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Montana Youth in Transition Conference

Register now for the Montana Youth in Transition Conference, to be held November 5-7, 2014, in Missoula!

The Rural Institute Consumer Advisory Council is recruiting a representative from the Montana Developmental Disabilities Program, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities from the north and south central areas of the state to serve on the council.

The advisory council helps various Rural Institute projects determine necessary and appropriate activities, establish priorities, develop work plans, craft products, deliver training, and conduct evaluation activities. Term lengths run for 12 months and may be renewed. Meetings are held quarterly; one meeting is face-to-face (generally in Missoula or Helena) and the other three are conference calls. In addition, council members may be asked to serve on work groups or task forces, which could require additional meetings by conference call.

Travel reimbursement is available for council members. Honoraria are offered to youth/young adult members and family members of individuals with disabilities if their time to attend meetings is not compensated through a job. The Rural Institute is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to allow members to fully participate in the advisory council activities.

If you are interested in being considered for a seat on the Consumer Advisory Council, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request an application form.

Keynote Presenters

Craig-J.-BoykinCraig J. Boykin
Craig J. Boykin is a renowned speaker, author, at-risk behavioral specialist, and mentor. He has devoted his life to creating lasting change for those who desire it; Craig has risen to the national stage by delivering his inspirational message which tells people how to shake off mediocrity and live up to their greatness. It is a message he has learned from his own life and one he is helping others apply to their lives. Craig is one of the nation's leading authorities in understanding and stimulating human potential, utilizing a powerful delivery and newly emerging insights to teach, inspire and channel people to new levels of achievement.

Stephen-Birchak-EdDStephen “Dr. Bird” Birchak Ed.D.
Author, professor, counseling psychologist, former college wrestling coach of the year, husband, father, and reformed class clown, Dr. Bird is a nationally recognized speaker on issues of character development and violence prevention and has spoken to over 100,000 educators, parents, and students nationwide. He is the author of “The Jerk Whisperer” and "How To Build A Child's Character By Tapping Into Your Own.” He speaks to audiences nationwide on how to tap into our character.

You can read more about the Keynote Presenters and the conference by visiting the registration page or viewing the PDF flyer.

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