Keeping up with the ever-changing field of senior nutrition and nonprofit management is no easy task. From menu planning and volunteer management to healthcare integration and HIPAA compliance, this year’s Conference will guide senior nutrition professionals at all levels of their career through the necessary skills and competencies needed to grow in your role, advance your organization and better support the older adults in your community.
The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead.
- Igor Sikorsky
No one covers training for the full spectrum of what it takes to run successful, thriving Meals on Wheels programs the way we do, and we’re excited to introduce all-new learning tracks that will allow you to tailor and optimize your 2018 Conference experience.
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HEALTHCAREDesigned to ready and empower organizations to take advantage of potential revenue-generating opportunities that integrate Meals on Wheels into the healthcare ecosystem.
DEVELOPMENTDesigned to help organizations grow and diversify sustainable revenue streams through expert advice, training and insights, as well as case studies and best practices from successful Meals on Wheels programs.
LEADERSHIPDesigned to build on the skills and knowledge of program leaders, board members and other decision-makers to support you in leading your organizations to not only be more contemporary and sustainable, but also enable your teams to adapt and thrive in an uncertain climate.
SERVICE OFFERINGSDesigned to help organizations adapt to and thrive in a competitive marketplace by differentiating Meals on Wheels’ unique and invaluable offerings from our competitors and better defining and enhancing our value proposition.
TYPES OF LEARNING SESSIONS
are 90-minute courses that explore topics across the five learning tracks. Intensive Workshops
are 3-hour courses designed to go more in depth into a topic in one of the five learning tracks. These are sometimes offered in two 90-minute concurrent sessions labeled as Part 1 and Part 2. Institutes
go one step further than Intensive Workshops and are typically 4+ hours of training total broken into a series of Concurrent Sessions or Intensive Workshops that build upon one single discipline within a learning track. Panel-of-Peers
are 90-minute sessions that feature Meals on Wheels America Members as experts on a certain topic within the five learning tracks. Lightning Learning
sessions are “bite-sized” learning sessions that feature brief presentations (20 – 25 minutes) on a variety of topics followed by an audience Q&A. Communities of Practice
meetings provide a forum to network, share best practices and problem solve alongside programs with similar resources, issues and challenges. Attendees should join the meeting that coincides with their program’s annual senior nutrition operating budget.
- SMALL PROGRAM - less than $500,000
- MEDIUM PROGRAM - between $500,000 and $2,000,000
- LARGE PROGRAM - greater than $2,000,000
We are all at different stages of professional and skill development that require different levels of learning. It’s your choice as to the most appropriate level based on your current knowledge, relevant experience, and professional growth goals. 101 - Foundational:
focus on awareness and factual recall; appropriate for those with limited experience of the subject area seeking introductory understanding of the content areas.
201 - Intermediate:
focus on understanding and comprehension; appropriate for those with some experience seeking to build on, apply, or enhance existing knowledge using content in practical applications to master concepts.
301 - Advanced:
focus on application and implementation of highly technical or detailed topics; appropriate for those with substantial prerequisite knowledge seeking the most up-to-date information to heighten expertise.
CEU / CFRE CREDITS
Many of our Conference sessions will give you a Certificate of Attendance for CEU credits for dietitians and CFRE credits for fundraisers. Stay tuned for more information!
LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
If you are already enrolled in the Meals on Wheels Leadership Academy and working toward a Leadership Certificate, attending 2018 Conference sessions will help you complete your credit requirements.
We ask that Leadership Academy Enrollees track the sessions and workshops they attend during the 2018 Meals on Wheels Annual Conference to make sure you receive credit toward your Leadership Certificate. A Credit Tracker form will be included in enrollee Registration Packets. At the end of Conference, please return your completed form to the registration desk or scan and email it to email@example.com by September 28, 2018. If we do not receive your completed Credit Tracker form, we will not be able to give you credit for sessions attended.
PLEASE NOTE: The Meals on Wheels Leadership Academy is no longer accepting new enrollees as it is phasing out the Certificate Program to realign its learning strategy. Those currently enrolled will have the opportunity to complete their certificate over the next two years. If you have questions regarding the Leadership Certificate program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.