Mark your calendars for the 2019 NSDTA Annual Education Conference
October 20-23 | Long Beach, CA

Registration is Open!

The 2019 NSDTA Educational Conference is designed to assist Health and Human Services leaders responsible for training, staff and organizational development/effectiveness and workforce planning shape the future of these vital programs through collaboration, innovation and the exchange of experience and knowledge amongst attendees.


Join your colleagues from across the nation for hands-on, forward-thinking workshops on:

  • Evaluation/Research

  • Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology

  • Training/Facilitation

  • Human Services Leadership

  • Organizational Development and Effectiveness

  • Workforce Development and Planning


Why Attend?

  • Training and development workshops: hands-on, small group sessions that take a deep dive into techniques and methodologies that you can implement in your agency.

  • Network! The NSDTA conference brings together staff development and training experts, leaders in academia who are helping to accelerate learning and educational opportunities andprivate sector experts.

  • Case studies: see real world training techniques, and how they are benefitting H/HS agencies across the country.

  • Interact with your peers, staff development and training professionals who do what do you do every day.


October 20th-23rd | Hilton Long Beach| Long Beach, CA

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Welcome Opening General Session 

Keynote Speaker: Mark Anthony Garrett

Monday, October 21, 8:30-10:30 AM

Mark Anthony Garrett


Marc grew up in the tough inner city of Dayton, Ohio as a foster child. Throughout his childhood he faced many hardships, lost his adopted mother to cancer, dropped out of school, joined a gang and was in and out of juvenile jail. After receiving guidance from influential mentors, Mark went on to attend college with the highest honors. He dedicated his life to helping troubled youth and adults overcome the negative challenges within their own lives and discover that they have greatness within them. Mark is extremely passionate about helping raise the mental consciousness of people all over the world. For over 20 years Mark Anthony Garrett has worked as a Top Level Consultant, Master Trainer and Professional Speaker for various businesses, child welfare agencies, education associations and K-­12 school systems. He has motivated audiences through his electrifying speeches, training and transformational seminars. Marc is best known for his premium professionalism, high-­energy programs, humor, enthusiasm and the ability to captivate audiences of all types.

Closing General Session 

Keynote Speaker: Scott Minnix, Director of Los Angeles County’s Internal Services Department (ISD)

Monday, October 21, 8:30-10:30 AM​

Scott Minnix


Scott has earned professional recognition as a high impact, performance driven, and solutions oriented executive and leader. He has a passion for driving consistent improvement in his organizations whether in government, the military or private industry. Scott thinks of himself as a “servant leader” - he leads by example demonstrating commitment to customers, stakeholders and employees. Scott has a “people come first” personal philosophy and a drive to build meaningful and lasting professional relationships.

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Beach, Blanket, Bingo & S’more Networking!

Join us out by the pool for drinks, games and s’more making while you get to mix and mingle with your peers. 


Tuesday, October 22

5:15 - 7:00 PM

Hilton Long Beach - Pool Area

Why Attend

Hear From Your Colleagues

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Conference App

Bring NSDTA 2019 to your smartphone or tablet. The APHSA 2019 Mobile App is available to download to your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Search for APHSA Events in your app store to download the app.

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Education Underwriting

APHSA National Conferences and Retreats are underwritten in part by the APHSA Strategic Industry Partners.

Thank You to our Underwriters