Join us for monthly webinars on the NADSP Code of Ethics
This series of 10 live webinars will focus on The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) Code of Ethics. Each webinar will highlight a tenet of the Code.
The webinars are free and sponsored by the Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT).
Register below or at https://nadsp.org/events. Recordings of webinars will be available on the RCWT Website.
When: THIS FRIDAY, June 30, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Presenter: Joseph M. Macbeth, Executive Director, and John Raffaele, Director of Educational Services, at NADSP
This first webinar in the series will investigate the origins of the NADSP’s Code of Ethics, the hidden “pearls of wisdom” that are found within its Preamble, and help you understand why the Code of Ethics has become the pillar of values for the direct support practice. Joe Macbeth and John Raffaele have provided hundreds of Code of Ethics trainings and this opening webinar will provide the groundwork for the ensuing nine sessions that will dig deeply into each of the ethical tenets.
Register here for Webinar #1.
When: July 14, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Presenter: Melody Johnson, NADSP Faculty
As a Direct Support Professional, Melody’s first allegiance is to the people she supports. All other activities and functions flow from that allegiance. This happens to be the first tenet of the NADSP Code of Ethics. She has lived this as a family member, Direct Support Professional, and now as a trainer and advocate with and for Direct Support Professionals. Join Melody for this webinar that will explore what it truly means to be person-centered and the challenges inherent in this process.
Register here for Webinar #2.
When: August 11, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Presenters: Tom McClusky, NADSP Faculty
Tom was one of the people who, in 1999 when the first draft of the NADSP Code of Ethics was being written, advocated that Promoting Physical and Emotional Well-Being needed to be a component of the Code. This webinar will show the importance of balancing informed decisions with ensuring the people we support are safe and protected from gross physical, personal and/or emotional harm. This is an ongoing balance act for direct support professionals around the country.
Register here for Webinar #3.
Webinar #4 – Code of Ethics Tenet: Integrity & Responsibility
When: September 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Presenter: Maren Gibson, NADSP Faculty
Webinar #5 – Code of Ethics Tenet: Confidentiality
When: October 13, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Presenter: Don Traynor, NADSP Faculty
Webinar #6 – Code of Ethics Tenet: Justice, Fairness, & Equity
When: November 10, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Presenter: Kathy Brown, NADSP Faculty
Webinar #7 – Code of Ethics Tenet: Respect
When: December 8, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Presenter: Scott Bradshaw, NADSP Faculty
Webinar #8 – Code of Ethics Tenet: Relationships
When: January 12, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Presenter: Chumie Twerski, NADSP Faculty
Webinar #9 – Code of Ethics Tenet: Self-Determination
When: February 9, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Presenter: Jen Teich, NADSP Faculty
Webinar #10 – Code of Ethics Tenet: Advocacy
When: March 9, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Presenters: Tish Comstock, Advocate, and John Raffaele, Director of Educational Services at NADSP