Presentation Request For Proposals

The 2019 Florida Coalition for Children Annual Conference will include six themed tracks in which there will be extensive opportunities to receive continuing education units.

Broader proposals that impact the child welfare system and child welfare advocacy are welcome, however, we do select trainings based on topics associated with our six track system which include the following: Clinical and Mental Health, Supervisory, Direct Care, Child Welfare Policy, Residential, and Leadership.

The FCC Conference Committee is interested in receiving proposals for advanced-level workshops on topics geared toward case managers, agency CEOs and other senior-level staff, program managers and directors, supervisors, state agency staff, administrative staff and foster parent trainers.

There are many topics of interest to our conference attendees, many participants work across the child welfare service continuum and are interested in applying what they learn throughout agency programs that engage family and community-based intervention strategies.

Presenter Requirements:

    • Presenters should rely on interactive presentation methods.
    • Presenters are expected to produce and provide printed handouts for their workshop and submit handouts in a digital format 4 weeks prior to the conference, these handouts will be loaded onto the conference app.
    • Presenters are prohibited from selling or promoting products or services during their workshops.
  • If you are interested in presenting please fill out the form below including attachment of an up-to-date resume for all presenters.

Proposals for presentations are due on Friday, January 11, 2019.

Continuing Education Tracks:

Clinical and Mental Health – There are numerous aspects of clinical and mental health services provided within the child welfare system. The Clinical and Mental Health track will provide training and insight into best practices in this field and related topics.

Supervisory – The Supervisory track will focus on the daily activities of those in supervisory roles throughout the system of care and provide training for individuals in those roles. A key component sought in presentation proposals is development for staff at varying levels of leadership and management roles within their organizations.

Direct Care – Florida’s case managers work alongside children each and every day, the Direct Care track will be focused on building best practices, process improvement and training.

Child Welfare Policy – Presentations related to the discussion of current or proposed child welfare policies at both the state and federal level. Topics will also include the Dependency Court System. This track is focused on policy drafting, collaboration, implementation and overall discussions about policies and rules that impact the system of care. Presentations also directed to those who work within the policy sector including but not limited to judges, attorneys, and lawmakers will also be considered.

LeadershipThis track is designed to provide training opportunities for those in leadership roles throughout organizations that are providing foster and adoption services throughout our system of care. This track is geared toward current executives and agency board members as well as individuals who help with day to day management and organizational leadership — managers, external affairs directors, communications professionals, COOs, CIOs, systems operations, case management leads, etc. Topics can include but are not limited to finance, fundraising, communications, board development, crisis management, leadership, leadership development and day-to-day management of the organization.

Residential – Presentations in this track will focus on research and best practices of importance to residential providers across the state of Florida. The Residential track will provide training opportunities to all regarding residential services in the continuum of care across Florida. Presentations may also include discussions related to the Family First Prevention Services Act and its impacts on residential care.

FCC continues to make significant strides in providing top-notch training and education events focused on process improvement and evidence-based practices. Workshops submitted for review will be judged strongly on this merit. It is helpful to provide a bibliography of sources for your presentation demonstrating the workshop’s academic merit and adherence to the process improvement/evidence-based focus of the conference. Please note that selection has become highly competitive. Workshops are not guaranteed for acceptance.

If you need FCC to supply any equipment for your presentation, you MUST be sure to complete the section of the form stating what equipment you need. Please be specific.

Please be sure to give us a phone number and email address where we can contact you in case we have any questions.

Please provide a description of your workshop session to be printed in the conference program. This description should be no longer than 150 words and must be submitted with the presentation form.

Compensation: Compensation includes a discounted conference registration rate of $157.50 for up to two presenters; hotel and travel expenses are not included. Attendees must register in order to present.