Family Services & ERSEA QEC

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Pick Your Location: Central, South, North/Chicago. Bring your lunch!

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The Family Services & ERSEA QEC will be held virtually FOUR times during the 2020-2021 calendar year. Family Services & ERSEA QECs will meet:

  • October 20, 2020
  • December 8, 2020
  • February 3, 2021
  • April 27, 2021

QECs meet from 10:00am—1:00pm. Register for the QEC group closest to you (Central, South or North/Chicago) and be prepared for a....

UNIQUE LEARNING EXPERIENCE...designed especially for YOU!


Most professionals, like you, learn about new tools and developments in their field not by reading journals, but by consulting their colleagues. Colleagues are not only sources of information. They are also sources of judgement about how valid and useful information will be. Each QEC helps "pull" insights from each participant when they need it, rather than "pushing" it out to them. Most of us have had the experience of sitting through long discussions that were not immediately relevant. Even when there are gems of insights in these discussions, they are hard to pull out and remember. Most of us learn best when faced with a problem and need ideas to solve it, when we "pull" information currently relevant. Your Quality Enrichment Circle is designed to respond to pull rather than push information out to people.

During the QEC meetings participants will share ideas & insights, help each other solve problems and develop a common practice or approach. Participants engage in joint activities and discussions. They build relationships that enable them to learn from each other. They develop a shared repertoire of resources: experiences, stories, tools, ways of addressing recurring problems—in short a shared practice that includes: Problem solving, Requests for information, Seeking experience, Reusing assets, Coordination and synergy, Discussing developments, Documentation projects, Visits, Mapping knowledge and Identifying gaps. During the QEC meetings participants will share ideas & insights, help each other solve problems and develop a common practice or approach.

Content Area Experts: Each Quality Enrichment Circle will be facilitated by a Content Area Expert, a respected peer who has the on the ground experience, extensive knowledge and skill in their content area.

QEC Content/Agenda Topics Will Be Driven & Decided By YOU! Potential Themes to be Included in Education & Coaching QEC:

Issues and strategies related to COVID-19 will be front and center of all QECs. Additional topics related to Framework, Measuring family outcomes, Self assessment of current family and community engagement strategies, Family outcomes and school readiness, Data analysis and planning program improvements, Community resources to support family outcomes, Relationship based competencies for staff, Financial Literacy, Support strategies for Family Service Staff, Dealing with stress, Using technology to work smarter not harder, Two-Generation Approach, Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance.

Registration Fee is $295.00 per person for IHSA Agency Members and $445.00 for Non-Members. Registration fee includes all four QEC meetings.

*Due to the nature of the group and the relationships being built among peers, IHSA encourages the registrant to be available to attend all four meetings and discourages (but does not prohibit) having a different person attend in the original registrant's place.

** Please note that once a registration is submitted, full payment is due and no refunds will be issued. **

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