NOHS 2022 Virtual Knowledge Series

The NOHS Virtual Knowledge Series, in partnership with leading authorities in Human Services, will bring topic-based workshops throughout the year. Get specialized training, professional development and quality interface with national leaders who will present the most relevant and current trends in human services.

Topics Include
  • Trauma-Informed Self Care 
  • Socio Emotional 
  • Transgender 
  • Positive Behavioral Support 
  • Advocacy 

Register Today!

Registration Fees per Workshop

$30 Student Member / $50 Student Non- Member
$70 Professional Member / $100 Professional Non-Member
$160 Ambassador for 8 (single code - non-tracking)

Workshop Dates
Friday, August 5: Workshop 3: Advocacy -- EVENT CANCELED

Schedule Design for all Workshops
Note: Schedule and times may vary depending on how many presenters for each workshop but they will always start at 10:30 EST
10:30 - 11:45 am EST Training by Presenter(s)
12:00 - 12:30 pm EST NOHS Networking and News
1:00 - 2:15 pm EST Training by Presenter(s)
2:45 - 4:00 pm EST Interactive Roundtable with Moderators - Recapping the event & Q&A




[EVENT CANCELED]Workshop 3: Advocacy 

Presented by Michelle Curry, Erin Haire, and Lauren Wright | Friday, August 5th at 10:30 am EST - 4:00 pm EST

Michelle Curry | Lead Manager, The Citizens Campaign Civic Trusts
Michelle Curry is the lead manager and developer of The Citizens Campaign Civic Trusts. She has extensive experience in our programs having been a longtime volunteer member of The Citizens Campaign community serving as a Newark Civic Trustee. She has a wealth of experience working with economically disadvantaged and minority populations, strongly advocating for their rights in the health and housing arenas. Her fervent belief in the positive rewards of community service is also evidenced in her long-term volunteer service as Executive Director of the Althea Gibson Foundation/Community Tennis Association. She has a B.A. from Rutgers University, a Master’s in Public Administration from Ashford University and is presently completing her PhD in Nonprofit Management and Leadership with a thesis on ‘Closing the Civic Engagement Gap.’

Erin Haire | Voting and Outreach Specialist, Disability Rights South Carolina

Lauren Wright | Executive Director, Illinois Partner for Human Services
Nonprofit leader with 12 years of experience managing cross-sector partnerships, with a focus on coalition building, grassroots advocacy, and community-led programming. Demonstrated expertise in policy advocacy, fundraising and grant management, strategic planning, and building international teams.

Workshop 4: Social Emotional Wellness with Yvonne Larrier and Geneva Fleming

Details coming soon!

Workshop 2: Leadership Institute Focusing on Effective Human Services Organizations

Leadership Institute Focusing on Effective Human Services Organizations with Tim Nolan | Friday, June 3rd at 10:30 am - 4:00 pm EST

Training Topics

  1. Transformational Leadership as a Catalyst for Employee Commitment, Engagement, Performance, and Retention.
    1. Transformational Leadership has been linked to higher levels of employee commitment and retention in the human services. Tim Nolan will explore how this vital approach should be utilized by managers at all levels within the field.
    2. Learning Objectives
      1. Attendees will be able to identify the four themes of Transformational Leadership.
      2. Attendees will explore how the themes can be incorporated into their management approach.
    3. Intended Audience
      1. Managers (supervisors, managers, directors, etc.)
  2. Strengthening the Onboarding Process to Enhance Employee Commitment and Retention.
    1. Research has identified the critical role the onboarding process has on keeping high performance employees in the human services. Tim Nolan will explore what a highly effective onboarding process should look like and who should be involved.
    2. Learning Objectives
      1. Attendees will be able to explore opportunities to enhance the onboarding process in their organization.

Tim Nolan, Ed.D.

Tim Nolan, Ed.D., is the President of the Human Services Leadership Institute and has worked with over 10,000 human service managers and 100 organizations to drive positive leadership approaches, empowering cultures, and employee commitment, engagement, performance, and retention. He is the author of 10 books including The Essential Handbook for Highly Effective Human Service Managers, 2nd Edition, Highly Effective Human Service Organizations, and The Essential Handbook for Highly Effective Human Service Professionals. Tim has also created the 12-month Highly Effective Human Service Managers Program 55 organizations have used to create positive cultures to support exceptional levels of employee commitment, engagement, performance, and retention. 



Workshop 1: Trauma-Informed Self Care with GCAT

Join NOHS and Green Cross Academy of Traumatology for a comprehensive workshop on stress and the impacts on human service professionals | Friday, April 22nd 10:30 am - 4:00 pm EST
The two sessions will be presented by nationally known traumatologist Marion C Bean Moreland and Dr. Kathie Erwin.

They will focus on:
  • Recognizing compassion awareness fatigue and the impact of the emotional, physical, and spiritual distress in those providing care to another.
  • Reducing stress through techniques like emotionally focused therapy, a well-known humanistic approach to psychotherapy formulated in the 1980s.

Marion C Bean Moreland

Marion is Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Traumatologist and a facilitator for Green Cross Academy of Traumatology.  Marion is originally from California and has lived in Colorado, Japan, Iowa, Arizona and currently resides in West Virginia.  Marion graduated from American Military University with a B.S. in Sports and Health Science and from Divine Mercy University with a M.S in Clinical Counseling in their first graduating class.  Marion has worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health.  She has also deployed to Beirut to work with Syrian refugees, Romania to work with underserved populations, Paradise, California after a wildfire to work with homeowners and first responders, and Puerto Rico after hurricanes. Marion is known for her calm presence in the midst of chaos and has a heart to care for those who are on the front lines of disasters and other critical incidents. Marion believes that every individual is unique and comes to a particular moment in time with the sum of their total life experiences.  For some, those experiences bring them to a place of peace and contentment while others languish.  Marion finds that in meeting an individual where they are at and journeying with them in the counseling process can lead to healing and peace.  She is trained in Internal Family Systems Therapy. Through her work with Green Cross Academy of Traumatology she has presented domestically and international on a variety of topics related to trauma and mental health including Compassion Fatigue, Grief and Loss, Disaster Stress and Field Traumatology, Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD, Domestic Violence, the H.E.A.R.T. Model, and Treating Phobia and Anxiety with Trauma (EMDR Level 1). Marion is a member of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, American Mental Health Counseling Association, and West Virginia Counselors Association.  She is the co-founder of Appalachian Trauma and Resiliency Center. When she is not counseling or teaching Marion can be found dancing with her husband, Dana, crafting, traveling, spending time with family or curling up with a good book.

Dr. Kathie Erwin

Dr. Erwin is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor who has worked in private practice and developed geriatric group programs over the past 25 years. She is the author of six professional books on gerontology/aging issues and practice development. Her research interests are the multi-generational family, group work with older adults and trauma counseling. Dr. Erwin is a Fulbright Specialist for teaching and research at the University of Iceland. She serves as a Board Member of Florida Mental Health Counselors Association and Green Cross Academy of Traumatology. She has been a team leader with Green Cross in Trinidad, Tobago, India, and Romania. Dr. Erwin is a guest lecturer for NordMag Intensives at University of Iceland and the International Institute of Postgraduate Education in Ukraine.


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