In 2022, the National CASA/GAL Association for Children will offer two opportunities to come together for collaboration, training and professional development — an in-person Annual Conference in June and a Virtual Learning Experience in September. We invite you to join us for our Annual Conference in Seattle during our 40th anniversary year. This conference will bring our vibrant network together for in-depth learning, networking opportunities and collaborative discussions about the issues that impact our work and our future. A Virtual Learning Experience will also be available September of 2022 that will provide alternate training and connection opportunities.
Connect with Colleagues and Learn from the Best in Child Advocacy
The 2022 Annual Conference will provide an opportunity for you to network and connect with your CASA/GAL colleagues. Discussing current issues in-depth, connecting with CASA/GAL friends and peers, and sharing and learning from one another are always highlights of the Annual Conference – and these moments are especially needed after so much time apart.
The innovative and informative programming offered at the Annual Conference will help CASA/GAL local program and state organization staff, board members and volunteers enhance their knowledge, deepen their understanding of issues, and discuss promising practices that will advance our collective work. You will have the opportunity to hear directly from inspiring and knowledgeable plenary speakers, and conference sessions will provide exceptional learning opportunities on critical topics including advocacy skills and child welfare, leadership, governance, diversity and equity, fundraising and more.
Reflect on our Legacy and Help Shape the Future
Seattle is home to the National CASA/GAL Association for Children, and it’s where our movement of volunteer advocates found its start. Celebrate the Association’s 40th anniversary by coming together where it all began. You’ll be inspired by stories of those who have shaped our movement in the last four decades – and you will be a part of our enduring legacy.
As we work together to shape brighter futures for children, youth and families, we will be steered by a new strategic plan that will be introduced at the Annual Conference. You will be among the first to hear about the strategic goals and initiatives of the National CASA/GAL Association and the plan that will guide us into the future. We will also be introducing a new National Volunteer Strategy and Recruitment Campaign at the conference, and attendees will have the opportunity to get a first look at the new strategy and campaign.