Call for Proposals

We invite you to submit a proposal to present a breakout session at the 9th Annual “One Community in Recovery” Conference, also known as NC One
NC One is actively seeking proposals that will explore diverse topics and disseminate new concepts about recovery and resiliency throughout our state.
All workshop presenters are provided with free conference registration.
Lodging, non-conference meals, travel and other expenses are the responsibility of the presenter.

To apply, please fill out the attached application and return by June 30, 2017 or mail/email your application to:
Meridian Behavioral Health Services
Attn: Reid Smithdeal, MSW, LCSW
PO Box 2187
Sylva, NC 28779
The primary presenter will be notified via email by mid-August, 2017.  It is the primary presenter’s responsibility to communicate with any co-presenters.

The conference was initially conceptualized as a place where individuals working and involved in recovery as defined in its broadest terms could share their work and gain support from others involved in the recovery movement. The conference is primarily focused on promoting the growth of the North Carolina Recovery Movement, teaching participants how to get recovery programming up and running in their own communities, showcasing the most progressive recovery practices, and bringing individuals interested in the recovery movement together as students and partners.
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Target Audience

NC One is designed for all individuals involved in any aspect of recovery and resiliency around Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. Targeted audience includes administrators, advocates, educators, family members, individuals with lived experience, youth and young adults, licensed professionals counselors, marriage and family therapists, peer support specialists, policy makers, psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, and other health and human service professionals interested in recovery.


Each session should be 75 minutes, with at least 15 minutes for Question & Answer

Topic Areas:

Though the Recovery Conference is open to virtually any topic related to recovery, we are specifically seeking workshops which focus on the following areas:

  • Leadership in Recovery (Policy Development, Organizational Recovery, Community Recovery)
  • Whole Health and Wellness (Integrated Care, Holistic Nutrition, Shared Decision Making…)
  • Alternative Pathways to Recovery (Mindfulness, Meditation, Exercise, Animal Therapy…)
  • Innovative Practices in Peer Services (Peer Run Programs/Organizations, Peer Trainings, Application of Peer Services, Peer Specific Positions, Forensic Peer Support…)
  • Dual Recovery (Mental Health and Substance Use) Programs and Practices
  • Economic Health (Employment Services, Overcoming, Financial Self-Sufficiency Programs…)
  • Specific Populations in Recovery (Substance Use and Recovery, Veterans and Recovery, Youth and Resiliency, LBGTQA…)
  • Trauma Informed Care (Trauma Informed Peer Support, Trauma Informed Approaches, Trauma Informed Communities, Trauma Informed Programs)
  • Recovery Communities (Building Recovery Communities, Identifying Recovery Allies, Carrying Each Other’s Messages, ect…).
  • Recovery High Schools and Collegiate Recovery Communities
  • Youth in Recovery
Audiovisual Equipment

A laptop, projector and screen will be available in each breakout session. You may bring your presentation on a flash drive or email it to the conference planning committee.  We ask that you do not use your own computer.  There is generally not enough time between sessions to switch out computers. It is also acceptable and encouraged for you to present your session without PowerPoint.


Handouts will be made available to participants via the conference website.  We request all handouts and/or PowerPoint slides be submitted one week prior to the conference. 

* 1. Please complete the information listed below:

* 2. Please enter a brief bio for Presenter 1 that includes relevant work and educational experience.  

* 3. Please enter the title and a description of your workshop below (200 words maximum).

Learning Objectives
Please list 2-3 learning objectives and state them as skills. For example, it is preferable to state, “Participants will be able to communicate effectively with homeless persons,” as opposed to, “Participants will learn how to communicate with homeless persons.”

* 4. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

* 5. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

* 6. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

* 7. Co-presenter information:

* 8. Co-presenter information: