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Altus is proud to be speaking at the ANCOR Technology Summit

Posted by Kevin Dayno on Sep 15, 2016 9:13:48 AM


Altus is committed to empowering our clients through technology, which means ensuring that the products we offer are on the cutting edge of innovation and deliver tangible results to our clients. One way we accomplish this is by staying in the loop. Whether it be through communicating with existing clients or meeting other professionals in the Human Services industry, we believe it’s important to hear from people, first hand, how technology can help them continuously provide excellent services to the communities they serve. ANCOR’s Technology Summit provides an excellent opportunity to do just that.


The American Network of Community Options and Resources, also known as ANCOR, is a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 1000 private community providers of services to people with disabilities. Their mission is to advance the abilities of their members by supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and allowing them to fully participate in their communities. Collectively, members of the network service over 600,000 individuals with disabilities, all while striving to achieve three main objectives: shape policy, share solutions, and strengthen community.

ANCOR also provides exceptional support and a multitude of resources to its members. From advocating on a federal level for the crucial role private providers play in enhancing and supporting the lives of people with disabilities, to providing organizational, professional and leadership development to help further an organization’s growth and impact, they are continuously striving to be an indispensable leader, resource and advocate for a diverse private disability services network.

About the Conference

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The 2016 ANCOR Technology Summit & Showcase is a one day event that will take place on October 7th 2016 at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado. This year’s Technology Summit will focus on how technology will play a major role in innovating the emerging environment of long-term services and integrated healthcare, and how it will also help to achieve the triple goal of better health, better care, and lower costs. There will be over 150 registrants attending the conference, including service providers who are CEOs, COOs, Directors, and both IT and HR professionals.

The conference will be led by industry professionals from various organizations. These speakers will present topics and engage in discussion relating to the latest technology in all areas of the intellectual and developmental disabilities field. More specifically, they will introduce technology and applications that will change the way provider agencies operate by helping them to increasing their efficiency and effectiveness, as well as raise awareness of low and high-tech options that will further help people with I/DD increase their independence. The goal is to generate excitement among providers and advocates about emerging technology that can improve providers’ quality of service, thereby allowing them to better serve the people in their communities who need them the most.

About our topic

This year, Altus will be speaking at the ANCOR Technology Summit alongside one of our clients, the Robin Hood Association. Our topic, Technology as a Recruiting Tool: How to Attract and Retain an Exceptional Workforce, will address the challenges Community Providers face when it comes to finding, hiring, and retaining a qualified and diverse workforce. The presentation will address challenges that many service providers face, such as the expectations of the millennial generation of workers, high turnover rates, and the retirement of aging Baby Boomers. Followed by a presentation from Trevor Ducharme, Director of Administration at the Robin Hood Association, who will take it a step further and share how he built a strong business case for the technology project they are currently implementing.

In addition, the presentation will provide a high-level overview of some of the industry research we have conducted on the topic and will dive into our top five key technology strategies that best addresses the changing demographic in your workforce. Topics being covered will include: ways to increase employee engagement, strategies to keep both new millennials and more experienced staff happy and efficient, and much more!

If our topic or any of the topics mentioned piqued your interest, you can learn more by visiting ANCOR’s website.

Additionally, if you are interested in attending ANCOR’s Technology Summit & Showcase, registration for the conference is currently open and can be accessed by clicking here.


Interested in learning more about how technology can have an impact within your organization? 
Join us on September 20th at 2pm EST where our webinar, The Intergenerational Workforce: Best Practices for the Human Services Sector, will dive deep into how technology, change, and harnessing the skills of both older and younger generations will improve Human Services’ effectiveness.

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This Post Was Written By Kevin Dayno
Kevin is our Marketing Intern from the University of Waterloo