The National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) is a multidisciplinary organization of training and development professionals for programs that serve vulnerable children, adults, families, and communities. NSDTA members represent the full range of functions in staff development and training:
NSDTA’s 2017 Annual Conference will be held September 17th - 20th in Savannah, GA.
What are Joan Carrera Conference Scholarships?
Joan Carrera was a pioneer in staff development and training, a mentor, an inspiration, and a founding member of NSDTA. Due to her generosity, NSDTA is able to offer conference scholarships in her name to people involved in training and staff development in public human services agencies. In 2000 NSDTA began to offer scholarships. Joan and her husband, Louis Carrera, established the Joan Carrera Memorial Scholarship Trust which has been used since 2007 to underwrite the scholarships. The Carrera’s generous support allows scholarship recipients to attend the conference at no cost. Scholarships are open to anyone who provides training to public human services employees.
NSDTA’s annual conference brings together agency trainers, training managers and other people who support staff development, as well as university partners and others who provide training to public human services employees. Conference attendees participate in a variety of workshops, seminars, and other networking opportunities. Workshop topics range from those concerning trainer competency development to the management of training programs, from needs assessment to evaluation, from child welfare to eligibility and welfare-to-work, and from simple flipchart usage to powerful web-based online presentations. These conferences have proven to be excellent vehicles for human services training professionals to learn about the latest information, research, techniques, equipment, and materials used in the management and delivery of training and staff development.
Criteria for Joan Carrera Scholarship:
Nominations Due: Summer 2017 (Date TBD)
Notification: Nominees will be contacted no later than July 31, 2017.
If you have any questions, contact the NSDTA Awards Chair:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-559-1455