OPEN MINDS and New Jersey Association of Community Providers Launch Human Service Leadership Academy
Leadership Academy to Provide Critical Tools for Clinical Executives in Management Roles
Ewing, NJ (December 8, 2010) ― The New Jersey Association of Community Providers (NJACP) and OPEN MINDS announced the launch of their collaboration, the Human Services Leadership Academy. The focus of the Human Services Leadership Academy is to provide clinical professionals in executive, management, and administrative roles with the business tools they need for success.
“These are challenging times in the human service field,” said OPEN MINDS chief executive officer, Monica E. Oss. “Executives are facing budget cuts, performance-based contracting mandates, the impact of health care reform, increasingly competitive procurement, and rate pressures in fee-for-service billing. Many human service executives have long tenure in their organizations and a lasting commitment to the consumers they serve ― but what they need are leadership and management tools-tools to help their organization survive and thrive in these challenging times.”
The Human Services Leadership Academy offers executives a certificate program to build their management skills. After successful completion of 60 hours of executive education, participating executives receive a Certificate in Human Service Leadership from the Academy. Executives also have the option to earn an Advanced Certification in Human Service Leadership. To keep their Certification current, certified human service management professionals will complete 60 hours of management continuing education in the following three-year period.
To earn their Certification, participating executives have the option of attending two different types of educational programs ― The Human Service Leadership Academy Seminars and OPEN MINDS Executive Management Institutes.
Date Human Service Leadership Academy Seminars March 29, 2011 April 19, 2011 May 17, 2011 Sept. 13, 2011 Sept. 27, 2011
Human Service Leadership Academy Seminars
March 29, 2011
April 19, 2011
May 17, 2011
Sept. 13, 2011
Sept. 27, 2011
Date OPEN MINDS Executive Institutes June 15-17, 2011 October 5-7, 2011 October 19-21, 2011 OPEN MINDS
Behavioral Health Informatics Institute (Baltimore, MD)
OPEN MINDS Executive Institutes
June 15-17, 2011
October 5-7, 2011
October 19-21, 2011
OPEN MINDS Behavioral Health Informatics Institute (Baltimore, MD)
The cost of enrollment in the program is $200 for NJACP members or $300 for non-members. Registration fees for seminars and institutes vary depending on the event. NJACP members can register for any seminar for $195 per attendee and any institute for $495 per attendee.
Executives can also purchase a prepaid 60-hour education package for $2,500.
NJACP members can purchase this package for $2,000. Interested executives can learn more on the
Human Service Leadership Institute web site or by calling
OPEN MINDS at 877-350-6463.
OPEN MINDS is a national behavioral health and social service industry market research and management consulting firm. Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 75+ associates provide executive education, information, market research, and management consulting services. Learn more at www.openminds.com.
NJACP was created in 1980 to meet the growing number of provider agencies formed to address the needs of people with developmental disabilities. NJACP claims over 100 members throughout New Jersey. A recognized industry leader, the NJACP has increased the visibility of relevant issues with state and local government and continues to advocate for member agencies and the populations they serve. Learn more at www.njacp.org.
"Our focus is on making sure our members have strong
business foundations, are ready to compete today, and are poised for the
future... The budget situation for human service organizations is challenging to
say the least. And, our executives need new tools to survive and thrive – tools
that they will learn in this cutting-edge executive educational forum.”