October 22 – 25, 2022
Westin Galleria Dallas
National Conference on Guardianship
October 22 – 25, 2022
Deep in the Heart of Guardianship
Welcome to the National Guardianship Association’s 2022 National Confer-ence on Guardianship. As you’ve come to expect from NGA, this year’s pro-gram features outstanding presentations that will appeal to professional and family guardians, public and private guardians, and participants at every level of experience. New this year is a separate program that has been developed for guardianship investigators, auditors, and other professionals who monitor and investigate guardianship.
This conference is being offered in-person. NGA will adhere to any federal, state, or local guidelines related to the status of the pandemic at the time of the event.
|SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22|
|4:00pm – 5:30pm||State Affiliates Meeting|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Welcome Reception
Greet old friends and make new connections as participants gather to kick off this year’s event!
|SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23|
|7:00am – 5:30pm||Registration Area Open|
|7:00am – 7:45am||Breakfast|
|7:00am – 7:45am||New Member Breakfast|
|8:05am – 8:15am||Welcome and Opening Remarks Carleton Coleman, 2022 Conference Chair|
|9:45am – 10:15am||Break with Exhibitors|
|10:15am – 11:30am||Concurrent Breakout Sessions|
|11:30am – 12:15pm||Networking Lunch|
|12:15pm – 12:45pm||Dessert with Exhibitors|
|12:45pm – 2:00pm||Concurrent Breakout Sessions|
|2:00pm – 2:30pm||Break with Exhibitors|
|2:30pm – 3:45pm||Concurrent Breakout Sessions|
|3:45pm – 4:15pm||Break with Exhibitors|
|4:15pm – 5:30pm||Concurrent Breakout Sessions|
|5:30pm – 7:30pm||Reception with Exhibitors and Live Auction
Spend a fun evening with your fellow participants, visit with exhibitors who are available to answer your questions about
their products and services, and enjoy some great food! A highlight of this event is the live auction of donated items; the
proceeds benefit scholarships for public and family guardians.
|MONDAY, OCTOBER 24|
|7:45am – 5:00pm||Registration Area Open|
|8:00am – 9:00am||Breakfast|
|8:40am – 8:50am||Daily Opening Remarks
Carleton Coleman, Conference Chair
|9:15am – 10:30am||Concurrent Breakout Sessions|
|10:30am – 11:00am||Break with Exhibitors|
|11:00am – 12:15pm||Concurrent Breakout Sessions|
|12:15pm – 1:45pm||Lunch and Annual Meeting|
|1:45pm – 2:00pm||Break with Exhibitors|
|2:00pm – 3:15pm||Concurrent Breakout Sessions|
|3:15pm – 3:45pm||Break with Exhibitors|
|3:45pm – 5:00pm||Concurrent Breakout Sessions|
|5:00pm||Open Evening to Enjoy Dallas|
|TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25|
|7:00am – 11:30am||Registration Area Open|
|7:00am – 8:00am||Breakfast|
|8:05am – 8:15am||Daily Opening Remarks Carleton Coleman, Conference Chair|
|9:45am – 10:00am||Break|
|11:30am||Final Remarks, Conference Concludes|
|SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22|
|7:00am – 5:00pm||Registration Area Open|
|8:15am – 11:30am||
The presenters will discuss how they have responded to challenges as their practice has grown from incorporation as a small business partnership to a mid-size LLC with public and private contracts. Topics will include incorporation, case vetting, case transition, contract considerations, and discussion of day-to-day processes. The presenters will share how they stay HIPPA compliant, as well as offer information about how they use technology to increase efficiency and stay compliant. Finally, they will discuss building a network of professional colleagues and referral sources and explain which tasks they have decided to handle in-house vs. tasks that can be outsourced.
|8:15am – 11:30pm
12:45pm – 4:00pm
A panel of legal guardianship experts will summarize the major reported court decisions
|12:45pm – 4:00pm||
Healthcare facilities routinely file guardianships to discharge patients with diminished
SOLD OUT for 2022.
Watch NGA’s website for announcements of future programs.
FOR GUARDIANSHIP INVESTIGATORS:
PROTECTING PERSONS SERVED BY STATE
NGA is proud to announce a pilot certificate program that will build upon your expertise with guardianship oversight and accountability standards. This is specialized training for guardianship and conservatorship investigators, auditors, monitors, and reviewers with any local, state or federal role. This four-day event will be held concurrent with the National Conference on Guardianship in Dallas, TX on October 22-25, 2022.
- Learn the steps for investigating, documenting, and reporting guardianship complaints
- Identify common and uncommon red flags that warrant a deeper assessment
- Practice interview skills for uncovering the truth
- Review best practices for auditing and accounting
- Apply NGA Ethical Principles to case studies to determine appropriate resolutions
- Leave with more than 20 CEUs
Class size is limited, so participants should register early. The eligibility requirements to participate with this specialized training, including experience, education, and supervisory approval, are waived for the 2022 certificate program. The number of CEUs is tentative depending on a granting agency’s final approval.
