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Statewide Disability Leadership Training Seminar Series

May 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm MDT

| Free

Statewide Disability Leadership Training Seminar

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A Leadership and advocacy training regarding systems of services and supports to individuals with disabilities and their families, including philosophical tenets, current systems, opportunities for leadership, systems change strategies, and planning.


Day 1

Introduction to the Seminar, Mark Smith

A Vision for Nebraska, Patty McGill Smith

A Brief History and Philosophy of Developmental Disability Services, Dr. Eric Evans

Lunch on your own

Special Education Birth – Transition, Jennifer Miller

Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act (WIOA), Kathy Hoell

Day 2

Introduction to Day 2, Mark Smith

Personal Leadership story, Cheryl Lux

Issues in Nebraska Adult Developmental Disability Services, Mark Smith

Leadership from an OLD Mother’s Perspective, Janet Miller (

Lunch on your own

Advocacy, Community Organizing, and Voting, Brad Meurrens, Edison McDonald, Kathy Hoell

Developing Attendee Advocacy Plans and Participation survey(s), Jennifer Hansen and Mary Angus


Persons with disabilities, family members, concerned citizens and professionals with emphasis on outreach to underserved groups.

The Team You Will Be Meeting:

Dr. Eric Evans, Ph.D. Executive Director, Disability Rights Nebraska

Mr. Brad Meurrens, MPA. Public Policy Director, Disability Rights Nebraska: http://www.disabilityrightsnebraska.org/

Mr. Edison McDonald. Executive Director, the Arc of Nebraska: http://www.arc-nebraska.org/

Ms. Kathy Hoell, MPA. Executive Director, Nebraska Statewide Independent Living Council: https://www.nesilc.org/

Ms. Janet Miller, MS. Respite and Adult Services Associate, the Munroe-Meyer Institute: https://www.unmc.edu/mmi/

Ms. Jenn Miller, Outreach Coordinator, PTI-Nebraska: http://pti-nebraska.org/

Mr. Mark A. Smith, M.S. Assistant Professor, the Munroe-Meyer Institute:  https://www.unmc.edu/mmi/


May 18th & 19th – 8:00am – 5:00pm

This project has been funded by the Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities

You can check out their website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/developmental_disabilities/pages/ddplanning_index.aspx

Please Contact Jessica at jessica.lecher@panhandlepartnership.com for any questions 

Registration is free

Sign In is scheduled from 8:00 to 8:30 AM each day

Presenters start at 8:30 AM

Morning and afternoon breaks with refreshments

Lunch on your own, approximately 45 minutes, around noon

To be eligible for expense reimbursement, attendees need to be present both days and complete an advocacy plan and the seminar evaluation.


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May 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am
May 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Jessica Lecher


Harms Advanced Technology Center-WNCC
2620 College Park Road
Scottsbluff, NE 69361 United States
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