Transition and Leadership
Nov. 14-17, 2022
B Resort and Spa | Lake Buena Vista, Florida
“Re-Imagine Together” is a four-day gathering of CVN member program staff and faith-based service partners that will create space to take a breath, be with other leaders, and pay attention to critical needs and opportunities.
CVN’s annual National Conference on Faith-Based Service (held for the past 44 years) is usually full of ways to engage the mind. This gathering, however, invites more heart and soul work. It will foster that without pressure or expectation.
Now is the time for leaders in the field of faith-based service to give serious attention to change, transition, and new ideas. Now is the time to trust how God works with us to embrace newness, the unknown, and holy risk. This November, engage the possibilities of intentional transition with a community you know. Come with the desire to strengthen your program and yourself. Bring a creative spirit that will help discern how to make your mission and leadership healthier, more impactful, and more relevant.
We are so grateful for our sponsors!
The past few years have been challenging because of COVID. And, they have been hard because of challenges to faith-based service programs and the field as a whole. This has taken emotional, spiritual, and practical tolls on communities and organizations seeking to promote service – and on individual staff striving to lead, learn, and adapt.
We must take care of each other in these times. As we reckon with realities and changes, we should honor challenges to both person and program. Space is needed to name, listen, and trust how God moves among us.
“Re-Imagine Together” will focus on:
- Re-connecting in person after challenging years.
- Being together with a focus on learning and supporting.
- Being guided by facilitators to explore 1) program challenges and transition and 2) personal health and leadership.
- Celebrating faith-based service, visionary and creative leadership, and the desire to move well into the future.
- Slowing down to experience one another, be refreshed, and honor what you need to lead and serve well.
Our space and spirit will also promote relaxing in the sun, dancing, and more! All without pressure or expectation!
Centering our time will be two tracks led by experts on transition, growth, and self-care in the nonprofit sector. Each track will have four different sessions (see schedule for days and times). Both leaders have worked with CVN members in recent years and understand many of your goals and needs.
There will be some similarities in their sessions – but these leaders come from different places with different perspectives. One move in a world focused more on faith-based organizations and spirituality; other leaders come with professional clinical backgrounds in psychology and social work. Stay tuned for more information that can help you decide where to show up these days. You’ll be able to choose which sessions and framework speaks to your world now.
Organizational Transition and Change
Led by Kelli Nelson, From Mission To Mission
Transition can be an exciting time in a person’s life. Endings and change can also be painful and exhausting. Transitions in organizations, groups or communities can be particularly difficult for those who have given so much of themselves to them, have had no or little say in big changes being made, and/or are no longer able to be involved in the same way while also accompanying and considering how the transition impacts those being served by the organization.
The goal of these workshop-like sessions is to help program leaders honor their own and the organization’s legacy, embrace the opportunities of transition, and to dream a new path forward with the tools to bring this work to their teams, colleagues and boards. Some of the themes covered during the sessions: Understanding Transition and Grief, Caring for Yourself and Team, Honoring the Journey, Holding the Hurts, Celebrating the Gifts, Integrating the Values and Wisdom Learned, and Living Your Mission
Session One - Navigating Transitions: Finding Home While we Journey Through
Transition can be an exciting time and also painful and exhausting. Transitions within organizations, groups or communities can be particularly difficult as the transitions of many are woven together and in need of care and attention. In this session we will look at different models for understanding transition and work to give language to our experience of transition as individuals and organizations. There will be space for personal reflection and sharing, as well as meaningful and practical advice for moving through our transitions as intentional stewards of our own and collective journeys.
Session Two - Telling Our Sacred Stories
Our stories are powerful tools for understanding ourselves and everything around us. They can heal, foster connections, guide our futures and transform those around us, especially when shared and fueled collectively. We have found that many don’t get the opportunity or invitation to share the unfiltered version of their stories related to unique experiences of transition like that of mission, a change in ministry, or within an organization. We invite you to this session to do just that, share your story. In this session, we will provide some guides for sharing your stories, the space and time to share, as well as some tips for creating spaces for sharing and sharing with different audiences.
