April 21 & 24 - Las Vegas, Nevada

National Training Conference 2021

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Venue

Planet Hollywood

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Conference Schedule

Conference Day 1

Wednesday April 21, 2021

am
  • 8:30
  • John & Judy

Welcome

am
  • 9:00

On boarding New Hires

Training, Development, RD roles & duties

am
  • 9:30
  • Kari

Time Management

am
  • 10:15
  • Scott & Kari

HubSpot

Am
  • 11:00
  • Cheryl

Documenting Student Issues

am
  • 11:45

Staff Photos

pm
  • 12:45

LUNCH

pm
  • 2:00 - 4:35

National Staff Meetings

Conference Day 2

Thursday April 22, 2021

am
  • 7:30

Breakfast

am
  • 8:15
  • John Crist

Opening session

Welcome & Introductions

am
  • 9:00
  • Judy Scott

Placement Director Address

am
  • 9:15
  • Scott Johnson, Kari Owens & Brad Owens

Much Ado About Marketing

am
  • 10:00

Choose one Elective

See below for options

  • 12:30

LUNCH

Student Speaker

pm
  • 1:30

Free Time to Explore Vegas

Pm
  • 5:00

Dinner & Show

10:00 -10:45 Networking & Referrals

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Planing Student Activities  with Kari Owens

10:00 -10:45 Helping Struggling Students with Michelle

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45 Helping Struggling Students with Michelle 

11:50 – 12:30 F-1 Program with Caroline?

10:00 -10:45 Marketing with Canva ( Gabby Fisher)

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45 Marketing with Canva ( Gabby Fisher)

11:50 – 12:30 Press Releases – Why, When, How with Scott? 

Conference Day 3

Friday April 23, 2021

am
  • 7:30

Breakfast

am
  • 8:15
  • Bo Hancock

Outbound Program

am
  • 8:35

International Trips

Slideshow of Thaliana/Cruise; Germany Trip

am
  • 9:00
  • Pat Balli

Culture Presentation

am
  • 10:00

Choose One Elective

See below for options

pm
  • 12:45

Lunch

pm
  • 2:00

Team building Activities

Goose chase Scavenger Hunt

pm
  • 4:00

Free Time

pm
  • 7:00

Dinner & Awards

10:00 -10:45 Field Staff Forum

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:35 Making Good Matches 

10:00 -10:45  HF’s & NP’s?

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:35 How to Get Repeat Host Families 

10:00 -10:45 Marketing with Photos 

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:35 Marketing: Beyond Facebook

Conference Day 4

Saturday April 24, 2021

am
  • 7:30

Breakfast

Frequently Asked Question

The ICES National Training Conference is April 21st though April 24th, 2021 at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas Nevada.

3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Please check your flight itinerary online to make sure your name, date of birth, and arrival/departure times are correct to prevent any last minute travel problems from occurring. ICES provides you a personal item and one checked bag. Any additional luggage you bring will be at your own expense. 

All attendees flying American, Delta or United will need to purchase their bag upon check-in and be reimbursed. 

If you are flying to the national conference you are responsible for your transportation to the hotel and to the airport. You will be reimbursed $20. Planet Hollywood is just a few miles form the airport, it is your choice of whether to take a shuttle, taxi or uber. 

For a detailed list of ground transportation options: https://www.mccarran.com/Transportation

The check is time is 4pm; please do not check-in early as this may result in a fee being added to the ICES account. 

The daily room rate is $35 per person registered in the room. THe deposit is refunded 3-5 usiness days after checkout as long as no additional charger are incurred.

The dress code is business casual for meetings. However, the Friday night Gala Dinner, Dance & Award Ceremony is Semi-Formal.

If you have any questions or if any problems arise before, or during your travels please email (gjarrett@icesusa.org) or text (702-622-2477) Gail Jarrett.

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