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					    Event Registration Packet

         Event Agenda Outline

         Facilitator Bios

         Travel and Lodging Information

         Directions to Virginia Theological
          Seminary

         Miscellaneous Information

         Hard copy registration form

         FAQs

Thursday, June 17th

Registration opens at 10:30am

Lunch at noon, with opening remarks

Workshops from 1-5pm

Networking event in Old Town Alexandria at 6pm


Friday, June 18th

Breakfast begins at 7:15am

Workshops from 8-12pm

Lunch at noon

Workshops from 1-5pm

Organized group dinner (self-pay) at 6pm


Saturday, June 19th

Breakfast begins at 7:15am

Workshops and next steps from 8-12pm

Closing remarks and wrap-up at noon

Event ends at 1pm



          The agenda for this event will be customized for the participants, please indicate on your 

           registration form what topics you would find most relevant to the work you are doing. 

   A more detailed agenda, including workshop descriptions, will become available as the event approaches. 

John (Jody) Kretzmann, Ph.D., is Co-Director of the Asset-Based 
                 Reverend Damon Lynch, III is a lifetime resident of the city 

Community Development (ABCD) Institute, a research project of the 
               of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was educated in the Cincinnati Public School

School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. ABCD             system and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cincinnati Bible 

Institute works with community building leaders across North America and          College. He is presently the senior Pastor of the New Prospect Baptist Church
five other continents to conduct research, produce materials and otherwise         located in the Over-the-Rhine area in Cincinnati. Under his leadership the
support community-based efforts to rediscover local capacities and to             church has helped to build and strengthen the Over the Rhine community."
mobilize citizens’ resources to solve problems. The Institute continues to
build on the stories and methods about successful community building              He is a faculty member of the Asset Based Community Development
reported in the popular book, Building Communities from the Inside Out: A         Institute at Northwestern University. He has conducted workshops and
Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community’s Assets (1993, with               seminars throughout the United States to many organizations on the Asset-
John L. McKnight.) Nearly twenty community building workbooks                     Based approach to problem solving and development. "
summarize the ABCD Institute’s research.

                                                                                  His civic and community involvement includes:

A much-traveled speaker and trainer, Kretzmann brings more than thirty-           • Appointed to chair the Health Committee of the Cincinnati chapter of the
five years of community experience and study to his current position. He           NAACP.

was a founding faculty member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest           • Committee Member of Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV).
Urban Studies Program in 1969, and served as director of that institution         Organization of Cincinnati leaders from public and private sectors working
for six years. He has been a community organizer in Chicago’s West Side,          with a proven process to reduce homicides in the city of Cincinnati.

and served as a consultant to a wide range of neighborhood organizing and         • Created the City of Hope Project. The groups focus is the re-integration of
development groups. In addition to the ACM Program and Northwestern,              ex-offenders, and Community Economic Development.

he has taught at Valparaiso University, McCormick Seminary and the                • Development of the New Prospect Baptist Church Development
Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Topics covered in his writing and         Corporation.

teaching include city politics, urban economics, urban education, racism,         • Elm Street Development Project, purchase of an entire inner city block for
ethics and politics, social movements, community development,                     economic development.

neighborhood change, and public policy.
                                          • Opened a community bakery, employing community residents.

                                                                                  • Former President, Cincinnati Black United Front, an organization that seeks
Kretzmann has worked to develop community oriented public policy at the           to bring economic, social, political, and racial equality to the Greater
international, national, state and local levels. In Chicago, he served as chair   Cincinnati community

of the Neighborhood Planning Committee for Mayor Harold Washington,               • Led group of organizations in the filing of a class action lawsuit against
and was an active policy consultant through Washington’s four and a half          racial profiling in the City of Cincinnati. This lawsuit resulted in a historic
years in office. He serves on a wide range of civic, community and                 landmark agreement between the Cincinnati Police Department, Fraternal
philanthropic boards.
                                                            Order of Police, City of Cincinnati, American Civil Liberties Union, and the
                                                                                  Cincinnati Black United Front

Kretzmann’s educational background includes a B.A. from Princeton
University (Magna Cum Laude); a M.A. in English Literature from the               Pastor Lynch has received many awards and recognition for his work, some of
University of Virginia; and a Ph.D in Sociology and Urban Affairs from            his awards include:

Northwestern University.
                                                         • Southern Christian Leadership Conference Rosa Parks Award

                                                                                  • Sentinels Police Association President’s Award

He is married to Ingrid Christiansen. They have two children, Marcus and          • NAACP Theodore M. Berry Award for Civil Rights

Katie.
                                                                           • Martin Luther King Jr. Award at the city wide MLK day celebration.




