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2019 SCHSPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE -It takes a Village, Don't Stop Believing!

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SC Human Service Provider's Annual Conference attracts approximately 450 people that support individuals with lifelong disabilities. The three-day conference includes preconference sessions and speakers from the national and local levels on topic related to Case Management, Vocational Support, Middle Management and Electronic Documentation and Storage.

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Hotel Information: Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort

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Our Block of Rooms Date : Saturday, March 9 - Thursday, March 14

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SC Human Service Provider’s Annual Conference: It Takes a Village: Don’t Stop Believing”

Conference Agenda- March 11-13, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

8:00am-4:00pm

Registration

Harrow Foyer


Noon-4:30pm

Exhibits and Sponsors

Westminster Hall and Cambridge Hall


9:00am-11:45am

Pre-Conference Workshops

“South Carolina Therap User Group”

Come to this session to get caught up on all that is happening with Therap in the great state of South Carolina. We will go over recent system enhancements that focus on the usage of Therap in the Palmetto State. Bring your questions and concerns to get them addressed in this interactive session.

Therap Team: Jeff Covington, Deputy Director of State Implementation; Rich Frettoloso, Training and Implementation Specialist; Barry Pollack, Southeast Regional Director;

TARGET AUDIENCE: Therap users throughout an organization

Kensington D

Budgeting and Full Time Equivalents

This session will consist of a group presentation by the Finance Director Training Committee of the SCHSP on the different approaches to budgeting and completing the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) reporting requirements on SC DDSN. Attendees will see examples of budgeting methods and FTE reporting from a variety of providers, and there will be many opportunities to ask questions specific to your needs. Whether you are new to budgeting and FTE reporting or are an old pro at it, you will see many different views and you’ll be sure to walk away with new ideas on how to improve or simplify your own budgeting or FTE reporting.

Robert Decker, the Charles Lea Center, Melissa Hallbick,CPA, Senior Director of Administration the Babcock Center, Chris Clark, CPA, CGMA Clark, Eustace Wagner, PA, Beth Cody, Finance DirectorBerkeley Citizens, Betty Lee, Finance Director Clarendon DSN Board, Lynda Tyler, Finance Director Disabilities Board of Charleston County and Robin Hickman, Finance Director Sumter DSN Board

TARGET AUDIENCE: All management staff

Kensington E

“Good Leaders Ask Great Questions”

Interactive workshop where speaker will dive in to discover the process of becoming a successful leader by examining how questions can be used to our advantage. Questions that will be answered include:How do you motivate an unmotivated person? How would you work with a difficult leader who has no vision? How can I discover my unique purpose as a leader? What is the most effective daily habit that any leader should develop?

Wynn Godbold, Bee Sharp Professional Training

TARGET AUDIENCE: Supervisors and Managers

Kensington F

“Advancing Employment: Breaking Out of the Career Prep Box”

This session will provide a person-centered perspective to assist individuals to break out of the traditional career preparation model and break into competitive employment. Using a career planning cycle, we will discuss the components that are necessary and desired for an employee to discover, achieve and maintain career goals. A panel style format will allow participants to engage in lively discussion about obstacles plausible solutions and opportunities that can lead to successful careers outside of a sheltered workshop setting.

Lois R. Durrah, Vice President Employment and Community Supports the Charles Lea Center, Jennifer Pitts, Director of Customized Career Network The Charles Lea Center, Joel Smart, Employment Supervisor The Burton Center and Mel Weaver, Employment Services Director the Burton Center

TARGET AUDIENCE: Day program staff, Supported Employment specialists, Job Coaches

Winchester


1:00pm-1:30pm


OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FULL CONFERENCE

It Take a Village: Don’t Stop Believing

Known for their outrageous behavior at times, the Conference Planning Committee will welcome you in style. Be prepared to laugh and make new friends at your table as we work together the next three days.

Kensington ABCG

1:30pm-3:00pm

PLENARY SESSION

“It Takes a Village Working Together”

National, State and Local officials will discuss current and future trends supporting people with lifelong disabilities.

