Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training | CLINIC

Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training

Hands-On Mega Group Application Workshop Training

 Sponsored by:
The New Americans Campaign

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC),

Immigration Advocates Network, and

NALEO Educational Fund

Saturday, November 16, 2013

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Preceding the 6th Annual National Immigrant Integration Conference

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

(305) 374-0000

$100 per person from CLINIC affiliates
 $125 per person from other nonprofit agency staff

 $210 per person for private attorneys and staff


Includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch and snacks 

This one-day, hands-on training gives immigrant advocates, community-based organizers and legal service providers the knowledge of planning and implementing a large "mega" group application workshop serving 250 or more people for naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and future comprehensive immigration reform.  CLINIC invites staff of affiliates and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal worker staff of private law offices to attend.

 This training will be highly interactive with minimal lecturing.  Participants will be immersed in the following discussion topics and exercises:

  • The naturalization group application workshop model and stages

  • Training resources

  • Media outreach, planning and organizing

  • How to increase efficiency by using  technology such as CitizenshipWorks and CLINIC's self-directed e-learning course on naturalization 

  • Workshop set-up

  • Red flags relevant to DACA and naturalization

  • Hypothetical situations

  • Best practices and strategies

  • Creating a workshop plan of action for local implementation

  • Future considerations for comprehensive immigration reform

The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal  staff of private law offices.   If you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of you IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 301-565-4824 or rcalderwood@cliniclegal.org  to the attention of Rommel Calderwood. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only. 

Space is limited to 50 participants. Please be sure to register by November 13 under the correct category and for the correct training.  All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of your payment through the website by credit card only.  No checks or cash accepted for payment.

See below for information about local travel and hotel options.  Questions may be sent to Rommel Calderwood at rcalderwood@cliniclegal.org or (301) 565-4826.

Logistics:  The nearest airports to the training site are Miami International Airport (7 miles) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County (24 miles).

SuperShuttle services Miami Downtown.  Other transportation options from these airports include Miami-Dade Metro Transit, car rental or taxi.  

Hotel Options:  The following hotels are near the training site, and attendees should make their own reservations for accommodation.

Hilton Miami Downtown (location of the training)
($206 per night; Group rate will apply for National Immigrant Integration Conference attendees)
1601 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Hotel Biscayne Bay
($189 per night; 0.3 mile from training site)
1717 North Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL, 33132

Spring Hill Suites Miami Airport East/Medical Center
($169 per night; 1.5 mile from training site)
1311 NW 10th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136


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