Join us virtually for our 18th Annual IBICA Conference!

Learn best practices from other clubhouse communities, hear updates on brain injury clubhouse research and meet members, staff members and family members from brain injury clubhouse communities around the country!

Conference Agenda

MON September 13, 2021

10:00 AM EST
Welcome and Virtual Conference Orientation
Using Zoom, Virtual Call Etiquette & IBICA Conference Overview
Joe Craig
The Mill House, VA
Alex Barna
BIND, TX

10:20 AM EST

Moment of Remembrance

Honoring those we are missing or currently fighting COVID (2020 to present)

Stephanie Vinson
Gateway House
10:30 AM EST
Introductions & Clubhouse Updates
*Please designate one participant to give an updates regarding your clubhouse.
Joe Craig
The Mill House

12:00 PM EST

Break

1:00 PM EST

Breakout Sessions: Best Practice & Idea Sharing
Session 1: Healthy Lifestyles
How to incorporate it into your Clubhouse
Side by Side Clubhouse, GA
Session 2: Maintenance & Garden Units
Sharing About What We Do and Why
Side by Side Clubhouse, GA
Session 3: Fundraising
“How To” guide for successful events, grant writing and other financial support
BIND Clubhouse, TX
Synapse Clubhouse, IL
2:00 PM EST
Clubhouse Works and Now We Have Proof!
This session will be geared toward an audience of members, staff, and families of IBICA Clubhouses
Colleen McKay
University of Massachusetts
Jason Young
Community Brain Injury Services
Cindi Johnson Side By Side Clubhouse

3:00 PM EST

Break

3:30 PM EST

How Can Your Clubhouse Be Part of the Change for Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion?
Anna Sackett Roundtree
Clubhouse International

5:00 PM EST

Virtual Meet & Greet
Let’s have some fun!
Side by Side Clubhouse, GA

TUES September 14, 2021

9:45 AM EST

Pre-Conference Zoom Orientation
for conference attendees who did not attend on Monday
Drew Nagele
IBICA Treasurer

10:00 AM EST

Breakout Sessions
Session 1: ASK US ANYTHING! About Growing a Clubhouse
From clubhouse best practices to how to hire excellent clubhouse staff to advisory boards to quality surveys and whatever else you want to know!

Cindi Johnson
Side By Side Clubhouse

Session 2: How does Clubhouse use social media?
BIND Clubhouse, TX

11:00 AM EST

Planning for the Future with an Acquired Brain Injury
Panel discussion regarding how a clubhouse can help caregivers and families

Brooks Clubhouse, FL

12:00 PM EST

Break

1:00 PM EST

Breakout Sessions
Session 1: Introduction to the Clubhouse Profile Questionnaire (CPQ): Nuts, Bolts, and How to Make it Work for You
This session will be geared toward Clubhouse directors who will lead the effort in their clubhouse to complete the CPQ to meet IBICA membership requirements (encouraged in 2021, required beginning 2022)
  • Instructional Workshop on how to operate the Microsoft Access database- setup, data entry, navigation, saving and submitting, printing for later use
  • Examples of ways Clubhouse International, Mental Health Clubhouses, and ABI Clubhouses have used the data to access funding, expand services, meet accreditation requirements and increase public awareness
Colleen McKay
University of Massachusetts
Session 2: Check us out! Clubhouse Tours
Participate in 3 Virtual Tours of IBICA Member Clubhouses!
Beacon House, VA
Denbigh House, VA
Gateway House, NC
Session 3: Returning to the Work Ordered Day
A Review of the Work Ordered Day Standards

The BridgeLine Place, VA

2:00 PM EST

Breakout Sessions
Session 1: Neuroplasticity, Setting Goals and Creating Hope after Brain Injury and Stroke
Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA
Second Chance to Live
Session 2: Are you aware of what resources state and national Brain Injury Associations have to offer?
Lauren Costello
Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
Session 3: What Do All These CPQ Questions Mean and How Do We Collect the Data?
This second session in this series will be geared toward Clubhouse directors who will lead the effort in their clubhouse to complete the CPQ to meet IBICA membership requirements (encouraged in 2021, required beginning 2022)
  • Review completed CPQ of an ABI Clubhouse with commentary on how various clubs gathered the data
  • Beechwood Clubhouse shares the spreadsheet tool they developed to gather CPQ data
Cindi Johnson
Side By Side Clubhouse
Dan LaValla
Beechwood Clubhouse
Jessica Dupuy
The Denbigh House
3:00 PM EST
Break
3:30-4:30 PM EST
IBICA Annual Meeting
*Please designate one individual to vote on behalf of your member clubhouse
Joe Craig
IBICA Board President
The Mill House

4:30 – 5:30 PM EST

Virtual After Party
Let’s have some fun!
Hadley Littell
Beechwood Clubhouse