Note: Conference is Eastern Time (ET)
Pre-Conference: Monday, November 6, 2023
8:00 pm-9:30 pm ET Conference Check-In: At the registration area near the Grand Ballroom in Kensington hotel in Ann Arbor.
Day One: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
8:30 am – 9:30 am ET Registration and Continental Breakfast Provided
9:30 am – 10:00 am ET Welcome: Welcome to the BISC-MI 27th Annual Conference
10:00-10:30 am ET The Complexity of Change
Description: How do we understand and incorporate into practice the multiple, complex factors involved in facilitating change in our work with individuals, organizations, and communities?
Faculty: Pam Wiseman
10:30 am – 12:00 pm ET The Challenges and Facilitators Working with Men Who Cause Harm: Lessons Learned From Over A Decade Of Research With Battering Intervention Programs
Faculty: Penelope Morrison
Description: This session will broadly explore some of the difficulties and barriers to working with men who cause harm in their relationships. It will also present some ‘elements of good practice’ for engaging BIP clients in behavioral change. It will conclude by identifying gaps in the current research of BIP processes and suggest pathways for improving our understanding of what ‘works’.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET Lunch Buffet Provided (Door Prizes)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET From Inside the Room: Facilitators’ Perspectives on Participant Change
Panel Description: Incorporating research and practice wisdom, experienced BIP facilitators discuss their practices and observations on the complexity of promoting and evaluating authentic, meaningful change.
Panel Moderator: Jeffrie Cape
Faculty: Joe Barksdale, Shelby Frink, Darold Hanusa, Tony Lapp, Alyce LaViolette, Penelope Morrison
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm ET Break
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm ET Let’s Keep Talking! Small Group Discussion On The Participant Change Process
Break-out Description: This will be an opportunity to continue the panel conversation. Conference participants will meet in small, facilitated groups to share their questions, perspectives, expertise, and wisdom with each other.
Hosted discussion: Faculty and Board members
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm ET Working With Challenging Participants: Techniques for Managing Some Of The Most Challenging Participants
Panel Description: Experienced BIP facilitators discuss the range of challenges that participants may bring into the room and strategies for addressin and engaging them.
Panel Moderator: Chris Huffine
Faculty: Jeffrie Cape, Bea Coté, Angelique Green-Manning, Darold Hanusa, Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell
@Bea Boss Coté
5:15 pm – 7:30 pm ET Dinner on your own
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm ET Tool Time: Come One, Come All!
Description: In-person conference attendees are encouraged to share and give brief presentations on 1-3 creative and/or innovative techniques or concepts they use in their group work.
Total Number of CEs for Day One: 7.5 CEs