The event schedule will mirror the schedule outlined for the National Conference on Guardianship, and participants will have access to the same meals, breaks, activities, and receptions as conference attendees. This program schedule includes full days of programming on Saturday, Sunday, and Mon-day, and a half day or programming on Tuesday. Please see Registration page for fee details.
Registration is now closed
The following two hotels offer overflow room blocks. Click here to see them on a map.
- Le Méridien Dallas by the Galleria
- $199 per night + tax
- Reservations must be received on or before 5:00 pm Friday, October 7, 2022.
- Reservation link
- AC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria
- $189 per night + tax
- Reservations must be received on or before Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
- Reservation link
- Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria
- $159 per night + tax
- Reservations must be received on or before Monday, September 19, 2022.
- Reservation link
Westin Galleria Dallas
13340 Dallas Parkway | Dallas, Texas
Experience the best at The Westin Galleria Dallas. Find name-brand shopping at the Galleria Mall, located within convenient walking distance of the hotel. Both Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field are short drives away. Stay on track in the 24-hour fitness center, featuring the latest cardio machines and free weights or take a dip in the outdoor pool. Luxury suites offer signature Westin Heavenly Beds®, engineered for the deepest, most restful sleep. Stay connected with social media, stream the latest movie using high-speed Wi-Fi or enjoy a wide selection of channels on your room’s flat-screen TV. Invigorate your senses with our line of bath amenities, which give you the energy you need for your day in Dallas.
For reservations, visit the reservation website
call the Marriott’s reservations line at 888-236-2427.
You must identify yourself as part of NGA’s 2022 conference to obtain the group rate.
It is important that you indicate any special rooming needs or arrangements at the time of this call.
Group Room Rate (rate does not include taxes): $199.00 per night
NGA cannot guarantee room availability. The discounted group rate concludes on Wednesday, September 28. Rooms will be available at the discounted rate until that date, or until the block is filled, whichever comes first. Please be aware that the NGA room block usually fills well before the deadline. At that point, you are competing with other guests for rooms. Requests for reservations after September 28 will be accepted by the hotel on a space and rate availability basis. For those making reservations prior to the deadline, rooms may also be available at the group rate on the three days prior to and the three days after the actual conference to accommodate vacation planning.
Airport Information: The Westin is located 16.1 miles from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and 18.0 miles from Dallas Love Field (DAL). The hotel does not offer a shuttle service.
NGA’s conference is approved for guardianship continuing education credits by the Center for Guardianship Certification (CGC) and any state that accepts CGC’s approval.
- The main program holds a potential of 14.50 credit hours.
- A full day of conference intensives adds another potential 6.0 hours.
Due to accrediting body approval processes, the specific number and type of credits accepted will not be defined until October. Keep in mind that not all hours will be deemed acceptable for all types of credit. Questions about continuing education credits can be sent to Kelly Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling NGA at 877-326-5992, ext. 2.
Proof of Attendance
NGA moderators and presenters will announce three codes during each session: one at the beginning of the session, another in the middle, and another near the end of the session. Codes MUST be submitted online to receive proof of attendance; should you miss one of the codes, you may record the time you entered or exited the room. Moderators, staff, and other attendees are unable to repeat these codes, as this is a requirement to verify attendance for continuing education credit; falsifying information can result in loss of education hours for all attendees. NGA strongly advises that all attendees submit attendance verification forms to document your participation should you need record of it in the future.
Verified Certificate of Attendance
The conference registration includes a verified certificate for every attendee who submits the proof of attendance codes online. This certificate can be submitted as proof of attendance to areas of education where NGA did not seek pre-approval.
State-Specific Guardianship Credits
NGA also applies to CE Broker (Florida Public Guardian Office) and Professional Guardian Certification Board of Washington State. Certificate fees apply to receive Guardianship CEUs for Florida and Washington.
Continuing Legal Education Credits
NGA has applied to offer Continuing Legal Education credit in Texas. Certificate fees apply to receive a legal certificate. Individuals outside of Texas seeking legal credits should contact their state boards prior to the conference to see if their state accepts Texas approval prior to purchase of the legal certificate.
Social Work Credits
NGA applies for social work credits with NASW. Verify that your state accepts the NASW approval. NGA is only able to offer CEUs through NASW for attendance at the live event. Certificate fees apply to receive a social work certificate.
Issuing of Certificates
To issue your certificate in a timely manner, NGA must receive your attendance code verification form promptly. Individuals submitting verification codes on or before November 4 will receive certificates by December 16. If proof of attendance code submissions are received after November 4, a late fee of $25 will be charged. Certificates can be downloaded online.