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Meaningful Connections: Exploring Engagement in Human Services is Theme of 2018 Connection Agency Conference

The Connection has finalized the schedule for its 2018 annual conference on Meaningful Connections: Exploring Engagement in Human Services. The conference will take place Monday, October 22, at the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown.

The conference will feature multiple breakout sessions on topics related to engagement, including Engaging Mandated Clients; Emotionally Intelligent Engagement for Professionals; Engaging Clients in Advocacy; Making Data Engaging; Supervisory Engagement; and Engaging Equity with Heart-Knowing, led by Niyonou Spann.

The keynote address given during the mid-day break will be Discovering Your Role in Creating a Fantastic Workplace, led by David O’Brien. Mr. O’Brien is an internationally recognized author, consultant, speaker, coach and trainer with 30 years of experience in helping leaders and teams maximize performance potential and the President of WorkChoice Solutions. WorkChoice Solutions helps organizations large and small maximize leadership and team potential in today’s challenging workplace.

Human services professionals of all kinds, including behavioral health providers, community providers, and community justice professionals, will find much to learn about engaging with community members. CEs and CEUs from the National Association of Social Workers and Connecticut Certification Board will be available.

Pre-Registration is required and the cost is $100 for one full day, breakfast & lunch included. To register, please call 860 343-5500, ext. 1602 by October 12.

Conference registration (sign in and program pick up) will take place in the Usdan University Center, (building 64 on the map) beginning at 8:00 am. Break-out sessions will take place within three campus buildings which are next to each other: Usdan University Center, (building 64 on the map), Fayerweather (building 39 on the map), and Boger Hall (building 7 on the map). Conference attendees are asked to please park in the free visitor parking lot, lot V located on Vine Street.

Shuttle van service will be available from the V lot to Usdan University Center and back, during the arrival and departure times of the conference. You may also walk from lot V to Usdan via a walking path, following the signs placed along the way. Walk down Vine Street towards the tennis courts, and when you see a set of stairs, cross the street, and take the stairs to a paved walking path. Refer to the orange line drawn the attached map to find your way to Usdan University Center.

Driving directions to Wesleyan University V lot, for free visitor parking in a parking lot on Vine Street, Middletown, CT:

From Hartford and points North
Take I-91 South to Exit 22 for Route 9 Southbound. At exit 15, turn right onto Route 66/Washington Street. Turn left onto Vine Street. Once you pass the John Wood Memorial Tennis Courts (on your right) look for signs for V lot. (also on your right)

From New Haven, and points South
Take I-95 North to I-91 North. At exit 18 take Route 691/66 East. Route 66 becomes Washington Street in Middletown. Take a right onto Vine Street. Once you pass the John Wood Memorial Tennis Courts (on your right) look for signs for V lot. (also on your right)

Or take I-95 North to the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15 North) to Route 66 Eastbound. Take right onto Vine Street. Once you pass the John Wood Memorial Tennis Courts (on your right) look for signs for V lot. (also on your right)

From Waterbury and points West
Take I-84 East. Take exit 27 to Route 691/66 East. Route 66 becomes Washington Street in Middletown. Take right onto Vine Street. Once you pass the John Wood Memorial Tennis Courts (on your right) look for signs for V lot. (also on your right)

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