Highlights from Expo 2012
Expo 2012 Sessions Available!
The following Expo 2012 session presentations are available for download in PDF format. If you have trouble viewing or downloading any of the files, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Households and Families – Tracking and Reporting with Agility
Preparing for Meaningful Use and Interoperability – A New Topography of Care
Climbing as a Team – Using AWARDS Resources and Community to Reach the Peak
Defying Gravity – Preparing for the Climb with Foothold’s Senior Project Managers
Laying the Groundwork – How the Front Line Drives Agency Success
Plotting the Best Course – Research and Reform in the Field of Substance Use
On the Right Track – Using Data to Inform Design and Delivery of Supportive Housing
Setting Up Base Camp – The Essentials of a Successful Implementation
Thank you for another great day!
On Thursday, July 12th, hundreds of AWARDS users gathered together in New York City for Foothold Expo 2012: Agility. Attendees traveled in from near and far to meet users from other agencies, build skills, and learn about the latest developments in AWARDS that will make their agency more agile by enhancing their reporting capabilities and service delivery.
As we had hoped, the takeaways for attendees were practical, profound, and just plain fun. Keynote speaker Brené Brown captivated the audience with findings from her decade-long research on shame and its effect on behavior, and offered strategies based on her theory of wholeheartedness to help connect with hard-to-reach clients and prevent our own burnout. Every attendee received a copy of her latest book, and a lucky few won prizes like a Nook e-reader and the grand prize of an iPad from the contests and raffles run throughout the day.
The Expo also provided the rare opportunity for clients to meet, in person, the Foothold staff who work behind the scenes. Thanks for letting us celebrate the work we do together. We’re already looking forward to Foothold EXPO 2013 and hope you’ll join us!
To see pictures from the Expo, click on the thumbnails below.
About Keynote Speaker Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW
Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW is a professor and researcher at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent more than ten years studying shame, fear, vulnerability, courage, and authenticity, and writes and speaks extensively about shame resilience, authentic leadership, and wholeheartedness in families, schools, and organizations.
Her groundbreaking work has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, and the Oprah and Friends Radio Network, and she has given two TEDx talks on her vulnerability research. In 2008, she was named the Behavioral Health Scholar-in-Residence at the Council on Alcohol and Drugs, Houston. Most recently, Houston Women magazine named her one of “The 50 Most Influential Woman of 2009.”
Brené spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and fear, and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness. Brené’s research poses the questions: “How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to recognize that we are enough – that we are worthy of love, belonging, and joy?”
The author of The Gifts of Imperfection: Letting Go of Who We Think We Should Be and Embracing Who We Are (Hazelden, 2010) and I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power (Penguin/Gotham, 2007), Brené has contributed articles to Self magazine, Elle magazine, and many national newspapers. She is also the author of “Connections,” a psychoeducational shame resilience curriculum that is being facilitated across the nation by mental health and addiction professionals.