Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Human Services
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield-A Doubletree by Hilton
Target Audience Illinois WIC Coordinators and Key Managers
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Space is limited! Registration Deadline is firm. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 10, 2018 NO ONSITE REGISTRATION! Training cost is free. Day 2 continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Purpose During the 2018 WIC Symposium, Coordinators and Key Managers will be trained on the changes and initiatives planned for SFY19 as well as connect with peers from across the state. Learning Objectives Following the symposium WIC Coordinators will be able to:
1. Describe at least one Initiative planned for SFY19 2. Explain in their own words how SFY19 caseload and funding was established 3. List one or more steps in implementing the new WIC MIS 4. Identify the goal for breastfeeding exclusivity and a lead measure to assess progress 5. State two things their agency will do following the Symposium to increase caseload.
CEUs There are no CEU’s offered for this activity. Tentative Agenda
11:00a - 04:00p
01:00p - 01:30p
Welcome, Housekeeping, Introductions
01:30p - 02:45p
WIC Funding and Initiatives for SFY19-Steve Strode, Assistant Bureau Chief Stephanie Bess, WIC Director
02:45p - 03:15p
03:15p - 04:15p
Wildly Important Work- Introduction
04:15p - 04:30p
Day 1 Wrap Up
08:00a - 09:00a
08:30a - 09:00a
09:00a - 10:00a
WIC MIS and EBT Project Lisa Cunningham, EBT Coordinator
10:00a - 10:15a
10:15a - 12:00p
Effective Caseload Strategies State Agency Overview & Local Agency panel presentation
12:00p - 01:00p
01:00p - 01:45p
Common MEQA Findings and Strategy to Avoid Them
01:45p - 02:45p
Wildly Important Work- Achieving Breastfeeding & Caseload Goals
02:45p - 03:15p
Evaluation and Wrap-up
Hotel Information President Abraham Lincoln Springfield-A Doubletree by Hilton 701 East Adams Street Springfield, Illinois 62701 217-544-8800 Overnight Accommodations A block of rooms has been reserved at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield-A Doubletree by Hilton. Room rates are $70+tax (single) and $85+tax (double). Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling, 1-866-788-1860. To receive the special group rate, please mention WIC SYMPOSIUM. The cut-off date for reservations at the special group rate is Monday, April 24, 2018. Room requests received after Tuesday, April 24, 2018 will be confirmed on a space available basis by hotel and participants will be charged the prevailing rates. Hotel reservations may be cancelled 24 hrs. prior to the day of arrival without penalty.
SPECIAL NEEDS The site is accessible for those with disabilities. Anyone needing special accommodations should notify: Lisa Kienzle, at Lisa.Kienzle@prevention.org or by phone at 217/793-7353, ext. 107, no later than Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
A lactation room will be available.
The parking garage is owned & operated by the Prairie Capital Convention Center. It is connected to the hotel on levels 1H & 2H. The standard parking charge is $1.00 per hour (not with in/out privileges) with a maximum of $7.00 per day (24 hours). This charge is handled by the Prairie Capital Convention Center when exiting the parking garage. Unfortunately, the hotel is unable to bill this charge to a guest room. Should you wish to valet park your vehicle the charge is $13.00 per day, with in/out privileges for registered guests of the hotel.
Questions on registration? Contact Lisa Kienzle, Prevention First Lisa.Kienzle@prevention.org 217-793-7353, ext. 107 or 1-800-252-8951, ext. 107