Embed from Getty Images Yes, we have a wide menu of training options for your new Executive Director on our website. I would probably customize the ideas below, based on what your new E.D. already knows. If they have worked
Question: I’ve previously worked in long term care and with the department of health, and had some experience in group home services governed by the department over developmental disabilities. Those fields had very strict guidelines on processing a new hire.
The center has some odd jobs around the place — lawn mowing, cleaning, maybe web development or support of the Facebook page. Some centers pay consumers as peer support mentors. Is it okay to hire a consumer to do
Every new executive director wants to make their mark. Take the time, though, to make sure that the change is what is really needed at this time. Here are some radical changes that Executive Directors sometimes make, and my comments
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.
Whether a transition is known and immediate, or totally unknown, a transition is coming. It isn’t a matter of if — it is a matter of when. The Executive Director and Board of your center need to take up this
Today’s New Century Blog (you should subscribe if you haven’t) cited a number of references on creating an environment of innovation. I began to think about how very different centers can be from each other in their actual offices and
If your center staff and board have worked on your mission and vision lately, you probably had this conversation. “The community doesn’t understand what a Center for Independent Living is. They want to drop off their elderly relative and have
Question: I am concerned about the new labor/salary regs. Do they apply to CILs? Answer: As far as the overtime regs are concerned, here is a summary: Key Provisions of the Final Rule The Final Rule focuses primarily on updating
Many Executive Directors, and sometimes other staff in management positions, have been considered by their CIL to be exempt staff, meaning that they are not paid for overtime worked, but are paid the same salary regardless of the time they