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Welcome to the 2023 Direct Care Worker Conference - Making a Difference Together. 
Direct Care Workers (DCWs) provide vital services that allow people with disabilities and older adults to remain in their homes and communities. This DCW conference provides skills training on multiple topics that are relevant to this work with engaging sessions to encourage DCWs for the important and necessary work that they do.

The conference, including meals and an overnight accommodation at the Hershey Lodge on Friday, April 21 is offered at no charge to DCWs. The conference is sponsored by the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) with grant funds from the PA Department of Labor and Industry.

Conference, Friday, April 21
The conference begins on Friday, April 21, 2023. Registration begins at noon - and sessions begin at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., based on the sessions that you choose.

Join us for a Friday evening reception, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM that will include a menu of carved meats, appetizers, an array of delicious desserts, a cash bar and entertainment.

Conference, Saturday, April 22
8:00 AM - Registration
8:00 - 8:30 AM - Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 AM - Opening Remarks
Conference sessions begin at 8:45 AM - after you register, choose your sessions next. If you have questions about this conference opportunity, please contact us at 717-731-1900 extension 212.

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Saturday, April 22 • 10:00am - 11:45am
Cultural Competency

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Cultural competence is the ability to understand, appreciate and interact effectively with people from other cultures or belief systems. This training session will discuss the concept and the complexities of Cultural Competency in the workplace.

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Theo Braddy

Executive Director, National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
Theo Braddy is a disability rights advocate with a 30-year career as the Director of the Center for Independent Living of Central PA. He has recently become the Director of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and has been appointed throughout his career to serve on the... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2023 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Hershey Lodge

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