Executives of children’s services organizations have been hard hit by a number of recent market challenges – budget restraints, managed care, increased competition, rate and reimbursement changes, new performance measurement and outcome requirements – just to name a few.
With the health and human service market continuing to evolve and change, the next few years will continue be challenging ones. To help executives of children's services organizations combat these challenges and survive the turbulent market, OPEN MINDS launched The Leadership Council For Children's Services. Comprised of leaders across the country, led by OPEN MINDS senior advisors, and backed by The Child Welfare League Of America, this group of thoughtleaders convenes with one singular focus – improving the financial sustainability of children’s service organizations.
By joining The Leadership Council For Children's Services, you can position your children's services organization for success by leveraging a national network of CEOs and advisors, an advanced executive education program in management best practices, and a library of critical information and sustainability tools designed to help organizations thrive in the changing environment.
The theme of the 2014-2015 Leadership Council program is ‘the roadmap to sustainability’ for children’s service organizations in changing markets. Join us as we explore the four pillars of sustainability and success:
Though this exclusive online community web site, members can access the latest news and industry resources specific to child welfare, a platform to share their opinions and experiences, the opportunity to network with other leaders across the country, and the ability to participate in moderated discussions, webinars, conference calls and more.
Each week, OPEN MINDS Senior Associate, Howard Shiffman, will send members an email with the latest updates and analyses on happenings in the child welfare market. Members will be able to access these expert analyses and market intelligence updates, published in OPEN MINDS Weekly News Wire, via the exclusive online learning community.
Each quarter, OPEN MINDS will host and present a ninety-minute web briefing focused on specific challenges and opportunities in the child welfare market. During each web briefing, members will have the opportunity to ask questions of our expert presenters and share experiences with colleagues related to the web briefing topic. Prior to the web briefing, members will have the opportunity to share opinions regarding what particular issues they would like to see more emphasis on during the web briefing. The 2014-2015 web briefings will tentatively focus on:
OPEN MINDS hosts five national conferences each year exclusively focused on aiding executives in the health and human service environment. Institute members all receive complimentary registration to each of these five institutes — a $4,000 value! These Institutes include:
At each conference, members will have the opportunity to participate in executive-level discussions on market changes and trends specifically relevant to Institute members. This provides a unique forum for gathering ideas, sharing opinions, and networking with colleagues in the child welfare marketplace.
The Institute track at the CWLA National Conference is structured as a series of discussion sessions with the members, allowing for active participation and engagement during the presentation sessions. The various sessions will focus on dynamic industry change drivers as well as the infrastructure and talent necessary to keep pace with these changes.
|Annual Membership Rates — 2014-2015 Program|
|# Of Executive Members:||Annual Membership (12 Months) — Current Members Of The Chid Welfare League Of America (CWLA)||Annual Membership (12 Months) — Non-Members Of The Child Welfare League Of America (CWLA)|
|2 (Group)||$2,400 ($1200/each)||$2,800 ($1,400/each)|
|3 (Group)||$2,700 ($900/each)||$3,300 ($1,100/each)|
|4 (Group)||$2,800 ($700/each)||$3,600 ($900/each)|
|5 (Group)||$3,000 ($600/each)||$4,000 ($800/each)|
1) 2013-2014 Membership Form (Download)
Download the official membership form and submit it with your payment information via one of the following methods:
ATTN: The Leadership Council For Children's Services
163 York Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Fax: (717) 334-0538
2) Enroll Over The Phone
Call the OPEN MINDS customer service team at 717-334-1329 (or 877-350-6463) between 8:30am and 5:00pm EST weekdays.
3) Enroll Online Through PayPal (Coming Soon)
Quarterly web briefings and conference calls will be held for all Executive Institute members and led by an OPEN MINDS Senior Associate. Topics will address various health and human service market trends that affect strategy and sustainability. Don't miss your chance to get the latest industry updates and expert advice, register now!
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OPEN MINDS executive institutes have become the ‘go to’ meetings on business best practices for C-Level professionals in the field. These events draw on our decades of experience tracking the behavioral health and human service market, as well as the expertise of our nationally-acclaimed team of senior advisors and invited industry thought leaders across the country.
The OPEN MINDS California Planning & Performance Management Institute
(August 20-21, 2014 — San Diego, California
April 26-29, 2015: Washington, D.C. — 2015 CWLA National Conference:
This conference will feature a special 'Executive Track' only available to members of The Leadership Council For Children's Services. The agenda for this event will be announced at a later date.
CWLA National Conference Official Web Site: www.cwla.org/conferences/conferences.htm
“Never has it been more challenging to lead a child and family serving organization. The rapid pace of change in the world can feel overwhelming. CWLA is proud to join with OPEN MINDS in offering an opportunity of CEOs and their leadership teams to do what they do best — think strategically about the future of their organizations. Whether it is the weekly emails on trends and analysis, the opportunity to attend the various OPEN MINDS conferences or the special track at the CWLA conference, the Leadership Institute is a time for organizational leadership to focus on innovative ways to survive and thrive.”
"The CWLA/OPEN MINDS Leadership Institute has proven to be a worthy investment. The web briefings have provided timely information across the multiple areas that we provide services in - child welfare, behavioral health, and juvenile justice. In addition, the Gettysburg leadership retreat provided an excellent mix of workshops specific to our industry today while also making the leadership lessons of Gettysburg come alive."
“The key to successful leadership today is to be aware of major changes ahead and have the ability to prepare your agency. It requires strategic planning, thought, infrastructure, appropriate trained staff, and board and managers who understand needed changes. All through the year webinars and brief summaries of critical trends were sent by the Leadership Institute which I have shared with my managers to stimulate our planning for the future. This is what OPEN MINDS/CWLA together does best – sharing of relevant cutting-edge issues and trends, what works and why. For my agency, it is the best investment CWLA ever offered to its members.”
“I want to thank CWLA and OPEN MINDS for providing much needed support for today's executive leadership through the CWLA Leadership Institute. I came away from the CWLA Leadership Institute's Executive Symposium with OPEN MINDS more energized and with a broader and deeper perspective than anything I've been to in a long time. For the first year in operation, I'm pleased with what I've received and look forward to the Institute's continued support and expansion in a second year and beyond.”
“The OPEN MINDS/CWLA Leadership Institute is one of the few places that as a CEO I experience the merger of practice trends, policy updates, and cutting-edge innovations. It has enhanced my ability to anticipate significant developments in the public sector and effectively plan to maintain a leadership position in this field.”
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Though this exclusive online community web site, members of the Leadership Council will have access the latest news and industry resources specific to child welfare, a platform to share their opinions and experiences, the opportunity to network with other child welfare executives, and the ability to participate in moderated discussions with child welfare executives and industry thought leaders from across the country.