National Association of Human Rights Workers annual meeting

The National Association of Human Rights Workers (NAHRW), America's oldest civil rights organization, will hold its 49th annual training conference from October 29 to November 3, 1996 at the Radisson Airport Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.

This year's theme is Civil Rights: "Re-engineering for the Future." The conference will feature skill-building and leadership institutes than span five of the conferences six days. At the conference, NAHRW plans to introduce its new Masters Skills Certificate program. This year's conference will also feature regional meetings and a civil rights award luncheon.

Skill building institutes applicable to fair housing workers include the following:

  • On Wednesday, October 30, NAHRW will present Mediation Methodology and Civil/Human Rights Law.
  • On Thursday, October 31, the institutes include Multiculturalism, Discrimination Complaint Investigation, and Leadership Development.
  • On Friday, November 1, the institutes wrap up with Negotiation, Human Diversity/Prejudice Reduction, and Fair Housing Enforcement.

Conference attendees can earn credit toward either a Basic Skills Certificate or a Master Skills Certificate for Human Rights Workers. To earn the Basic Skills Certificate, one must successfully complete six Skill Building Institutes within a three-year period. For the Master Skills Certificate, one must successfully complete nine Skill Building Institutes and two Leaders Institutes within a five-year period. The conference allows those attempting to obtain certificates the opportunity to complete three Skill Building Institutes or one Leaders Institute.

The registration fee to attend the conference is $215 ($415 for Leaders Institutes) which includes $35 in annual membership dues. A $50 fee will be added for registration after October 1, 1996. Room rates at the Radisson are $79 per night for a single or double room. Call (614) 475-7551 for reservations. Mention to the reservations specialist that you will be attending the NAHRW conference for the discounted rates.