14 - Cultivating Agency Success Through Strategic Collaboration
Alex Engelhardt, Executive Director, Fox Valley Special Recreation Association; Jackie Salemi, Superintendent of Recreation, Fox Valley Special Recreation Association; Kris Johnson, Associate Professor of Therapeutic Recreation, Aurora University
How can I create a culture of leadership? How can I grow the hiring pipeline? How can I provide more to the community without straining the staff? How can I help my agency stand out among the rest? If you have recently asked yourself one of these questions, listen up because we have an innovative solution to answer all of these questions and more! FVSRA and Aurora University have teamed up with an award-winning collaborative that is a true win-win, and we’d like to help you start one, too. This session will provide an overview of the collaboration, identify outcomes from our constituents, agency staff, university, and future professionals, and offer a toolkit to easily model this at your agency.
- Understand the key components of a successful collaboration and identify the outcomes to be expected at your agency.
- Use the toolkit for immediate implementation of your interagency collaboration.