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Congratulations to Sharyn Goldrich - 

Winner of the QIDP Spotlight Award!

NAQ is pleased to announce that the winner of the February 2019 Spotlight Award is Sharyn Goldrich - a QIDP from Libenu and Clearbroook in Illinois.  Shana Erenberg, Executive Director of the Libenu Foundation, submitted the nomination.   

"Sharyn approaches each client from a strengths-based perspective, looking beyond their disability to see their abilities, hopes, and dreams. She sets realistic goals for each resident and ensures programming to help them exceed expected progress. Sharyn also fosters inclusion through numerous weekly activities and programs that help our clients maximize community engagement.  She handles her responsibilities with dedication and a positive attitude, even when faced with challenges. Sharyn's expertise, combined with her insight, compassion, and sensitivity enables her to navigate any situation to a positive outcome."

NAQ would like to thank Sharyn for her dedication, innovation, and positive attitude.  After all, where would we be without outstanding QIDP's like Sharyn?

Do you know a QIDP or case manager that consistently goes above and beyond – someone who deserves a little extra recognition for a job well done? If so, please nominate them for NAQs Spotlight Award - an honor given each month to an exceptional disability professional.  

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Featured Reading

Getting IT Done Right:Pragmatic Wisdom for Human Service Managers

"This book challenges Human Service Professionals to fully realize their commitment to high-quality services by dedicating themselves to learning essential management skills."

Human Services Management is a job that helps ensure that all people receive the care and assistance that they need. Often employees have a handful of excuses regarding why they cannot provide the best service/help and they are often about resources. This is just one of the issues author Vincent D. Pettinelli addresses in this book.

Vincent D. Pettinelli found himself in a position as Manager of an Intellectual Disability Center immediately after graduate school over 30 years ago. Although eager and pleased with his new job, he instantly found himself overwhelmed by the new situation and isolated himself from the other employees. Enrolling in a management program at the University of Alabama Business School, he realized that the naive strategies he was putting into practice were creating a negative impact. His thirst to continue learning and educating himself has never stopped and he shares his wisdom and years of experience in Getting IT Done Right.

Unlike generic management books, Getting IT Done Right focuses on the unique issues faced by Human Service Managers. Many organizations either pay for their managers’ education or enroll them in company-based management training. “Not so in Human Services,” says Pettinelli. “Managers who are untrained risk producing mediocre results for their clients. This book challenges Human Service Professionals to fully realize their commitment to high-quality services by dedicating themselves to learning essential management skills.”

 

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