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Tailor Conference Sessions, Workshops & Masterclass To Your Domain

Case Management, Family Engagement, Counseling & Supervision
2 or 3 Day | 13 or 20 CE Training Hours | Certification

Attack The Cause, Not The Symptoms

Client caseloads will increase. They will be more complex as challenging "hard-to-serve" conditions compound work being done. Frequently well-meaning practitioners and their agencies apply unproven methods to quickly move their clients along so they can serve others.

With that kind of service clients will NOT be able to succeed on their own during the 99.9% of the time they exist away from the practitioner. So they typically return with bigger more entrenched conditions.

And now, the practitioner must serve the current client and the returning one.


Woman reaching out for help, on a stone with water in the back


Perpetuating the problem with short-term solutions amplifies the issues, mounts up caseloads, runs up expenses, and ultimately harms everyone in the process. 

It's like using a band-aid on a gaping bullet wound! You must first remove the bullet and then stop the bleeding through the use of approaches that are skillfully implemented.

But, it doesn't have to be this way. There's a better solution.

Evidence-Based "PATHWAYS" Changed This Organization's Future

After one of our community action partnerships attended  EB "PATHWAYS", the executive teams' eyes were opened to the future of her organization.

The CEO, “dragged” out of retirement to lead the company, saw how like many well meaning agencies, her staff seemed to get bogged down, and not getting to the source of the problems.

Attending the evidence-based "PATHWAYS" program helped her redirect her staff's passionate motivations with effective practices. 

"Our job is NOT to take over people’s lives in the name of "helping" them. It is to partner with clients in an assistive way. Its actually less work per client, and more time to do even more!"

With this newfound triggered revelation, there's now less staff stress and more sustained client success. Practitioners now have a blueprint for their role and teaching methods.

Leadership at the organization now spends time instituting approaches taught by the evidence-based conference.

But the transformational experience of the team is not exclusive to them. You too can share in the benefit. 

Transformation @ EB Pathways

Our job is to NOT take over people’s lives and do the work for them.

Effective empowerment comes from being "assistive" and collaboratively teaching and guiding. By applying proven approaches, clients embrace responsibility for what happens to them, and thrive beyond us.

This is where the Evidence-Based "PATHWAYS" Workshops & Conference empowers practitioners to guide others.

Participants at the event will be in a position to learn proven skills and how to implement their powerful approaches.

  • Practitioner satisfaction goes up.
  • Caseloads are managed better.
  • Teams' capacity increase allowing you and your team to do, and be more.
  • Your organization is stronger with higher sustainable outcomes and profits.

These benefits flow directly to your clients.

  • They achieve success often.
  • Time spent with practitioners is highly regarded.
  • They hold themselves accountable for their own success, and
  • No-show rates go down.

With results like these, your organization increases stakeholder and funding support. You, your team, and your organization are positioned to help many more people. Transforming the life of one person is worth it, imagine when crowds of people are changed for the better!

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Evidence-Based "Pathways" Conference For Serious Professionals

Become a world-class professional equipped with skills your clients, funders, and stakeholders rave about! Learn to confidently create outcomes you didn't think possible, and do it in less time!

2, or 3 Day Option Available

Explore the following sections below.
  • Conference Faculty

  • Schedule of Events

  • Leveling Up

  • Location & Accomodations

  • Testimonials From Past Participants

  • Registering For Pathways

Conference Faculty

Learn from the efficient approaches to evidence-based success from the best of the best. Here is our conference instructor lineup.