Barbara Merrill, President of ANCOR, Mary Poole, Director SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Josh Baker, Director of SC Health and Human Services and Susan John, Executive DirectorHorry County DSN Board, Moderator

Kensington ABCG

3:00pm-3:30pm

BREAK: Sponsored by

3:30pm-4:30pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Therap’s Employment History Module”

The state of SC has recently begun statewide usage of Therap’s Employment History Module. Come to this session to learn more about Employment History and how it is to be used to meet DDSN requirements.

Therap Team: Jeff Covington, Deputy Director of State Implementation; Rich Frettoloso, Training and Implementation Specialist;

ANCOR

TOPIC TO BE DETERMINED

Barbara Merrill, President, ANCOR

Kensington D

MEDICAID 101

Presenter will review the Medicaid website and the policy and procedure manual, review income limits, and inaccurate information published on the Medicaid website.

Tom Mayne, Client Benefits Supervisor SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department and Amber Lydford, Benefits Specialist II SCVRD.

Kensington E

“Integrating Enabling Technology in a Traditional Service Focused Culture”

The focus of this session is on developing a culture and model for effectively utilizing enabling technology to develop unique supports that are aligned with the principles of person centered thinking. We will explore the key steps necessary to successfully integrate technology into existing service models from a programmatic, financial and strategic perspective.

Dr. Gerald Bernard, Ed.D, Executive Director of the Charles Lea Center

Kensington F


5:30pm-7:30pm

Reception and Costume Contest (come dressed in 1970’s attire)

Sponsored by Erik Hodge Systems and Consulting

Music Provided by Ice Box Productions and DJ Pat Taylor. In addition to his mobile DJ work, Pat serves as a Next Media On-Air Personality for WKZO, WAVE 104.1, STAR 92.1 and WRNN 99.5

Kensington ABCG


8:30pm-11:00pm

Hospitality Suite

Enjoy refreshments and music in the hospitality suite sponsored by Craig Thornton – Marsh & McLennan Agency

Night Watch (2nd floor off the elevators and to the right)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

7:am-8:30am

Breakfast

Coastal Grille Embassy Suites Lobby

8:00am-4:00pm

Registration

Harrow Foyer

8:30am-4:00pm

Exhibits and Sponsors

Westminster Hall and Cambridge Hall

8:30am-4:30pm

Complimentary Headshot Photos

Windsor Ballroom


8:30am-Noon

“Case Manager’s Round Table: It Takes a Village to Make a Positive Difference”

This is an interactive, brainstorming work session to discuss how to maximize sufficient billing levels for success. Participants will be divided into work groups.

Beth Bunge, Co-Owner, Bright Start, Stacy Johnson, Executive Director Richland/Lexington DSN Board, Cynthia D. Pinckney, Executive State Director The Columbus Organization, Sloan Todd, Owner Path Finders Team Services, Evelyn Turner, Executive Director Disabilities Board of Charleston County and Margie Williamson, Executive Director The Arc of South Carolina

Night Watch (2nd floor off the elevators and to the right)


8:30am-10:30am

PLENARY SESSION

“Don’t Stop Believing; Taking the Journey to Find and Keep Top Talent

Many organizations are dealing with the frustration of watching talented people walk out of the door, while struggling to get the right people in the door. This session is filled with principles to empower you to escape this chaotic cycle and take the journey to developing a winning workforce!

Zachary Brewster, PHR-SHRM-CP, President of The Bridge Builder, LLC, Greenville, SC.

Kensington ABCG


10:30am-11:00am

Break

11:00am-12:00pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Pitfalls and Other Room and Board Considerations

This session will focus on all things room and board. Topics will include the following:

1) Preparation of the room and board determination submitted for SCDDSN approval
2) Factors to consider with HUD and non-HUD facilities
3) Consideration of OSS and SNAP/EBT benefits
4) Policy, lease and consumer financial plan considerations related to room and board
5) Implementation of room and board for proper charges and revenue recognition
6) Proper recording of SNAP revenues in your books

Session participants should leave this session with a robust understanding of room and board pitfalls and considerations when implementing this fee.

Robert Decker, the Charles Lea Center and Patty Sherman, NH Enterprises

Winchester

Therap’s Electronic MARs and the Pharmacy Interface

The distribution of medication is one of the most important things we do in the ID/DD field. The use of an electronic MAR in conjunction with the pharmacy interface can help cut down on valuable nursing time and reduce medication errors. Come learn how your agency can benefit from implementing this module that is part of the state contract.

