Plenary Session

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Royal Palms Ballroom in the Mizner Center

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Keynote Speaker

Ilsa Flanagan, Director, National Reframing Initiative

Leading the Conversation: A New Narrative for Human Services

Human services play a vital role in ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities. Yet the sector’s important work and societal benefits are largely invisible to the public and policymakers. As a result, human services struggle to marshal the resources and long-term sustainable support necessary to address the complex issues facing our communities.

Now more than ever, the human services sector needs to take advantage of research-based strategies for connecting with and activating the public. In this keynote, you’ll learn about the powerful new narrative for human services– the result of a multi-year, multi-disciplinary approach developed by the FrameWorks Institute. The new frame is proven to improve public understanding and support for the full range of human services.

Thousands of public and nonprofit leaders across the country are being trained on this new approach. Learn how you can apply this work to enhance your organization’s visibility, influence and impact.