Trainer: June Fisher, MSW, LSW

June Fisher, MSW, LSW

Principal, Dynamic Training Solutions
Trainer: Joyce Grangent

Joyce Grangent

Principal Housing Consultant, Grangent Consulting
Trainer: Mark Lowis


EBP Implementation Specialist, Author, "Motivational Interviewing: Durable Change Through Intrinsic Motivation"
Trainer: David Myers

David L. Myers, PhD

Professor & PhD Program Director, University of New Haven, Author, "How to Become an Evidence-based Organization"
Trainer: Sobem Nwoko

Sobem Nwoko

President, Joyfields Institute & EBP Society



At this event participants have the opportunity to acquire core skills as well as advance understanding and skills depending on their individual needs. The program offers evidence-based tracks covering areas of Individual Intrinsic Motivation steeped in Motivational Interviewing (MI) methods for addressing change issues, approaches for Family Engagement in Community, and Systems & Supports through Housing/Job Readiness for client success in community, Supervisory Skills, and Employee Self-Care.

  • Three (3) Full-day Pre-conference Workshops on core and advance skills for coordinating services and connecting recipients to resources, "rubber-meets-the-road skills and supports for supporting and permanent housing
  • Two (2) days of breakout sessions in domains serving targeted roles and functions of the evidence-based community for counseling, case management, coordinating care, supervision, motivational interviewing, ethics, opioids challenges and remedies, grant funding sustainability strategy and tactics, Diversity in the workplace, LGBTQ/SOGIE, trauma and technology, current and emerging trends, career services, supportive and permanent housing, veteran supports, and working with the justice involved
  • Interface, network with top experts and peers with varied yet related backgrounds and experiences
  • Earn 20 CE Training Hours (3-Day attendees), or 13 Training Hours for the 2-day attendee.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION: This conference offers paths to professional certification. Training hours credits earned may also be allied toward certification, or potentially meet other professional licensing and continuing education requirements.

  • Certified Evidence-Based Professionals (CEBP) - Participants in the EB Masterclass for Practitioners: Choose sessions in your preferred domain and satisfy established requirements to become a CEBP.

  • Certification in Evidence-Based Leadership (CEBL) - Earn your CEBL by attending the EB Masterclass for Organization course and satisfying established requirements.

  • Certified Evidence-Based Organization (CEBO) - The EB  Masterclass for Organizations also is a pre-requisite qualification for organizations seeking to become a CEBO. By attending this workshop, organizations represented at this masterclass satisfy that requirement.

Checkout the complete rich program agenda below plus link to the full pdf brochure if you like. *



Tuesday October 29:            Attendees Arrive

Wednesday October 30:     Pre-Conference Workshops Day. (2-Day Attendees Arrive)

Thursday October 31:            Full Conference Begins

Friday November 1:                Full Conference Continues





    3-Day Pre-Conference Workshops Attendees Arrive

  • 6:00 PM

    Evidence-Based Professionals Networking Group (EBPNG) - Happy Times - Aurora Lounge - Luxor Hotel




  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM

    Breakfast, Registration & Networking

  • 8:30 - 10:00 AM

    Welcome Address

    Keynote - The State of Industry

  • 10:15 - 11:45 AM

    Three (3) AM Breakouts Tracks (Concurrent) Choose One

    • Individual Motivation
      • Finding & Using Motivation for Engaging “Hard-to-serve” Citizens who are Mandated, or Ambivalent About Participating
    • Family & Community
      • Opioids Addiction & Epidemic: Emerging Trends & Case Management for Working with Individuals & Families
    • Systems & Supports
      • Housing for Homeless Citizens: Evidence-Based Approaches for Supportive & Permanent Solutions
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM


  • 1:15 - 2:45 PM

    Three (3) PM Breakout Tracks 1 - Choose One

    • Individual Motivation
      • Find & Use Motivation: How to engage with recipients of services to form the assistive, collaborative relationship
    • Family & Community
      • Family Engagement in Community: Family Group Decision Making, Teaming & Restorative Justice Conferencing
    • Systems & Supports
      • Housing for Homeless Citizens with Opioids and other Drugs' Disorders
  • 3:00 - 4:30 PM

    Three (3) PM Breakout Tracks 2 - Choose One

    • Individual Motivation
      • Find & Use Motivation: Making sense out of resistance
    • Family & Community
      • Teaming Planning and Process: How to Implement Family Engagement Approaches
    • Systems & Supports
      • Successful Employer Engagement: Approaches for Homeless Veterans & Other Target Populations
  • 6:30 PM

    Optional Outing, Dinner, Shopping & Sightseeing.





