Workshops & Training


MWDA's 2021 Spring Training Seminar sponsored by The Maine Welfare Directors Association - 4/27/21

Location: Remote Access via ZOOM
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost:  MWDA Member: $25; Non-Member: $40
Presenters: MWDA Board Members

Registration Deadline: April 23, 2021

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Last year at this time, the MWDA Board was trying to decide if COVID would disrupt the 2020 Spring Seminar. Here we are a year later, and COVID is still impacting our annual gathering. The good news is, we’ve found a way around it! In January of this year we held an extremely successful, web-based GA Basics workshop. We had over 100 participants for the half day session, and the reviews were overwhelmingly positive. Participants particularly liked the ease with which they could ask questions and get immediate answers from MWDA Board members. It also enabled people from all corners of the state (and some islands!) to join the session. Based on the success of that workshop, we’ve decided to offer a one-day Spring Seminar using the same format. We’ll be touching on topics of a more advanced nature including burials, lump sums, evictions, disconnects, and reimbursements. There will be plenty of time for questions on these topics and more! We’ll also have a brief MWDA Annual Meeting followed by the presentation of the 2021 Maine Welfare Director of the Year Award.

For many of you, this webinar may provide the first opportunity to learn more about these difficult topics you encounter in your GA programs. The session is very affordable, particularly if you’re an MWDA member. If you’re not, the cost of membership will pay for itself in this session alone! I hope you can join us!


Sincerely,
Rindy Fogler, President
Maine Welfare Directors Association

 

Agenda:

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Introductions & Welcome

Rindy Fogler, MWDA President

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Advanced Fact Pattern

Rindy Fogler, MWDA President

Jay Feyler, MWDA Immediate Past President

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Evictions & Disconnections

Harrison Deah, 2nd Vice President

Stacey Parra, MWDA Past President

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. BREAK

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Working with Difficult People

Abby DiPasquale, Maine Municipal Employees Health Trust

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK (on your own)

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Annual Meeting & Welfare Director of the Year

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Burials

Kristen Barth, MWDA Vice President

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. BREAK

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Lump Sums

Ryan Gorneau, MWDA Director

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Overview of Reimbursement/IAR

Robin Reed, DHHS

4:00 p.m. Adjourn




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