with the Tough Stuff Joe Roberts

 

What are the tough conversations for you? Recent research shows feedback discussions are the least enjoyed management task second only to firing someone. (source: Gallup) So how have we got to this point? How has having a direct, real and necessary conversation with staff, clients or suppliers become so hard? In a nutshell, we have been shown processes without considering the human element in the discussion.


TUESDAY OCTOBER 29, 2019 (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM)

8:30 AM      Registration & Continental Buffet

 

9:00 AM      Welcome Address

 

9:15 AM CONCURRENT SESSIONS:

3A  The 10 Commandments of Reinforcement - David Hingsburger, MEd

3B  The Emerging Role and Changing Expectations of the Direct Support Workforce - John Raffaelle, MSW

3C  Supporting Your Muslim Clients - Ibrahim Long, MA

3D  Current Issues in Harm Reduction - Marliss Taylor

3E  Positive Identity Development - Karyn Harvey, PhD

 

12:15 PM LUNCH PROVIDED 


1:00 PM CONCURRENT SESSIONS:

4A  Trauma Informed Support - Karyn Harvey, PhD

4B  Help! My Friend is Grieving and I Don't Know What to Say - Donna Lynne Erickson

4C  Introduction to Meditation: The Science of Stress and How Meditation and Balanced Nutrition Creates Resiliency - Amy Halushka

4D  The Community: What It Is and What It Isn't - David Hingsburger, MEd

4E  An Introduction to Informed Decision Making - John Raffaelle, MSW