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Great Beginnings, Great Families Conference

Great Beginnings, Great Families Conference

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WHAT TO EXPECTGBGF

  • Choice of breakout sessions
  • National and local keynote speakers and presenters
  • Networking with professionals serving young children and families in Montana

OFFERING

  • Early Childhood Project Approved Training Hours
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction Renewal Units
  • Nursing Contact Hours
  • Social Work and Professional Counselor Continuing Education Hours

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Early Childhood Professionals
  • Home Visitors
  • Nurses working with young children and families
  • Social Workers

2017 Conference Information

Please contact Michelle Eckert, GBGF Conference Coordinator at michelle.eckert@umontana.edu, or 406-243-6842 for additional conference information.

Registration and Agenda

Registration is now open.

Register for the 2017 GBGF Conference

Registration Fees

  • Before August 1st: $100
  • After August 1st: $125

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations and substitutions must be requested in writing to The University of Montana, School of Extended & Lifelong Learning. 
  • Cancellations made after August 15th and no-shows will be subject to a $25 processing fee.
  • Substitutions in attendance can be made at any time.

For more GBGF related questions please contact:
Michelle Eckert, GBGF Conference Coordinator
michelle.eckert@umontana.edu or 406.243.6842

Conference Agenda

Conference Location and Schedule

The 5th annual Great Beginnings, Great Families (GBGF) conference will be held August 16-17, 2017, at the Radisson Colonial Hotel in Helena, MT. The GBGF conference seeks to increase the infrastructure and knowledge of early childhood systems to enhance family support best practices.

The conference will start at 8:30am with 2 full days of keynotes & presentations and end at 5:00pm on Day 1 and 4:00 pm on Day 2. Free parking is available at the Radisson Colonial Hotel for all conference attendees around the hotel parking lot.  The agenda will be available to download prior to the conference.

Keynote and Presenter Information

Lodging

RADISSON COLONIAL HOTEL HELENA
2301 Colonial Drive
Helena, MT 59601
(800) 333-3333 or (406) 443-2100

We have a large room block reserved for the Great Beginnings, Great Families participants at the Radisson Colonial Hotel Helena.  To make your registration, please call (800) 333-3333 or (406) 443-2100 and refer to the “DPHHS – Great Beginnings, Great Families Conference” to receive the special discounted group rate of $95.00 plus tax a night.  Rooms at this rate will be held until Saturday, July 15, 2017, so please make sure to book your room(s) right away.

Directions

Continuing Education

The 2017 Great Beginnings, Great Families Conference will submit applications for Continuing Education credit to the following entities:

  • Nurse Contact Hours – MNA
  • Early Childhood Project Approved Training Hours 
  • Social Work and Professional Counselor Continuing Education Hours
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction Educator Renewal Units – OPI

*Please check back for approvals.

“This project is supported in part by Grant Number 6 SP1AH000023-02 from the HHS Office of Adolescent
Health, in part under grant number 1H79SM061545-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Health
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) under Grant #: D89MC26359, Title: Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program,
Total state award amount: $10,955,639, 0% financed with nongovernmental sources. This information
or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or
policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, SAMHSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”