Directors Travels: Week of October 22, 2018

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Directors Travels: Week of October 22, 2018

Monday October 22, 2018

Meeting with the Coalition of Local Area Service Providers (CLASP) from 10 am to 12 pm in the Cohen Board Room in Stockton. VMRC Community Services leadership will also be attending to provide updates. CLASP will discuss membership issues, the upcoming regional conference, and more.

Meeting of the training and development workgroup on case management chaired by Cindy Mix, the group will policies and procedures including the procedure for sending case managers to statewide social worker conferences.

Participating in the bi-monthly regular update meeting with our legal affairs advisor, Anthony Hill – currently dealing with contract and confidentiality issues and others.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 – Wednesday October 24, 2018

We will be hosting the first three conferences (over a three year period) focused on meeting the needs of consumers with mental health and developmental disabilities. This year’s conference will be in Modesto, learn more.

Wednesday October 24, 2018

Meeting at the Poulson project with officials from the Department of Developmental Services.

Thursday October 25, 2018

The San Joaquin County Workforce Development Board (SJCWDB) will be modifying its existing Local and Regional WIOA Plans to incorporate changes to the recently modified State WIOA Plan submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor. Enos Edmerson will be representing VMRC at 9:00 a.m., at the Stockton WorkNet Center (the Department of Rehabilitation will also be in attendance).

Meeting with Bud Mullanix, Director of Human Resources, to discuss issues related to employment law.

Meeting with Gordon Hofer, Director of Information Technology to review Cisco’s video conferencing system to assess the viability of this tool for improving virtual board meeting access.

The Training and Development Workgroup will be meeting from 12 pm to 2 pm in the Cohen Board Room. This committee consists of 25 staff and managers focused on our core competencies at VMRC and developing the training and development work plans, including updating relevant policies and procedures and auditing our existing training content in the Learning Management System.

Friday October 26, 2018

Juanita Leach-Lazer and I will be attending the Mobility Expo in San Mateo. The Expo is from Friday through Sunday and features adaptive equipment demonstrations and breakout sessions regarding access, health and disability rights.

Our website implementation team will be meeting with our photography team to determine what are we going to specifically shoot at each office and begin to schedule professional headshots of directors and board/committee members.

Saturday October 27, 2018

I’ll be attending the Celebration of Life for our consumer April on Saturday, October 27th from 1pm-4pm.