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Recognition Goes Further Than You Think

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
1 hour

Being a direct support professional (DSP) can be hard work — mentally, physically, and emotionally. It’s important to recognize and support your DSPs throughout their tenure at your organization, especially if you want to retain them long term. With such a high turnover rate (national average is 45%), recognizing your staff’s hard work and ideas can improve retention and engagement more than you think.

Join us Wednesday, September 28 at 2 PM ET to hear John Nash, Executive Director of The Arc of North Carolina, discuss how recognizing DSPs is one small strategy that can have huge effects on your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding how different staff members prefer to receive recognition
  • How recognition supports staff retention
  • Examples of recognition, both good and bad

John Nash

Executive Director
The Arc of NC

John Nash has been the Executive Director of The Arc of North Carolina since 2014. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of a provider organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Central California. He has a master’s degree in Administrative Leadership from Fresno Pacific University. In addition to his work leading non-profit organizations, John has extensive experience as a management and organizational development consultant, doing economic and community development projects, and working on K-12 education issues.