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Session 1: Fiscal and Structural Systems in State Rehabilitation Agencies

Date: February 6 to February 10, 2023 | Location: San Diego, CA

Session 1 examines our public policies, and financial, programmatic, and legal factors that shape the state vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs. Factors include development and interpretation of public policies, audits and audit findings, RSA monitoring, and evidence-based practices. Other topics include State and third-party match, resource sharing and cost allocation. VR leaders must understand the WIOA performance measures and evidence-based practices for VR program.

Session 2: Leadership and Organizational Issues in our Dynamic and Changing Environments

Date: May 22 to May 26, 2023 Location: San Diego, CA

Session 2 examines leadership development, mentoring and coaching in hybrid and virtual delivery, and intergenerational consumers and employees. We examine community development models to increase the cultural, economic and generational diversity that impacts service delivery, resource allocation and policy development. Participants use Transformational Coaching models to facilitate discussions about person-centric leadership and systems for each consumer and their family.

Session 3: Public Policy & Constituency-Building in Rehabilitation

Date: September 11 to 15, 2023 Location: Washington, DC

Session 3 examines national issues relevant to the public VR program. Participants visit Congress, attend selected Congressional meetings, and visit with relevant federal partners and consumer and constituency representatives. There is extensive discussion of the political processes and legislative and advocacy practices essential for the growth and viability of the VR program. With the leadership and public policy developments through the Administration and Congress, the content and experiences for this session are dynamic and insightful.

Session 4: Integration of Strategic Systems

Date: December 4 to 8, 2023 Location: San Diego, CA

Session 4 applies the knowledge gained throughout the first three sessions. Participants analyze their current organizational and leadership practices and learn to transform VR systems into empowering VR practices. Participants focus the analysis and planning of their current organizational issues (i.e., partnerships, transition, career pathways, and development of staff).