Conferences

Every two years NWAIRS holds a regional conference for our membership that normally attracts approximately 200 members.  These conference provide invaluable training opportunities as well as the opportunity to network and learn from others in the I&R field. 

The 2016 NWAIRS Education & Training Conference took place at the Valley River Inn in groovy Eugene,  Oregon - October 6-7, 2016.

2016 Scholarship Winners!  Eight attendees to this year's conference received a scholarship to pay for all registration fees.

View the Schedule at a Glance and Conference Brochure with listings of workshops and presenter bios for 2016 "Refresh, Renew, Resiliency" Conference

Conference Workshop Materials (thanks to all presenters for the great trainings.  Below are materials from most workshops for you to reference/share with others!)

Embracing Resiliency with Passion & Purpose (Keynote by Steve Joiner)

Mindful Communication (Steve Joiner)

Demystifying the Veterans Administration in 90 Minutes! (Eric Ensley)

Becoming More Conflict-Competent: Understanding Conflict to Reduce Stress (Tim Hicks)

Options Counseling Model Applied to Transportation I&R (Johanna Venables)

Disaster Resilience - Emergency Preparedness 101 and Beyond (Alice Busch)

Dealing with Difficult People During Emergencies (Alice Busch)

The Art of Crucial Conversations: Listening, Conversational Engagement and Embracing Silence (Amy Fink)

Are you managing for volume of your work or is it managing you? (Amy Fink)

Evidenced-based Programming: To Infinity and Beyond (Christina Marneris)"

Pre-escalation: Serving Individuals Who are in Distress, Experiencing a crisis, or Exhibiting Signs of Mental Illness (Brad Taylor)

Saying No and Managing Difficult Calls (Ciara Doyle and Lacey Hanson)


2014 NW AIRS Regional Conference was held Oct 16-17th, 2014 - Coeur d'Alene Resort, Idaho

If you missed this fabulous conference or just want to review materials for the presentations visit the 2014 Presentation Materials section of this site

Photos from 2014 NWAIRS Conference in Couer D'Alene


AIRS 35th Annual Training and Education Conference was held in Portland, Oregon on June 2 - 5, 2013. For information about this and other past conferences visite the AIRS Website.