Session Three - Honoring the Journey: A Look at the Challenges and Gifts of Our Experiences
Transitions require a lot from us as they invite us to hold what was, what is and what is to come at the same time. This is often a tension of both hard and joyful experiences and all of the accompanying emotional and psychological energy. In this session we will look at and discuss the difficult parts of the organizational transitions, including conflict and trauma, and look at how to move forward in a healthy way. This will include practical steps to consider, personal reflection time and ritual, as well as time to reflect on the good, rich gifts of our experiences, and the values and life lessons gained.
Session Four - Integration: Remaining Faithful to Who we Have Become and are Becoming
Our experiences, the people and places that make them who and what they are essential to our learning and growth and people and leaders. Pausing to reflect on who they are and what they mean to us is part of living intentionally and the spirituality of mission and ministry. In this session we will reflect on, make some choices and strategize how to integrate what we’ve learned during this time of transition to be better stewards for us and our organizations as we consider the present and lean into the future.
Kelli Nelson currently serves as the Executive Director of From Mission to Mission, and accompanies individuals, communities, programs and organizations through transitions via workshops and retreats. She holds a Masters degree in organizational management and cares deeply about organizational stewardship and its personal and social implications. Kelli’s professional background has been primarily in the nonprofit social enterprise sector which has allowed her intimate experience at the intersection of social services and business development and the transitions at every level. She believes strongly in personal power to help guide and shape the legacies of organizations for good.
Leadership and Health in Nonprofit Work
Dr. Daniela Domínguez and Cindy Berríos, On The Margins
This track will help attendees focus on personal health and self-care and the critical role those play for leaders in the nonprofit sector pursuing changes that can better honor the communities in which they serve. Leaders will help participants explore realities such as secondary trauma, burn-out, work/life balance, institutional challenges and constraints, and more. These sessions will assist attendees in understanding the challenges to personal health of working in the nonprofit sector and how they can think about professional goals, opportunities, and pathways.
Session One – A Trauma Sensitive Approach to Leadership
Recognizing, naming and responding to secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and burnout is an important element of leadership. Understanding the impacts of stressors makes us more effective and compassionate managers and practitioners. This session will provide opportunities for self-reflection and will promote self-care strategies.
Session Two – Understanding and Responding to Organizational Trauma
We often think of trauma as an event that happens at an individual level. However, organizations can experience trauma as well and, typically, the traumatic events are slow and pervasive, lasting for months or even years. These events can create a work environment that chips away at workers’ sense of security, self-worth, health, and well-being and, ultimately, their engagement. This session will explore the various forms of organizational trauma and offer tools and tactics to move traumatized organizations toward healing.
Session Three – Naming Our Collective Grief
The global pandemic, multiple natural disasters, a rise in community violence, systemic racism and a widening in economic disparities has led to compounded and collective grief. Additionally, traditional forms of grieving have been disrupted leading to a sense of unresolved loss. This session will honor and name our collective grief and offer rituals to help us move through the grief and loss process.
Session Four – Freedom Dreaming
Freedom dreaming is rooted in Black liberation movements and seeks to “imagine a new community that nurtures relationships, health, and antiracist environments” (Dominguez et al., 2022). Freedom dreaming encourages community members to create the world they dream of by first radically imagining the future they want to live in, and second determining the actions that will lead them there. In this session participants will explore how they can they and their organizations can move from “where we are” to “where we want to be.”
Dr. Daniela Domínguez is an Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco and the Chief Executive Officer at On the Margins. She is a licensed psychologist and professional clinical counselor with a special interest in liberation psychology, anti-racism, migrant justice, and gender and sexuality matters. Her program of research has focused on understanding how Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) cope with stress and use specific strategies to draw upon resiliencies to achieve positive health. In 2020, the Society of Counseling Psychologists honored her with the “Early Career Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Counseling Psychology.” In 2021, the Society of Counseling Psychologists honored her with the “Social Justice Award” for her demonstrated evidence of achieving community change that supports disenfranchised or oppressed groups.
Cindy Berríos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 20 years’ experience in the social services, non-profit sector. She has extensive experience providing therapy services, as well as program creation and implementation, budget management, and staff development. Her areas of interest and study are trauma, intimate partner, family and community violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. She believes that healing from trauma happens in the community and through collective care. She is trained in Levell II EMDR and is a graduate of the Center for Mind Body Medicine. She also completed a post-graduate certificate program and fellowship at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and Political Science from Gettysburg College and a Master of Social Work with a specialization in cross-cultural children, youth, and families from Temple University. She also serves as Adjunct Faculty for the University of San Francisco’s Counseling Psychology Department.
