This event is the second in a series of Leadership Forums hosted by the Michigan Federation for Children and Families to assist its member agencies in meeting the newest challenges of the child welfare system and services to vulnerable families. Presenter Elizabeth (Beth) Skidmore, who received great reviews for the first session in June — National Trends in Child Welfare: A Leadership Discussion of Trends, Challenges and Strategies for the Future — returns to Michigan to bring to Federation members Forging Strategic Alliances: Creating Value through Effective Partnership.
During periods of uncertainty and constant change in the field of child welfare, what approaches and tools should leaders employ to sustain their organizational vision and priorities? Shrinking and/or flat revenues and supports for human service agencies and altered contracting models indicate the critical importance of building and sustaining partnerships with a wide variety of community constituencies.
The value of developing relationships with traditional and non-traditional partners that enhance services and supports for clients and their families, and strengthens an agency’s ability to expand/diversify services in conjunction with their partners has never been more essential.
This special leadership forum will help Federation member agencies to consider specific strategies they can employ to identify, sustain and add value to strategic alliances and partnerships.
Date/time: December 2, 2014 • Registration 9:30 AM • Program 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd., Lansing, MI 48910
Who should attend: CEOs, Senior Management Teams and Agency Board Leaders
Cost: $85 per person, includes lunch and refreshments
Social Work CECHs: Approval pending for 5 CECHs; cost $50 per person
Registration: ONLINE ONLY; click here • Space is limited, so register early!