Therap Team: Jeff Covington, Deputy Director of State Implementation; Rich Frettoloso, Training and Implementation Specialist;

Kensington D

Don’t Be Scared: Meds are Being Reduced and Restrictions are Being Lifted”

Many organizations have done an excellent job of determining what supports need to be put in place for individuals with behavior concerns. However, what providers struggle with is how to begin the process of making changes as people become stable. This presentation will focus on how to address reducing restrictions and medications along with how data and genetic testing can be used to help coordinate this care.

Caroline Lybrand, MAT, BCBA, the Charles Lea Center

Kensington E

The Code to Workplace Communication

One of the greatest threats to a strong culture is the inability to communicate with clarity. This session is filled with practical tools to empower you to communicate with confidence.

Zachary Brewster, PHR, SHRM-CP, President of the Bridge Builder, LLC, Greenville, SC

Kensington F


12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch/Networking : Sponsored by Leslie Haywood –eBridge, Inc

Kensington ABCG


1:30pm-2:30pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Show Me the Money!! - Understanding the Bands and How Providers get Paid

This session is not just for Finance folks…we all need to know…and anyone can understand the simple breakdown of the complicated process of the DDSN money flow. When you leave this session, you will no longer shout “Show Me the Money.” You will see for yourself the ins and outs of the DDSN funding proves.

Melissa Hallbick, Senior Director of Administration the Babcock Center and Chuck Norman, Director, Cost Analysis Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

Winchester

“Expanding Therap Usage for Case Managers and Early Interventionists”

Our sole focus for CMs and EIs has been the implementation and usage of modules required to be used by DDSN. But there is more! Come find out some creative ways CM and EI providers can use Therapto meet their documentation needs. This session will include usage of the GER module.

Therap Team: Jeff Covington, Deputy Director of State Implementation; Rich Frettoloso, Training and Implementation Specialist;

Kensington D

“Beyond the Plan. How to Leverage a Leadership Team to Execute a Strategic Plan and Move Mountains”

This presenter will discuss how the leadership team is critical to the successful implementation of a strategic plan. The presentation will only briefly cover the elements of writing a plan and approach the topic from the standpoint of a team that has developed a plan but fails to fully execute it. It will discuss the role of Action Plans, the Action Phase and Accountability, all centered on the leadership team. This approach will help teams accomplish significant projects in a methodical, coordinated and results driven manner.

Tyler Rex, Executive Director Thrive Upstate

Kensington E

Day Services: How the Final Rule Affects You

This session will be an interactive discussion between a panel of Day Services Director level staff and the audience on how providers are implementing the Final Rule. We will share examples of how we plan to meet the expectations laid out in the Final Rule while maintaining individual choices and family desires.

Thoyd Warren, President and CEO of the Babcock Center, Lois Durrah, Sr. Director of Day Services at the Charles Lea Center, Brent Parker, ED at Allendale/Barnwell, Debbie Cornell, Director of Day Services at Horry County, Mary Burgess, Director of Day Services at Williamsburg County and Carol Wells, Director of Employment and Day Services the Babcock Center

Kensington F

2:30pm-3:00pm

Break: Sponsored by

3:00pm-4:00pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Plugging into Accounting Standard Setters and Preparing for Impending Changes on the Horizon

This session will give participants insight into how their auditors stay in front of and prepare for accounting standard changes so they can too. Participants will be pointed to a host of resources that can be used to make them subject matter experts instead of relying solely on their auditor and potentially being caught unprepared and with a weakness in internal control. You will leave with a foundation foraccounting knowledge maintenance and development related to accounting standard changes. Participants will be made aware of impending significant changes that are right around the corner that they must prepare for now.

W. Chris Clark, CPA, CGMA, Assurance Services Shareholder, Clark Eustace Wagner, PA

Winchester

“Quality Assurance Measurement Using Therap

On a daily basis, staff records a lot of data into Therap. This data can be used on a provider wide basis to ensure quality assurance. Learn how to make use out of your data to meet this important goal for ensuring quality. This session will include information on the use of Excel Pivot Tables and the GER Business Intelligence Tool.

