Scott has over 26 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Currently he is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. He is also the President of Osterfeld Consulting; a principle based educational and consulting company that provides education and training in the human service field. Scott Graduated from Miami University with a B.S. degree in Individual and Family Studies in 1990 and graduated from Miami University with a M.S. degree in Family and Child Studies in 1992.

PRESENTATION TOPICS

1. Making a Difference: The Art of Community Connecting

This innovative presentation will give participants a philosophical framework and the practical tools to help individuals with disabilities become more connected and involved in their communities. Participants will learn the art and science of becoming a social guide to assist people on their journey of moving from “Clientland” to a life of “community.”

2. Collaborative Relationships Between Service Providers and Family Members

In order to provide the best possible supports to people with disabilities, a partnership must be formed between service providers and families. This workshop will teach participants principles of family system theory and strategies to build collaboration.

3. Walk a Mile in My Moccasins

An empathy awareness program for staff to increase their understanding of the day-to-day lives of the people they serve.

4. Supporting Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Developing a Positive Self-Esteem

Teaching people with disabilities how to take care of themselves is critically important, but helping them develop a positive self-image and a belief that they can meet their potential is just as critically important. This workshop will teach service providers how to empower people served to reach their fullest potential through strategies of building self-esteem.

5. My Life or Yours?

This workshop will give participants a variety of strategies for to create systems and environments to give individuals more control over their lives

6. Personal and Professional Success

This workshop will provide participants a series of principles and habits that will allow them to achieve a success in the personal and professional life that they have never imagined. Take this workshop and be inspired and equipped to take your performance to the next level.

7. Teach the Teachers: Teaching Philosophies and Strategies to Maximize Learning

There are no such things as learning disabilities, but only teaching disabilities. Come to this workshop and gain a variety of tools to add to your teaching tool box so you can help individuals achieve their maximum potential.

8. Organization and Time Management

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you have more work than you can handle? Is your in-box overflowing with no end in sight? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to this workshop to learn how to organize your life to get more work done in less time and have more fun.

9. Don’t Panic It’s Just an Attack

If you or someone you love is experiencing the awful pain of dealing with a panic disorder or other related anxiety disorders, this workshop will give you help and hope through encouragement and practical strategies for coping.

10. Depression: It’s More Than Just the Blues

Depression is one of the most misunderstood challenges of life, but is one of the most treatable conditions. Come to this workshop and hear one man’s personal journey of surviving depression and learning how to love life again.

11. Success as a First Time Manager in the Human Service Field

Have you recently been promoted to a supervisor and are wondering what you got yourself into? Or have you been a supervisor for a while and are feeling tired and worn out? If so, this seminar will teach you time-tested principles of being a successful supervisor.

12. You Can Be an Effective Speaker

Public speaking is the number one fear of the average person, but just like any other skill, becoming an effective speaker can be learned. Come and learn how a former sufferer of panic attacks and agoraphobia learned how to be an effective speaker.

13. Motivation and Goal Setting

Life without goals is like bowling without any pins. Come and learn how to motivate yourself, achieve more than you ever dreamed possible, and be happy through the power and art of goal setting.

14. The Mosaic of Teamwork

This seminar will energize and motivate your staff. It is a highly interactive and fast pace training. Participants will learn about teamwork concepts and values that support teamwork. Participants will learn how to recognize productive and unproductive teams. The session will provide tips for being an effective team member and ways to recognize strengths of other team members.