Welcome to the 2023 APRIL CONFERENCE 

BUILD: Bringing Up IL Directors

Sponsored by FORD Foundation



Session Overview: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Garden 2


Draft Agenda ( Please note changes may occur based on pre-test results and audience participation)

9:00-9:30 Welcome, expectations, and housekeeping

9:30-10:00 Leader V Manager= Culture

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:00 Culture continued

12:00-1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30-3:00 Staff Managment, Employment Laws, Hiring, Inteviews, Onboarding

3:00-3:15 BREAK

3:15-5:00 Performance Management, Personnel Policies, Laws, Focusing as the Employer


Additional Materials for this Session:


You should have recieved an invitation to a BUILD program sharepoint if you have questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



About Your Presenter/Facilitator:


Tami Hoar, Executive Director, Summit Independent Living, Missoula, MT

Through early volunteering, I discovered my love for helping people, which led me to a career in various roles advocating with and for people with disabilities.  With over two decades of experience in IL in Montana I have demonstrated high success in leading CIL teams, providing in-depth oversight, reporting, and monitoring of program operations and staff performance for 3 of the 4 CILS. Building strong morale, team communication, and conflict resolution are major strengths. I have also helped other CILs navigate through challenging times of transition and find solid financial footing and processes.

Eventually earning a Master’s in Human Resource Management, I gained extensive experience in applying human resource processes for a few years while working for the largest corporation in Montana.  While investigating over 350 grievances and harassment complaints and over 500 terminations, I also provided guidance on developing accommodations for employees with disabilities, coached managers regarding employee performance, writing job descriptions, administering FMLA, and assisted in writing policies and procedures.  I also developed and executed training to diverse groups.

I enjoy helping employees grow and develop with professionalism.  I am passionate about ensuring all individuals are given the tools and opportunities they need to be successful.

I have four fun loving beautiful little souls that call me “Gramma!”  You’ll catch me listening to stories of crimes of passion, disappearances, and murder – yes I’m a true crime junkie!  I like to cook and travel and just recently passed a course to get my motorcycle endorsement.

Currently as the ED of Summit ILC, I motivate employees to look future forward, to value the work of each other, and remind that we are a community, we support each other and respect and honor each other’s journey.  



User Login