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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (December 11, 2016) — OPEN MINDS has announced that The 2017 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute will move to The Hilton Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California for an expanded program in 2017. The executive-focused event, which projects over 400 attendees on August 16-17, 2017, will feature two educational tracks on the evolving best practices and ‘how-to’ management tools needed for sustainability in a constantly changing behavioral health and human service market.

“Sustainability – securing sufficient resources to fulfill your organization’s mission without excessive dependence on any single funding source – is a challenge even during the best of times. And in a time of market disruption and new competition, a greater challenge than ever for executive teams,” said Monica E. Oss, chief executive officer of OPEN MINDS. “For executives who have been around the health and human service field for a while, there is surprising agreement that the past few years have the potential to derail provider organizations that have been around for decades, and this year’s election has only increased that potential for the years to come. Our goal is to help executives reinvent their strategies for sustainability to ensure their organizations will survive, and potentially thrive, in the years ahead.”

Part of this years expanded program will include a special new event to be held in conjunction with the institute in 2017 – The 2017 OPEN MINDS I/DD Executive Summit. This first ever intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) focused event will take place the day before the main institute program and will feature practical, cutting-edge ideas for success in today’s turbulent I/DD marketplace.

Discounted individual and group registration for The 2017 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute is available now through June 23, 2017. Early registration is recommended, as seating is limited. To register online or download a registration form, visit

OPEN MINDS is a national strategic advisory firm specializing in the sectors of the health and human service industry serving individuals with complex support needs: mental health; addiction treatment; children and family services; intellectual and developmental disabilities; chronic disease management; long term care; social services; correctional health care; and juvenile justice.

Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 75+ associates believe by providing the latest market intelligence and management best practices to organizations serving the health and social support needs of the most vulnerable consumers, those organizations will be better able to provide efficient and effective services. Learn more at

For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Sarah Threnhauser, Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or

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