Effective Program and Curriculum Development Workshop

Futures Without Violence’s Institute for Leadership in Education Development offers a 2 day, hands-on workshop that will help OVW grantees design education/training programs that incorporate effective, interactive adult education methods.

April 20-21, 2020
Location: Cleveland, OH
Application Deadline: 
*This training is pending OVW Approval. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation letter.  

Workshop Learning Objectives:
As a result of this workshop, participants will be better able to:
  • Apply principles of adult learning to your instructional design and delivery
  • Identify different styles in which adults learn and the impact on education program design and team or individual problem-solving.
  • Develop and employ a process for assessing education/training needs, designing program components, and drafting a program outline.
  • Describe the importance of learning objectives and develop specific objectives for education/training programs.
  • Define culture and cultural competence and incorporate discussions of culture issues during education/training programs.
  • Create a variety of interactive, adult learning activities that can achieve learning objectives while addressing all learning styles.
  • Incorporate effective audio/visual aids, including PowerPoint slides.
  • Prepare a comprehensive curriculum outline to guide faculty and document programs.
Hon. Marshall B. Murray, Judge, Children’s Court Center
Jennifer White, Program Director for Curriculum Development and Program Design, Futures Without Violence
Aaron Polkey, Staff Attorney for Outreach & Engagement, Futures Without Violence
Sandra Harrell, Associate Center Director, Victimization and Safety, Vera Institute of Justice 

Who may attend?
Attendance is limited to 40 participants representing OVW grantees, including advocates, attorney-advocates, batterers intervention specialists, prosecutors, law enforcement, judges, and other professionals. Participants must agree to attend all workshop sessions as a condition of acceptance; the workshop begins Monday, April 20 at 8:30 a.m. and concludes Tuesday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Grantees are strongly encouraged to participate in teams of 2 or 3 to obtain the maximum benefit of the program, but is not required. Persons or teams interested in participating will need to submit an application for this training, with each individual applying separately and noting other team members in the space provided.
Costs and Additional Information:
This education program is provided free of charge.  Please note that participants are responsible for their own meals, lodging, and travel

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* 1. Please fill out this application. Please note that your registration is not confirmed until you have received an acceptance letter.

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* 2. Please check your discipline category:

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* 3. Please list your team members who will be applying to attend the training. Each individual team member must also fill out an application form.

Accessibility Needs:
We value access and safety and strive to make our meetings accessible and welcoming to all participants. For example, we have selected a hotel with a commitment to access, meeting room and areas will be set to allow for maximum space and access, all faculty have been provided with guidance on making their presentations accessible, and all meeting materials are provided in 14 point font. We also provide auxiliary aids and services to meet the individual needs of those attending the meeting. Please select any accessibility accommodation(s) you require for the meeting below. If your accommodation is not listed, please request it by using the “other” category. Please contact Rebecca Del Rossi at rdelrossi@futureswithoutviolence.org with any questions or for more assistance.

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* 4. Are you traveling with any of the following?

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* 5. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservation. However, by providing us with information on the type of room you need, we will be able to check with the hotel to make they meet your room request. Please indicate which room type you require from the following list:

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* 6. If you are a person with a disability and require materials in an alternate format for access, please select from the following formats.

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* 7. Please indicate your interpreting needs from the list below:

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* 8. Please tell us of any additional accommodations you require for the meeting sessions, including physical accommodations during the training. Be as specific as possible.

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* 9. Our trainings utilize interactive group, small group and individual activities. In order to ensure that these activities are accessible to everyone our staff may contact you, based on your accommodation request, to discuss any additional needs you may have to participate. If you would like to discuss the potential needs you might have in order to engage in interactive activities please check this 'Yes' below.

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* 10. My project receives funding from the following Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grant program. Please check all that apply to your organization.

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* 11. Training Agreements:

* NOTE: Your application is not confirmed until you have received an acceptance letter. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation letter.

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For additional information please contact Rebecca Del Rossi at rdelrossi@futureswithoutviolence.org,
Tel: 202-558-7750

If submitting a printed copy, please send your completed registration form to:
Futures Without Violence, Attention: Rebecca Del Rossi, 1320 19th St. NW, Suite 401, Washington D.C. 20036.  
Tel: 202-558-7750
Note: Accommodations are available at the government per diem rate. Detailed information on the hotel will be provided upon confirmation of your application. The program is provided free of charge. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs associated with attending the program.

Meals: On your own.

Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation letter.
Thank you for submitting your application for the I-LED "Effective Program and Curriculum Development Workshop." We plan to start sending confirmations and logistical information in early March, 2020.

Please do not make any flight or other travel arrangements until you hear from us that you have been accepted as a participant. Also in the interim, please ensure that your OVW program manager has approved expenditures from your award to attend the workshop.

Note: If you attend the workshop as an individual rather than as part of a team from your organization (or related to your work), you will be assigned to a team for work during the workshop. The assigned team will need to select an agreed topic for which they conduct workshop activities to develop the beginnings of an education or training program. For this reason, we encourage participants to form their own teams that can focus on a topic of mutual interest.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K067, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.