of Planning Councils
2000 National Conference
The 2000 national conference was successful
and is still fondly-remembered.
Click here to download the 2000
National Conference Brochure
as a PDF file.
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Human Services Institute brochure as a PDF file. (Requires Acrobat Reader)
here for the 2000 Conference Online Photo Album
From the invitation to the 2000
join us in Cleveland in April for NAPCs 2000 national conference.
As community-building leaders and practitioners approach the
challenges of the new millennium, this conference will offer unique
opportunities for learning, connecting with colleagues, and re-energizing our
shared commitment. If you are leading, participating in, researching,
teaching about, studying, or simply interested in effective
community-based planning and mobilization to address human service and health
needs, then this conference and NAPC will be valuable to you.
This year, a special feature: April 6, the NAPC
conference opening day, will be spent at the 58th annual Human
Services Institute sponsored by the Federation for Community Planning in
Cleveland (at the Convention Center). The Institute program is
outstanding! (To learn more about the Federation and the Institute, be sure
to visit their new website: www.fcp.org.
You may also download the Institute brochure.)
- Keynote speakers are Julian Bond, Chairman of NAACP,
and Theda Skocpol, nationally-renowned author, researcher and Harvard
- Choose from eight tracks / sixteen workshop
sessions. Track topics are Welfare Reform, Human Services &
Schools, Public Health, Aging, Regional Dynamics, Race Relations, Nonprofit
Communications, and Nonprofit Management.
- Browse a Resource Marketplace with 100 exhibits by local
nonprofit organizations, and enjoy the Federations annual awards honoring
Clevelands nonprofit leaders and volunteers.
- Continuing education credits will
be offered: LSW, LPC, CLE.
- Dont miss the Pre-Institute Dinner on Wednesday
evening, April 5. NAPC members and conference participants have been
invited, along with Human Services Institute speakers, Federation for
Community Planning board and staff members and supporters, and other
Cleveland community leaders.
On Friday and Saturday, back at the Sheraton, the NAPC
conference will continue. Fridays highlights will include
roundtables on timely topics -- health and human services indicator data
preparation, distribution and applications; whats working in welfare to work;
plus our own Resource Fair for exchanging information. Well join
professors from Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State University for an
extended luncheon session with Institute keynoter Theda Skocpol. On Friday
night, well enjoy a group dinner in The Flats, Clevelands entertainment
district. Saturdays breakfast roundtables will feature dialogue on
several high-interest topics, with discussions led by NAPC members from around
the country. Then, Saturdays sessions will focus on the work of
planning councils, culminating in a strategic planning session, an update on the
community-building work of other national organizations, and the NAPC annual
meeting/luncheon. (Download the
conference brochure for the full agenda -- times, topics, speakers and
SPECIAL THANKS to the Federation for
Community Planning, especially to John Begala (Federation Executive Director;
NAPC Conference Chair and NAPC Board member), Roslyn Bucy Miller (Human Services
Institute Manager), Ken Slenkovich and Quentin McCorvey. Special appreciation to
all the conference speakers for donating their time and expertise. Thanks also
to the NAPC Board/conference advisory group.
Information and photos -- other past
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