time sensitive - Daily Update April 6, 2016  -  Executive Retreat rooming list due today

Please note, if you have not yet registered, we need you to do so today.  The overnight rooming list is due and we would like to include everyone who plans to attend. Thank you.

REGISTER today at https://www.regonline.com/er20150426


State Leaders are scheduled to participate in the Executive Retreat. Those participating include;

Robyn Crittenden: DHS Commissioner
Bobby Cagle, DFCS Director

Carol Winstead: RCCL Director
Angela Coulon: Safety Management Under DHS at DFCS
Lee Biggar: DFCS Director of Knowledge Management 

Joe Vignati: DJJ Deputy Commissioner
Theo Carter: DJJ Assistant Deputy Commissioner
Keith Horton: DJJ Assistant Commissioner (responsible for divisions of Support Services and Community Supervision)

Dante McKay, DBHDD Office of Children, Young Adults and Families

Earlie Rocket: Amerigroup Regional Vice President, Special Programs

click here for agenda


 The State of ‘Partnershipping’


Partnershipping and all the meaning associated with it will be the continued focal point for this year’s exciting executive retreat. Together Georgia continues to pursue improving working relationships as we strengthen our partnerships. The two days will be full of opportunities for you and your senior staff to engage in meaningful conversations with leaders in our state and nation.Your Executive Retreat is designed to create a positive atmosphere where thought leaders in a relaxed setting can engage in meaningful and productive dialogue with our members in an effort to improve collaboration and practices for those we collectively serve.

Confirmed Guests 

  • FFTA Lobbyist, Laura Boyd (national update via live webinar) 
  • Together Georgia lobbyists, Stan Jones and Helen Sloat 
  • GCN strategic planning consultant, Jeanne Ward
  • State Leaders: DBHDD- Dante McKay and Jewell Gooding; DHS-Commissioner Crittenden and DFCS Driector Bobby Cagle; RCCL- Carol Winstead;  DJJ-Joe Vignati, Theo Carter, and Keith Horton; and Ga Families 360º -Earlie Rockette.
  • Breakout sessions presented by Angela Coulon, Lee Biggar, Dr. Greenbaum and Ron Scroggy 

We are asking our guest to come prepared to have conversation with us and we Together Georgia members to also come and share your ideas on how we can be better partners for the sake of the Georgia’s children and families.   And of course, there will be ample opportunities to network with your colleagues in the relaxed comfortable WinShape Retreat Center. We know you will leave the retreat both encouraged about the future as well as rested to better face tomorrow’s challenges.

Date: April 26 & 27, 2016  
Location: Winshape Retreat, 2277 Martha Berry Hwy NW, Mt. Berry, GA 30149

From Atlanta, Georgia: 

  • Approx. 1 hr., 20 min. (Approx. 72 miles).
  • Take I-75 N to Rome-Canton Exit 290.
  • Take left off exit, drive 2.5 mi., then road ends at a light.
  • Turn left, then take an immediate right onto Highway 41 North (to reach Highway 411).
  • Drive 2.8 mi., then take Highway 411 South exit (on right).
  • Drive 17.3 mi., then turn right at light onto East Rome Bypass (Rome Loop 1).
  • Drive 8.4 mi., then take right at light (see The Martha Berry Museum on your left) onto Martha Berry Highway (U.S. Highway 27 North).
  • Drive 0.7 mi., then turn left into Berry College main entrance.

The above address will guide you to the entrance of Berry College.  WinShape Retreat is located approx. 15 minutes from the entrance. 

From the guard house, go to the flag pole court. 
Take 2nd right in flag pole court - pass Hermann Hall (brick building on your left)
Turn right at the stop sign (T-intersection)
Take the first left and travel 3 miles through wooded areas
After the speed bump, take the first left to WinShape retreat (WinShape Center will be in front of you)
Turn right at the white entry walls
Proceed through the second set of white entry walls
Park in the paved lot
Walk up the center walkway

Go to the second building on your right. This is the Grand Chalet.

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