Liz Buckley and Valarie Amica
Catholic Volunteers in Florida and Sisters in Solidarity (SIS)
Nov. 15 at 5:30 pm
In recent years, the leaders of Catholic Volunteers in Florida have intentionally engaged new ideas about service, how to diversify their pool of volunteers, and how to speak to core needs and opportunities in communities. They have implemented creative changes and discerned CVIF’s best form and focus. That leadership and journey have led them to a major transition. They are currently launching a new entity – SIS – that will allow them to act on their convictions about the call to serve in this moment. Liz and Valarie will share the visionary, spiritual, and practical aspects of this journey.
Sr. Ann Kendrick, SND
Founder of Hope CommUnity Center (Apopka, Florida)
Nov. 16 at 5:30 pm
Hope CommUnity Center fosters diverse, empowered, learning communities engaged in personal and societal transformation. Through service and advocacy, they stand together with immigrants and others who are tenacious and courageous in the face of all systems of oppression. In partnering with residents and local groups over past decades, Hope CommUnity Center has spearheaded the creation of six separate nonprofits. Sr. Ann will share about Hope CommUnity Center’s journey of community listening, learning about wants and needs, and catalyzing social change. She will also share some of her personal story, including the role of calling, discernment, transition, and self-care in ministry and leadership.
In addition, a REPORT from Sisters INSPIRE, our two-year project intended to disrupt the white dominant cultural narrative embedded in community service and uplift models of faith-based service that better support volunteers from diverse backgrounds and promote community partnership. Sisters INSPIRE is convening a Sisters Leadership Cohort comprised of three Sisters-sponsored CVN member programs who are piloting innovative strategies to practice their commitment to racial justice and diversity.
The first phase of the project focused on performing Culture and Climate assessments for each participant organization. Phase two’s work is identifying specific interventions that could point to possibilities for evolving the field of faith-based service. A major of goal of this project is to share learnings with other CVN programs to help them on their journeys of honoring diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice.
Programs comprising the cohort are: Loretto Volunteer Program, St. Joseph Worker – St. Paul, and Vincentian Mission Corps. The Cohort’s work is led by consultants Dr. Jane Bleasdale, primary researcher at Bleasdale Educational Research & Consulting (BERC) (Phase I), and Kate Racine, M.Div of MLC Group (Phase II). Staff from each program and consultants will share about the project.
More information HERE.
The session takes place on Nov. 14 at 4:00 pm.
Rev. Kenya M. Lovell
University Chaplain & Director of Religious Life, Bethune-Cookman University
Nov. 16 at 5:30 pm
Rev. Kenya M. Lovell is an ordained elder in the United American Freewill Baptist Church and serves as the Director of Religious Life/University Chaplain at Bethune-Cookman University.
Rev. Lovell is actively involved in the community as a mentor, counselor, orator, and teacher. She has a passion to help people live into their purpose and strives to be an impetus for positive change and the furthering of God's kingdom.
Rev. Lovell served as the Minister of the Central Eleuthera Region of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church for almost three years. This assignment included "one church in five locations" and three community outreach ministries.
Rev. Lovell graduated from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology with a Master’s of Divinity. Her concentration was Religion and Race, and she earned two certificates in Black Church Studies and Baptist Church Studies. She also holds a B.S. from Howard University in Radiation Therapy. She is from Crescent City, Florida.
Sponsors will have the opportunity to support our vital, groundbreaking conversations about transition and leadership while also promoting the importance of self-care for hardworking faith-based service leaders. For CVN members, there is a special sponsorship tier with unique benefits just for service programs! Sponsorship is now open!
This schedule will be updated and may change some as we continue to develop this event.
