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Free Business Acumen Webinar: Planning to Plan? Tools to Use to Help You Better Understand Your Current Business Environment

Source: NASUAD: National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities

Business Acumen Center Logo - Providing Resources to Sustain Disability OrganizationsBusiness Acumen describes an organization’s ability to quickly and keenly understand and address a business situation in a manner that will likely lead to a good outcome. The first step in doing so is in understanding the world around you. As a Community Based Organizations (CBO*) serving people with disabilities, you may be seeking to diversify your payer portfolio or develop your business as a response to a new method of delivery such as a state transition to Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). To ensure that you are fully informed when you begin, you will need to conduct some background research on the current or anticipated political environment, economic conditions, demographics and changes or opportunities within related organizations. Each of which will help you understand the environment you are in or will be entering. 

Join us on October 25, 2017 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern as Erica Anderson, Senior Director of Business Acumen at the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) and Elizabeth Priaulx, J.D., Senior Disability Legal Specialist with the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) share tools that CBOs can use to collect the information they need to structure a strategic plan designed to help them meet their goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand key elements to collect during an environmental scan
  • Understand how to use that information in a SWOT analysis
  • How to use stakeholder engagement in your business strategy

This one hour webinar is available as part of the Disability Business Acumen Grant provided by the Administration for Community Living to the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities in collaboration with nine national partners**.

* CBO is a broad term to describe local organizations that offer community living services and supports to advance the health, well-being, independence, and community participation of people with disabilities and older adults. CBOs include Centers for Independent Living, developmental disability organizations, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service, behavioral health organizations, Protection and Advocacy Agencies, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Area Agencies on Aging, aging services organizations, faith-based organizations, Native American tribal organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian), nutrition program providers and other local service providers for persons with disabilities and/or older adults.

** Grant Partners include: American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD), American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD), National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), National Council on Aging (NCOA), National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), Mercer, University of Minnesota – Institute of Community Integration.

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