Fall Leadership Workshop

FALL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

DATES


Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2

Friday, September 30
  • 1:15 PM Professional Certification Paper-Based Administration (Cost: $95)
  • 5 PM On-site Registration Check-in
  • 6 PM Welcome and Evening Workshop Session (TBA)
Saturday, October 1
  • All Day Workshop Session (8 AM - 6 PM)
Sunday, October 2
  • Morning Workshop Session (8 AM - 12 PM)
  • OPTIONAL: Afternoon Educational Experience (TBA)

All times are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) zone. The schedule is subject to change.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND


Affiliate Leaders, the representatives of the Leadership Council, including the Assembly of Higher Education, Student Unit, Past Presidents Unit, Board of Directors members and rising leaders are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is an opportunity to cultivate those members and FCS professionals who have expressed interest in leadership development!

Your professional commitment is a critical part of what makes AAFCS a leader in the family and consumer sciences field. 

FEATURED TOPICS


  • State of the Association
  • Association-Improvement Journey 2023 AAFCS Transformation
  • What is Happening in the World of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Association and Affiliate Partnership and Management
  • Governance 101
  • Membership Growth
  • Elevate FCS: FCS DAY 2022
  • Affiliate Road Trip – What is Happening In My State
  • Advocacy – More than Hashtags and Handshakes
  • Sizing Up America – Community Issue Forums
  • Future Proofing Affiliates

ACTIVITIES


  • Prizes with the Spin the Wheel
  • Jeopardy Game
  • Make and Takes
  • Affiliate Sales Tables – Something to sell? We have buyers!
  • 2022 Time Capsule
  • Visit AAFCS Exhibits

REGISTRATION


The Workshop will take place in Arlington, VA - just outside of Washington, DC - at the Hyatt Centric hotel.

Registration includes: meals, breaks, meetings materials and access to the Workshop Library (MyAAFCS).

  • Professionals: $200 ($180, Early Bird Rate from August 8th–15th)
  • Students: $40

We encourage you begin the necessary steps with your employer or school district so your registration is complete and paid by the deadline.

WHY SHOULD YOU COME?


  • Connecting with Members
  • Engaging in Discussions
  • Learning Best Practices
  • Expanding Advocacy
  • Earning PDUs
  • Testing for Credentials
  • Creating “Make and Takes”
  • Launching New Tools and Resources
  • Shopping for Branded Items
  • Experiencing DC
  • Having Fun!

HOTEL & TRAVEL


HYATT CENTRIC ARLINGTON
1325 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209

- AAFCS group rate ($139 plus taxes and fees) ends September 7th.
  September 29 - October 2: Single & Double: $139, Triple: $164, Quadruple: $189.
  September 28 AND October 3: Single & Double: $209, Triple: $234, Quadruple: $259.
- ADA Rooms available upon request (via the Book Your Room link).


Closest Airport: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is only five stops and 10 minutes away on a direct Metro line. You can take the blue line directly from the airport to the Rosslyn metro station, next door to the hotel. The hotel is just a short ride from downtown D.C., 17 miles drive from Mount Vernon, and one Metro stop away from D.C. attractions. The hotel has that city feel in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, and is within walking distance of Georgetown, Arlington Cemetery and close to D.C. tours.

Other Airports in the DC/VA/MD Area: Dulles International Airport (IAD), 30 minutes without traffic, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), 1 hour without traffic, which are within driving distance or an Uber ride away.

SCHEDULE & IMPORTANT DATES

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Friday, September 30

  • 1:15 PM Professional Certification Paper-Based Administration (Cost: $95)
    AAFCS will be offering their professional level exams (FCS Composite, Human Development & Family Studies, Personal and Family Finance, and Nutrition and Wellness) to workshop attendees. This paper-based testing administration is an optional activity that is provided at a discounted rate, $95. To register, simply add the exam to your workshop registration in MyAAFCS. Click here to learn more about the professional exams. 3 hours.
  • 5 PM On-site Registration Check-in
  • 6 PM Welcome and Evening Workshop Session (TBA)

Saturday, October 1

  • All Day Workshop Session (8 AM - 6 PM)

Sunday, October 2

  • Morning Workshop Session (8 AM - 12 PM)

  • OPTIONAL: Afternoon Educational Experience (TBA)

All times are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) zone. The schedule is subject to change. Registration is required to participate in the Workshop.


