Make Plans to Attend…30th Anniversary National Training Seminar in Nashville, TN

Make Plans to Attend….. 

30th Anniversary National Training Seminar in Nashville, TN

Pre-NTS Professional Development Workshops, July 8-10, 2013

30th Anniversary National Training Seminar, July 10-12, 2013

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive ŸNashville, TN 37214 ŸTel 615.889.1000

Pre-NTS Professional Development Workshops

July 8-10, 2013

Registration Fee:  $250 prior to June 8; $300 after June 8

The Pre-NTS Professional Development Workshops begin at 8:00 am on Monday, July 8, and conclude with a brunch from 10:45 am to 12:30 pm on Wednesday, July 10.  Pre-NTS meals are served on July 8 (Lunch), July 9 (Lunch), and July 10 (Brunch).  All other meals are the responsibility of the delegate.   The registration fee includes:  3 meal passes; 1 Pre-NTS Workshop; 1 Resource Notebook; 1 Completion Certificate; formal and informal networking; handouts; break drinks; all workshop expenses, including: workshop presenter, meeting room rental, equipment rental, printing, etc. 

2013 Pre-NTS Workshops offered include:

  • New Specialist Training—for new Specialists (less than one year experience)
  • Advanced Specialist Workshop—experienced staff (more than two years)
  • Middle School Program Improvement—new and experienced
  • Out-of-School Program Improvement—new and experienced
  • Management Development Institute I—new managers (less than one year)
  • Advanced Management Development—more than two years experience
  • Fundraising and Proposal Writing Workshop—management staff members
  • State Organization Chief Executives—CSA representatives only

30th Anniversary National Training Seminar

July 10-12, 2013

The 30th Anniversary National Training Seminar will begin with the Opening Session at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 10, and conclude after the brunch (10:15 am to 12:00 noon) on Friday, July 12.  More than 375 delegates are expected to take advantage of the general sessions, best practices workshops, exhibits, awards and recognition of outstanding performance, and formal and informal networking.

NTS registration includes:  meals served on July 10 (dinner), July 11 (lunch), and July 12 (brunch); four general sessions; 50 best practices workshops; 1 NTS Program Book; awards and recognition for outstanding performance; marketplace exhibit pass; delegate certificate; all NTS meeting expenses, including: speakers and presenters, meeting room rental, equipment rental, etc.

Delegate Registration Fees


Prior to June 8

After June 8

NTS Delegates



Spouse Meals



Child Meals



Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, July 10

10:30 am – 1:00 pm       Registration

1:00 – 3:00 pm              Opening Session

3:30 – 5:00 pm              Workshop Series (10 workshops)

5:00 – 6:00 pm              VIP Reception—By Invitation

6:00 – 8:30 pm              Awards Dinner

Thursday, July 11

8:30 – 10:00 amWorkshop Series          

10:30 – 12:00 pm           Workshop Series          

12:00 – 1:45 pm            Recognition Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 pm              Workshop Series          

4:00 – 5:30 pm              Workshop Series

Friday, July 12

8:30 – 10:00 amWorkshop Series

10:15 – 12:00 pm           Closing Awards Brunch

* 10 workshops are conducted during each of the six workshop series.

** Delegates are responsible for all meals not specifically provided as part of the NTS and Pre-NTS Registration Fees

Pre-NTS and National Training Seminar Forms

The following forms are used to properly register delegates for Pre-NTS (July 8-10) and the National Training Seminar (July 10-12).  The Form Packet can be downloaded below.

  • NTS Best Practices Workshop Nominees

(Submitted by CSA or prospective workshop presenters)

  • Pre-NTS & NTS Delegate Registration Form

(Submitted by CSA or individual site/school)

  • NTS Marketplace Exhibit Reservation

(Submitted by CSA or individual site/school)

  • Pre-NTS Workshop Delegates

(Attach to Delegate Registration Form as Pre-NTS Workshop Reservations)

  • National Training Seminar Delegate List

(Attach to Delegate Registration Form as NTS Delegate List)

  • Pre-NTS & NTS Hotel Registration Form

(Submit directly to hotel to reserve rooms at the Gaylord Opryland Resort)

  • High Performer Nominee Form & “5-of-5 Nominee” Form

(Submit both forms by CSA only)

  • Outstanding Specialist Recognition Form

(Submit form by CSA only)

Gaylord Opryland Facts:

  • The Gaylord Opryland is located in Music City USA—Nashville, TN—on the banks of the Cumberland River
  • There are nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and indoor river
  • The hotel offers nearly 2,900 rooms and considerable amenities
  • The per night room rate is $159 plus 9.25% sales tax, 6% occupancy tax, and $2.50 city tax per room per night.  The room rate includes several in-room amenities including:  in-room wired and wireless high-speed internet access; wireless access in public areas (not in meeting rooms); world class fitness center access; online access to the Wall Street Journal; and local telephone calls (20 minutes per call)
  • Self-parking fees are $20 per day
  • The hotel is located only ten minutes from the Nashville Airport; a round-trip shuttle ticket is $40

Downloads Available

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