Monday, Nov. 14
7:00 pm Centering: Why We Are Here (led by CVN staff, Board, and track leaders)
8:00 pm Welcome Reception
Dinner is not provided*
Tuesday, Nov. 15
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Organizational Transition & Change Track or Leadership and Health in Non-Profit Track (Session 1)
10:30 am BREAK
11:00 am Organizational Transition & Change Track or Leadership and Health in Non-Profit Track (Session 2)
12:30 pm Lunch on own*
4:00 pm Sisters INSPIRE Cohort: Helping More CVN Members Explore
5:30 pm Shared Wisdom: Liz Buckley and Valarie Amica, Catholic Volunteers in Florida and Sisters in Solidarity
6:30 pm Dinner and Member Meeting
8:00 pm Fun and Fellowship
Wednesday, Nov. 16
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Organizational Transition & Change Track or Leadership and Health in Non-Profit Track (Session 3)
10:30 am BREAK
11:00 am Organizational Transition & Change Track or Leadership and Health in Non-Profit Track (Session 4)
12:30 pm Lunch on own*
4:00 pm Mass
5:30 pm Shared Wisdom: Sr. Ann Kendrick, SND, Hope CommUnity Center
6:30 pm Dinner and Speaker: Rev. Kenya Lovell, Director of Religious Life/Chaplain at Bethune-Cookman University
8:00 pm Fun and Fellowship
Thursday, Nov. 17
8:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Re-Imagining Together: Processing Our Time, Exploring Ideas, Next Steps
12:00 pm Closing
* The hotel has a takeout restaurant with sandwiches, snacks, drinks, etc. It also has a full restaurant. Nearby Disney Springs offers a range of food options. It is a 25-minute walk and parking is available.
This year's conference will be held at the beautiful B Resort and Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida! Wave hello to Mickey Mouse!
About B Resort & Spa
Wake up each morning near Disney Springs® feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready to take on the day. Resort & Spa amenities offer a variety of services curated to your needs. From exclusive Disney perks and family-friendly amenities to services to help you unwind and make your stay even more meaningful. Amenities include an accessible zero-entry pool (mimicking a beach entrance from sand to water), on-site dining and bar, free wifi, a fitness center, and more.
To save on gas and time, Catholic Volunteer Network has secured a block rate of rooms so you can stay right on site. Block rates begin at $129.00.
Catholic Volunteer Network is committed to making the National Conference on Faith-Based Service as accessible as possible and is excited to provide an experience that offers many meals included in the cost. We recognize that this year's location can be costly for travel and urge you to book travel options as soon as possible.
Registration includes full access to the conference, several meals throughout the event, and more.
The registration fee for CVN Members is $400. The fee for non-members is $450.
Register early to save! All registrations before September 14, 2022 will have an automatic $25 discount applied.
B Resort & Spa is located 18 miles away from the Orlando International Airport and 15 miles away from Amtrak Orlando.
Renting a car or planning a road trip? Self-parking is available on-site at a discounted cost of $11 per night, plus tax. Valet parking is also available at an increased cost.
Catholic Volunteer Network encourages attendees of the conference to coordinate travel from and to the airport with other conference guests to help save on costs for rented vehicles or rideshares. Complete this short form to let us know what you need/are able to contribute!
To save on gas and time, Catholic Volunteer Network has secured a block rate of rooms premium at the B Hotel and Spa so you can stay right on site. As part of the block rate, guests will have their resort fees waived and have access to discounted self-parking.
Block rates begin at $129.00 and are available the Monday-Thursday of the conference, as well as three days before and after the conference for those extending this travels. Blocked rooms are limited so we encourage you to book early. Visit this special booking link to reserve your room now. This link must be used to receive the discounted rate when booking online.
Wanting to book by phone? Call 1-866-990-6850 and mention "Catholic Volunteer Network National Conference" when completing your booking.
Guests who do not book through the link or phone number above will be responsible for covering their own resort fees and full-priced self-parking.
Looking to coordinate a room share with another visiting guest? Let us know how we can help you coordinate your efforts by completing this short form.
Catholic Volunteer Network is happy to provide breakfast and dinner on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the conference, as well as breakfast on the Thursday of the conference, to make costs as affordable as possible. When registering, please let us know of any dietary needs or concerns so we may accommodate you.
For lunch, you can find dining options on-site at a sit-down restaurant or a grab-and-go counter with sandwiches, salads, chips, and more. Wanting to venture off-site for a meal elsewhere? Coordinate plans with fellow guests to carpool or share the cost of rideshares. We continue to assess ways in which to make meals not included in the registration cost more affordable and may have updates later
We know that a number of conference attendees may extend their trip to Orlando to enjoy vacationing in the area. Though Catholic Volunteer Network is unable to assist with securing discounts to Orlando theme parks and attractions, we encourage you to let us know if you have plans to stay in the area to check out the parks in case anyone wants to arrange a park gathering.
Slowing the Spread of Covid-19
Exposure to Covid-19 is an inherent risk in any public venue. We are encouraging wearing masks every time we gather indoors and when we are not able to socially distance ourselves outdoors. CVN is not requiring verification of vaccination or recent negative lab result.
Below are responses to Frequently Asked Questions. Please note that all guidelines are subject to change.
What do I do if I test positive for Covid-19?
Before you travel. Stay home. We will give you a full refund of your conference registration fee.
Once you arrive. Quarantine for the length of the conference. Consider remaining in quarantine for up to 5 days before returning back home.
Within 5 days of the conference ending. Please inform CVN by emailing Jocelyn so that health and wellness notifications can be shared with any close contacts.
What is CVN’s Refund Policy?
If you are unable to attend because you test positive for Covid-19 before you arrive, your registration fee will be fully refunded. If you would like to transfer your registration at the rate you purchased it to a colleague, you are encouraged to do so.
If CVN cancels or postpones this in-person gathering, CVN will refund the cost of registration.
If our hotel (B Resort and Spa) cancels, CVN will refund the cost of registration.
Although, as noted just above, there are situations in which CVN would refund registration fees, CVN cannot offer financial assistance to cover travel expenses or hotel room costs incurred if a registrant cannot attend. Please be aware of hotel room cancellation policies.
Will we be required to wear a mask for the entire conference?
In an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19, we are in alignment with CDC guidelines: CVN supports the need for indoor masking, especially as this action helps us care for those most in need of protection and care in our community.
Is proof of vaccination required to attend the Re-Imagine Together?
No. Although proof of vaccination is not required, CVN strongly encourages the safest practices in community. We encourage masking in public indoor spaces as well as social distancing when possible.
Will the conference sessions be held in indoor or outdoor venues?
Our morning sessions will be offered indoors. We are hoping to enjoy great weather in the afternoons and evenings and MAY be able to utilize more outdoors spaces when we convene. Meals will be served indoors, potentially buffet style, and there may be an option to take food outside. Check back at the Conference Schedule for specific information.
What is being done to ensure the safest experience of community when we are indoor with one another?
Face-Coverings. Masks are needed indoors (especially if you are unvaccinated) and when unable to keep socially distanced outdoors.
No Contact Policy
To assist in minimizing potential physical contact, elbow bumps are a great alternative to handshakes.
Will First Aid and other medical assistance be available?
In-room medical services are available. Simply touch “Front Desk” from your in-room phone for assistance, 24 hours a day.
First Aid centers can also store medications which require refrigeration. For your safety, special containers can be provided for disposal of hypodermic needles.
Offsite Urgent Care is available. AdventHealth Centra Care Walk-in Urgent Care Center at Lake Buena Vista is open 24-hours a day, 7 days per week. All other locations are open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Complimentary transportation for health emergencies is available by the hotel, and many insurance plans are accepted. Call (407) 934-2273 for more info.
This information and CVN’s plans for promoting health and safety may be adjusted leading up to the event based on factors such as the spread of COVID, CDC recommendations, etc.
For more information or general questions or concerns, please contact Jocelyn A. Sideco, Associate Executive Director at [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
Different CVN member programs understand our conferences differently. Some programs want newer staff to attend to learn, network, and gain a solid footing as they take on a new role. Larger programs often send several staff to enhance cohesion and nurture development together. Others view our gatherings a chance for Executive Directors to connect with other decision makers for support and sharing of best practices. All are welcome, and we believe all benefit.
This year, you may be asking: Who should attend?
Given the past few years and challenges to the field of faith-based service, CVN hopes you’ll send a staff person (or more than one) who can engage conversations about leadership, change, and transition in ways that can inform your program and vision. That could be your top leader, who knows all facets of your program and can understand connections more naturally than others. It might be someone with more practical duties and perspective who is trusted by senior staff to inform strategies. Or it may be a completely different type of staff person. Send someone who can receive, hold, and nurture the offerings of Re-Imagine Together in ways that can help your program.
If you do not have a multi-person staff with such distinctions – or if a newer employee is the best fit – send them with a blessing to share deeply upon return; to perhaps challenge you with the benefit of fresh perspective and catalytic time with this new community.
