National Direct Service Workforce (DSW) Symposium on Strengthening the HCBS Direct Service Workforce

Thursday, May 8, 2008- Friday, May 9, 2008
Location: Baltimore, MD

The National Direct Service Workforce Resource Center, with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor, will host a National Symposium on Strengthening the HCBS Direct Service Workforce.

This event will provide a forum for showcasing best practices in home- and community-based direct service workforce development, highlight Federal and state workforce initiatives, and disseminate research findings. A primary theme of the event will be the importance of addressing workforce issues across age and disability consumer populations. Planned session topics include partnership and collaboration, recruitment strategies, best practices in worker training, supervision and selection strategies, registered apprenticeship, worker empowerment, measuring workforce outcomes, and many more. There is no registration fee for attendance at the Symposium.

Register here.