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Tailor Conference Sessions To Your Domain

Case Management, Care Coordination, Family Engagement, Counseling & Supervision
2 or 3 Day | 13 or 20 CE Training Hours | Certification

April. 29 - May 1st, 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Attack The Cause, Not The Symptoms

Client caseloads will increase and become more complex with challenging "hard-to-serve" conditions compounding work being done. Frequently well-meaning practitioners and their agencies apply unproven methods to expeditiously move their clients along.

Unfortunately, with that kind of support clients will NOT be able to succeed on their own during 99.9% of the time they are away from the practitioner. Consequently, they will return with bigger more entrenched conditions. The practitioner must serve their current client load and the returning one!


Woman reaching out for help, on a stone with water in the back


Short-term solutions compound issues, increase caseloads, run up expenses, and ultimately harms everyone in the process - much like applying a band-aid over a gaping bullet wound!

But, it doesn't have to be this way. There's a better solution which remind us to first remove the bullet and then stop the bleeding through the use of approaches that are skillfully implemented.

Evidence-Based "PATHWAYS" Changed This Organization's Future

After one of our community action partnerships attended  EB "PATHWAYS", the executive teams' eyes were opened to the future of her organization.

The CEO, “dragged” out of retirement to lead the company, saw how like many well meaning agencies, her staff seemed to get bogged down, and not getting to the source of the problems.

Attending the evidence-based "PATHWAYS" program helped her redirect her staff's passionate motivations with effective practices. 

"Our job is NOT to take over people’s lives in the name of "helping" them. It is to partner with clients in an assistive way. Its actually less work per client, and more time to do even more!"

With this newfound triggered revelation, there's now less staff stress and more sustained client success. Practitioners now have a blueprint for their role and teaching methods.

Leadership at the organization now spends time instituting approaches taught by the evidence-based conference.

But the transformational experience of the team is not exclusive to them. You too can share in the benefit. 

Transformation @ EB Pathways

Our job is to NOT take over people’s lives and do the work for them.

Effective empowerment comes from being "assistive" and collaboratively teaching and guiding. By applying proven approaches, clients embrace responsibility for what happens to them, and thrive beyond us.

This is where the Evidence-Based "PATHWAYS" Workshops & Conference empowers practitioners to guide others.

Participants at the event will be in a position to learn proven skills and how to implement their powerful approaches.

  • Practitioner satisfaction goes up.
  • Caseloads are managed better.
  • Teams' capacity increase allowing you and your team to do, and be more.
  • Your organization is stronger with higher sustainable outcomes and profits.

These benefits flow directly to your clients.

  • They achieve success often.
  • Time spent with practitioners is highly regarded.
  • They hold themselves accountable for their own success, and
  • No-show rates go down.

With results like these, your organization increases stakeholder and funding support. You, your team, and your organization are positioned to help many more people. Transforming the life of one person is worth it, imagine when crowds of people are changed for the better!

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Evidence-Based "Pathways" Conference For Serious Professionals

Become a world-class professional equipped with skills your clients, funders, and stakeholders rave about! Learn to confidently create outcomes you didn't think possible, and do it in less time!

2, or 3 Day Option Available

Explore the following sections below.
  • Conference Faculty

  • Schedule of Events

  • Leveling Up

  • Location & Accomodations

  • Testimonials From Past Participants

  • Registering For Pathways

Conference Faculty

Learn from the efficient approaches to evidence-based success from the best of the best. Here is our conference instructor lineup.

Trainer: June Fisher, MSW, LSW

June Fisher, MSW, LSW

Principal, Dynamic Training Solutions
Trainer: Joyce Grangent

Joyce Grangent

Principal Housing Consultant, Grangent Consulting
Trainer: Mark Lowis


EBP Implementation Specialist, Author, "Motivational Interviewing: Durable Change Through Intrinsic Motivation"
Trainer: David Myers

David L. Myers, PhD

Professor & PhD Program Director, University of New Haven, Author, "How to Become an Evidence-based Organization"
Trainer: Sobem Nwoko

Sobem Nwoko

President, Joyfields Institute & EBP Society



Personalize 2 & 3-day learning tracks around behavioral health and change, community supervision, individual and "family" engagement, supports and services. Learn, network with peers, and earn up to 20 CE training hours at Pathways.


Tuesday April 28:            Attendees Arrive

Wednesday April 29:     Pre-Conference Workshops Day. (2-Day Attendees Arrive)

Thursday April 30:          Full Conference Begins

Friday May 1:                    Full Conference Continues







    3-Day Pre-Conference Workshops Attendees Arrive

  • 6:00 PM

    Evidence-Based Professionals Networking Group (EBPNG) - Happy Times - Hilton New Orleans Riverside




  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM

    Breakfast, Registration & Networking

  • 8:30 - 10:00 AM

    Welcome Address

    Keynote - The State of Industry

  • 10:15 - 11:45 AM

    Three (3) AM Breakouts Tracks (Concurrent) Choose One

    • Individual Motivation (MI)
      • Finding & Using Motivation for Engaging “Hard-to-serve” Citizens who are Mandated, or Ambivalent About Participating
    • Family & Community Engagement
      • Opioids Addiction & Epidemic: Emerging Trends & Case Management for Working with Individuals & Families
    • Systems & Supports
      • Housing for Homeless Citizens: Evidence-Based Approaches for Supportive & Permanent Solutions
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM


