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Change Is Hard … and Possible … and Necessary

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Scott Lloyd

President of MTM Services

We all know change is hard, especially when the stakes are high. But here’s what I also know: Change is possible and necessary.

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ACEs Champion Spotlight: Orange County – Trauma-informed Care through Collaboration

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Karen W. Linkins, PhD and Andrea Mander

Chief Innovations Officer, Mind OC and Senior Project Manager, Mind OC

Orange County, California’s MIND OC is paving the way by leading a cross-sector coalition of organizations dedicated to building a trauma-informed network of care. Karen W. Linkins, PhD, Chief Innovations Officer, and Andrea Mander, Senior Project Manager, share their insights about the impact of their trauma-informed work.

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Igniting the Workforce through Leadership Training

January 31, 2019 | Partnerships | Comments
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Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Sometimes all it takes to ignite growth is a single spark. Just ask Georgiana Staley, a 2016 graduate of the Middle Management Academy (MMA), a National Council leadership-training program that helps middle managers become leaders. MMA showed Georgiana, a program director at the Community Services Group, how to become a stronger link in the management […]

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Questions

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Roy Fisher

Program Manager, Navos Mental Health Solutions

It’s 6:30 am when my alarm goes off. I get up to enjoy the morning quiet and play out the day ahead. This morning, I reflect on the upcoming senior leadership meeting. As I consider those I’ll see around the table, I am once again drawn to the fact that I will be the only […]

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I Was a Little Fish in a Huge Pond: A Young Leader’s Story

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Lisa Martin, MA

Staff Training & Development Coordinator, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health

Last year’s National Council Conference was the best professional experience I’ve had in my eight year career in behavioral health care. As a millennial still finding my way in a field continually growing toward a fully-integrated health system, the most difficult part of being a “young leader” is feeling misunderstood. I dare to compare generational […]

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The Personal Side of Change

January 17, 2014 | Partnerships | Comments
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Jeanne Supin

MMA Lead Faculty Member

We are hardwired against change. Our brain stem conspires to fuel our change-anxiety. The same part of our brains that likes steady heartbeats, stable body temperatures, and balanced hormones also insists we distrust others, repeat what historically brought us pleasure, stick only to our tribe, and avoid all threats (e.g., everyone and everything else, especially anyone or anything new).

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