Directors Travels October 29, 2018
Monday October 29, 2018
The Department heads for VMRC will be meeting to review the status of the regional center budget. Each department head has responsibility for operating within a limited budget and is accountable to the leadership team for staying within the budget.
I’ll be meeting with our technology consultants to test out a new feature on our internal website to improve communications from the director’s office.
I’ll be attending the High School Apprenticeship work group with school officials to increase apprenticeship opportunities to San Joaquin youth throughout the county. This may be an opportunity to increase awareness for young people to learn about the field of developmental services.
The auditing team from the Department of Developmental Services will be holding an introductory meeting with our staff to go over the scope of their audit this week.
I’ll be participating in a meeting on Supported Decision Making led by Steve Ruder of the UC Davis Mind Institute. The meeting will be co-hosted by the SCDD North Valley Hills Office.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
I’ll be meeting with our entire management team in our bi-annual management meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to communicate with the managers of VMRC twice a year about any upcoming significant developments and the status of various important initiatives.
I’ll be participating in an interdisciplinary team meeting that is working on a difficult person-centered plan. The team has requested additional support from the leadership.
Wednesday October 31, 2018
Bud Mullanix, VMRC Director of Human Resources, will be conducting a targeted training with one of our units which we plan to make available to others in the future. The session is called, “Introduction to Team Collaboration & Communication”.
Thursday November 1, 2018
I’ll be attending an open house for a new vocational training program which teaches filmmaking and prepares folks for jobs in the film industry. The program is call Futures Explored Film Studio and the open house will be from 1:00-6:00 pm at 8026 Lorraine St. in Stockton.
I’ll be attending the 30th Annual Action on Behalf of Children (ABC) Awards event which is “presented in special recognition to those who care about children in San Joaquin County.”
Friday November 2, 2018
I will be participating in the organizing meeting for the upcoming Abilities Expo we are planning to host at VMRC. The event will feature adaptive equipment providers and breakout sessions of interest to those with disabilities and their families.
I’ll be meeting with our social media team in an interactive meeting/workshop focused on (1) Our analysis of the key communications of other organization’s that “share our airwaves” (2) Three options for how Valley Mountain can break through the “noise” and clearly explain what we do to the people who are most important to reach and (3) Develop goals and key strategies for outreach communications.