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NENA’s 11th Annual National Training Conference

September 22-24, 2021 
(Virtual)

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Updated 6/30/2021

Registration is Open!

Check out the DRAFT Agenda here!

Please check back often for updates as we finalize the sessions.

We have another great lineup of speakers and topics this year to bring you the most value-added, cost-effective training out there today! 

Pre-conference Sessions             *Note: Pre-conference registration closes on July 31st!*

Back by popular demand, we will again be offering two pre-conference sessions:

  • The New Employment Network Toolbox session will be conducted by NENA Board members and guest speakers, covering all the basics of operating a Ticket program and an Employment Network. In this session, we will cover the basics that every organization operating as an Employment Network needs to know - hiring processes, suitability, administrative requirements, operational procedures, intake, tracking, PII, partnering, marketing, and more. Examples of forms, agreements, policies, procedures, and other tools will be made available to participants. The session will run from August 18th through September 8th and will meet each Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern.  
  • The Job Development and Work Incentives session will be conducted by Ray Cebula from Cornell University. This session will focus on the existing SSA work incentives and how each will be used when earnings are received. You will be familiar enough with each work incentive applying to Title II and to SSI and will be prepared to have a basic discussion with your worker about each. You will also learn when that worker needs to be referred to a benefits planner for intensive planning services involving all public benefits found within your worker’s benefits portfolio. The session will run from August 19th through September 9th and will meet each Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern.

Your NENA Board has agreed to cover a substantial amount of the cost for this year’s conference, resulting in a registration fee reduction of $100 per person (based on last year’s registration rates). Many of our members have been operating on a very tight budget due to COVID, and we want to do our part to make this year’s conference extremely affordable and fun for everyone. Projected registration dates and approved conference registration rates are provided below: 

Member Early Bird Rates

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Conference + 1 Pre-con Session

7/1/2021

7/31/2021

$124

Conference + both Pre-con Sessions

7/1/2021

7/31/2021

$162

Conference only

7/1/2021

7/31/2021

$75

Non-Member Early Bird Rates

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Conference + 1 Pre-con Session

7/1/2021

7/31/2021

$174

Conference + both Pre-con Sessions

7/1/2021

7/31/2021

$212

Conference only

7/1/2021

7/31/2021

$125

Conference Standard Registration Rates

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Member Registration – Conference only

8/1/2021

8/15/2021

$100

Non-Member Registration – Conference Only

8/1/2021

8/15/2021

$150

 

Sneak Peek at the Agenda

We are continuing to finalize our agenda, but wanted to give you a sneak peek of some of the training topics we will be offering:

  • Expanding Services & Increasing Reimbursement for SSI Beneficiaries
  • Making the Connection: Relationship Building with Ticketholders
  • A Closer Lens on Requesting Work Incentives with SSA
  • Recognizing Potential Discrimination - What Should You Do? (Ethics)
  • Your Dream, Your Team: A Resource for Creating Career Pathways
  • SSDI/SSI Beneficiaries Transitioning to Self-Sustaining Employment

For a full line-up, check out the draft agenda. The agenda will be updated as details are finalized.

Summer Shake-Up! Networking Event - September 23rd (Conference Day 2)

We have teamed up once again with TeamBuilding.com to bring us the Summer Shake-Up! It's a lively, fun-filled virtual cocktail hour. You'll want to be sure and get in on this! Additional details can be found here. Registration information is included in the confirmation email you will receive once you register for the conference. You must be registered for the conference in order to attend this event. Come join us!

Register now and we'll see you soon!

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