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2017 National Home Care Cooperative Conference

Home care worker cooperative members and developers from across the country gathered November 6-9, 2017 in Dulles, VA at the second Annual National Home Care Cooperative Conference. The conference is organized by the Cooperative Development Foundation and hosted at the headquarters of the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation.

Highlights of this year’s program included:

  • Two specialized pre-conference programs:

                -Training for home care cooperative members by the Paraprofessional Health Institute on developing a person-directed      

                 organizational culture that is stronger, healthier, more efficient and adaptable.

                -A facilitated session for technical assistance providers to develop a framework for home care replication incorporating the                  finding of The ICA Group research on home care replication.

  • The Home Care Industry and the Role of Cooperatives

  • Best Practices for Retention and Recruitment of Caregivers

  • Governance and Finance Issues

  • Optimizing the Cooperative Advantage with Caregivers and Clients

  • Working Smart: Tracking data to know what works


National Home Care Cooperatives Conference
Leslie Mead, CDF

The U.S. Home Care Landscape
Peggy Powell, Senior Advisor, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute



The PHI Coaching Approach®: At the Core of a Supportive Workplace 

Culture®: At the Core of a Supportive Workplace Culture
Susan Misiorski, National Director of Coaching & Consulting Services, PHI
MariaElena Del Valle, Organizational Change Consultant, PHI

Meeting Documents: 
 The PHI Coaching Approach to CommunicationNational Home Care Cooperative Conference Handouts PHI


Developing a Strategic Framework for Home Care Cooperative Development
Facilitator: Lauren Counts, Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation, Capital Impact Partners

Replication Study
David Hammer, Executive Director, The ICA Group

Opportunites for Home Care Cooperatives
David Hammer, Executive Director, The ICA Group



Connecting with the Community
Kippi Waters, Administrator, Peninsula Home Care Cooperative

Lessons Learned from Cooperative Care Recruitment Drive
Tracy Dudzinski, Board Chair, Cooperative Care
Debra Schultz, Board Member, Cooperative Care
Jordan Gabrielson, Board Member, Cooperative Care

Recruitment Toolkit
Katie Franklin, Vice President, Finn Partners
Recruitment and Outreach Toolkit


Measure What Matters
Jonathan Ward, Business Consultant, The ICA Group


Governance and Finance
Courtney Berner, Co-op Development Specialist, UW Center for Cooperatives
Margaret Lund, Principle, Co-opera Co

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