Living, Learning and Thriving in communities across North Carolina.

The Providers Association members collectively touch the lives of hundreds of people each day. As an industry, we are faced with a shrinking human service workforce and a landscape of change in the Behavioral Health and IDD service delivery system. It is imperative that we continue to learn how to navigate issues that affect those that our services support.

Please join The Providers Association in this three-day conference that will:

Focus on ways to cultivate the Direct Support Professional roll in your organization, Practice Leadership, Innovations Core Competency, address challenges of staffing shortages/workforce development and leadership burnout. With presentations from John Raffaele and Rod Brown during our general sessions.

We will also spend time with representatives from Division of Health Service Regulation to learn about the new survey protocol, hear about their revised leadership structure and see what the trends in deficiencies in the state have been during the past year.

Julia Adams, The Provider Association Lobbyist, will give us up to date information related to the political climate in North Carolina and what that means for IDD services.

And finally, Medicaid leadership staff will join us to provide insight as to how ICF/IID and Innovations services fit with the Tailored Plan.

Food, Fellowship, and awesome prizes will ensure that your experience is well worth the ticket price!

Hotel accommodations for the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons are $149 per night (double or single occupancy) and can be made online through the link below:

Be sure to place your reservations as soon as possible as the deadline for use of this block code is Wednesday, May 1st, 2019.

Please note that we have a no refund policy, however, substitute attendees are welcome.


Wednesday, May 22nd:

5:30 pm – Reception Dinner and Networking with John Raffaele and PHP representatives.

Thursday, May 23rd:

8:15 am – Sign-in & Vendor Visits

9:00 am – Welcome Message with Diane VanHusen, NC Providers President

9:15 am – General Session – “Future of DSP and Leadership” with John Raffaele, NADSP

10:30 am – Break – Vendor Visits

11:00 am – Breakout Sessions, Options Include:

–          L.I.F.E. – Leisure, Inclusion, Fun, Experiences with Vicky Pressley and Ellen Ledford

–          An Interactive Overview of Person-Centered Services with Tina Woody and Derek Briscoe

–          Innovative Approach to Meeting Core Competency Requirements with Robin Correll and Krissy Wood

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm – Lead or Lose with Rod Brown

2:30 pm – Break

2:45 pm – Breakout Sessions, Options Include:

– Ethical Practices with John Raffaele, NADSP

– Legislative Updates with Julia Adams, NC Providers Lobbyist

4:15 pm – Panel Discussion – Bridging the Gap

Friday, May 24th:

9:00 am – Survey Updates with DHSR Survey Team

10:00 am – The Tailored Plan with Medicaid Leadership

11:15 am – Closing, Awards, Giveaways

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