LifeSpan...A Community Service
PO Box 1978
Jackson, MI 49204
(517) 784-4426

Conferences and Seminars

Administration, Management and Direct Service staff are encouraged to be continually trained and exposed to new ideas, philosophies and techniques.  This helps staff stay effective, efficient and feeling GOOD about the work they do!  Many resource materials and opportunities to learn exist at LifeSpan for staff to access whenever they wish.  

Some training takes place during regular staff meetings, others based on a particular person's Individual Person Centered Plan and some take place separate from the job.  Direct service employees who wish to work with children, must receive an additional 24 hours of training each year, while others who wish to work with people on the Autism Spectrum, must receive a special 9 module/18.5 hours of training. Many staff attend conferences, workshops, forums and classes based on their particular fields and interests.  The following is a list of some of the past and upcoming events routinely taken advantage of:

IPS Job Development Training - May 11th and 12th, 2015

MARO Spring Leadership Conference, June 3th through 5th, 2015

2014 Annual Home and Community Waiver Conference

Evidence-Based Practice/Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Introduction & Skills Training - February 3rd and 4th, 2015

CARF Training Such As:

Transforming outcomes data into management information

Annual Employment and Community Services Surveyor Continuing Education Training  

International Conferences

Preparing for Successful Accreditation

Maintaining Successful Accreditation