The Sexual Violence Justice Institute @ Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault announces the National Institute for SART Team Leaders October 29-31, 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Who is SVJI @ MNCASA?
SVJI @MNCASA assists multidisciplinary teams (CCRs, SARTs, MDTs, etc.) in designing and strengthening their response to sexual assault victims/survivors in their local communities. With continued funding and support from the Office on Violence Against Women, we are excited to host our second National Institute for Team Leaders taking place over 2 ½ days at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront Hotel, MN, October 29-31, 2012.
What is the National Institute for SART Team Leaders?
The Institute is a 2 ½ day course and is open to team coordinators (leaders) and state and territorial level leaders that coordinate or support local teams responding to sexual violence.
The Institute’s primary objective is to build the capacity of team leaders to design and facilitate effective team processes. The team leader plays a key role in a team’s overall development. It is complex, challenging and rewarding work. The social and system improvement teams work towards requires more than knowledge of best practices — it also requires the ability to influence multiple systems and agencies in order to apply that knowledge. The Institute will focus on the skills needed to lead multidisciplinary teams to design, implement, and evaluate their community’s
response to sexual violence.
What Did Participants Say About the First Institute?
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Frequently Asked Questions
What if I’m a State and Territorial Level Leader?
A separate track for these leaders will be part of the Institute to build capacity for their unique role in advancing the work of multidisciplinary teams in their states or territories.
The Institute will open promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 29. The Institute will conclude at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31.
Who is eligible to attend?
The 2 ½ day course is open to team coordinators (leaders) and state and territorial level positions that coordinate or support local teams responding to sexual violence. In order to create an environment of mutual learning and dialogue, the Institute will be open to 100 participants.
What is the Registration Process?
July 9: Registration is open for all team leaders. Registration continues to be open for GTEAP and Rural grantees.
September 17: Registration Closes
Please note: GTEAP or ‘Arrest Grantees’ and "Rural Grantees' are pre-approved to use OVW training dollars to attend this training. All other OVW grantees are required to check with their program specialist about the ability to use their training set aside dollars to come to the Institute.
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What is the cost of attending?
There is no registration fee.
Lodging rates: $121.00 for single and $121.00 for double occupancy.
You must make and pay for your travel and hotel arrangements AFTER you have received confirmation of registration. You are not registered until you receive a confirmation.
Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront Hotel
Are meals and snacks included?
Due to funding restrictions, meals, snacks, and beverages will not be included as part of the Institute. So, please plan accordingly. The hotel is located within walking distance of several area restaurants and additional time will be allotted to accommodate lunch.
Are scholarships available?
Scholarships are not available for this year’s Institute. Sholarships may be avaible through the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Program.
What if I have questions about the National Institute?
Please contact Leah Lutz, Collaboration Specialist and Training and Resources Coordinator, with the SVJI @ MNCASA. Leah can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9993 x206.
This project is supported by Grant No. 2007-TA-AX-K011 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on violence Against Women.