GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 9, 2021) – OPEN MINDS has announced that The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute will return to California this August. The institute will be on-site at the Newport Beach Marriott in Newport Beach, CA from August 23-26, 2021. The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute is the only national event focused on the management best practices and “must-have” competencies executives need to improve the service system for consumers with complex conditions in the “next normal.”

“The focus of this year’s institute is on the management best practices that are emerging as ‘must have’ organizational competencies in the return to the ‘next normal'” said OPEN MINDS’ Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. “This is the time to learn what works best in terms of clinical and administrative practices – and how to enhance existing process to improve organizational performance and competitive advantage in this time of market turbulence.”

Some of the key institute sessions include:

  • Organizational Change Agents: How To Be A Flexible & Nimble Organization
  • Strategic Alliances With Key Stakeholders: Providers, Payers & Patients
  • Recruiting, Hiring & Onboarding: The Competencies Needed To Build A High-Quality Provider Network Of Care
  • Keeping Consumers In The Equation: Best Practices In Consumer Experience & Engagement
  • Addressing The Talent Pipeline Shortage: Who Owns It & How To Reverse It

Along with this action-packed institute, OPEN MINDS will host two executive summits during this week in California. The OPEN MINDS I/DD Executive Summit: Strategies For The Next Normal: Responding To I/DD At The Crossroads will take place on Monday, August 23. The OPEN MINDS Health Plan Partnership Summit: An Assessment Of Payer Partnership Priorities In The Next Normal will take place on Thursday, August 26.

The institute is being held in conjunction with key industry partners. OPEN MINDS Platinum Partners include:, NephU, Netsmart, NextGen, PsychU, Qualifacts + Credible, and Remarkable Health. OPEN MINDS Gold and Silver Partners include: Otsuka Market Access, Genoa Healthcare, Streamline Healthcare Solutions, and Welligent. OPEN MINDS Bronze Partners for this event include: DATIS HR Cloud, Relias, Sigmund Software, and TenEleven Group

OPEN MINDS Affiliate Partners include:

  • Dr. First
  • Eccovia
  • Harris Coordinated Care Solutions
  • i2i Population Health
  • Iris Population Health
  • Millin Associates
  • Sparkrock
  • The Echo Group
  • Tridiuum
  • Wex

OPEN MINDS Association Partners include:

  • Alabama Council of Community Mental Health Boards
  • Alliance for Strong Families & Communities
  • California Alliance of Child and Family Services
  • California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies
  • Child Welfare League of America
  • Colorado Association of Family and Children’s Agencies
  • Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland
  • Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance
  • Florida Council for Community Mental Health
  • Iowa Association Of Community Providers
  • Minnesota Assoc. of Community Mental Health Programs
  • Missouri Coalition of Children’s Agencies
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers
  • New Jersey Alliance for Children, Youth & Families
  • New Jersey Association of Community Providers
  • New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies
  • Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association
  • The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers
  • Together Georgia
  • Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services
  • Virginia Association of Community Services Boards (VACSB)
  • West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association

For more information about the institute:

Registration for this exclusive Institute is $700 and is now available at Registration is included in Elite-level subscriptions to the OPEN MINDS Circle market intelligence service. For more information on the program, sponsorship opportunities, or media inquiries, contact the Executive Education & Events team, at 717-334-1329 or


OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence, management consulting, and marketing services firm specializing exclusively in the markets of the health and human service field that serve consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. OPEN MINDS‘ mission is to provide payers, service provider organizations, and technology and scientific firms that serve these consumers with the market and management knowledge needed to improve their organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

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