Road Show Reflections

Thank you again to those who have attended the road shows throughout the state. We have one more road show in Dayton this coming Monday. All told, more than 500 people have participated! I have been so pleased to meet and greet many familiar faces and a number of our employees whom I have not met before now. Your willingness to ask questions is much appreciated; and you’ve given us many observations and constructive suggestions to think about, tweak, and turn into positives for our organization. 

I hope the Civil Rights Refresher and Updates session was insightful for you and provided a good basic context about why this is so important for us – as well as initial efforts we can make to better serve our clientele and address federal government reporting requirements. We need to make reasonable accommodations for program attendees, represent well the audiences we serve to, be cognizant about the environment in which our clients and their family members live, and produce reports that illustrate how well we utilize our federal funds and are making an impact in the lives of Ohioans. 

Also, your participation in the Learning and Organizational Development (LOD) Unit’s afternoon session is much appreciated! Your insight about what training will help you give us “information we can work with” to help us best meet the needs of our employees across the organization. LOD is committed to summarizing all of your responses quickly, and then following up with some immediate training options, as well as ongoing and on-demand opportunities over time.