May 5, 2015, Annual Spring HR Training Day

Event Date: 
05/05/2015 - 8:30am

Registration is open for this full-day training developed by Federation Corporate Sponsor Berends Hendricks Stuit and is especially relevant to: CEOs & COOs • Business Managers • Administrative Coordinators • HR Directors • HR Coordinators • HR Specialists • HR Generalists. 

A Championship Team

8:30 AM – 8:55 AM • Registration

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM • Chemistry and competency of a championship team—Gregory Heeres, Berends Hendricks Stuit

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM • Break and Networking 

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM • Knowing the rules helps you win the game…a complex legal environment and changes to the laws influencing employee rights and employer legal compliance—Jeff Fraser, partner at Miller Johnson Law Firm

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM • Lunch and Networking

Where: Michigan Chamber of Commerce, 600 S. Walnut Street, Lansing, MI

​Executive Director - Methodist Children’s Home Society

Job Details
Redford, Michigan

Methodist Children’s Home Society

Redford, Michigan

Executive Director

Methodist Children's Home Society (MCHS) is a licensed private, non-sectarian, 501(c)3, family services agency.  MCHS responds to the needs of abused and neglected children by providing an array of housing, educational, clinical and therapeutic services for children and young adults throughout Southeastern Michigan.  MCHS has a staff of 135 professionals and an annual budget of approximately $8M. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors of MCHS, the Executive Director (ED) has overall responsibility for the implementation of policies, programs and operations of the organization.  The ED is responsible for an organizational culture that values professional training and development, the promulgation of innovative problem-solving and adaptability in managing through a changing and complex external child welfare and healthcare environment. 

We seek an experienced professional with a proven track record of accomplishment leading mission-driven organizations, facing multiple challenges, successfully leading change in an organization and managing highly qualified human service providers.  This person must be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to serving high-risk children in need with supported community based services.

Proven leadership ability to bring passion, vision, direction, business acumen and inspiration to an organization is required. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional leadership qualities highlighted by a history of being a dynamic communicator of ideas and by maintaining a presence in human service and philanthropic communities. We seek in this person a big-picture thinker with flexibility and versatility.  Success in advocating for the organization at the State, local, and philanthropic levels will also be a strong consideration for the ideal candidate.

This individual should be a strategic thinker and a problem-solver. She or he must be able to demonstrate effective management approaches in building consensus, visioning solutions to problems and acting with decisiveness.  A commitment to best practices in professional and management development should be a distinguishing factor in the candidate’s career.  The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate an understanding and ability to work with a wide variety of constituents and stakeholders including members, donors, families, community groups, political leaders and others with diverse needs and interests. 

A Master’s Degree is required.  Additional training, continuing education and professional development of a nature that would increase the individuals understanding of the issues confronting high-risk children is advantageous.

Applications for the position are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC.  Please send a letter of introduction and a current resume to:

For more information, please visit the Methodist Children’s Home Society website at:

May 1-2: MAFAK Spring Training Conference at Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City (pre-conference full-day session on April 30)

Event Date: 
04/30/2015 - 9:00am to 05/02/2015 - 4:00pm

The Thursday, April 30, pre-conference session will feature Heather Forbes and "Beyond Consequences, Helping Families Heal."

On Friday, May 1, 12 conference workshops are scheduled, followed by the Awards Banquet and evening entertainment. On the morning of Saturday, May 2, Dr. Jim Henry will present "Beyond Therapy: What Do Kinds in Foster Care/Adoption/Kinship Need to be Successful." On Saturday afternoon, George Duvall will present "No Reason to Fail."

Special conference rates are offered for couples and MAFAK members (MAFAK Membership can be submitted with your registration form to qualify for the lower fees).

Exhibit space/Vendor tables and Ad Sponsor opportunities are offered. Non-commercial ads from child welfare agencies/partners, foster, adoptive and kinship parent support groups are FREE.

April 23-24 & June 25-26 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) 101 Training

Michigan Associtation of CMH Boards & Michigan Department of Community Mental Health

Present:  Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) 101

ACT 101 is a two day Medicaid required training for all ACT Workers in Michigan.

2 Dates and Locations to choose from!:

8:30am Registration; 9:00am Training Begins;
12:00-1:00 Lunch; 4:00pm Adjourn

April 23-24, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dearborn/Novi

June 25-26, 2015
Holiday Inn Kalamazoo West, Kalamazoo

Fee:  $70 includes 2 day training, materials, continental breakfast, lunch and all breaks.

12 CEUs for social workers and substance abuse professionals are available.

For additional information, see attached or visit our website at

April 10: Michigan Home-Based Family Services Association Spring Workshop

Event Date: 
04/10/2015 - 8:00am

Michigan Home-Based Family Services Association - Spring Workshop

April 10, 2015 • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Download attached program flyer to register. Up to 6.5 Social Work CEUs. 

Keynote: Starting the Conversation: How Domestic Violence Affects our Families

Workshops include: 

  • Responding to Domestic Violence: Action Steps and Scenarios for Home-Based Professionals
  • Integrated Treatment Planning for Children and Youth with Autism
  • Social Work Ethics
  • The Impacts of Secondary Traumatic Stress Working with Children & Families
  • Bonding with Baby: In Home Tips
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Adolescents
  • The Impacts of Trauma on Early Childhood
Pine Rest Postma Center
300 68th Street SE
Grand Rapids
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