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NIATx Change Leader Academy

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Start Date Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Event Times Registration 8:30am
Training time: 9:00am-3:30pm
Holiday Inn & Suites Mt. Pleasant
5278 East Pickard, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
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Event Details Training Overview
The NIATx Change Leader Academy (CLA) is a one-day face-to-face workshop followed by three months of peer networking and support from a NIATx coach. The CLA trains change leaders in the NIATx model of process improvement: a structured, team-based approach to change management for organizations large and small. Attendees learn how to select a change project, set a project aim, engage senior leaders and staff in the change process, and achieve measurable, sustainable improvements. Following the CLA face-to-face workshop, participants commit to carrying out a three-month change project focusing on one of the following areas: Medication-Assisted Treatment; Recovery Oriented Systems of Care; Access to and Retention In Treatment; or a different focus area of their choosing.

About NIATx
NIATx is a growing, mission-driven research and technical assistance organization based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. NIATx began in 2003 as a learning collaborative with 39 substance use disorder treatment centers. The goal was to help treatment providers develop and apply process improvement techniques to improve the quality of care they offered. These providers achieved significant improvements in client access to and retention in treatment. Today, over 3,000 agencies – from across the country and in a variety of healthcare and public welfare sectors – have used the NIATx model of process improvement to improve their services and business practices.
Fees $140 per person

The fee includes training materials, continental breakfast and lunch.
Objective At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
1) Explain the NIATx principles and change model to team members and begin a change project.
2) Use four, key quality improvement tools - the walk-through; flowcharting; the nominal group technique; and Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) rapid cycle testing.
3) Commit to carrying out a 3-month change project in their organization with one NIATx coaching call and three peer learning follow-up calls.
4) Offer a standard approach to process improvement in their agency and begin to develop staff to be change leaders and engaged, change team members.
Who Should Attend Anyone interested in leading change or improving service delivery in their organization: Senior leaders, managers, supervisors and front-line staff from behavioral healthcare, recovery services, criminal justice, and social services. The CLA provides both beginners and those with some experience in process improvement with the tools to lead change projects and teams within their organization.
Presenter(s) The Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center is one of 10 regional centers in the U.S. created and funded by SAMHSA. Its mission is to support the mental health t and co-occurring disorders workforce through technical assistance and training that promotes the adoption of evidence-based practices and continuous system and service improvement. Located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (home to NIATx), the Great Lakes MHTTC serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
CEUs 4.5 CEs for Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHAM is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 4.5 related contact hours. Some "Related" workshops may meet MCBAP/IC&RC educational requirements for focused topics in addiction certification domains, such as for Peer Recovery or Supervisor credentials. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the conference program brochure containing the workshop descriptions along with their attendance record form.
Refund Policy Payment will be required prior to attendance.
Payment methods available in advance and onsite: credit card, check or exact cash.
If payment has not been received, fees will be collected at registration the day of the event unless alternate arrangements are pre-approved by CMHAM.
Purchase Orders are not considered payment.
All No Shows will be billed the full amount.
If Paying by Check: Make payable to CMHAM and mail to 426 S. Walnut Street, Lansing, MI 48933
Substitutions are permitted at any time.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy: Substitutions are permitted at any time. No-shows will be billed at the full training rate. Cancellations must be received in writing to cward@cmham.org at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given.

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