  • 1:15 - 2:45 PM

    Three (3) PM Breakout Tracks 1 - Choose One

    • Individual Motivation (MI)
      • Find & Use Motivation: How to engage with recipients of services to form the assistive, collaborative relationship
    • Family & Community Engagement
      • Family Engagement in Community: Family Group Decision Making, Teaming & Restorative Justice Conferencing
    • Systems & Supports
      • Housing for Homeless Citizens with Opioids and other Drugs' Disorders
  • 3:00 - 4:30 PM

    Three (3) PM Breakout Tracks 2 - Choose One

    • Individual Motivation (MI)
      • Find & Use Motivation: Making sense out of resistance
    • Family & Community Engagement
      • Teaming Planning and Process: How to Implement Family Engagement Approaches
    • Systems & Supports
      • Successful Employer Engagement: Approaches for Homeless Veterans & Other Target Populations
  • 6:30 PM

    Optional Outing, Dinner, Shopping & Sightseeing.





    2-DAY Conference Attendees Arrive

  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM

    Breakfast, Registration & Networking

  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Three (3) Concurrent Full-day Pre-Conference Workshops. (Pick One Please)

  • 8:30 - 4:30 PM

    Pick One Workshop

    • Evidence-Based Case Management & Care Coordination: Core Skills
    • Evidence-Based PRACTITIONER (EBP)Masterclass: Core Skills
    • Evidence-Based ORGANIZATION (EBO) Masterclass: Core Skills
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM


  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM

    Optional Outing, Dinner, Shopping & Sightseeing




  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM

    Breakfast & Networking

  • 8:30 - 10:00 AM

    Three (3) AM Breakout Tracks I

    • Individual Motivation (MI)
      • Using accurate empathy to create a place of safety for clients in your care to describe their ambivalence
    • Diversity
      • Workplace Diversity: Fundamentals of LGBTQAA, SOGIE, Gender-Neutral, Gender-Fluid, Pansexuality
    • Funding & Sustainability
      • Money Matters: Grants, Funding & Effective Practices for Sustainability
    • Implementations Track - Lessons Learned & Experiences (New)
      • (Topic TBD)
  • 10:15 - 11:45 AM

    Three (3) AM Breakout Tracks II

    • Practitioner Skills Building
      • Practitioner Implementation Real & Role Play Exercises: Putting it all together - Double Go Round Practice
    • Ethics
      • Ethical Practice: Fundamentals for Human, Social & Justice Services
    • Implementations Track - Lessons Learned & Experiences (New)
      • (Topic TBD)
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM


  • 1:00 - 3:30 PM


    • Guided Train-The-Trainer for when you return home
    • Evidence-Based Professional Certification - Facilitated Session (Must be present to be certified)
  • 3:30 PM

    Closing Remarks, Evidence-Based Pathways Conference Concludes

- Program Agenda Subject To Change Without Notice! - 

Level Up

Professional Certification

Make your training hours really count by applying them toward certification at the event. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, earning your Evidence-Based Professional certification can be an effective way to differentiate yourself in the market place - as an individual, organization or program.

Please sign-up for certification during your online registration checkout. If you prefer, checkout your options online via the following link and sign-up. If attending the conference, please use the promo code CERT45 to apply your $45 attendee discount. This discount applies to prospective conference attendees only please.

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CE Training Hours Credits

The conference, through Joyfields Institute also provides CE credit for the following professionals.

Social Workers & Counselors, Case Managers & Care Coordination Staff, Certified Evidence-Based Professionals, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Professional Counselors among others. Please check with your licensing organization.

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From Past Participants & Faculty

Started in 2007, this conference has continually helped evidence-based professionals level up. Explore the words of past attendees.

"Thank you. Truly enjoyed it"

"The interaction opportunities. I enjoyed listening to other participants - allowed me to brainstorm and revisit how I interact with my clients in a better way"

"Knowledgeable instructors, workbook usage, and very specific layout of materials"

G. MCalla, Jackson Behavioral Helath

"After working for 26 years in healthcare, this is the first time I attended a program that focuses on ME, not the patient. It was fabulous and will help me in my career and personal life greatly. THANK YOU"

K. Scorza, Seasons Center

"It has helped us with successful grant writing, building a donor base for fund development, and in recruiting and hiring qualified staff. It has benefited our organization by “clearly” signaling to those we work with what our values are and what is required if you collaborate with us. We have seen successful outcomes for our clients and their families. It is exciting to hear our staff now talk about success stories with their clients, interest in new training opportunities, and future programs and services related to emerging research and best practices."

J. Keene, San Mateo Probation

"I would say that helping to change the “culture” in our county about service delivery has been our most successful accomplishment. I would simply like to express my sincere appreciation to Joyfields Institute. With their help, we have raised the level of service to those we supervise by providing better rehabilitative opportunities, increasing public safety, and accountability to victims. it has allowed our department to set a standard in our county for policy development and program procurement. The expectation of all those we work with is that EBP must be a part of our collaboration. It has also raised our standing with our Board of Supervisors and Law Enforcement partners."


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