Wednesday, June 30, 2010
2nd Day at NAMI National Convention
The National NAMI Convention in Washington D.C. is off to a great start! Today's schedule was relatively light by comparison to the next three days which will keep us hopping from workshops to legislative visits to plenary sessions morning til night.
The NAMI Leadership Institute--attended by Executive Director Chris Michaels--comprised the first half of today. This afternoon, Chris and Associate Director Debbie Ference are attending the Parents and Teachers as Allies Roundtable Workshop. Later this afternoon, Development and Marketing Manager Darcey Garda will join Chris and Debbie for the Open Mic with the National NAMI Board of Directors. At this session, we have the opportunity to talk about our mission and common goals with the National Board and discuss how we can achieve our objectives.
After dinner in Dupont Circle, we'll prepare for our legislative visits tomorrow with an hour and a half Legislative Briefing beginning at 8 p.m. We are already looking forward to our trip to Capitol Hill!