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You're invited to attend the Spring 2024 Institute for Strengthening Families!

Click here to begin your registration.

Registration will be $150 per person and will increase to $175 on the day of the event.

Save the Date: This in-person event will take place April 16-17, 2024 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Noblesville, IN.

Click here to reserve your hotel room for the event (modify the dates of your stay as needed).

We have a full line-up of exciting and informative sessions! Below are just a few of our awesome presenters!
Gale Gorke
You may have seen her on TEDx, now see her in person!  We are so excited to announce our opening day Plenary Speaker, Dr. Gale Gorke!  Gale has been a public school educator for nearly 40 years, teaching at both the elementary and secondary levels.  She currently is the Executive Director of Kids Kan Inc., an organization that specializes in staff development, activity selection and program implementation. Gale has served as an adjunct professor for several universities. Gale believes the best way to learn is through play and the way you show up for the game is the way you show up for life. Gale will also be presenting two breakout sessions on April 16.

Tricia Seitz

Tricia Seitz will return for both a Plenary on Communication and a breakout session on Leadership. Tricia is an executive business coach who has has spent her career empowering   individuals, teams, and organizations to maximize their potential. She is an experienced business owner with a demonstrated history of developing leaders by upskilling executives, managers and supervisors; she connects deeply with clients to partner in their personal development, goal achievement, coaching, leadership, and culture development. Tricia's passion for helping others to maximize their potential has become her life's work.
Dr. Gina Forrest
Dr. Gina Forrest is back by popular demand!  We are so excited to announce that Dr. Gina will be presenting two sessions, one on Bias and Perception and the other on Gender, Identity, Expression and Sex.  She is a native Hoosier and wants to play a positive role in helping Indiana become a more inclusive, healthier, and beautiful place to live, work, and play.

Other topics include:

  • Tactical Engagement
  • Perinatal Mental Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Centering Family Voice within your Organization/Program
  • Developing Goals and Measures that Center Equity
  • A Culturally Diverse Perspective on Helping Immigrant Families Thrive
  • Haitian Creole Culture Training
  • DISC Personality Assessment
  • Identifying and Supporting Victims of Familial Trafficking
  • Sentinel Injuries
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
  • The Intersection of Sex Trafficking and Forced Marriage
  • How to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse

And many more!