Dacia Chrzanowski, a 2005 graduate of the Master of Public Administration program at the Illinois Institute of Technology, is Director of CommUniversity,
a social entrepreneurial consulting firm that specializes in customized learning and development experiences for community based groups and institutions,
and local, state and federal agencies. Offering coaching and technical assistance, Dacia has worked with agencies such as Hanover Park (IL) Youth and
Family Services, WellMed Charitable Foundation, the Alamo Area Council of Governments, Virginia Theological Seminary and the Bexar Area Agency on
Aging. Her areas of expertise include organizational capacity building, asset mapping and mobilizing, community resilience, power sharing and bottom-up
project development, inclusion, grant writing and fundraising, and community building workshop and seminar production. "

Dacia is also the Project Manager for the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at Northwestern University. In addition to overseeing the
administrative operations of the Institute, she has facilitated over a dozen workshops and conducted a number of research projects to demonstrate that
community assets, the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, the resources of public, private and non-profit institutions, and the physical
and economic resources of local places are key building blocks in sustainable urban and rural community revitalization efforts. Dacia also serves as a
Graduate Teaching Assistant to Dr. Kretzmann, Introduction to Community Development (SESP 202)."

Previously Dacia served her community as the Executive Director of a small non-profit organization, the School Street Arts Movement, which uses the
power of dance, theater, and art therapy to dispel myths surrounding HIV/AIDS and helps high-risk youths make healthy choices regarding their bodies and
futures. In addition to supervising the day-to-day operations, she also served as Chairwoman of the Coalition for Adolescent Risk Reduction (CARR), a
networking organization of over 200 youth-oriented social service organizations.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Participants are responsible for covering the costs associated with travel and accommodations.


Hotel Accommodations:

A block a sleeping rooms on the Virginia Theological Seminary campus has been allocated for registrants
requiring lodging while in Alexandria.


               The cost for accommodations on campus is $240.00 for 3 nights.


Wilmer Hall, Building 1, and Johns Hall, Building 2, are the guest houses located on the Seminary
campus. They are located on the west side of the circle in the center of the campus. Reservations for
Johns and Wilmer should be made when you register for the learning event."

Wilmer and Johns Halls are not operated as a hotel. There is no daily maid service. Fresh linens and soap
are provided when you arrive. Parking for guests is located only in the lot behind the Seminary Post Office.
There is no parking on the circle in front of the guesthouses. Check in is anytime after 3:00pm and check
out is by 10:00am on the day of departure. When departing, please leave the keys on the desk in your
room and leave the door unlocked. For the comfort of all our visitors, Wilmer and Johns Halls are non-
smoking buildings and no pets are allowed. "

A Laundry Room is located on the first floor of both Wilmer Hall and Johns Hall. The washer and
dryer in each hall are for the use of our visitors, but are also used by our cleaning staff. "

Visitors are always welcome to join us for meals in the Refectory or worship in the Chapel. "

The Refectory, which is adjacent to Johns Hall, serves meals when academic programs are in session
and will be where all meals during the event are served.


Community Worship is an integral part of Virginia Seminary. The Seminary community gathers to
worship on a regular basis and all visitors to the campus are invited to join us in the Chapel. Services are
held Monday through Thursday at 8:10am. These services follow the Order for Daily Morning Prayer.  A
service of Holy Eucharist is held each day beginning at 11:55am. Evening Prayer or other worship
services are scheduled at 5:30pm each evening during the regular academic year.  In the summer, Chapel
services are held at 8:00am during the period when the MACE and D.Min. programs are in session.


