General Sessions

General Sessions

Keynote Sessions

Tuesday, October 11  •  9:00 am – 10:15 am
Cutting Turnover 20% and More during “The
Great Resignation”
Presenter: Dick Finnegan, MEd, C-Suite Analytics

Track(s): BI, BO, CH, CO, DEI, DA, ET, EL, FM, HR, HRF, IDD, LD, MR, MH, PDA, TH, VBP/R, VR

This session will review statistics and data regarding the current workforce and anticipated changes in the future. Discussion of determining if your organization is dealing with a toxic corporate culture will be included, as well as a review of a five-step approach to changing the turnover rate in your organization. Lastly, participants will develop solutions that move retention accountability to operations staff, holding supervisors accountable to retention goals.

Wednesday, October 12  •  9:15 am – 10:30 am
Telehealth & Client Engagement: Strengthening Our Vital Networks
Presenter: Deborah Riddick JD, RN

Track(s): BI, BO, CH, CO, DEI, DA, ET, EL, FM, HRF, HR , IDD, LD, MR, MH, PDA, TH, VR

Using telehealth to reach our most vulnerable clients has proven to be an effective tool. Thanks to the normalization of virtual visits and the convenience of telecommunication, we are now able to provide care when and where it’s needed. However, some communities remain disconnected, and health disparities remain entrenched. So how do we engage our clients, providers, and partners so that they’re not left on hold? Join us in a discussion on how intentional collaboration, centered in curiosity, authenticity, and integrity, can reboot connections.

Thursday, October 13  •  3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
What It Will Really Take to Integrate Physical and Mental Health Care
Presenter: Dan Hilferty, Dune View Strategies

Track(s): BI, BO, CH, CO, DEI, DA, EL, FM, HRF, HR , IDD, LD, MR, MH, PDA, TH, VBP/R, VR

We can all agree that it’s important to treat mental and physical health the same, whether in care delivery settings or in insurance coverage. All of us in the room – policymakers, providers, corporate executives, and more – will need to come together in a big, coordinated way to truly integrate physical and mental health care. This session will explore what that will take, from expanding telehealth options for patients seeking mental health and substance abuse care and addressing the shortage of behavioral health providers, to advocating for those in recovery to find meaningful career opportunities. This session will also invite several entrepreneurs to the stage for flash talks to highlight the many emerging, innovative solutions in the behavioral health space.

Friday, October 14  •  10:30 am – 11:45 am
Dear Helga’s Back… It’s 2022 and Her Problems are New!
Presenter(s): Michael S. Cohen, Esquire, Duane Morris, LLP

Track(s): BI, BO, CH, CO, DEI, DA, ET, EL, FM, HR, HRF, IDD, LD, MR, MH, PDA, TH, VBP/R, VR

We’ve all said it: “I would write a book, but who would believe these stories are true?” Unfortunately, many of the tales are far too real! The workplace has become far more complicated to manage, whether the situation involves the increasingly complicated issues arising out of increased attention (finally) being paid to mental health awareness, the mitigation of implicit bias in employment systems, or other issues that continue to arise in this confusing and often-complicated HR world. This fast-paced session focuses on uncommon HR issues and examines practical, business-focused solutions that you can use immediately to address those problems.

Plenary Sessions

Tuesday, October 11  •  4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Insights from Washington
Presenter(s):   Chuck Ingoglia, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Gabrielle Sedor, ANCOR

Track(s): BI, BO, CH, CO, DEI, DA, EL, FM, HRF, HRF, IDD, LD, MR, MH, PDA, TH, VBP/R, VR

How can provider organizations predict and plan in these unpredictable times? Join leaders from your national associations as they think forward to national elections. What are their hopes, dreams, and fears for services and supports for people with IDD, behavioral health, and substance use issues, the workforce they rely on, and disability rights in general? Hear the latest from the beltway brought to you by Chuck Ingoglia of the National Council and Gabrielle Sedor of ANCOR in this conversational session.

Friday, October 14  •  9:00 am – 10:15 am
Presenter(s):   Meg Snead, PA Department of Human Services
Jen Smith, PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Tracks: BI, BO, CH, CO, DEI, DA, EL, FM, HRF, HR , IDD, LD, MR, MH, PDA, TH, VBP/R, VR

The secretaries will discuss key accomplishments of DHS and DDAP in 2022, trends in the field and how Pennsylvania continues the implementation of innovation (VBP, Telehealth), how treatment models are changing, the integration of mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, current critical issues for human services providers, and upcoming initiatives for 2023.