2017 Leadership Breakfast

June 2, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Walsh University Barrette Center
2020 E Maple St
Canton, OH 44721
Carrie Long

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At this annual event, hear inspiration and practical tips from dynamic national presenters who have traveled this journey. StarkMHAR’s new strategic plan will be announced and the annual community HOPE Award winners will be honored.

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Breakfast Keynote: “Who am I in the work of leadership?” – Ellen Kagan, MSW, Director of the Georgetown University Leadership Program

Ms. Ellen B. Kagen is on the faculty as a Senior Policy Associate of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development where she directs the Georgetown Leadership Program, a national leadership learning and consultation effort for professionals and families in the field of health, education, and human services. She is also the editor of their leadership training curriculum which focuses specifically on the leadership role in systems change and transformation. In addition, Ms. Kagen is an accomplished consultant specializing in leadership development for senior executives and leadership teams to improve their effectiveness in accomplishing personal, organizational and system goals. As a highly skilled and dynamic facilitator, trainer and consultant, she has over 25 years experience working in the field of children’s services and collaboration at the national, state, and local levels utilizing her expertise in leadership development, inter-agency integration, managing collaborative change processes and strategic community development and planning.

Morning Keynote: “Preparing for Change and Involving Stakeholders” – Elizabeth Manley, LSW, Assistant Commissioner, Children’s System of Care, New Jersey

Elizabeth Manley, LSW is the Director for the Children’s System of Care.  In this capacity Ms. Manley has direct oversight of the statewide child behavioral health, substance abuse and development/intellectual disabilities systems. This includes a wide range of community based services, inpatient units and residential treatment centers.  Prior to joining DCF, Ms. Manley was the CEO of Caring Partners of Morris/Sussex, Inc., a CMO (Care Management Organization) specializing in working with youth with complex behavioral health challenges.  Prior to this position, Ms. Manley worked for Capitol County Children’s Collaboration, the Mercer County CMO, as the Director of Operations, since it’s inception in 2002.  She came to that position after spending 15 years at SERV Behavioral Health, in various positions with her final position at SERV as the Director of Children’s Services for SERV Behavioral Health.  Ms. Manley earned a B.S. degree in Health Education from William Paterson University and a M.S.W. from Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

Who should attend:

Service Provider Administrators, Directors & Leadership; Health & Human Service Provider leaders, System of Care partner leadership, medical professionals, elected officials, business and community leaders.

Why attend:

Learn more about leadership during system changes and how another system has managed their own service transitions. Hear about the new organizational strategic plan from StarkMHAR Executive Director John Aller, and celebrate the winners of the 2017 HOPE Awards.

HOPE Awards:

Presented annually, the HOPE Awards honor people and organizations who are making strides and influencing change to advance behavioral health right here in Stark County. The HOPE Awards honor people and organizations within the five following categories: Community Champion, Advocate of the Year, Young Advocate of the Year, Professional of the Year and the Innovation Award. For more on the 2017 HOPE Award recipients »

Location and Cost:

  • Location: Walsh University Barrette Center; 2020 East Maple Street, North Canton, OH 44720.
  • Cost: $20.00 per person will cover registration and breakfast. PayPal is the preferred method of payment and is accepted on the confirmation page.
  • Education credits: CEUs/RCHs pending for applicable sessions.
  • Limited space, please register by Friday, May 26, 2017.

For assistance, please contact Carrie.Long@StarkMHAR.org.

Special thanks to our event sponsors:

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