The first Transformation Summit happened in 2017, and since then providers in Ohio have made important progress toward more community-based outcomes.  People with developmental disabilities and their families have benefited from increased opportunities and possibilities.  

The 2020 Transformation Summit will be the first virtual version, and we will be focusing on learning from the experiences of the recent past, including how the changes we’re making to help people stay safe in the era of COVID-19 might also increase possibilities and capacities we didn’t even know we as a system had. 

What will it look like?

The 2020 Virtual Transformation Summit has the same roster of Subject Matter Experts as before. We will be organizing into break-out sessions like the gatherings in the past. We want to include both leaders and implementers in the conversations. However, the primary focus has shifted to understanding, and learning from, these recent massive shifts we have had to make. 

It all comes down to an important, and transformative, question:  How can the response to COVID-19 develop into an opportunity for resilience and innovation?

Providers and their allies will spend the day working through the realities and opportunities around recovering from the implications of COVID-19, and re-establishing who and what we are as a community-based system.  We are looking at not rebuilding but building a new system that is even better and more responsive to what people want and need.

We will also network and learn from each other around how the response to the pandemic has created both obstacles and momentum toward transformation. And at the end of the day we will have a list of next steps to act on in our regions.

Who Should Attend?

  • Teams from DODD-certified agency providers who are certified to provide any of the HCBS Adult Day and Employment Services.
    • Executive directors
    • CEOs / Business leaders
    • Financial directors
    • Managers
    • Direct support professional
    • Implementers of mission and visions
  • SSAs and other county board staff that support provider transformation of services.
  • Team members who see themselves functioning as “leaders” and/or “implementers." This may include:
    • Board members
    • Family members
    • People with disabilities

What are “Leaders” and “Service Implementers”?

The main point is: developing a team to attend the Summit interested in learning about how to make transformation the priority it needs to be successful.  Every organization and agency have different styles, scales, and scopes of how they administrate and deliver supports, but there are some keys roles that need to be in place to ensure policy and practice go hand in hand. 

“Leaders” for the Summit can include executive directors, CEOs, and financial directors – people in charge of ensuring that the agency is in compliance and has strategic goals in place to ensure it will sustain the mission. 

“Service Implementers” can include managers, direct support professionals, and anyone else tasked with implementing the mission and putting the vision into action.