Convention Workshops

The Providers' Council's 44th Annual Convention & Expo offers a wide array of useful workshops for human service professionals at all levels of your agency.

The Providers’ Council welcomes a workshop presentation proposal from you or your staff for our 44th Annual Convention & Expo: Everyone Counts. This event is the largest of its kind in New England, with nearly 1,200 people from nonprofit human services providers, businesses and state agencies expected to attend. The convention will be held on Monday, October 7th, 2019 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston.

Convention workshops are 90 minutes long and are generally attended by 20 to 100 convention participants from across all agency positions. The convention provides wide exposure to the human service community. Workshops are featured in our registration brochure, on our website and in the convention program book.

Convention presenters receive complimentary admittance to the day’s entire program, including meals. We reimburse presenters’ fees for copying workshop materials up to $30. Presenters bring their own laptops and projectors if needed for their presentation as we cannot provide these materials. We cannot guarantee a minimum or maximum number of attendees in any workshop.

How to Respond

If you would like to share your professional knowledge and skills, please complete the online proposal form or complete and return the Presentation Proposal form by Friday, April 19, 2019. All information requested on the Presentation Proposal form is needed for CEU applications and for convention registration materials.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be judged on how well they meet the following criteria:

  • Clear and concise workshop description
  • Three well-defined, measurable objectives for the workshop
  • Workshop strongly relates to human service providers’ interests
  • Experience and credentials of presenters related to the workshop topic
  • Presenter’s knowledge of human service providers
  • Relevance of the topic, as determined by our Education and Convention committee

The Providers’ Council will notify all applicants of their proposal status by June 3rd, 2019.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call Amanda McCarthy at 617-428-3637 x128 or email We look forward to reviewing your submission.

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