Hello from The Arc’s National Convention! Some members of the MediSked team are in sunny San Diego learning about important issues affecting the disability community.
I was able to attend the National Council of Executive’s Professional Development Seminar with Christopher Littlefield. The seminar focused on employee engagement and involved different interactive activities to help attendees gain a deeper understanding of how the staff in their organization may feel in different situations. We learned about techniques to enhance the employee experience and analyzed the ways that we each could change our current behaviors.
We all know and feel the effects of the workforce crisis. A key step to retaining staff is providing an environment where they can thrive and feel valued so they can provide the best possible support to the individuals they serve. It is empowering to see the time and dedication that leaders take to ensure their staff feel valued.
The piece of the workshop that resonated most with me was hearing that “understanding does not always mean agreeing.” People often learn best when they are in uncomfortable situations. It is important to be open to listening to other people’s opinions to promote more effective conversations.
MediSked is a long-time sponsor of The Arc and we are proud to support chapters of The Arc across the United States.