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Best Practices Seek to Help, Improve Workshops

At the Branson meeting, the MASWM Board of Directors voted to approve in principle the attached Best Practices Document. The list includes a variety of topics to include expectations for Member Organizations, Boards, Managers, and Staff across a wide variety of areas.

The list is to be seen as both a guide and an assessment tool for members of MASWM.

The Board of Directors would like to present this list to all of its members and asks that each manager examine his/her organization’s policies and practices and provide a Self-Assessment to the Area Director. Please include your Boards and Staff in this process. The Assessment should include two basic components: 1) Is your shop currently meeting each standard? ; and 2) What are the impediments that might prevent your shop from meeting each standard?

Please direct questions and Assessment answers to your Area Director.

When this date is compiled it is the goal of the Board of Directors to provide training, mentorship, examples and other assistance to members as they strive to meet each standard.

Please also discuss with your Area Director any concerns that you may have regarding this document.

After this Assessment and Comment Period, this document will be presented to the full membership at the January MASWM meeting.

If you have additional questions, please contact me, as Chair of the Member Services Committee.

Thank you,

Kit Brewer
Director of RCSI & ICAN Employment
Office: 660-263-6202 ex. 402
Cell: 573-268-8761
Fax: 660-263-0773
kbrewer@icanmo.org


MASWM The Missouri Association of Sheltered Workshop Managers
If you have questions, please contact: President Bruce Young: Phone: (573) 442-6935 or email: cmsebruce@aol.com;