Immigration Program Management Training - Des Moines
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio
September 29, 2009: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
September 30, 2009: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Catholic Charities of Des Moines
601 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
About the Training:
This two-day training provides a complete overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. It features a new manual and curriculum that offers detailed information and suggestions for applying for Board of Immigration Appeals agency recognition and staff accreditation, implementing effective case management systems, fundraising and scores of other pertinent topics related to managing an immigration program.
The training is highly interactive. Participants will leave with a plan to create or improve immigration legal services. Past participants have used information from this training to build or expand their legal immigration capacity.
Registration fee includes a copy of the training manual. Please note that a light breakfast is included in the cost.
Who should attend?
The training is suitable for program staff from a wide range of organizations, including established immigration programs, ethnic and immigrant organizations, domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions and service providers, unions, social services and medical providers, and educational programs (ESL and Citizenship).
What will you learn?
Participants will learn how to determine which applications to accept and how to adjust fees to obtain the best support for their program. There will be a discussion of case intake and management strategies, avoiding unauthorized practice of law, and strategies for working with the funders and delivering on grant objectives.
Hope Driscoll, Field Support Coordinator, CLINIC, Washington, DC, is an attorney with extensive experience in training and program management. Before joining CLINIC, Ms. Driscoll directed a multi-state program that provided pesticide safety education to migrant and seasonal farm workers.
Susan Schreiber is a senior attorney with the CLINIC's National Legal Center for Immigrants. She has worked with CLINIC since 2001 and is based in Chicago.
Leya Speasmaker is a Field Support Coordinator at CLINIC’s Washington, DC office. She has a Master’s in Teaching and has taught English as a Second Language for 11 years in Virginia, Texas, and Ecuador.
Registration details and deadline
The training is for the staff of Catholic agencies and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices. As a requirement of registration, if you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, fax a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at (202)635-2649 to the attention of Leya Speasmaker Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter and your payment through the website by credit card only. No checks or cash accepted for payment.
The deadline for registration is September 15, 2009. Only on-line registration and payment by credit card is accepted at the CLINIC web site. Space is limited and we suggest you register early. Registration may close prior to the stated deadline if the number or registrants reaches capacity. If that happens, the website will not accept your credit card payment. For more information, contact Leya Speasmaker at (202) 756-3753.
Lodging: A block of rooms has been made for training participants. Please call the Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus at 515-283-0151 and ask for a room in the CLINIC block. These rooms are $84.95 a night, and the rate includes free internet and parking. Breakfast is not offered, but a light breakfast will be available at the training.
Transportation: The Holiday Inn is located 4 blocks from Catholic Charities, or about .6 miles. The hotel has a free shuttle, and the hotel also offers a free airport shuttle. Please call the hotel for more information.