The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) were proud to host our Annual Conference tailored specifically for Executive Directors of family violence and sexual assault programs across Texas.
This year’s Conference, entitled Directing the Work, offered extraordinary plenary sessions including:
Anne Pritchard Grady, blends her professional expertise with her personal experiences and puts a comedic spin on even the most challenging topics, such as distinguishing leadership from management and how to retain A-player employees. Grady guides leaders to focus on the strengths of others and unleash their own inner superhero, to maximize communication and productivity. Grady is sure to start off the conference with a bang and will keep non-profit leaders engaged, inspired and laughing.
Cat Fribley, advocate, leader and trainer extraordinaire, holds over 25 years of experience in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence. Fribley shares with leaders how to strengthen their organization’s overall goals through board engagement and assessment. Fribley will also guide leaders on how to prepare for the future of their organization by addressing the challenges ED’s face when confronted with the leadership transition process.
Celinda Lake, a prominent pollster and founder/president of Lake Research Partners, shares insights from research and focus groups on the critical question, “what do voters think about ending violence against girls and women?” By exploring voters’ attitudes, perceptions, and willingness to join the movement, Lake provides valuable recommendations on how organizations can shape their message and language to engage voters to take action and keep Texans safe from violence.
Nan Stoops, executive director of the dynamic and innovative Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, shares her forward-thinking visions on the Violence Against Women Movement. Stoops provides a framework for the future of programs on both a macro level and a micro level and discusses how to bring the future of the Movement to your local communities.