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Maine Township Agency Day

Maine Township

Friday, May 4, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

Maine Township Agency Day

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$25 Admission
Please note: You will NOT be able to pay the $25 registration cost online using a credit card. You may register online and choose to mail in a check or pay at the door. If you are registering multiple people from your organization, all attendee names, emails, and phone numbers are required.
Apr 24, 2018 Free  

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Event Details

Maine Township's 36th annual Agency Day will feature workshop entitled The Future Belongs To The Organization Who Prepares For It Today presented by international speaker and trainer Mark Sanders. Registration deadline is April 24.

Program Schedule

8:30 AM - Breakfast and Registration
9:00 AM - Program and Presentations
12:00 PM - Luncheon and Networking

Workshop Details

There are many expected changes occurring which will impact the future of the non-profit and behavioral health fields. Some of these change include technology erasing millions of jobs, gender shifts in wage earner status, the need for non-traditional funding streams, serving younger and older clients (1 out of 3 people born today will live to see age 100), the use of technology in counseling including computers and robots, the shift towards trauma informed care and evidence based practices, counselor shortages, and leadership voids. Drawing from his three decades of experience in the field, Mark will discuss these changes and emphasize how to prepare for them.

Speaker Biography

Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean and British Islands.

Mark is the author of five books that focus on behavioral health. Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients Multiple Addictions and Disorders, Recovery Management and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. He has received numerous awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni.

Mark is co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. He is past president of the board of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC. He has had a 30 year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.

Agency Presentations

To help increase awareness of local community resources, the first ten agencies to respond will have three minutes each to share their mission and services with those in attendance during the morning program. Everyone is encouraged to bring brochures, flyers and business cards to display on our information tables and to use for networking purposes.


$25/person - includes breakfast, lunch, and 2.0 CEUs for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nurses.


Special thanks to Chicago Behavioral Hospital and Des Plaines Community Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this event to help offset costs.

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Manzo's Banquets & Catering
1571 South Elmhurst Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Friday, May 4, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

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Maine Township

Maine Township is one of thirty townships in Cook County. Maine Township contains portions of the Chicago suburbs of Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Niles, Glenview, Morton Grove, and Rosemont. The township also contains unincorporated sections which mostly use a Des Plaines mailing address. Founded in 1850, Maine Township is the oldest unit of local government in the area. During its existence, it has seen its surroundings grow from a predominantly rural farming community to a major metropolitan area with some 135,000 residents.

Maine Township exists to serve the needs of its residents. Some of the services Maine Township provides include temporary financial assistance for financially distressed residents, advocacy services, and a food pantry; affordable counseling for youth and families along with a host of educational groups and activities for youth; senior services providing a variety of activities, trips, and recreational programs for seniors; assistance with property tax assessment appeals and exemptions; a central location for voter registration, passport and vehicle sticker purchases; code enforcement to monitor compliance with local code ordinances; and a local office of emergency management ready to respond in case of local emergencies or crises.

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