Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services
Celebrating the Spectrum
About the Conference
The Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services provides quality disability and mental health training to human service professionals, teachers, counselors, parents, self advocates and community members who serve and support individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness.
Training sessions provide the most innovative, cutting edge techniques and information in the disability services field to our attendees. Speaker presentations will offer new ideas, insights and strategies to inspire and challenge our audience. Our sessions are designed to empower attendees to put into practice what they learn, interact with each other and find inspiration. The conference provides an exciting forum for the exchange of practical knowledge and new strategies.
Commitment to Community Awards Now OpenIf you know a person or organization that goes above and beyond in improving the lives of individuals with disabilities we want to honor them.
- Inspire others to get involved, take responsibility, or assume leadership roles to make positive changes for individuals with disabilities
- Welcome diversity of ability, age and culture
- Encourage and educate others to the value of supporting and respecting individuals with disabilities
- Impact the lives of those with disabilities through positive actions
- Are proven leaders who collaborate well with other groups
- Seek to accommodate and include all community members
Become a SponsorThe Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services is the largest regional conference providing quality training to those who serve and support individuals with disabilities and mental illness.
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Keynote SpeakerRocio Galarza
Rocio Galarza serves as the Assistant Vice President in the U.S. Social Impact department at Sesame Workshop. In this role, she manages the development of educational content and research for a wide range of multimedia projects.
As an expert in early childhood educational development and the needs of young children, she works with advisors to ensure that the content of Sesame Street’s outreach initiatives is age-appropriate, appealing and effective in motivating families to use their everyday routines as learning moments for young children.
Galarza previously served as the Senior Education and Research Specialist for Sesame Workshop’s International Research group, where she managed the development of educational content and research for different multimedia projects with partners in Colombia, Mexico, Kosovo, and Russia. She has also collaborated in research conducted with partners in Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Before joining Sesame Workshop, she worked for New York University, assisting in project development and management of after school programs. She has also served as Assistant Director of an after school program in New York City. She holds a masters of Arts from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Keynote SpeakerDavid Rudd
M. David Rudd is President of the University of Memphis, a position he has held since May 2014. As a Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, he also continues funded research, along with his affiliation with the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah as co-founder and scientific director. Before transitioning to his current position, he served as University of Memphis Provost. Prior to moving to Memphis, he was dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Science at the University of Utah.
On The AgendaSomething for Everyone - from Beginners to Experts
Registration Will Open Summer of 2019!
The conference is being held at the Boise Centre on the Grove.
850 W. Front Street
2019 Conference News
The latest conference updates and special offers
The Commitment to Community Awards recognize and honor the significant accomplishments of individuals, organizations and groups who go above and beyond in improving the lives of those with disabilities and mental illness. Now in it's 8th year these awards have honored...
We are currently seeking submissions for presentations for the November 7th and 8th, 2019 Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services. This year's conference will focus on bringing the most innovative, cutting edge techniques and information in the disability...
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3040 N. Five Mile Rd
Boise, ID 83713