REMINDER: NACDD's first ever Day of Dialogue/workshop: Putting Energy into Urgency! Robin Troutman 21 May 2018 16:05 EDT
Post-Conference Day of Dialogue on Leadership in Advocacy Training

NACDD is very excited to announce its first ever Day of Dialogue/workshop, Putting Energy into Urgency! This workshop is designed to be a great opportunity for shared learning on how to elevate your state or territory's self and other advocacy leadership training. Whether you currently support a Partners in Policymaking(r) training program, a Youth Leadership Forum training, or other similar training for self and other advocates or want to learn how to support one, this workshop is for you! Our time together will feature a keynote presentation, panel discussions on how to reboot and sustain your training program, explore innovations in training programs, and tips and tools for engaging trained graduates on the ground. We will network and learn from one another ways to overcome barriers and provide the leadership the disability community needs for the future.

Join us July 12-13, 2018, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, directly following the NACDD Annual Conference.

Who Should Attend?

DD Council Executive Directors,

DD Council staff who manage or implement their advocacy training programs,

Individuals in the state/territory who run training programs funded by the DD Council such as the UCEDD or The Arc, or other groups in your state or territory,

Anyone who is interested in learning how to begin or reboot a leadership in advocacy training program in their state or territory.

To Register: Please click here<>
If you are interested in sharing a poster or speak informally about your program/innovation, please email Deanna Hartzman at<> by June 15, 2018

Tentative Agenda: (all timing is approximate; exact times are TBD)
Thursday, July 12 (Following Close of NACDD Conference)

3:00pm: Welcome and Kickoff

3:15pm: Keynote Presentation - The Honorable Maggie Hassan, invited

4:00pm: Tour the Nation - Grab Your Passport and Go!

Grab your passport note-taking pad and circle the room to visit stations where you will learn about exciting innovations and ideas for advocacy training. Take good notes, you will need them!

5:00pm: Afternoon wrap up and sticky note wall exercise 5:30pm: Dinner on Your Own

Friday, July 13

8:00am: Breakfast

8:30am: Welcome and recap from previous day
8:45am: Panel 1 - Retool and Reboot for Sustainable Training 9:30am: Appreciative Inquiry - Facilitated Tabletop Discussions 10:15am Quick Break
10:30am: Panel 2 - Exploring New Innovations
11:15am: Appreciative Inquiry - Facilitated Tabletop discussions 12:00pm: Networking Lunch Break - on your own
1:00pm: Panel 3 - Engaging Graduates on the Ground 1:45pm: Appreciative Inquiry - Facilitated Tabletop discussions 2:30pm: Group Discussion and Wrap Up
Thanks for Coming!