Save the date: National Crisis Centers Conference registration now open
We’re excited to announce, on behalf of our friends at the National Association of Crisis Organization Directors (NASCOD) and Contact USA, that registration for the 2017 National Crisis Centers Conference is now open!
The conference will take place from October 18th through 20th in beautiful Buffalo, NY. The event kicks off with a tour of world-renowned Niagara Falls and a welcome dinner Wednesday evening, and concludes with a closing banquet on Friday evening. In between kickoff and closing will be tons of educational and enlightening workshops and sessions aimed at enriching your staff and improving your ability to serve your community. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun, the conference organizers encourage you to schedule your departure for no earlier than Saturday morning.
If you are a manager or director of any sort of crisis, supportive listening, counseling, or suicide prevention helpline or similar service, then we strongly encourage you to attend this conference. We have personally been attending for a number of years — in fact it was the very first event we began attending when iCarol was created so many years ago! Over the years we’ve developed treasured relationships with the organizations that organize and attend the conference, and we deeply value their service to their communities as well as their committment to increasing the impact of crisis centers everywhere. The workshops and sessions presented at this conference each year are NOT to be missed!
But you don’t have to take our word for it. According to the conference website, the event promises:
- To enhance your Vision and Leadership skills to aid your success
- Workshops that focus on management and leadership skills that will cultivate your effectiveness as a program Director/Manager
- National networking opportunities available with experts in the crisis center field
- Information on specific issues and challenges that you are facing as a Director/Manager
For more information, or to register you and your staff, head over to the conference website. We hope to see you in Buffalo this October!
Dana joined the iCarol team in 2013 after 12 years of direct service and administrative duties at a suicide prevention, crisis intervention, and empathetic listening helpline that also served as a 2-1-1 information and referral service. As the Communications and Social Media Manager at iCarol, you’ll find her presenting Webinars, Tweeting, Blogging, Facebooking, and producing other materials that aid helplines in their work.
In her spare time, Dana enjoys birdwatching, gardening, animal caregiving, and spending time with her family.