Evidence-Based "MASTERCLASS"

Workshops & Conference

For Evidence-Based Organizations
Summer 2019

HOTEL ALERT: We have arranged additional hotel rooms to accommodate attendees to the conference. San Diego has a large city-wide event starting the Friday following our conference. Consequently accommodation is very tight if you plan on spending the weekend.

We can help. Call us at 770-409-8780, or email [email protected]


Attack The Cause, Not The Symptoms

Client caseloads will increase. They will be more complex with challenging "hard-to-serve" conditions compounding work to be 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.



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!

EB Pathways

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

The training conference runs November 28-30th in San Diego California. Learn from the efficient approaches to evidence-based success from the best of the best.

June Fisher, MSW, LSW

Principal, Dynamic Training Solutions

Najwa Khalaf, GCDF

Workforce Development Specialist & Malcolm Baldridge Evaluator


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

Kim Scorza

CEO, Seasons Center for Behavioral Health

Sobem Nwoko

President, Joyfields Institute & EBP Society


Personalize 2 & 3-day learning tracks around behavioral health and change, community supervision, individual and "family" engagement, supports and services. Learn, network with peers, and earn up to 20 CE training hours at Pathways. 





    3-Day Conference Attendees Arrive

  • 6:00 PM

    Meet-up & Local EBPNG (Evidence-Based Professionals Networking Group), @ DoubleTree Hotel. Ends at 9:00 PM.




  • 9:00 AM

    2-Day Conference begins. Get Motivated and Recharge - RISE & THRIVE

    Create Your Very OWN Core Client Engagement, Competencies.

    Choose From 3 Engagement Tracks, 9 sessions.

    • Individual Motivation
    • Family & Community
    • Systems & Supports

    Learn Strategies and Tactics For Working With Resistant and “Hard-to-Serve” Client

  • 6:30 PM

    Optional Outing, Dinner, Shopping & Sightseeing.





    2-Day Conference Attendees Arrive

  • 9:00 AM

    Six (6) Optional Pre-Conference Workshops Kickoff

    • Hands-on & Fast Paced
    • Participants Learn From Each Other
    • Train On Core and Advance Skills
    • Exciting Setting To Learn A-Z Of It
    • Address Challenges & Effective Solutions
    • Current and Emerging Trends
  • 6:30 PM

    Optional Outing, Dinner, Shopping & Sightseeing




  • 9:30 AM

    Choose From 3 Evidence-Based Tracks, 6 in-depth sessions.

    • Supervision Track
    • Trauma Practice Track
    • Systems & Supports Track
  • 12:00 PM

    General Session MASSIVE ACTION - Implementation Action Planning for When You Return.

  • 1:00 PM

    BONUS - Technology Demos

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.

View professional certification details >>

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:

View complete list >>

Location & Accomodations

San Diego, CA

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel *
San Diego Mission Valley

7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, California, 92108

Book your room online here, or

Call 770-409-8780 for assistance.

What's Included?

The host hotel is just a stroll from the trolley line to wisk you in minutes to downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp District.

Our room block reservation includes reduced parking, wifi internet access, breakfast, and refreshments during program. Participants are responsible for lunch and dinners.

How To Make Arrangements

Please make hotel arrangements online here, or via telephone at 1-800-682-6099. Use group code CM1 to receive your lower rate accommodations, plus wifi and discounted parking..

* If you need assistance, please call us at 770-409-8780. View alternate hotel options >>

For assistance completing your reservation email yvette(at)joyfields.org and include your arrival & departure dates along with a phone # where you can be reached


From Past Participants & Faculty

Started in 2007, this conference has continually helped evidence-based practitioners 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."

Register For Pathways

Case management, care coordination, counseling & supervision.

November 28 - 30, 2018 | San Diego, CA

* Before 15% OFF Early Reg. - Expires Sept. 30, & 15% OFF Member Discounts

3-Day Full Program
(Nov. 28-30)
Incl. Pre-Conf. Workshops
2-Day program
(Nov. 29-30)
Excl. Pre-Conf. Workshops
Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
1 $846  $995 $591 $695
2-3 $761 ea. $895 ea. $506 ea. $595 ea.
4 +  $676 ea. $795 ea. $421 ea. $495 ea.

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