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Webinar - Harnessing the Power of the Millennial Workforce: Leadership and the Future of Behavioral Health
Thursday, January 20, 2022, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Category: WAFCA CE Training


Harnessing the Power of the Millennial Workforce: Leadership & the Future of Behavioral Health
Presented by: Joy Brunson-Nsubuga, MA, LMFT, LCAS, CCS of RI International
*Up to 4 CE credits will be issued to those attending this virtual opportunity. See below for details.

Workshop Description: This 4-hour presentation will focus on the ever-changing landscape of behavioral health and the leadership needed to evolve with the trends. The pandemic has catapulted the behavioral health field into the future, and our workforce is changing along with it. There are opportunities and challenges to review. This talk will focus on those trends with data, examples, and real-world experiences. Opportunities and challenges for the millennial team members will be discussed, as well those same opportunities and challenges for supervisors leading a millennial workforce. Both presentation and discussion will be utilized. 

Learning Objectives: Attendees will be able to... 

1. Better understand the millennial team member, including successful supervision strategies, supportive work environment considerations, and training needs for those supervising millennial team members.
2. Understand statistics and trends in the behavioral health profession, as well as influencing factors of hiring and retention rates.
3. Build awareness of necessary skills for leaders in the field, including the benefits of utilizing assessments, education, and coaching.
4. Foster thought leadership, advocacy, and successful leadership approaches as a millennial leader in the field of behavioral health. 

Presenter InformationJoy Brunson-Nsubuga is a native of South Carolina. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Francis Marion University in 2006 and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a certificate in addictions counseling from Appalachian State University in 2009. She completed one year of Executive Leadership Coaching utilizing Oxford Leadership Principles in 2019.  She currently holds full licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor as well as the AAMFT Approved Supervisor designation. Joy is an expert in Systems Thinking and Therapies, Behavioral Health Crisis Systems, and Substance Use and Medication Assisted Treatment. She has experience in leading multi-state operations and is currently the Vice-President of SouthEast operations for RI International overseeing North Carolina and Louisiana programs. She also owns a private practice, Relatively Speaking Therapeutic Center, and offers family and couples therapy, supervision for marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, and substance use professionals seeking full licensure, consultation for agencies, and offers presentations on couples therapy, family therapy, crisis interventions, and addictions treatment. Joy is also the Professional Practice Board Chair for the North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Association. Joy recently started a new lifestyle blog venture aimed to support career mothers with harmonizing work and home. RelativelySimplistic.com was launched in January 2020. Joy resides in Apex with her husband and two boys ages 7 and 3 years. 

This opportunity is part of our Winter Special and available FREE of charge! Many thanks to our partners at the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center for providing funding support. For additional training and resources available through the MHTTC, visit their website

About our Offerings:

WAFCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6778. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Visit the WAFCA-CE registration page for more information on fees and policies. 

Wisconsin Association of Family & Children's Agencies (WAFCA)
16 N Carroll St, #750
Madison, WI 53703  (608) 257-5939 

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