It isn’t that I never slip. I do. I am of an older generation and sometimes the words of my past and my history come out of my mouth when I don’t intend for them to. Maybe that is true for
A few weeks ago I got to attend a great on-location training by IL-Net called “Get to the Core of It: Integrating CIL Core Services for a Holistic Consumer Experience”. (The captioned video will be posted soon.) All of the
First, do note that the SILC Assurances have requirements around appointments, including that the SILC regularly (not less than annually) provides the appointing authority recommendations for eligible appointments; and the Indicators require that the SILC have written policies and procedures
Question:We are working to develop a new Quality Assurance Program. Part of the Program will include following-up with recently closed consumers and providing them a Consumer Satisfaction Survey. Do you know what obligations, if any, we have as a CIL
The board is the right size to operate effectively. Your bylaws require a minimum number of board members, and sometimes also give a maximum. Have you thought about what number works the best? I have seen minimums as low as
If you like to study social dynamics from interesting sources, you may want to check out Asset Based Community Development. The Center in my home town, Fresno, CA, invited me to a community wide conference on Asset Based Community Development
This last couple of months I have been stunned by how many people have asked me to give them the actual citations that require more than 50% of the board, management and staff of a center be people with disabilities.
As is so often the case, the answer is “yes and no”. Because of our unique structure to assure consumer control (which is required by the Rehabilitation Act as amended), our boards and councils are unique. Not very many non-profit
Questions from a CIL Executive Director: I’m having some difficulties with my board that I could use some advice on. 1. The board is not doing anything to assist me in finding new members, and we are now under 51%.
Section 701 of Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act starts out with the purpose of Independent Living. “The purpose of this chapter is to promote a philosophy of independent living, including a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination,