Georgia Family Connection Conference 2014
Early Registration

Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 22

2 – 6 p.m.
Registration

5 – 6 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by The Georgia Chamber of Commerce

6 – 8 p.m.
Welcome Dinner and Keynote

Lt. Col. (ret.) Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman,
Founder and President, The Wingman Foundation

Thursday, Oct. 23

7 – 9 a.m.
Registration

7 – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast

9 – 10:15 a.m.
Concourse 1: Workshop Sessions

Estes A
Participating in and Facilitating Difficult Dialogue and Critical Conversations
David Anderson Hooker, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, University of Georgia

Lamar A
From Surviving To Thriving: Prioritizing to Be More Productive
Betty English, Family and Consumer Science, UGA Extension

Walsh
Community Engagement: Rx for Georgia’s Declining Civic Health
Panel

Lamar C
The Art and Science of Sustainability
Zoe Myers and Dr. Chet Ballard, Valdosta State University

Lamar B
Communication That Cuts Through the Clutter
Shelly Spoeth and Melissa Zuckerman, Hagar Sharp

Estes B
Change Anything
David Nelson, Vitalsmarts

Hamilton
Empowering Community Professionals to Support Stable Families and Positive Youth Development through Healthy Couple Relationships
Ted G. Futris, PhD, Department of Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia

Cumming
Making a Difference Through Cohorts: Investing in Partnerships Across Counties
Roundtable

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Concourse 2: Workshop Sessions

Estes A
Participating in and Facilitating Difficult Dialogue and Critical Conversations
David Anderson Hooker, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, University of Georgia

Lamar A
We Come Bearing Gifts: Identifying and Engaging Gifts and Talents of People in Your Own Community
Dottie Adams, Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities

Walsh
Getting the Most Out of KIDS COUNT Data: What Georgia Can Learn from North Carolina
Laila A. Bell, NC Child

Lamar C
The Art and Science of Sustainability
Zoe Myers and Dr. Chet Ballard. Valdosta State University

Lamar B
Tag! You’re It! A Workshop on Family Engagement
Laura Beaver and Jill Nolan, Kaplan Early Learning Company
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company

Estes B
The Economics of Education: Linkages between Community Educational Systems and Economic Vitality
Dr. Steve Dolinger, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education

Hamilton
Learning From Your Peers: Regional Partnerships (Regions 1, 2, and 10)
Panel

Cumming
Effective Practice: Reducing Teen Pregnancy Rates (Troup County)
Roundtable

12 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote

David Nelson
Master Instructor, VitalSmarts

1:45 – 3 p.m.
Concourse 3: Workshop Sessions

Estes A
Conflict Resolution: What’s the Story?
David Anderson Hooker, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, University of Georgia

Lamar A
Be Heard, Not Worried: A Crash Course in Public Speaking
Conn Jackson, Toastmasters

Walsh
Getting the Most Out of KIDS COUNT Data: What Georgia Can Learn from North Carolina
Laila A. Bell, NC Child

Lamar C
Public-Private Partnerships: Establishing Mutually Productive Relationships to Broaden Investments in Community Strategies
Panel

Lamar B
Tag! You’re It! A Workshop on Family Engagement
Laura Beaver and Jill Nolan, Kaplan Early Learning Company
Kaplan Early Learning Company

Estes B
Crucial Accountability
David Nelson, Vitalsmarts

Hamilton
Learning From Your Peers: Leveraging Dollars (Glascock, Cobb, and Richmond counties)
Panel

Cumming
Effective Practice: School Success (Pike County)
Roundtable

3 – 3:15 p.m.
Break

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Concourse 4: Workshop Sessions

Estes A
Conflict Resolution: What’s the Story?
David Anderson Hooker, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, University of Georgia

Lamar A
Missouri’s Community Partnerships: Celebrating 20+ Years of Collaboration
Panel

Walsh
Collective Impact: An Old Idea Whose Time Has Come
Stan Schneider, President/CEO, Metis Associates

Lamar C
Engaging Your Elected Officials
Panel

Lamar B
Expand Your Reach, Tap Into Social Media
Kelly Treadway, EventCurious

Estes B
Nonprofit Legal Issues: 10 Questions to Keep Your Organization Accountable
Rachel Epps Spears, Executive Director, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

Hamilton
Learning From Your Peers: Leveraging Relationships (Lowndes, Greene, Bibb, and Monroe counties)
Panel

Cumming
Effective Practice: Working Together to End Child Abuse (Brantley County)
Roundtable

5 – 7 p.m.
Offsite Reception
St. Paul’s Church, River Room (Located three blocks from the hotel. Golf-cart transportation available.)
Hosted by Region 7

Friday, Oct. 24

7:30 – 9 a.m.
Coffee and Light Fare

9 – 10 a.m.
General Session

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Brunch, Basket Give-Away, and
Keynote
Bill Bolling
Founder and Executive Director,
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Sponsored by Georgia Automobile Dealers Association

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