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Weekly Update, May 10, 2013

  • 1.  Weekly Update, May 10, 2013

    Posted 05-10-2013 11:22 AM

    This Week's Update Agenda

    1. Government Relations News
      1. Feedback needed
      2. Upton-Hatch Propose Per Capita Caps as Part of Larger Medicaid Reform
      3. Harkin Drops Block on CMS Nominee, But Continues to Blast Administration
    2. Your Conference Feedback Needed
    3. National Sustainability and Succession Survey
    4. Upcoming Events
      1. 7 Habits of Highly Successful People: Introductory Webinar
      2. Webinar for Employment Support Specialists
      3. Last Chance to Register for Leadership Institute
    5. Save the Date
      1. 2013 ANCOR Technology Summit
    6. ANCOR Supports National Partner Organizations
      1. National Sibling Leadership Network Conference
      2. NADD 30th Annual Conference
    7. Shop for Mother's Day and Support the ANCOR Foundation
    8. Upcoming Collaboration Efforts
    Feedback needed! Did you meet with your members of Congress last week as part of ANCOR's Annual Conference? Please share feedback through our online questionnaire!

    ANCOR Issue Brief: 

    Upton-Hatch Propose Per Capita Caps as Part of Larger Medicaid Reform

    Harkin Drops Block on CMS Nominee, But Continues to Blast Administration

    YOUR Conference Feedback Needed

    Did you attend ANCOR's annual conference?  We certainly hope so. Now - please help ANCOR and its Professional and Organizational Development Committee plan more motivating, innovative and informative year-round learning opportunities demonstrating leading practices within the disability field! Click on the link below to complete the evaluation and provide your feedback. Your responses matter! 

    National Sustainability and Succession Survey

    Both you and ANCOR are aware that 1 of 10 nonprofit CEOs will turn over each year. As a result, ANCOR has provided educational opportunities at conferences and through webinars to help organizations begin considering an eventual planned or unplanned CEO turnover. ANCOR is now encouraging your participation in a National Succession and Sustainability Survey, which will provide valuable information for the nonprofit industry. While taking the survey, you will likely be reminded of things you had been considering regarding executive transition and may want to move up on your Board of Directors' list of considerations. Each person completing the confidential survey will receive an aggregated summary of all responses.

    We encourage you to help prepare the nonprofit leadership turnover process by completing this survey link. Click on this link to the National Sustainability and Succession Survey:

    Upcoming Events

    Webinar: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Introduction
    May 20, 1 - 2 pm ET
    May 29, 1 - 2 pm ET

    Learn about transformational leadership and the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with these complimentary webinars. Presented through the ANCOR Foundation's Lighthouse Leaders program. Choose from one of three dates; all three presentations are the same.   

    The webinars are free to ANCOR members. Registration and additional information here:

    Webinar: The CESP Credential: The First National Certification Program for Employment Support Professionals
    Monday, May 13
    1:00 - 2:15 PM Eastern

    ANCOR and APSE present this webinar targeted toward Employment Support Specialists who want to increase their marketing edge with employers and businesses. More information and registration found here.

    Last Chance to Register for Leadership Institute

    ANCOR members are encouraged to apply to send a staff member to the July 21 - 26, 2013 Leadership Institute, offered by the University of Delaware's National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities. The ANCOR Foundation is one of the sponsors of the Institute, and many ANCOR members are among the alumni of this leadership program. Those of you who witnessed the "Brand New Day" presentation by Cedar Lake at the conference will remember that the organization's path to transformation began at the Leadership Institute.

    Information and application can be found at Application deadline is May 6.

    Save the Date

    2013 ANCOR Technology Summit
    October 3, 2013

    In conjunction with the Oct 2 Coleman Institute
    Omni Interlochen Resort, Broomfield, CO

    ANCOR Supports our National Partner Organizations

    National Sibling Leadership Network Conference June 6, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA     

    As more organizations support people with a dual diagnosis, additional information and training is available at the NADD 30th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show, 30 Years of Progress: Ready for the Future (IDD/MH).   October 23-25, 2013 in Baltimore, MD

    Shop For Mother's Day and Support the ANCOR Foundation

    Those attending the ANCOR Conference learned of numerous resources available through Amazon.   When reviewing your conference notes and prioritizing your purchases, remember to go to the ANCOR website and click on the Amazon link at the bottom of the home page. Each purchase made through the ANCOR link means a contribution to the ANCOR Foundation's leadership activities.

    We're busy collaborating! Here's what we have upcoming.

    Renee has a meeting on May 8th with Tom Fish of the Siblings Leadership Network, and another meeting on May 10th with Donna Melzter, CEO of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities.

    Barbara recently spoke at the Iowa Provider's Association meeting.

    Beth Hawley
    Communications and Social Media Specialist
    1101 King St., Suite 380
    Alexandria, VA 22314-2944
    Phone: (703) 535-7850, ext. 106 FAX: (703) 535-7860