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December 11, 2014 — Free Executive Web Briefing Sponsored By Relias Learning

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As health and human services organizations are facing significant challenges to address the rapidly changing business and service environment, it is important not to marginalize a foundational aspect of any organization. Organizational leadership must recognize that workforce development strategies and organizational culture are vital to a successful transformation of business models and services.

Hear Leslie Mariner, Business Development Executive at Relias Learning and George Braunstein, Senior Associate at OPEN MINDS discuss best practices and strategies for workforce development. This web briefing, “Keeping Pace In The Race To Change: Workforce Development In The New Health & Human Services Landscape,” scheduled for December 11 at 2:00pm EST will provide executive teams with an overview of the key aspects of workforce development that are essential to succeeding in the turbulent health and human services industry.


During this 90-minute executive web briefing, attendees will:

  • Recognize the role that workforce development plays in successful organizational change
  • Establish workforce development strategies that can be implemented in any organization
  • Learn strategies to address staff retention
  • Identify the five key steps to addressing workforce development

Featured Speakers

Leslie Mariner, Business Development Executive, Relias Learning — Ms. Mariner has over 25 years of business development experience in health and human services. Over the past decade, she has focused her efforts on the field’s growing e-learning and training market, including her current role with Relias Learning where she leads the development of educational contracts for large provider organizations and government agencies. Prior to this endeavor, Ms. Mariner worked as the director of business development for an electronic health record software company.

Having held executive management and operations positions with community mental health and social service agencies in several states, Ms. Mariner has diverse expertise in the behavioral health, Medicaid, child welfare, intellectual and developmental disabilities, addictions, and managed care industries. She was actively involved in Arizona’s early implementation of capitated Medicaid and was one of the early CEOs of a Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) when that system was first launched. Ms. Mariner was also heavily involved in the development and implementation of the Washington D.C. Medicaid Rehabilitation waiver program and has extensive business development and sales experience with many leading national managed care organizations. She has worked as a national, senior level consultant for government entities and private sector organizations. Ms. Mariner holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and a Masters in Business Management.

George Braunstein, M.A., FACHE, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS — Mr. Braunstein brings more than 35 years of experience in leading both private and public sector health and human services organizations – in both institutional and ambulatory settings.

Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Braunstein served as executive director of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) in Fairfax, Virginia, which provides community-based mental health, substance abuse and developmental disabled services. During his six-year tenure with the CSB, which had a $150+ million budget and over 1,200 employees, he both reduced the budget and increased service access. Mr. Braunstein also developed the organization’s first fully integrated service model that is combining mental health, substance use treatment and primary care services.

Registration for this executive web briefing has been provided at no charge courtesy of the Relias Learning.

Unable To Attend? Still register! At the conclusion of the event, all registrants will receive a recorded copy of the executive web briefing and presentation slides — regardless of attendance.

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