Directors Travels Oct 15, 2018

The logo for VMRC shows representation of mountains, a person reaching for a star, and the words Valley Mountain Regional CenterDirectors Travels: Week of October 15, 2018
Monday October 15, 2018

Meeting with the elected leadership of the Coalition of Local Area Service Providers (CLASP) to review topics from the provider community and develop the agenda for the CLASP meeting next week. This leadership group serves as the advisory body to the regional center on provider issues.

Working on a grant application to support our Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities conference coming up in a couple weeks. This is a three year project to increase collaboration with the mental health services community.

I’ll be attending Joey Travolta’s, Summer Film Camp, Premiere that starts at 6:00 PM at the Bob Hope Theater in Stockton. This program teaches student all facets of film making and helps inspire/prepare students for jobs in film making.

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Weekly meeting with the Senior Leadership (Directors and Assistant Directors) to review topics that need further discussion and/or decisions that impact all or part of the organization.

The Board’s Legislative Committee, Chaired by Candace Bright, will be meeting to review the outcomes from the legislative bill file from last year including the latest signed and vetoed on the last day of the last year of the legislative session.

Meeting with the CLASP organizing group for a local conference on innovations in providing services to people with developmental disabilities.

Cindy Mix, Director of Consumer Services, will be meeting with all the VMRC Program Managers of case management services to review current issues, communicate decisions and or directives from the senior leadership, and provide feedback to senior leadership on issues that need to be addressed.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 – Friday October 19, 2018

Mary Sheehan, Clinical Director, will be participating in the San Joaquin Oral Health Strategic Planning Steering Committee meeting. The committee is working on a variety of initiatives to address the county’s need to improve oral health services and Mary is there to ensure our consumer’s needs are also considered in the plans.

I will be attending the Association of Regional Center Agencies meeting from Wednesday through Friday. Meetings include a meeting with the new directors of regional centers (around five years or less experience), ARCA Finance Committee, Executive Director’s Committee, Executive Committee of the ARCA Board, Retirement event for SGPRC Director Keith Pennman, and ARCA strategic planning. Tom Bowe will also be participating in some of these meetings as well.

Thursday October 18, 2018

Organization-wide Strategies for Implementing Person-Centered Practices and Positive Behavior Support  Rachel Freeman and Julie Kramme from the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota will outline an organization-wide planning model that integrates person-centered practices, organizational workforce development, and positive behavior support (PBS) in human service settings. Examples will be included that describe how teams are using implementation science to establish systematic and sustainable positive behavior support within a variety of organizations supporting people with disabilities – this is a webinar from 1-2 pm .

Thursday October 18, 2018 and Friday October 19, 2018

Tara Sizemore will be representing VMRC at the Interagency Coordinating Council meetings in Sacramento focus on statewide policy issues impacting Early Start services.