December 1 Chapter Meeting

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Leadership Development

Robert Carty, LCSW, CADC, CCJP

For 38 years, Bob Carty has served in the addictions treatment profession in various roles – counselor, supervisor, trainer, author, mentor, board member and administrator. This included more than a decade of coordinating an accredited training program in Chicago to prepare individuals to become addictions counselors. During this time, he co-wrote a book with William White and others entitled The Training Life.  From 1998 to 2003, he worked as a Deputy Director of TASC, designing and implementing community re-entry programs in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Corrections and the Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Later, Bob developed Partnerships in Clinical Training and Consultation (PCTC), providing consulting services to peer-based, recovery programs, spanning the country from New England to Alaska.  In 2011, the Illinois Certification Board named him the “Professional of the Year” for his service to this field.  Following his PCTC years, he was the Program Coordinator of Harborview Recovery Center, a hospital-based, addictions treatment program. Since August, 2015, he has served as the Clinical Director of Hazelden-Chicago, coaching and mentoring a strong team of clinicians in an outpatient setting.

Program Overview: 
As many of the leaders in our profession are moving closer to retirement, two questions arise, “Where are our future leaders?” and “How best can we prepare them?” In this interactive presentation, we answer these questions. Also, we identify the qualities and skills of effective leadership. This list can serve as a road map for professional growth of potential leaders in one’s organization. Numerous methods of developing leaders are described, such as (but not limited to) training and mentoring.

The presentation will also focus on how EAPs can:
  • Improve access to care;
  • Facilitate better communications with ‘clinical decision makers;’
  • Ensure individualized treatment planning; and
  • Measure and track treatment outcome

Learning Objectives:
At the close of this session, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Describe different types of leadership.
  • Utilize an inventory of leadership qualities and skills to determine steps toward professional development.
  • List pros and cons regarding succession planning
  • Discuss the importance of building a stronger “bench”
  • Identify three benefits of mentorship.


8:30-9:00 am:        Networking
9:00-9:45 am:        Business Meeting
9:45-10:00 am:      15 Minute Break
10:00-12:00 pm:    Program
12:15 pm:              Optional Networking Lunch

**CEU Certificates given out upon completion of the program**

Location - University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603 - The Charter Room - 7th floor 

Dress Code - Business Casual Attire is defined as a collared shirt, dress slacks, dress, skirt with blouse and dress shoes.  Appropriate business casual attire does not include denim, tennis shoes/sneakers or flip flops/sandals. 

Location Host & Food Sponsor - Rosecrance

Networking Lunch -  The Village (part of Italian Village) - 71 W Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603
**Networking Lunch is optional and each attendee is responsible for their own meal.

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