We know budgets are tight and that attending a conference is expensive. We understand there remains uncertainty during this time about where to focus, how to invest time and energy, and what is most impactful for your staff and programs. CVN has taken that into account in planning Re-Imagine Together. In addition, we have thought about helping you be with others in stress-free and meaningful ways. This year’s registration fee is only a little higher than the fee for our last in person conference (Cleveland in 2019).
Your registration cost includes participation in all of the sessions and tracks, waived resort fees (for those lodging on site), discounted parking (for those lodging on site), networking and fellowship, and access to any post-conference materials or resources. To cultivate community and reduce your need to plan and secure too many meals, registration covers five (of seven) meals during the event.
Breaking bread together and spending time reconnecting in person is an important practice of our faith. CVN is happy to facilitate such community and opportunities. We hope it allows you to relax and focus on being with others.
Additionally, CVN is helping to facilitate hotel room-sharing for those looking to split the cost of lodging with another attendee. You can fill out this short form to express interest in room-sharing. Let us know how we can help make the conference most affordable to you!
If you have not had your health and well-being challenged in past years, please contact us ASAP. We would like to study you, hire you, tell the world about you, or something.
Ministry is hard. The field of faith-based service is hard. Anything focused on helping others is hard, especially now. Leaders must care for themselves. They must nurture awareness, name realities, and find supports. They – you – must seek health and wholeness as a person, so that you can lead and impact others in positive ways.
Re-Imagine Together will help you pay attention to your personal journeys and needs. Those cannot be easily separated from the success of your ministry and program.
Come to "Re-Imagine Together" to refocus and relax with us!
We are excited to be with you! We have conceived of this event and structured the time with a focus in being in-person.
At the same time, we recognize that not all who would like to attend can do so, and that virtual elements to gatherings have been employed over past years. We are assessing if we can offer some virtual content, but there is no guarantee. If we are able to, we likely cannot share all conference programming virtually.
Reasons for a focus on in-person dynamics include:
- For many of the sessions, we seek to cultivate an interactive experience that utilizes participants’ energy and allows leaders to guide times based on the needs of the room. While recognizing that in-person/virtual hybrid approaches can work well at times, we want to limit the lack of cohesiveness and flow that can also be manifest.
- We are limited in what we can offer and manage from a technology perspective.
- Several speaker sessions and other programming may change locations during the event based on weather and other variables.
If we cannot offer a live, virtual component, there are some parts of the conference that we may be able to record and make available later. Again, we may not know that until closer to the event.
Some CVN member programs have closed in past years. Some have decided to pause for a year and evaluate. Others are experimenting with new elements. But some are confident in their models and approaches and are operating as usual.
Regardless of where your programs fits – and regardless of if you say “transition” out loud – all of us have experienced cultural and social change in past years. You may not understand that as directly relevant for your program, but the ripple effects of this time offer opportunities to be curious about change and transition.
William Bridges says: “Change is situational. Transition is psychological. Without a transition, change is just rearranging the furniture.”
Re-Imagine Together will address both change and transition. It will invite you to consider what each mean for your program. CVN believes that focus is critical. We believe leaders can benefit from space to do that. We know each of you are unique and that one size does not fit all. This gathering seeks to honor your journey of change/transition by being with others on equally challenging – and maybe exciting – journeys.
Please see the Health, Safety, and the Common Good section to learn how CVN is addressing COVID-19 concerns as they relate to our gathering.
B Resort & Spa has been kind enough to extend our discounted, block room rate for three days before and three days after "Re-Imagine Together." Looking to plan a getaway or spending time with family in Orlando? You'll be able to use the same link to book your hotel room for those days. Need to purchase rooms on a personal card? We recommend you book your room for the Conference first and then make a second booking for your personal room. You can then call the hotel and discuss your situation to ensure you can stay in the same room without the hassle of needing to check in and out. Want to stay on site longer than the block rate days? We recommend booking directly with the hotel via telephone so they can tell you the best way to secure your rooms.
Planning For Attendance
Looking forward to joining us? Here is what we recommend as we finalize details.
- Plan for Your Travel: Book flights, coordinate road trip plans, connect with fellow member programs to organize carpools, etc. Orlando can be pricy during this time of the year and we recommend arranging your travel plans as soon as possible.
- Become a Sponsor: Information is now available!
- Join Our Planning Committee: Our conference is stronger with your input. Contact Yonce Shelton at [email protected] to learn more about the committee.