    2-DAY Conference Attendees Arrive

  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM

    Breakfast, Registration & Networking

  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Two (2) Concurrent Full-day Pre-Conference Workshops. (Pick One Please)

  • 8:30 - 4:30 PM

    Pick One Workshop

    • Evidence-Based Practitioner Masterclass: Core & Advance Skills for Professionals
    • Evidence-Based Case Management & Care Coordination: Core Skills for Achieving Intended Outcomes
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM


  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM

    Optional Outing, Dinner, Shopping & Sightseeing




  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM

    Breakfast & Networking

  • 8:30 - 10:00 AM

    Three (3) AM Breakout Tracks I

    • Individual Motivation
      • Using accurate empathy to create a place of safety for clients in your care to describe their ambivalence
    • Diversity
      • Workplace Diversity: Fundamentals of LGBTQAA, SOGIE, Gender-Neutral, Gender-Fluid, Pansexuality
    • Funding & Sustainability
      • Money Matters: Grants, Funding & Effective Practices for Sustainability
  • 10:15 - 11:45 AM

    Three (3) AM Breakout Tracks II

    • Practitioner Skills Building
      • Practitioner Implementation Real & Role Play Exercises: Putting it all together - Double Go Round Practice
    • Ethics
      • Ethical Practice: Fundamentals for Human, Social & Justice Services
    • Employee Performance
      • Employee Performance Reviews: How to prep, write and deliver them on-time – every time
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM


  • 1:00 - 3:30 PM


    • Guided Train-The-Trainer for when you return home
    • Evidence-Based Professional Certification - Facilitated Session (Must be present to be certified)
  • 3:30 PM

    Closing Remarks, Evidence-Based Pathways Conference Concludes

Level Up


Pathways invites all attendees to make their training hours really count by getting certified on-site at the event. Please let us know if you're interested in the registration checkout.

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CE Credits

The conference, through Joyfields Institute also provides CE credit for the following professionals.

Social Workers & Counselors, Certified Evidence-Based Professionals, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Professional Counselors, California State Standards & Training for Corrections:

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From Past Participants & Faculty

Started in 2007, this conference has continually helped evidence-based professionals level up. Explore the words of past attendees.

"Thank you. Truly enjoyed it"

"The interaction opportunities. I enjoyed listening to other participants - allowed me to brainstorm and revisit how I interact with my clients in a better way"

"Knowledgeable instructors, workbook usage, and very specific layout of materials"

G. MCalla, Jackson Behavioral Helath

"After working for 26 years in healthcare, this is the first time I attended a program that focuses on ME, not the patient. It was fabulous and will help me in my career and personal life greatly. THANK YOU"

K. Scorza, Seasons Center

"It has helped us with successful grant writing, building a donor base for fund development, and in recruiting and hiring qualified staff. It has benefited our organization by “clearly” signaling to those we work with what our values are and what is required if you collaborate with us. We have seen successful outcomes for our clients and their families. It is exciting to hear our staff now talk about success stories with their clients, interest in new training opportunities, and future programs and services related to emerging research and best practices."

J. Keene, San Mateo Probation

"I would say that helping to change the “culture” in our county about service delivery has been our most successful accomplishment. I would simply like to express my sincere appreciation to Joyfields Institute. With their help, we have raised the level of service to those we supervise by providing better rehabilitative opportunities, increasing public safety, and accountability to victims. it has allowed our department to set a standard in our county for policy development and program procurement. The expectation of all those we work with is that EBP must be a part of our collaboration. It has also raised our standing with our Board of Supervisors and Law Enforcement partners."

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