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Keynotes, Webinars, Podcasts, and Guest Posts to help Developmental Disabilities Organizations.

Sharing our passion to help the DD community by providing action items your audience can take immediately to attract and retain more DSPs

Testimonial: Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities Workshop: Creating a DSP Magnet

Scott and Craig combine their communication and marketing skills with their personal connection to intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our presentations avoid jargon, charts, and statistics.

Our workshops include multiple exercises and relatable stories and enable you to take immediate action to improve recruiting, retention, and culture.

Who should attend?

Our talks share high-level strategies and ideas for Executive Directors. While HR directors, managers, and recruiters are welcome, we also share ideas on retention and culture that Executive Directors will find helpful.

Upcoming Presentations

Community Support Providers Of South Dakota
Webinar: Increase DSP Job Applications Online
Wednesday, November 13th at 1:30 pm (Central)

Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Workshop: DSP Magnet: Jump Start for Success
Licking County Aging Program, 1058 E. Main Street, Newark, OH 43055
Thursday, November 14th, 9 am - 3:30 pm

Disability Service Provider Network (Wisconsin)
Webinar: Increase DSP Job Applications Online
Wednesday, December 4th at 10 am (Central)

Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Workshop: DSP Magnet: Recruiting & Retention
89 East Howe Road, Tallmadge, OH 44278
Thursday, December 5th from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Community Support Providers Of South Dakota
Webinar: Leadership Strategies for Retention from Day 1
Wednesday, January 14th at 11:00 am (Central)

Indianapolis
Workshop: Creating a DSP Magnet
Location: Insights Consulting, 7830 Johnson Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Wednesday, January 29th

Interhab (Kansas)
Webinar: TBD
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at TBD (Central)

Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Workshop: DSP Magnet: Culture
Licking County Aging Program, 1058 E. Main Street, Newark, OH 43055
Thursday, February 13, 2020 (time to be determined)

Interagency Council (New York)
Webinar: Increase DSP Job Applications Online
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:30 am

Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association
Workshop: Creating a DSP Magnet
Location: 777 E Park Dr, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2754
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Workshop: DSP Magnet: Retention
Licking County Aging Program, 1058 E. Main Street, Newark, OH 43055
Thursday, May 14, 2020 (time to be determined)

Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Workshop: DSP Magnet: Recruiting
Licking County Aging Program, 1058 E. Main Street, Newark, OH 43055
Thursday, August 27, 2020 (time to be determined)


Past Presentations

Ashland, Huron, & Wayne County Boards of Developmental Disabilities
Workshop: Creating a DSP Magnet
Location: Wellness Community Center, 2130 Center St, Ashland, OH 44805
Thursday, November 7th

Virginia Network of Private Providers
Keynote: Increase DSP Job Applications Online & Leadership Strategies for Retention from Day 1
Wednesday, October 16th, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (IARF)
Webinar: Increase DSP Job Applications Online
Wednesday, October 2nd at 10:30 am (Central)

Ohio Provider Resource Association
ADVANCE Leadership Training: Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Thursday, September 26th

The Providers' Council (Massachusetts)
Webinar: Increase DSP Job Applications Online
Thursday, September 5th at 10:00 am

Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota
Webinar: Increase DSP Job Applications Online
Friday, August 23rd at 10:00 am (Central)

Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Workshop: Creating a DSP Magnet
Location: Muskingum County Library, 220 N 5th St, Zanesville, OH 43701
Thursday, July 25th

Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Workshop: Creating a DSP Magnet
Location: Maplewood School - 7075 OH-88 Ravenna, OH 44266
Wednesday, July 17th

Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association
Webinar: Leadership Strategies for Retention from Day 1
Wednesday, July 10th at 10:30 am

Alliance Colorado
Webinar: Increase DSP Job Applications Online
Wednesday, June 26th at 10:30 am (Mountain)

ANCOR
Webinar: DSP Online Recruitment: A Fresh Approach
Wednesday, June 12th at 1:00 pm (Eastern)

Private DSP Retention Workshop
Wednesday, May 29th

West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association Conference
Presentation: Increase DSP Job Applications Online
Thursday, May 16th at 1:45 pm

Ability Network of Delaware
Webinar: Increase DSP Job Applications Online
Tuesday, May 14th at 1 pm

OHCA Convention
Presentation: Increase DSP Job Applications Online
Tuesday, April 30th at 7:30 am

2019 Ohio Provider Resource Association Spring Conference
Presentation: Leadership Strategies for Retention
Thursday, April 4th at 3 pm

2018 Presentations

  • Kentucky Association of Private Providers: webinar 12/19/18
  • Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association: webinar 11/7/18
  • 2018 OPRA Fall Conference
  • 2018 OPRA Spring Conference

Recent Presentations

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How to Increase DSP Job Applications Online

Offered as a talk or webinar

Leadership Strategies for Retention

Leadership Strategies for Retention

Offered as a talk or webinar


On-Site Workshops

DSP Magnet Workshop for multiple providers

DSP Magnet® Workshop on Recruiting, Retention & Culture

Half or full day, on-site workshops for multiple providers.

Custom DSP Magnet Workshop for single provider

Customized DSP Magnet® Workshop for Single Provider

Half or full day, on-site workshops for your team on its greatest challenge.


In our presentations, we share secrets that help your audience to:

  • Dramatically improve job postings for DSPs
  • How to write text that motivates the right people to apply
  • Easy changes to website job application forms to get more applicants
  • Avoiding costly mistakes and how to track recruiting results to help save you thousands of dollars
  • Simple steps you can take now to improve retention
  • Immediate actions you can take to improve your culture

Download a PDF of Our Presentations & Bio's

Our ongoing research and experience allows us to share great insight for your audience.

Jeff Davis

"I love your passion and believe you are spot-on with your recruiting and retention help. I am happy that you have committed your time, energy, and remarkable talents to supporting I/DD providers."

–Jeff Davis, Director, Ohio Dept. of Developmental Disabilities

DSP Magnet® Presentation Reactions

“We submitted our updated applicant-centered job postings to Indeed Friday afternoon in three service locations and received 173 applicants by Monday morning. Our posts garnered more views in 48 hours than we had previously experienced and we are excited to test the results of Blitz's more applicant-focused posting style!”

— Sarah Koenig, Path Forward of Kentucky


“I implemented a lot of things that we had talked about at the training already and it seems to be helping. We just hired EIGHT new DSP staff just last week and we have 3 more getting ready to start this week.

It definitely seems to be helping a lot!”

— Courtney, Community Assisted Living


“Craig at Blizz Media assisted us with changing our view on how we attract Direct Support Professionals in regards to our job ads. Craig spent time to get to know who we are and how to support our organization with our challenges with turnover. His suggestions helped us see what we do well and what we can improve. We truly appreciate his hard work and friendly personality. We thank you so much”

— Dottie Ewing –Strawberry Fields, Inc. Recruiter


“Thanks again for your presentation, 1:1 session and follow-up. As someone who has worked in a few different industries, I greatly appreciate the information that you guys convey above and beyond just applying it to the Human Services Field.”

— Mark Indvik, Development Homes in ND


Why should you book Blitz Media Design?

Scott and Craig provide:

  • Clear examples of how to motivate more people to apply as Direct Support Professionals (without increasing wages)
  • Steps you can take immediately to improve the retention of new hires without increasing costs
  • No sales pitch—attendees can use the content presented to help right away
  • Free downloads to reinforce the presentation and help guide attendees take immediate action

Keynotes, Workshops, Webinars & Podcasts

Are you ready to help your audience immediately find more people who will make great DSPs?