Up to 16 credit hours will be offered for licensed social workers, counselors, psychologists, & behavioral health professionals.
*All participants are encouraged to check with their licensure board to verify acceptance of NBCC credit hours.
To bring together professionals from social work, psychology, counseling, education, law enforcement, workforce development, and behavioral health providers to explore best practices, share ideas, and develop collaborative solutions to address the challenges facing the social services workforce.
Cornerstone to Excellence is excited to host the 1st Annual Social Services Workforce Symposium in New Mexico! This symposium will bring together providers from across the state who believe the work environment should be a healthy place to thrive that is filled with opportunities to learn and serve others.
Inspired by our theme: Developing, retaining, & sustaining a vibrant workforce, attendees will learn about current research findings, critical news, and leading practices. The symposium is designed to catalyze collaboration, action, and a renewed commitment to transforming our practices, partnerships, and systems.
The symposium is designed to provide superb professional development and networking opportunities. It takes all of us working together at every level to create a healthy, sustainable workforce. The outcome of this are strengthened services that eliminate inequities of access and provide opportunity to vulnerable populations.
We invite you to experience this refreshing and affirming opportunity of engaging with experts who will be sharing their expertise, and from that – gain knowledge that will accomplish a goal we all share; developing, retaining, & sustaining a vibrant workforce!
Dates of Symposium:
September 13-15, 2023
Santa Ana Conference Center
54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Early Bird Registration Dates:
February 1, 2023-May 31, 2023
Regular Rate Registration Dates:
June 1, 2023-September 12, 2023
Date: September 14th
Time: 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Picture this: The sun gently setting, casting a warm glow over our symposium venue. Laughter, music and conversations fill the air as you mingle with fellow attendees, speakers, and professionals from a multitude of sectors. This isn't just a typical evening event; it's an immersive experience designed to forge connections, foster collaboration, and create lasting memories.
During this enchanting evening, you'll have the chance to:
Expand Your Circle: Connect with individuals who share your passion for advancing social services, education, law enforcement, workforce development, and behavioral health.
Exchange Insights: Engage in meaningful discussions that span a spectrum of topics, from innovative strategies to address workforce challenges to the latest advancements in your field.
Forge Partnerships: Discover opportunities for collaboration and partnership that could lead to groundbreaking projects and initiatives.
Unwind and Connect: Take a break from the day's sessions, relax in a comfortable setting, and engage in conversations that can reshape your perspective.
Create Lasting Memories: The connections you make during this event could have a lasting impact on your career and your contribution to our shared goals.
This evening is more than just an event—it's an extension of the symposium's spirit of collaboration and innovation. Don't miss the chance to experience this transformative social and networking opportunity that's been carefully crafted to complement the symposium's rich discussions.
Mark your calendar for September 14th, from 4:45 PM to 6:30 PM, and join us as we come together in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere. Stay tuned for more details that await you during this remarkable evening.
We look forward to welcoming you to this social experience that exemplifies the true essence of the 1st Annual Social Service Workforce Symposium.
As a professional, why should I attend?
Select a profession below to learn about the benefits!
The symposium offers an excellent opportunity for vendors/exhibitors to outreach and network with conference attendees through information tables and exhibits.
In addition, vendors/exhibitors will receive:
Our steering committee has begun the exciting work of putting the fine details together to bring you a premier experience and one-of-a-kind symposium. Visit us frequently for continued updates!
A special thank you to our steering committee
From left to right:
Melody Delmar, Special Projects Coordinator, State of New Mexico Indian Affairs Department;
Tony Johnson, Behavioral Health Specialist Program Coordinator with the State of NM Indian Affairs Department;
Randall Benally, Native American Community Outreach Manager, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and Be Well NM;
Teresa Ortiz, Clinical Social Worker, Pueblo of Isleta;
Professor Emeritus Alvin L. Sallee, LISW, ACSW;
Senator Michael Padilla, Majority Whip, New Mexico District 14;
Dr. Eli J. Fresquez, Ph.D., LISW/LCSW;
Dr. Veronica Sanchez, DSW, LISW, LCSW; CEO Cornerstone to Excellence
Ramus Suina, Vice-President Board of Directors Native American Training Institute;
Dr. Jerry N. Harrison, Ph.D., Executive Director New Mexico Health Resources;
Robert T. Trujillo, CEO Robert Trujillo Construction and Fortress of Julius Realty, APS Board of Education Candidate, District I).
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