Staff Recruitment 3 – Ways!! Half-Day Panel Presentation The maaps Workforce Taskforce will host a half-day presentation on staff recruitment in the late Spring 2017. The topic will be covered from a variety of perspectives: Technology, Social Media and Recruitment Appealing to millennials Using video on your website Mobile device friendly application processes Facebook, Twitter,…

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  Making the Most of Your 2017 Goals This is the time of year for resolutions!  Losing weight, eating healthier, saving more money are all things people might try to accomplish in 2017.  At work it’s goal-setting and may involve increasing retention rates, reducing staff and student related incidents or offering more staff development options.…

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Facilitators: Stephanie Daniels, Residential Director, Devereux and Donnie Kimbrel, Director of Residential Services, Brandon For a link to a Channel 4 investigative report use the link below. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/11/17/i-team-thousands-runaway-incidents-kids-dcf-custody/   January 19, 2017       The impact of cultural factors on the therapeutic relationship PDG: Clinical Directors:                  Click here to register and get more information 10 AM…

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   Who Drives Employee Engagement — Manager or CEO? This article first appeared at www.gallup.com November 4, 2015 by Jim Harter “A recent Wall Street Journal article explored a unique situation at Twitter. The eminent tech company’s analysis of its internal data, conducted by Twitter’s “people scientists,” indicated that “Instead of managers being the primary…

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  Two Important Professional Development Events in December  December 6, 2016                              Unleashing Employee Loyalty This workshop is open to all maaps members Time:                                                  10:00 – 11:30 This is a webinar                               Click here to register Registration fees:                              maaps members                               $30.00pp                                                             Group discount 4 or more                $100.00                                                             Non-members, no discount              $100.00pp Gone are the days…

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Millennials, Managers and Well-Being This article is excerpted from one published in the Gallup.com Business Journal on November 1, 2016 and was authored by Brandon Rigoni and Bailey Nelson*. In order to assist members in managing their workforce, the maaps monthly News Bulletin will contain a workforce related article each month. For the full article…

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  Professional Development Group Events October/November 2016 October 27, 2016                   Supporting Transgender Youth in maaps’ Member Schools PDG:  Residential, Education and Clinical Directors Time:  10:00am – 12 noon                Click here to log-in and register Location:  Doctor Franklin Perkins School, Lancaster, MA CEUs and LMHC credits are approved   November 1, 2016                             Q & A with…

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It’s Hurricane Season: Visit FEMA for Kids The effects of Hurricane Matthew could be seen days before the storm pummeled Haiti and caused over two million people to evacuate southeast coastal states.  Right here in a Massachusetts second grade classroom, the teacher, this author’s niece, was fielding nervous questions about hurricanes from her students.  She…

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Upcoming Workshops for Professional Development Groups   September 28, 2016   Implications of the New Overtime Law PDG:  CFO and Executive Managers         Click here to log-in and register Time:  10:00 am – 12 Noon Location: Best Western, Marlborough, MA New FLSA Regulations go into effect December 1, 2016 which means only a few months to plan for…

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