2022 Pre-Conference Workshops

Separate registration is required. Most workshops are only available for in-person attendees; all but one will not be livestreamed.

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Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Certification Course
Tuesday, November 8, 9am-5pm at MeadowView Marriott in Kingsport, Tennessee
Cost is $199 for members which includes breakfast, lunch, a 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

Tool Repair & Maintenance
Wednesday, November 9, 9am-12pm at Appalachia Service Project in Johnson City, Tennessee
Cost is $45 for members which includes breakfast and lunch. 
Refund policy: You can receive a full refund if you cancel before November 1.

During this workshop, Brick Smith, ASP's Warehouse Coordinator, will share tips and tricks for maintaining and repairing tools. You'll learn how to process and repair tools including how to order replacement parts online. Attendees will also take apart a four stroke engine and learn how to troubleshoot issues with generators. 

This workshop will take place in ASP's warehouse located approximately 23 minutes from the hotel where the conference is being held. We will assist with carpooling the week before the workshop. LEARN MORE.

Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children
Wednesday, November 9, 9am-12pm at MeadowView Marriott in Kingsport, Tennessee
Cost is $45 for members which includes a workbook, a light breakfast, and a boxed lunch. 
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.

When Helping Really Hurts (Faith-Based Workshop)

Wednesday, November 9, 5:30-8:30pm at MeadowView Marriott in Kingsport, Tennessee
Cost is $45 for members which includes dinner, $25 for members who participate virtually 
Refund policy: You can receive a full refund if you cancel before November 1. 

What if the methods your organization has in place to help those in need were actually hurting, not helping? It’s safe to say each of us are in the helping people business. We aren’t simply no-cost contractors.There’s a gaping hole in each of our homeowner’s lives and we have an opportunity to help mend it. Join us for an interactive faith-based session to explore what is helpful and what inflicts more pain for the individuals and families we serve, how to handle ungrateful or difficult people, examine if you are helping or enabling your homeowners and learn how to leverage home repair to fix broken homes and relationships. Together, we will learn how to truly heal, instead of deepening the wounds created by poverty. This is the only workshop requiring separate registration that will be live streamed.

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