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2024 Leadership Conference

05 Jun 2024 @ 1:00pm EDT
07 Jun 2024 @ 12:00pm EDT

Event Details

Join us for the 2024 Incompass Michigan Leadership Conference  - At the Delamar Hotel in Traverse City, June 5-7! 

How to register:

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  • $470 - Member
  • $570 - Non-Member


Wednesday 6/5

  • 1:00pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 1:00-5:30 Programming
  • 6:00-7:00pm Networking Happy Hour 

Thursday 6/6

  • 7:00am Networking Breakfast 
  • 7:30-5:00 Programming
  • 5:00-6:00pm Networking Happy Hour 

Friday 6/7

  • 7:00am Networking Breakfast
  • 8:30-Noon Programming

Additional Information:

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  • Cancelations before May 18 are subject to a $25 administrative fee.
  • Cancelations between May 18 and June 1 are subject to a $50 administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be given after June 1. 
  • Substitutions are permitted. 

    Incompass Michigan is committed to event accessibility, please note accommodation requests on your registration by 05/10/24 as advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs or contact Katie Kinde, with any questions. 

More Presenter Bios Coming Soon!

Scott Caesar - 

Scott Caesar is the founder of WordWorks AI, a generative AI research and innovation consulting organization. With over 15 years of experience in the enterprise software industry and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Scott is a proven leader in driving growth and launching innovative products.

Scott is passionate about the potential of generative AI to drive innovation and positive social impact. His approach to leading and innovating is grounded in continuous learning and agile methodologies.

Cherie Johnson -

Cherie Johnson has worked for community rehabilitation organizations for over 36 years, serving in entry-level, professional, supervisory, and management positions during that time. In her current role as CEO at MMI, Cherie leads an organization that provides a range of services to over 900 youth and adults in the Central Michigan area. She is a CARF surveyor and she serves on a variety of local and statewide committees to support the development of inclusive communities. Cherie also consults as a subject matter expert for the US Department of Labor’s NEON project and serves on the Incompass Board of Directors.

Katie Kinde -

Katie is a 33 year old Autistic woman, who loves learning and helping others learn. Katie graduated with a Masters in Education with a focus in Learning Design and Technology. While at Wayne State, she also was the Dean of Social Works secretary, and managed much of the continuing education events and certificate distribution. She currently works for Incompass Michigan as the Education Coordinator, creating trainings, coordinating events, and handling certificate distribution. She completed multiple Leadership programs in 2023, and has presented multiple times about Autism in the workplace. In her spare time, she loves making jewelry and miniature houses.

Tim Tansey -

Dr. Tansey received his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a professor in the Rehabilitation Counselor Education program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Tansey has almost 30 years experience as a rehabilitation counselor, educator, or rehabilitation researcher. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of applying novel technology in vocational rehabilitation and rehabilitation counselor education, evidence-based practices in vocational rehabilitation, self-regulation, and self-determination. Dr. Tansey has extensive experience in adapting technology and utilizing social media for knowledge translation and dissemination activities. Dr. Tansey is the principal investigator on the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment, a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. He is currently the principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or co-investigator on several other federally-funded research or national technical assistance center grants from the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Social Security Administration and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research). These current projects seek to ascertain evidence-based practices in the vocational rehabilitation of youth with disabilities, identify employer practices in the recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of persons with disabilities, and provide technical assistance to state vocational rehabilitation toward increasing competitive, integrated employment of persons with disabilities living in areas of extreme poverty. Dr. Tansey has developed doctoral level training focused on online and hybrid pedagogy as well as established numerous online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced courses. He serves on the co-editor of the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin and on the editorial boards for numerous other journals.


Behavioral Health: Clinically Integrated Networks -

  • Greg Moore, Dickinson Wright

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofit Excellence -

  • Scott Caesar, WoodWorks AI

Employment Law Update -

  • Lindsay Raymond, Danbrook Adams Raymond PLC

Federal Disability Policy -

  • Tim Tansey, Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment

Leadership Alumni: Sharing and Advocating as a Leader -

  • Katie Kinde, Incompass Michigan

Leadership Panel: Sharing Institutional Knowledge -

  • Cherie Johnson, MMI
  • Carol Bergquist, Project Visions
  • Emilia Gutierrez, Do-All Inc.
  • Paul Blatt, Gesher Human Services

Michigan Politics in an Election Year -

  • Malcolm Kletke, MHSA

Michigan Nonprofit Landscape -

  • Kelley Kuhn, Michigan Nonprofit Association

Nonprofit Marketing -

  • Jeff Terpstra, Scott Allen Creative

The Way I See It -

  • Austin Darga, Grand Traverse Industries

Wholistic Leadership -

  • Kimika Garrett, Organizational Kimistry

Round Table Topics Include:

  • Historical Knowledge
  • Succession Planning
  • Policy 
  • Employer Engagement Group
  • VR - Leadership Connect 
  • Community Partnership, Fundraising, Capital Campaigns
  • AI
  • Supporting Employees, Retention, Peer Support
  • Trainings
  • DEI
  • Social Enterprises
  • Credentialing and Apprenticeship Program 
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
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Non-Member 01 Jun 2024 $570.00
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05 Jun 2024 @ 1:00pm EDT
07 Jun 2024 @ 12:00pm EDT

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  • Traverse City, Michigan

Many thanks to our sponsors!



Arnold Center

Gesher Human ServicesGoodwill of Greater Detroit


Grand Traverse Industries


Judson Center


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Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with Associate Members including:

  • 501 Alliance
  • Mutual of America
  • SETWorks
  • TBD Solutions