The University of Maryland School of Social Work welcomes proposals from individuals with expertise in integrating systems and improving outcomes for children, youth, young adults, and their families. Presenters and attendees will include experts and leaders in the field of children’s services, including state, county, tribal, and territorial children’s systems; direct service providers; state purchasers and experts from Medicaid, managed care, mental health, substance use, child welfare, juvenile justice, education, public health, and physical health; parents, youth, and young adults; policymakers; clinicians; and children’s researchers and evaluators. The 2020 Training Institutes is an opportunity for leaders in the field of children’s services to share the latest policy, practice, research, information and resources, and learn practical strategies from one another.
Download the 2020 Training Institutes Call for Proposals guide.
Thank you for your submissions!
Proposals were due by October 13, 2019.
The primary presenter should also be the main contact person who will receive correspondence regarding the proposal. Please convey relevant information to all co-presenters.
- All presenters must be registered participants at the 2020 Training Institutes and are responsible for the full conference registration fee, unless noted otherwise below, as well as for any Pre-Institutes Training Programs they elect to attend.
- Presenters are responsible for their own travel and hotel costs.
- Presenters are eligible to apply for continuing education credits for their participation. Continuing education credits are an additional cost. Please view the conference fee structure on the website.
How to Submit Your Proposal
- Click the "Submit Proposal" link below to enter your detailed information.
- Enter the primary presenter's details. Add any co-presenters by selecting the "Add Co-Presenter" button. Select "Next."
- Select your presentation type, focus area, and information about your content. Select "Next."
- Review your information before clicking the "Submit" button.
- Check your email for receipt confirmation.
- Make edits as often as you wish until October 13, 2019, 11:59 PM EST. To make edits, log in to your Call for Proposals Portal (CVent) by using the link in your confirmation email, choose "My Submissions," choose "Edit Submission," and select "Next" to advance. When you are finished, select "Submit."
*We suggest that you write your description, objectives, and learning methods in a separate document and then insert them into the proposal system and keep this for your records.*
Required Proposal Content
- Presenter name, email, organization, title, 200-word bio and resume
- Title (full title - 15 words or less)
- Session type (see list of options below)
- Focus area (see list of options below)
- Three to five action-oriented learning objectives
- Full session description (1,000 word limit)
- Session description summary (200 word limit)
- Learning methods (500 word limit)
- Relevant and innovative approach
- Evidence of impact and positive outcomes
- Financing strategies, if appropriate
- System of care core values of community-based, family-driven, youth-driven, and culturally and linguistically responsive designs, models, services, and approaches
- Practical, how-to information on approaches that can be adapted with real-world examples
- Clear learning objectives and approaches designed to engage participants
- Expertise relevant to the topic, including meaningful participation of families, youth, and young adults, as appropriate
- Forward-looking discussion around next steps or future challenges and opportunities
The Training Institutes' varied program is designed to provide practical, hands-on training, best-practice strategies, inspirational ideas, and forward-looking perspectives.
Ignite Talk: Five-minute inspirational talks with 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. Ignite Talks are thought-provoking personal and/or professional stories on hot topics designed to enlighten, inspire, and entertain the audience. Once selected for an Ignite Talk, you will receive additional consultation and support in developing and presenting your talk. This includes a series of virtual coaching sessions and opportunities to practice and receive feedback on your presentation. The presenters of an Ignite Talk will receive one discounted presenter registration.
Poster Presentation: Highlight your research findings, new ideas, innovations, and advances in the field with participants in an informal setting. This year, poster presenters will receive a poster template to use, focusing primarily on your most important findings and will include a QR code that participants can scan for more information about your work. More details will be provided for accepted poster presentations. Poster presenters may include up to four individuals.*
PowerPitch Presentation: Ten-minute presentation that highlights your program, agency or agency initiative, research, or area of impact with slides. PowerPitches are an oppotunity to present a well-organized talk that starts with a clearly-defined opportunity for change, introduces relevant data, and presents results or conclusions. Practice is key to a successful PowerPitch as your presentation time will end after 10 minutes! Consider applying for a PowerPitch and a Poster Presentation to really get your information and ideas disseminated throughout the Training Institutes!
Rockstar Youth Leadership Track: These 1 1/2-hour sessions are on a wide range of topics that provide youth and young adults with the knowledge and skills to become eﬀective leaders and advocates. Presenters may include up to four individuals, one of whom can receive a discounted presenter registration and must include at least one youth or young adult.
Workshop: These 1 1/2-hour sessions include adult learning strategies to enhance participants’ knowledge in a topic area. Information should be operationally relevant, innovative, and replicable. Presenters may include up to four individuals, one of whom can receive a discounted presenter registration.*
*Presenters are strongly encouraged to include parents, youth, and young adults as co-presenters in Workshops and Poster Presentations when meaningful and appropriate to the topic.*
Proposals submissions are accepted in one of ten focus areas that are critical components of effective delivery systems for children, youth, young adults, and their families. We welcome presentations from child/youth and family systems, such as mental health, substance use/abuse, public health, physical health, juvenile justice, child welfare, education, early childhood, and transition services.
Proposals must explicitly address the system of care core values of community-based, family-driven, youth-driven, and culturally and linguistically responsive designs, models, services, and approaches. These core values span a full-service array continuum, including prevention, early intervention, and home-, community-, hospital-, and residentially-based services and supports.
- Culturally and Linguistically Responsive and Competent Care
- Family Engagement, Leadership, Organizational Development, and Advocacy
- Health Integration, Design, Financing, and Practice
- Measurement, Outcomes, and Quality Improvement
- Strategic Communications and Social Marketing
- System Design, Financing, and Value-Based Purchasing Approaches
- Systems Strategies and Best Practices in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Communities
- Treatment, Services, Supports, Early Intervention, and Prevention Approaches
- Workforce Development, Management, and Leadership
- Youth Engagement, Leadership, Organizational Development, and Advocacy
*Detailed descriptions of each focus area are available by downloading the 2020 Training Institutes Call for Proposals guide*
Questions regarding the proposal submission process can be directed to Zalika Woods at email@example.com. You can also contact The Institute for Innovation and Implementation's main number at 410-706-8300.