2022 Pre-Conference Workshops

Separate registration is required. These workshops are only available for in-person attendees; they will not be livestreamed.

Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Certification Course
Tuesday, November 8, 9am-5pm at MeadowView Marriott in Kingsport, Tennessee
Cost is $199 which includes a light breakfast, boxed lunch, participant manual, and certificate. 
Refund policy: We cannot refund anyone for this workshop unless it is sold out and we're able to fill the slot with someone else.

The course covers how to work safely in housing with lead-based paint and comply with EPA's RRP rule and HUD's Lead Safe Housing rule. Participants will be Certified Renovators upon completion of the 8-hour workshop, which includes 2 hours of hands-on learning. The "Certified Renovator" designation is good for 5 years, and then can be renewed for another 5 years by taking a 4-hour refresher course. The person trained will be certified, not their organization. Learn more

The trainer will be Jayne Windham of Livable Housing. Jayne has over 30 years of professional experience in affordable housing and community development programs. A nationally-recognized trainer and consultant, she develops and teaches courses in housing construction & rehabilitation, lead hazard control, and healthy homes. Jayne is a credentialed Healthy Homes Specialist, licensed general contractor, holds a B.S. in Engineering Management, and has also worked in construction management and weatherization. Her colleague and spouse, Armand Magnelli, will assist her with the workshop. 

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children
Wednesday, November 9, 9am-12pm at MeadowView Marriott in Kingsport, Tennessee
Cost is $49 which includes a light breakfast, boxed lunch, and workbook. 
Refund policy: You can receive a full refund if you cancel before November 1. 

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed, award-winning training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The course teaches practical actions you can take to protect children. It's a great resource for camp-model programs and any organization that repairs homes occupied by children. Participants will receive information about local resources for child abuse prevention and information on how to provide the training to their own volunteers who work with children.

The video component of the curriculum integrates personal stories of sexual abuse survivors, sharing their experiences of trauma and healing woven in with the perspectives of parents and adults working in youth serving roles and professionals in the field of child sexual abuse. Group discussion and an Interactive Workbook are used in the facilitator-led format to engage the community in discussion and reinforce skill building. Learn more.

Glenn Maddox, a Coalition member, will be leading the training. He is the National Missions Director for the Baptist General Association of Virginia. In that role he oversees Impact Disaster Response, which provides feeding, cleanout, and long-term rebuild after disasters and Impact Mission Camps, which engages youth in construction missions making repairs in owner-occupied homes. Glenn is a Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitator. 

Other Workshops

There will also most likely be a tool repair and maintenance workshop on the morning of November 9, and a faith-based workshop on the evening of November 9.