The Association of Community Professionals

Presents the 2023 Spring Virtual Conference!

Creating a Culture of Competence-

John Raffaele NADSP

John Raffaele from the National Association of Direct Support Professionals will be presenting from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, virtually (via Zoom). There will be a 15-minute break mid-way through the presentation.

"Creating a Culture of Competency"

In this engaging and interactive training session, join John to learn the latest best practices in direct support that go well beyond the regulations and state-level requirements for this profession. Most training and development for direct support professionals (DSPs) focuses on regulatory and mandated topics. By embracing the NADSP Code of Ethics and focusing on nationally-validated NADSP Competency Areas, direct support professionals and organizations can ensure that they are supporting personal autonomy, access to integrated settings, informed choices, and person-centered practices.

Introduce participants to the NADSP Competencies and Code of Ethics
Discuss the process of how to create systems in an organization to be more responsive to the developmental and professional needs of direct support professionals
Encourage direct support professionals to take responsibility in their professional development by embracing the Competencies and the Code of Ethics

WHEN: Thursday, June 1, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT
COST: $25/person $75/groups of five

This conference meets the criteria for an approved continuing education program for Mental Health Practitioners and Social Workers.

Please fill out the online registration form to attend the 2023 Spring Virtual Conference

Cancellation/Substitution Policy: If you are unable to attend this conference as scheduled, you may send a substitute. Sorry no cash refunds.

For more information regarding this conference, membership in ACP or if, because of a disability, auxiliary aids, dietary needs or reasonable accommodations are needed to fully participate in this conference, please contact contact Kylie Joyce at 308-784-4222 or

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