CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2019 Sr. Management Conference

The Michigan Federation for Children and Families 2019 Senior Management Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal to present at the Federation’s Sr. Management Conference on September 11-13, 2019 at Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, MI. 

The Federation’s Annual Senior Management Conference offers timely information to private child welfare leaders through engaging educational sessions presented by knowledgeable speakers. These educational programs cover an array of management topics pertinent to the nonprofit child welfare field, designed to meet the needs of the Federation’s diverse membership.

Professionals and academics are invited to submit proposals to present at the conference. This is your opportunity to share your expertise and tap your creativity by developing an original program for presentation at the conference.

The Federation Conference Planning Committee is interested in proposals representing a broad range of contemporary presentations whose delivery will empower child welfare professionals with new information and ideas that introduce attendees to innovative and creative programs that serve children and families in need. 

The 2019 theme is "Shaping the Future Through Leadership Excellence"

Attached is the Request for Proposal. All proposals must be submitted by January 31, 2019. 

2018 Compensation Data Report available for purchase

Data reflected in the 2018 Compensation Data Report was provided by 52 private, nonprofit human service agencies across Michigan, current as of January 31, 2018. The Federation member response rate was 90%...thank you! Copies of the report were distributed were put into the U.S. mail on Wednesday, September 25, addressed to Full Member CEOs and HR Directors

It is available for purchase by other interested parties.

Questions regarding the survey should be directed to Rose Homa, Many thanks to those who invested their time and energy completing this survey; you’ve made this an especially valuable resource for yourselves and your colleagues!

To purchase the 2018 report, the following prices apply: $150 for Federation Members and Corporate Sponsors; $200 for non-participating non-Federation entities. Send your request and payment to Michigan Federation for Children and Families, 620 S Capitol Ave, Suite 325, Lansing, MI 48933. Or e-mail your request to and pay via credit card at this link (a 4% administrative charge will be added to your order):

2018 Federation Member Mentor of the Year

Brian Philson, President & CEO of Highfields, Inc., is presented with the 2018 Federation Member Mentor of the Year award. Brian is known for his steadfast leadership in the field. His peers seek him out for guidance and advice. Brian imparts his deep knowledge and experience in a manner that others know they can trust. He is able to help others successfully navigate their environment when faced with ethical dilemmas or questions of how to respond to a situation at their agency. Brian does not tell others what to do; he simply offers paths to consider and mentors others as they make critical decisions. Brian invests his time and energy in supporting others in achieving their own success, shows an enthusiasm for the work of his colleagues across the state, and consistently shows up at the table with a positive thought, calm demeanor and a high-five. 


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