IMPORTANT DATES

  • August 8: Registration is open.
  • August 8-15: Early Bird Registration Rate ($180) *ONE WEEK SPECIAL*
  • September 23: Deadline for cancellation requests via email. All refunds will be processed mid-October.
  • September 23: Deadline for registration payments. All registrants will receive the final details email on September 29th.
  • September 30-October 2: Fall Leadership Workshop

We encourage you begin the necessary steps with your employer or school district so your registration is complete and paid by the deadline.

Contact staff@aafcs.org if you have questions about the workshop or registration matters.

POLICIES

Code of Conduct

AAFCS promotes and lives up to our Diversity & Inclusion Statement: The AAFCS celebrates, embraces, and respects the value of every person. We denounce all expressions of hate, racism, injustice, and discrimination. Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice is demonstrated through our work to improve the well-being and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.

With that said, the Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in the AAFCS Leadership Workshop, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We expect all participants in the AAFCS Leadership Workshop to create a safe and positive experience for everyone.
“Participant” in this policy refers to anyone present at the AAFCS Leadership Workshop, including staff, contractors, vendors, exhibitors, hotel and AV staff, speakers, AAFCS leadership, and all attendees.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior from any participant at the AAFCS Leadership Workshop will not be tolerated.
If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, AAFCS may take any action they deem appropriate, including removal from the AAFCS Leadership Workshop (without refund) at which the harassment occurred. Egregious violations will result in more severe sanctions.

If You Are Subject to or Witness Unacceptable Behavior
If you are being harassed, notice someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the AAFCS staff immediately in person. Staff can be found at the registration desk, or wearing STAFF ribbons. You may also contact Sandra Andrade, Associate Director, Conferences & Communications, by email at sandrade@aafcs.org.

ALL reports are confidential.

If possible, provide the following information, preferably in writing:
  • Identifying information (name, appearance, role) of the participant who has committed an offense
  • The approximate time of the behavior
  • The circumstances surrounding the incident
  • Other people involved in or witnessing the incident
If needed or requested, staff will help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the AAFCS Leadership Workshop. No one will be contacted without the permission of the person who was harassed/assaulted. If requested, staff will provide a full refund to anyone who has been harassed or assaulted so that they may process the event in their own space.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received by staff@aafcs.org by September 23rd to receive a registration refund (less cancellation fee per registration) set forth on this chart. Even if you have not paid, the cancellation fee will still be owed to AAFCS. Phone call cancellation requests are not accepted.

Requests Received By September 23
Professionals:  $20 ($15 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION)
Students: $10

After September 24th, there are no registration refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another attendee at no charge. All refunds will be processed in mid-October. We encourage you begin the necessary steps with your employer or school district so your registration is complete and paid by the deadline.

Photo Policy

By registering for the Workshop, you consent that photos of you or in which you appear may be taken by AAFCS staff, vendors or photographer(s) during the Workshop. These photos may be used in our promotional materials, reports, or publications (I.E. websites,  e-newsletters) and shared on social media.

Covid Policy

The AAFCS staff are  committed to providing a safe and healthy conference atmosphere for our in-person attendees in partnership with the hotel. The latest safety guidelines and protocols will be followed on property.

Hold Harmless Participation:
 By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present, even with health and safety measures in place. By attending the event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to your attendance and participation in the event, including exposure to COVID-19, and agree to release and hold harmless AAFCS and its members, conference attendees, staff, and vendors from any and all claims, demands, and causes of action arising out of or relating to your attendance or participation in the event, including but not limited to release from any liability related to any illness, injury, or death resulting from your attendance at the event. You further agree that, by registering, if the event is canceled or postponed, AAFCS is not liable for any hotel and/or travel expenses that you may have incurred in connection with the event.

FAQs

Things to Do in the Washington DC Area

The Nation's Capital has so much to offer and many are free! Enjoy the fall weather and colorful beauty while in the city and visit the lively sections of DC, free Smithsonian Museums, bustling Georgetown & Dupont Circle, picturesque historical places and top-notch foodie spots! Many are walkable after a Metro ride, Uber ride, bike ride or scooter ride away!