Therap Team: Jeff Covington, Deputy Director of State Implementation; Rich Frettoloso, Training and Implementation Specialist;

Kensington D

“Actual Use and Practicality of Using Cloud Scanning and Storage Options”

This presentation will show hands on practicality of using Cloud based storage for scanning and storing documents. A panel discussion of Internal Auditors, External Auditors, HR/Finance Directors as well as Alliant ASO staff will share their personal experience of using eBridge to retrieve and audit information. A brief demonstration of the scanning solution will be presented to give the audience an actual visual understanding of the storage and scanning capabilities.

Leslie Haywood, eBridge, Eric Baker, DDSN Internal Audit, Chris Jordan, Alliant, George Ulrich/Nancy Rodney, Horry County DSN

Kensington E


“Supporting and Measuring Active Treatment Outcomes Resulting In Consumers Progressing to Lesser Restrictive Residential Settings”

This training will focus on the preliminary results of DDSN’s new initiative to examine high management residences’ use of existing planning tools to effectively focus staff’s training efforts and progress on addressing high behaviors. It will examine to what extent high management consumers’ behaviors are improving, as well as if improved behaviors are resulting in consumer placements in less restrictive residential settings.

Mary Poole, Director, DDSN and Ann Dalton, Quality Management Division Director DDSN

Kensington F

4:00pm-8:30pm

Dinner on Your Own

8:30pm-11:00pm

Hospitality Suite

Enjoy refreshments in the hospitality suite Sponsored by Craig Thornton – Marsh & McLennan Agency

Night Watch (2nd Floor off the elevators and to the right)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

7am-8:30am

Breakfast Buffet and Hotel checkout

Coastal Grille

Embassy Suites Lobby


7:30am-10:00am

Exhibitors/Sponsors

Westminster Hall and Cambridge Hall


8:30am-9:30am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

“Bridging the Gap from High School to Adult Services: Making Seamless Employment Service Delivery a Reality”

This session, focusing on employment, will provide strategies and tips for planning in interagency settings, facilitating connections between youth and families to the Medicaid Waiver service system, and building on best practice to ensure that agencies are working in the same direction towards impacting positive outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities.

Charlie Walters, Director of Transition Programs, Able SC

Winchester

Therap’s Mobile Applications”

We use our cell phones for everything these days; from banking to entertaining our kids at restaurants. You can also do a variety of activities on your phone using Therap’s Mobile Applications: MARs, ISP programs, SComms and Password reset. Join us at this session to learn more about how your agency can benefit from the use of Therap’s Mobile Applications.

Therap Team: Jeff Covington, Deputy Director of State Implementation; Rich Frettoloso, Training and Implementation Specialist;

Kensington D

Some Will Win and Some Will Lose

Hiring and terminating employees are some of the hardest conversations managers have throughout their careers. This session will take managers through a crash course in how to manage the interview process and how to terminate employees correctly. There will be termination scenarios and discussion on what went well and what did not and how to manage those hard conversations.

Audrey Coogler, Director of Human Resources and Brooke Russell, Senior Director of Operations, theBabcock Center.

Kensington E

“We Are the Village: Five Generations in the Workplace”

There currently are 5 generations of workers in an organization. There are also 5 generations of consumers. What are the characteristics of each and how do you survive in this diverse workplace?

Mary Mack, Mack Specialized Consultant, LLC

Kensington F


9:30am-9:45am

BREAK

9:45am-10:30am

PLENARY SESSION

“Everything I know About Life I learned from my Disability

Angela Wrigglesworth will tell you she has a great pair of rose-colored glasses. Diagnosed at 16 months with spinal muscular atrophy, a progressive motor neuron disease that left her unable to walk, she has only positive memories of her childhood. She has won numerous awards throughout her life and is recognized for her life of leadership and advocacy for people with disabilities.

Angela Wrigglesworth, Motivational Speaker from Houston, Texas

Kensington DEF

10:30am-11:30am

Awards and Fabulous Door Prizes (yes, you have to be present to win)

Debbie Burton Award

Direct Support Professional of the Year

Door Prizes, etc.

Kensington DEF

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