Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Institute for Human Services and Steuben Rural Health Network offer Free Workshop to Build Nonprofit Efficiency

Is your organization seeking ways to improve efficiency? Are budget and staff constraints hindering your potential? Would you like to save both time and money by simply examining one or more of your organization’s processes?

If so, then attending this two-day complimentary workshop is a must!

The Institute for Human Services, Inc. and the Steuben Rural Health Network have collaborated with the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York to offer the local nonprofit and public sector the opportunity to build quality improvement capacity and practical know-how, with an emphasis on understanding what underlying factors exist within this process.  With the leadership of international trainers and Improvement Advisors, Jane Taylor EdD and Sue Butts Dion, the use of problem-based and action learning will allow participants the chance to adapt the workshop curriculum to their specific, individual organizational needs and work hands-on to design and implement a project in two days.

Still questioning the value of continual improvement? Consider all of the various processes and procedures your organization completes on a daily basis. Within each of these processes, time, staff, and monetary resources must be used. Even a process as simple as accepting an application can be made more efficient with process improvement—through restructuring and configuring the steps taken, each staff member will be following an identical protocol for such a process and as a result, will reduce the costs associated with each intake.

No matter what sector or field your organization operates in, continual improvement is necessary for continual success! Whether you’re organization works in the private or public sector, this workshop will be beneficial to all! Not only will each organization benefit individually, but greater participation will result in a long-lasting investment in the Southern Tier region.

Show your commitment to your organization’s success and support the local community—formulate a team and register today!

Fundamentals of Continual Improvement Workshop Information:
  • Day 1: Thursday, October 25th from 9 am – 4:30 pm; Dinner Networking Event
  • Day 2: Friday, October 26th from 9 am – 3 pm
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Horseheads, NY
  • Cost: Completely free! Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. For those individuals who will be travelling 45 miles or more for this event, a limited number of hotel rooms are available at no cost. If you would like to reserve a hotel room, please indicate this on your online registration form.
To learn more about this event, please contact Kelli Mannon at (607) 776-9467x226 at the Steuben Rural Health Network.

About the Steuben Rural Health Network
The Steuben Rural Health Network is a collaboration of over 45 health and human service organizations dedicated to improving community health and wellness in Steuben County.  It is a service of the Institute for Human Services. For more information visit www.steubenrhn.org.

About The Institute for Human Services   
The Institute for Human Services is a non-profit management support organization founded in 1984. The Institute provides management support, information and referral, organizational development, research and technology services to planners, funders and providers serving the Southern Tier of New York State. For more information visit www.ihsnet.org. 

About Health Foundation for Western and Central New York
The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York is dedicated to improving the health and health care of the people and communities of western and central New York. The Foundation has been committed to creating opportunities for long-term program improvement and partnerships with communities and has a responsibility to foster and support projects that will make a difference in the regions’ healthcare outcomes. For more information visit www.chfwcny.org.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

IHS Cafe: Recruiting & Managing the Right Volunteers for Your Organization

Thursday, August 9, 2012
10:15 am – 12 noon

Dormann Library, 101 West Morris Street, Bath, NY

In a recent survey by Sienna College found that 37% of respondents said that the reason they never volunteered was because they had never been asked. During our August IHS Café, we will discuss ways for you to tailor your message and positions to attract volunteers, as well as introduce the new system that the Institute for Human Services is offering to help you recruit and manage your volunteers.

There is no cost to attend.

Anna Brennan-Curry is the Manager of Communications & Volunteer Support at IHS. She is responsible for IHS's communications and marketing, the weekly Provider Online email, and managing IHS’s volunteer support programming.

You can register online. Questions? Call (607) 776 – 9467 x. 217 or email brennancurrya@ihsnet.org.