Area Administrators Summit 2023 Agenda

We are excited to host this year’s event to support you in your roles as leaders. This one-day in-person conference will address challenges in the context of the current ever-changing environment, and offer inspiration on how to continue to support self and others. 


8-9 a.m.: Breakfast
   Tamarack Hall

9-9:30 a.m.: Introductions and Welcomes
   Summit Room

9:30-10:30 a.m.: Connecting Vision to Action
Hear Leadership vision for their departments and connect it to your own work and that of your colleagues.
Facilitated by Joey Pauley
   Summit Room

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45-11:30 a.m. DCYF  HR update
Presented by Marcos Rodriguez
   Summit Room

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hell Yes! Or No: Reconnecting with What is Essential and Leading in Times of Change
This session will help to re-center what is most meaningful to us as individuals, leaders, and in our work. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the learnings of the past couple of years and how to lead through times of burnout and tremendous change as we move forward.
Presented by Annie Severson
   Summit Room

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
   Tamarack Hall

1:30-2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions:

All the Things Supervisors Need to Know about Safety That They Didn’t Know They Needed to Know
        Presented by Cindy Spencer
        Summit Room

Materiality: What is it, and why is it important?
The Materiality framework is a practical tool for organizational and social change. Materiality acts as a north star for organizations and its leadership in navigating what factors are the most important to its mission and equally to its stakeholders. Materiality assessments also help organizations pave a better path forward with more realistic goals and provide a feedback loop which organizations can use to measure their progress. This allows organizations to plan and take meaningful actions to reduce and mitigate the factors that matter most to their business and their stakeholders.
        Presented by Jeff Leinaweaver
        Cedar I Room

Family Practice Model
        Presented by Regina McDougal and members of her team
        Lily Room

2:30-2:45 p.m. Break

2:45-3:45 p.m. Advancing Racial Equity & Social Justice in DCYF
In this session, new co-Administrators Carol and Ray will provide an introduction of the ORESJ team and give updates on ORESJ’s function, key goals, and upcoming activities. They will also engage with the group about strengths and challenges AAs may be experiencing in advancing RESJ, and will field questions from the group.
   Presented by Carol Byers and Ray Soriano
   Summit Room

3:45-4 p.m. Closing and Reflections
   Summit Room