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Strengthening Relationships Among CILs and the SILC: Building and Maintaining a Statewide Partnership

CIL-NET & SILC-NET Present… A National Teleconference & Webinar

July 9, 2015; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Register online or by using the printable registration form (PDF).

IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETDoes your state have a strong, mutually beneficial relationship between the SILC and CILs? If you do, you certainly know that it takes lots of work to build and maintain a statewide Independent Living network. Those of you that don’t may feel like things will never improve or that changes from WIOA have brought difficult new issues to the forefront.

Please join us to learn effective strategies for collaboration and network building between CILs and the SILC in your state. Your presenter will provide concrete examples of how SILCs and CILs can work together in partnership to create a strong statewide network to advocate, collaborate on the SPIL, and deal with changes and challenges as a team.

This training isn’t just for SILCs. Given the new enhanced role of CILs in the SPIL process and the nature of the topic, CILs are encouraged to participate as well! 

Registration Fee: $75.00. Fee is per site (connection) and does not apply per participant; registrants are encouraged to gather as many individuals as desired to participate by telephone or webcast.

Target Audience

  • SILC & CIL Executive Directors, Council and board members, staff, and any others interested in strengthening the statewide partnership between CILs and the SILC.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe statutory requirements related to developing working relationships between SILC and the CILs
  • Identify avenues for teamwork with CILs for planning and developing your next SPIL
  • Describe some examples of best practices for SILC-CIL partnering

Meet Your Presenter

Ann McDaniel, Executive Director, West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council

Ann McDaniel is the Executive Director of the West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC). She has both a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree from Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

Ann has worked in the independent living and advocacy field since 1985, beginning with eleven years at the Mountain State Centers for Independent Living in Huntington, WV. Under her direction, the SILC has sponsored, organized, and conducted seven West Virginia Disability Caucuses since 1997 and the WV Youth Disability Caucus in 2005.

Ann has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) since 2005. She is a member of the WV Olmstead Council, WV Money Follows the Person Advisory Council, WV Medicaid MCO Stakeholders, AARP WV Foundation benefits grant Advisory Council, WV Medley Hartley Advocacy Project Advisory Council, WV Legislative Advisory Committee on Health Maintenance Tasks, WV ADRC Advisory Council, and the Fair Shake Network.

Ann has served as a mentor to the SILCs in Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. She has provided national, state, regional, and local training on the history and philosophy of independent living, the roles and functions of SILCs, strategic planning, measuring consumer satisfaction, the legislative process, advocacy, parliamentary procedure, the Rehabilitation Act, disability awareness and sensitivity, and a variety of other disability and independent living topics.

PRESENTED BY CIL-NET and SILC-NET: Programs of the IL-NET national training and technical assistance project for Centers for Independent Living (CIL-NET) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILC-NET). The IL-NET is operated by ILRU, Independent Living Research Utilization, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL).

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