CDS Monarch Blog

Whiteboard Session: The Art of Change: A Leader's Perspective

Change happens. All organizations will go through a change. The word change is widely defined as the act of becoming different. It sounds simple en...



Whiteboard Session: The Road from Individual Contributor to Leader

Think back. What was your first “real job?” Loosely speaking, mine was as a counselor for kids with behavioral disorders. I worked alone most o...



Whiteboard Session: The Power of Reframing

Good thinking is an essential task for a good leader. Great leaders have a special skill, they can reframe. Reframing is the art of looking at one ...



Whiteboard Session: Culture Change

Is culture-change a buzz word? Does anyone actually change a work culture? What does it mean when we speak about work culture? I would like to take...




CDS Life Transitions Hosts Coffee with the CEO Session

CDS Life Transitions President/CEO Sankar Sewnauth met with staff at our Unistel Industries Blossom Road location Thursday, June 16th to talk about...



Mission Champion: Emily Fisher, CDS Monarch

Emily Fisher started as a treatment coordinator at CDS Monarch in November of 2014 in Without Walls (WOW) at our Webster Creative Opportunities (W...



CDS Monarch Hosts Health & Wellness Fair

CDS Monarch hosted its annual Health & Wellness Fair Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the Wolf Life Transitions Center in Webster. Vendors from across the Roches...



Giving Thanks This Season

It's easy to get swept up in the rush of everyday life. As we grow busy with what's happening around us, it's good to take a moment to reflect upon...



CDS Monarch Individual Recognized for William B. Joslin Outstanding Performer Award Nomination

Rochester, N.Y. – Nov. 12, 2015 – The William B. Joslin Award is given to an individual with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities



CDS Monarch Teams up with Genesee Community College Human Services Students

Rochester, N.Y. – Nov. 2, 2015 – Individuals from CDS Monarch’s Without Walls, which provides opportunities for drama, music and art therapy...



Staff Highlight: Touria Banour

Touria has worked at CDS Monarch since June of 2010. She started as a Support Specialist at Roxwell before transferring to Blended Creative Oppo...



CDS Monarch Special Olympics Athletes Bring Home Gold Medals

On October 16th and October 17th the New York State Fall Games were held in Glens Falls, New York. Approximately 1,000 athletes and coaches from al...



Staff Highlight: Linda Lizzo

Linda Lizzo started at CDS Monarch in October of 2012 as a part-time aquatic fitness instructor. In 2011, she accepted a full-time position as a re...



Nucor Auburn Presents Warrior Salute with $33,000 Check from Golf Tournament

Rochester, N.Y. – Oct. 7, 2015 – Nucor Steel Auburn hosted a golf tournament Tuesday, Sept. 15 to benefit Warrior Salute, a service of CDS Mona...