Shoulder to Shoulder: Valuing and Celebrating the Important Work of Direct Support Professionals – In Person Training

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@ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UW South Madison Partnership, 2238 South Park Street, Madison, WI 53713


In a field with low pay, low status, and high turnover, we need to embrace the importance of truly valuing and honoring the people providing day-to- day support. The work is critically important. Direct support professionals have a lot to say about what’s necessary to keep them committed to, and engaged in, their work. Are we listening? This session will challenge, inspire, and make you laugh.

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Register Here   $30

Training check in begins at 8:45 am.

Please notify Training & Consultation – –  if you are unable to attend. Cancellations made after 5:00PM the day prior to the training will be charged the full registration fee.


About the Presenter:

Peter Leidy has been learning from elders and people with disabilities since 1983.  After working for Options in Community Living here in Dane County for 19 years, Peter now conducts workshops and consults with individuals, families, and teams in areas such as personalized supports, building community relationships, stress reduction, improving workplace communication, advocacy, and supporting and valuing direct support professionals.  Peter also writes and sings songs about life inside and outside the human service system.



FFI: Please contact Michael Truman at 608-516-8410 or by email at