Create an Internal Compliance System

Date:  Tuesday, February 18th
Time:  12:30pm – 3:30pm 
Location:  OPRA Training Room, 1152 Goodale Blvd., Columbus OH  43212

Cost:  $75.00 – Members / $150 Non-Members

Presenter: Sara Sherman International, LLC

You know the rules, and your team is trained on the expectations; but your organization still struggles with compliance. There are too many panic moments, too much chaos and internal & external audits reveal errors.

Why? – The problem is that you don’t have an effective internal quality assurance system.

From Paper to an Electronic Documentation System

Date:  Thursday, February 27th
Time:  1:00pm – 3:00pm 
Location:  OPRA Training Room, 1152 Goodale Blvd., Columbus OH  43212

Cost:  $75.00 – Members / $125 Non-Members

Presenter: Joe Miller, Business Development Consultant, Primary Solutions

For over 20 years, our team has helped providers and county boards implement software, often moving them from a paper system to an electronic system. In that time we’ve looked for the patterns that make an electronic system successful. Even if you’re already on an electronic system, this training may help you think differently about how you’re using your system today. Learn how to get the most from your data, common pitfalls to avoid and how to set yourself up for success when transitioning to an electronic documentation system.

Frontline Supervisor Training Techniques

Date:  Wednesday, March 11th
Time:  10:00am – 3:30pm 
(An half-hour lunch break will be taken. You may bring your own lunch or we can order lunch for you. There is a $10 charge for lunch.)
Location:  OPRA Training Room, 1152 Goodale Blvd., Columbus OH  43212

Cost:  $150.00 – Members / $300 Non-Members

Presenter: Sara Sherman International, LLC

You’ve just received a big promotion, a new set of keys, access to approve timesheets, and an eager team to supervise, educate, support, and lead. As a frontline supervisor, you are a pivotal link in the service delivery chain and the key to your organization’s effectiveness. (No Pressure!)

Chances are, you could use a few new tools in your management toolbox.

  • Learn the 10 Fundamentals of Supervision
  • Discover the secret to finding and addressing the root cause of performance issues
  • Identify their own supervisory strengths and vulnerabilities
  • Understand 2 of the most challenging employee personality traits and learn how to stop them in their tracks
  • Leave with a written Supervisory Success Outline

Freeing Individuals to Live Their Most Independent Lives

Date:  Tuesday, March 24th
Time:  12:30pm – 3:30pm 
Location:  OPRA Training Room, 1152 Goodale Blvd., Columbus OH  43212

Cost:  $75.00 – Members / $150 Non-Members

Presenter: Sara Sherman International, LLC

Do you feel like, sometimes, your staff create more dependence than independence? We all know that the goal for the individuals we serve is to increase independence through skill acquisition, but in those day to day moments when decisions are made and supports provided, the needle sometimes doesn’t move any closer to independence, if it moves at all.
In this workshop agency leaders will learn how to teach staff to support individuals in ways that:

  • Expand individuals’ independence
  • Empower individuals to develop decision making skills
  • End unnecessary dependence on staff
  • Make it clear when success is achieved (both for the individual and staff)
  • Support staff to create a full company culture of empowering individuals.

Creating a Year’s Worth of Meaningful Activities Based on Just a Few Interests

Date:  Tuesday, April 7th
Time:  12:30pm – 3:30pm 
Location:  OPRA Training Room, 1152 Goodale Blvd., Columbus OH  43212

Cost:  $75.00 – Members / $150 Non-Members

Presenter: Sara Sherman International, LLC

Does it seem like the individuals you serve end up doing the same activities week in and week out? Is it a struggle to come up with new ideas to keep life fresh and interesting for the individuals you serve and keep your DSPs busy and creative?

It’s not easy to come up with new ideas day in and day out, but with a little know-how it is possible to leverage an individual’s likes and hobbies to create a robust list of things to do.
In this hands-on training session, supervisors and managers will learn to:

  • Turn just a few interests of the individuals you support into a full calendar year of meaningful activities
  • Use an individuals’ interests to naturally connect to the community
  • Empower DSPs to take the reins in planning, organizing and implementing these activities
  • End the “same old, same old” forever