2013 NLS Conference & PDW Agenda

The third Research-Practice conference & PDW organized by the Network of Leadership Scholars will be held at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort – Salon A1 on August 8th and 9th, 2013. You can view the program here.

The Third Annual NLS Research-Practice Conference on 
Homelessness & Helpfulness: What Does Leadership Have to Offer?


Thursday, August 8th, 2013

3:00 PM

Registration (Salon A1)

3:10 PM – 3:15 PM

Conference & PDW Opening

  • Welcome remarks by Chris Dembek

3:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Panel discussion: “Current state and issues in homelessness, leadership & cross-sectoral collaboration”


Moderated by: John Bryson, Professor (McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs), University of Minnesota

Break at 4:30 PM

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Design Challenge: Session I – Getting Started (Facilitated by Andrew Marshall, Primed Associates

6:45 PM – 7:00 PM

Overview of Day 2 Assignment

Friday, August 9th, 2013

8:00 AM


8.15 PM – 11:45 PM

Design Challenge: Session II (Facilitated by Drew Marshall)

11:45 PM – 12:45 PM


  • Recognition of Americorps VISTA Volunteers (by Thomas Bryer, University of Central Florida)

12:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Design Challenge: Session III (Facilitated by Drew Marshall)

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Closing Session: Summary, Take-aways and next-steps



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