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OPEN MINDS Children’s Services Executive Summit Launch Announced

158 Days ago

Gettysburg, PA, May 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS announced the details of its new executive summit, The OPEN MINDS Children’s Services Executive Summit. The summit is designed for executives serving children across the spectrum of services – mental health, autism, developmental disabilities, special education, child welfare, and juvenile justice. The focus is on strategy for sustainability – market positioning, new service line development, and financial management.

The summit faculty will feature both OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer Monica E. Oss and Senior Associate Howard Shiffman, the leader of the OPEN MINDS Next Generation Children’s Forum. Featured sessions of the summit include:

  • The Five Key Drivers of Change In The Children’s Service Market
  • Building A New Value Proposition: Strategy & Positioning For Sustainability
  • Meeting The Challenge Of New Service Lines
  • Building An Organization That Can Out-Perform The Competition: Value-Based Reimbursement & Performance Management
  • Town Hall Discussion: Building An Organization That Can Compete: Bringing Together Strategy, Finance, Marketing, & An Effective Workforce

“Child serving organizations face unique challenges,” said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer Monica E. Oss. “Not only is the reimbursement landscape changing in health and human services, but children’s services executives must ‘braid together’ funding from health, behavioral health, disability support, and education funding streams. It’s a complex strategic situation that demands a focused strategy. Our goal at the Summit it to gather thought leaders and subject matter experts in children’s services space to map out the management best practices that are needed for long-term success.”

The summit leader, Howard Shiffman brings over 45 years of successful organizational and business experience in human service fields to the OPEN MINDS team. His expertise includes executive management, strategic planning, business development, finance, marketing, market intelligence research, fundraising, and board development. Mr. Shiffman is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Social Enterprises Inc. that includes Purchasing Partners of America, & Mental Health/Human Services Consulting Division, a Colorado corporation he founded in 2009.

The summit will wrap up the week’s event at The 2018 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute. This year’s executive institute will focus on the emerging clinical and management best practices needed for organizational sustainability in a market shifting to value-based reimbursement.   Individual and group registration for The 2018 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute is now available. We recommend registering early, as seating is limited and registrations are expected to sell out. To register online or download a registration form, visit: https://management.openminds.com/register.

To learn more about The 2018 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute, visit: https://management.openminds.com.


OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence and strategic advisory firm focused on the sectors of the health and human service field serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 175+ associates provide market insights and innovative management solutions designed to improve operational and strategic performance. Learn more at www.openminds.com.

Tim Snyder