“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”  John F. Kennedy

Executive Directors’ Conference

The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) are proud to partner once again to host our annual conference tailored specifically for Executive Directors of             family violence and sexual assault programs across Texas.

 February 18 – 19, 2014

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road

Lost Pines, Texas 78612 (512) 308-1234

Conference Agenda

Event Highlights

This year’s Conference offers extraordinary plenary sessions including:

Joseph Vess, Senior Program Officer at Promundo, is a leading expert on sexual and gender-based violence prevention programming. Joseph will share his global perspective on prevention efforts and encourage new ways of thinking that bring together the fields of reproductive health, mental health, sexual violence, and domestic violence by examining how gender norms impact all of these issues. He combines theoretical research with real world practice to inspire us to break out of our silos and work more comprehensively with the communities we serve.

Kristen Houser, Vice President of Public Relations with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, knows firsthand the frenzy of responding to the media during high profile cases. Sharing lessons learned from the Sandusky trial, Kristen discusses what their organization now knows, mistakes to avoid, and how to build and maintain relationships with media sources. Join her for her workshop as well, where you’ll get tips on how to respond to media requests and get the opportunity to practice your media interview skills in this fun and interactive session!

Gail Perry literally ‘wrote the book’ about transforming your nonprofit board members into fired-up fundraisers by turning their passions into actions. Gail brings her wit and wisdom to share her 7-step process to create excitement among your board members about your organization’s potential, and offers practical advice on how to spark enthusiasm to generate the resources to make it happen. Gail explores ways to change board members’ perception of fundraising from “asking for money” to “changing the world!”

Julie Havener, provides a unique approach that individualizes services for the clients you serve and simultaneously creates a more supportive work environment for staff. As the author of a curriculum and tool-kit on strengths-centered-advocacy, she reminds leaders of the power of restoring hope and empowerment in survivors. Havener closes the conference bringing you positive messaging on discovering the strengths in yourself and those around you!

Pre-conference activities on Monday, February 17 include:

1:00 -3:00 pm              Cost Allocation Planning Panel Discussion

3:00-5:00 pm               New Executive Directors’ Roundtable, Reflections on Effective Leadership

5:00-6:00 pm               HHSC Roundtable

And be sure to join us for our Networking  Reception and General Membership Meeting Tuesday, February 18 from 7:00-9:00 pm.

During your stay, you’ll want to take advantage of the myriad of opportunities for relaxation and fun offered by the resort:

Activities available at the Resort

Spa Packages and Information

Hotel Accommodations

Special rates for conference attendees were  available at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort until Friday, January 24, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.   Registrants are encouraged to contact the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort for current rates.   When calling, please indicate you are calling to reserve a room with the “Texas Council on Family Violence and Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Executive Directors’ Conference.”

Some nearby hotels that may be able to offer state rate:

Hampton Inn & Suites Bastrop (12 miles away)

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (12 miles away)

Hilton Austin Airport (17 miles away)

Event Registration

Register for the conference by clicking here. 

$155.00 for members

$170.00 for non-members

You may also register at no additional cost for the pre-Conference Cost Allocation Training, New Executive Director Roundtable, and HHSC Roundtable on Monday, February 17, 2014 and the Networking and Membership Reception to be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

For questions and assistance, please contact Nikhita Ved at (512) 685-6294 or nved@tcfv.org.