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Value Added: Collecting IL Data for Statewide and Local CIL / SILC Impact

CIL-NET Presents… A National Teleconference & Webinar

June 17, 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 an effective process to collect and use data that shows the impact of the great work being done by your CILs and SILC? If not, you’ll want to sign up for this training. We’ll show you how you can move beyond data collection as a chore to put data to work for you. It takes a concerted, statewide effort to do it right, but once a process is developed, your state will have all of the information you need to create effective talking points, testimonies, reports, and other materials to clearly communicate the value of IL to legislators, funders, and other key players. CIL and SILC staff and Board / Council members are encouraged to participate together.

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 and CIL Executive Directors, Board Members, Program Managers, and others interested in IL data collection and reporting. 

Learning Objectives

You will learn:

  • The importance of obtaining buy-in and commitment from all relevant stakeholders for increasing the success of a statewide data collecting and reporting effort.
  • How to incorporate and utilize standardized collection methods at the local CIL level.
  • How to combine individual CIL data into a statewide database reporting tool.
  • Strategies for expanding CIL capacity by utilizing a statewide database reporting tool.
  • How to use collected data to impact funding at the state legislative level.
  • A methodology and best practices in developing a successful statewide data sharing program.
  • How to apply a methodology statewide for sharing by CILs and key partners.

Meet Your Presenters

Rodney Craig is the Executive Director of the Michigan SILC. He has worked for the SILC for seven years, originally joining the team as System Support Administrator for the Michigan statewide independent living program database. In 2011, he was named the Deputy Director. In February 2015 he became the Executive Director. Prior to starting at the Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council, Mr. Craig was an AmeriCorps Vista with the Blue Water Center for Independent Living.

Sara Grivetti, MA, CRC, currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Disability Network/Michigan where she represents the collective voice of Michigan’s network of Center’s for Independent Living. In this role she is focused on building sustainable Centers for Independent Living through leadership development, relationship building, effective communication and mobilizing around issues that will have the greatest impact on delivering high-quality independent living services to people with disabilities.

Steven Locke has been the Associate Director of Disability Network of Mid-Michigan since 2006. Steven earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Graphic Design from Saginaw Valley State University. In 2010, Steven was appointed to the Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council by Governor Jennifer Granholm. He was re-appointed to the council by Governor Rick Snyder in 2014 and was elected to serve as the Vice-Chair. Steven served as Deputy Director of a public housing authority for ten years and is a certified public housing manager.

PRESENTED BY CIL-NET: A program 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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