Past Best Practice Seminars

OPEN MINDS Best Practice Seminars are short courses on critical management competencies. Elite members have access for their entire team to all our best practice management seminars. We offer seminars on new service line development, value-based reimbursement, strategic planning, technology planning, and marketing strategy.

Exclusive Executive Briefing For Florida Providers
February 14, 2018 | Clearwater Beach, Florida

Join Qualifacts and other industry leaders for an invitation-only executive briefing on February 14, 2017 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort.
It is a must attend event for providers serving the Florida behavioral health and human services community.
The event will kick off with a welcome from Qualifacts’ leadership and will be followed by a keynote presentation and session.

  • Mary Givens, MRA, Product Manager of Compliance, Qualifacts
  • Rachel Clemens, MS, Director, Solution Consulting, Qualifacts
  • Ken Carr, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

The OPEN MINDS Online Marketing Summit
June 8, 2017 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Developing the essential elements for an online marketing strategy in today’s health and human service field has gone from “cutting edge” to “essential.” Why? In the age of the internet, … Continued

Creating, Launching & Growing A Charter School: The Lena Pope Home, Inc. Case Study (An Exclusive Event For Members Of The Next Generation Forum On Children’s Services)
July 27, 2016

Understanding how to blend treatment program redesign and the unique opportunities that operating a charter school can provide is one innovative way that organizations are responding to marketplace changes. Organizations who are contemplating how to successfully expand their mission to create, launch, and grow their own charter school can learn from the experience of colleagues who have already undergone the process. In this respect, join Todd Landry, Chief Executive Officer of Lena Pope Home, Inc., and OPEN MINDS Senior Associate, Howard Shiffman, for our exclusive case study web briefing on July 27th at 2:00pm EDT to hear how Lena Pope Home, Inc. has effectively launched and grown its charter school to help children live in our society as they mature into adults. This web briefing will provide organizations with the competencies and tactics required to create and grow a charter school program in your community.

  • Todd Landry, Chief Executive Officer, Lena Pope Home, Inc. —
  • Howard Shiffman, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Creating A Community-Based Continuum Of Care For Children: The Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado Case Study (An Exclusive Event For Members Of The Next Generation Forum On Children’s Services)
May 25, 2016

Join Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado’s Chief Executive Officer, Perry May, and OPEN MINDS Senior Associate, Howard Shiffman, on May 25th at 2:00pm EST for this exclusive case study web briefing to hear how Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado has successfully implemented new community-based programs to transform their organization from a residential treatment provider to a community-based continuum of care provider. During this 90-minute session, our faculty will discuss how Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado determined the need, selected, and implemented a variety of community-based services to offer a full continuum of care for its consumers.

  • Perry May, Chief Executive Officer, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Colorado
  • Howard Shiffman, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Technology & The Child Welfare System: New Tech To Improve Care For Foster Children & Youth (Exclusive Event For Members Of The Leadership Council For Children’s Services)
December 9, 2015

Join Paul Epp, Managing Director of Foster Care Technologies, LLC; Marquis Cabrera, Founder and CEO of Foster Skills; and Howard Shiffman, Senior Associate at OPEN MINDS for this exciting executive web briefing to hear how different technologies are influencing children’s services, and how these organizations have created innovative solutions to helping the foster care population.

  • Marquis Cabrera, Founder & CEO, Foster Skills
  • Paul Epp, Managing Director, Foster Care Technologies, LLC
  • Howard Shiffman, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Care Management For Foster Care Populations:
Strategies For Gaining Competitive Advantage In
The Shift To Care Coordination
(An Exclusive Event For Members Of The Leadership Council For Children’s Services)

September 30, 2015

Many states are shifting to care coordination to manage the services of Medicaid children in the foster care marketplace. Providers in child welfare and behavioral health need to understand how care management is structured for this foster care population in order to successfully make the shift and position their organization to gain competitive advantage.

Join Cheryl Fisher, M.Ed., LPC, Senior Director of Foster Care and Child Welfare at Cenpatico and Howard Shiffman, Senior Associate at OPEN MINDS for this exclusive case study presentation on September 30 at 2:00pm EST to hear how Cenpatico, a multi-state managed care company providing behavioral health care for youth in foster care in the United States, has structured care management for its foster care population. During this 90-minute executive web briefing, our faculty will provide a managed care perspective on the challenges and opportunities of care coordination for foster care populations and strategies for positioning your organization for competitive advantage.

  • Cheryl Fisher, M.Ed, LPC, Sr. Director of Foster Care and Child Welfare, Cenpatico
  • Howard Shiffman, M.A., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
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