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Special Pre-Conference Program

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015



This year's pre-conference will feature a special program designed by the Action Pact leadership team.
In years past, we have offered a traditional "Getting Started" package for those just beginning their journey. This year, in keeping with our special theme, "Navigating the Winds of Change," we are offering an exciting day for novices and veterans alike, to look at the essentials of transformation and set some new commitments. Whether you are new to our movement, seeking a re-focus, or stuck along the path, this program could be the perfect start to your conference experience. Here are the details:

Future Pull - Understanding Culture and Change: Our Future Demands We Get It Right!

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
ROOM: Rosemont C-D

Program Summary:
Creating deep change from an institutional to a person-centered model of support requires individual and organizational transformation, as well as renovation of the physical environment into a home. Becoming a change agent takes practice, skill building, and trial and error. Where do we start and how can we keep the change focused and moving?

We begin by examining the culture from the perspective of its purpose, vision, processes of decision-making and power distribution, and the myths and realities of how an organization functions -- how these elements influence the social and physical environment for everyone.

Next, we will seriously assess the issue of organizational and leadership strengths; this enables you to find a clear path to meaningful and sustainable change where even residents living with the most frailty can have a good daily life. Leadership, both formal and informal, will flourish throughout the organization if a wide community of individuals participates in all aspects of the process while learning and practicing high engagement tools. Furthermore, existing relationships deepen, new ones form, and fresh ideas are openly shared.

Come, get involved, as we practice and share stories, struggles, and successes in each detailed step along the journey of change. This is more than traditional "starts and fits." It is about continuing to grow your culture while sustaining the ship of change through a variety of winds!

Guides:
Megan Hannan, Executive Leader, Action Pact, Inc.
LaVrene Norton, Founder, Action Pact, Inc.


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