The Cokesbury Bookstore at VTS is located on the ground floor of the Addison Academic Center
and is open all year, Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:30pm and on Saturdays from 10:00am to
2:00pm. The bookstore is closed on legal holidays. Browsers are always welcome! "
From Washington, DC "
Take Interstate 395 (Shirley Highway) south to the Seminary Road East exit. Continue east on Seminary Road through 6
traffic signals, past the Seminary Post Office, and turn left at the driveway entrance marked by the brick “Virginia
Theological Seminary” sign. Handicap accessible parking spots are available throughout campus including next to Sparrow
Hall, Addison Hall, Packard-Laird Hall (the Welcome Center) and the Scott Lounge/Refectory.


From Richmond, VA 

Take Interstate 95 to Interstate 395 (Shirley Highway) north to the Seminary Road East exit. Continue east on Seminary
Road through 6 traffic signals, past the Seminary Post Office, and turn left at the driveway entrance marked by the brick
“Virginia Theological Seminary” sign. Handicap accessible parking spots are available throughout campus including next to
Sparrow Hall, Addison Hall, Packard-Laird Hall (the Welcome Center) and the Scott Lounge/Refectory.


From Beltway and Woodrow Wilson Bridge 

Take the Telegraph Road North exit from the Beltway (exit 176). Follow “Landmark” sign to Duke Street West (Rte. 236).
Pass the Alexandria Commons shopping center then turn right onto Quaker Lane. At the first traffic signal turn left onto
Seminary Road. Then take the first right at the driveway entrance marked by the brick “Virginia Theological Seminary”
sign." Handicap accessible parking spots are available throughout campus including next to Sparrow Hall, Addison Hall,
Packard-Laird Hall (The Welcome Center) and the Scott Lounge/Refectory.


From Tyson's Corner 

From Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) take Interstate 395 to the Seminary Road East exit, proceed east on Seminary Road
through 6 traffic signals, past the Seminary Post Office, and turn left at the driveway entrance marked by the brick “Virginia
Theological Seminary”." Handicap accessible parking spots are available throughout campus including next to Sparrow
Hall, Addison Hall, Packard-Laird Hall(the Welcome Center) and the Scott Lounge/Refectory.


From Dulles Airport 

Take Dulles Access Road to I-66 East (Dulles Access Road becomes I-66). Follow this to Highway 110. Get on Highway 110
(only goes one direction). Follow this to Interstate 395 South (Shirley Highway). Once you are on I-395 South, go to
Seminary Road East exit. Continue east on Seminary Road through 6 traffic signals, past the Seminary Post Office, and turn
left at the driveway entrance marked by the brick “Virginia Theological Seminary” sign. Handicap accessible parking spots
are available throughout campus including next to Sparrow Hall, Addison Hall, Packard-Laird Hall (the Welcome Center)
and the Scott Lounge/Refectory."

Public Transportation

The nearest metro (subway) stop is the King Street Metro. It is on the yellow and blue metro lines, which also run by Reagan
National Airport. The seminary is on the 28A Metro bus line and the AT2 Alexandria DASH bus line, both of which service
the King Street Metro station.


NOTE about parking: Visitors may park in any parking space designated for visitors or in any undesignated space on the
VTS campus. No parking pass is required.

 Meals:

 Breakfast and lunch are provided during the Event. Dinner is on your own, however we will be
 organizing a self-pay group dinner for Friday evening. There will be one networking/social
 event on Thursday evening, which is being arranged in Old Town Alexandria and is included in
 the cost of registration. Please indicate on your registration form any special dietary concerns.

 Climate/Dress Code:

 In mid-June, the average daily high temperature in Alexandria is 84, with an average low of 62.
 The recommended dress code is business casual, however, please keep in mind that personal
 comfort ranges vary, and meeting rooms tend to be chilly, so please bring a sweater or jacket.

 Alexandria Information:

 Whether you're a history buff or enjoy the excitement of a hometown parade, there is always
 something fun and exciting to do in Alexandria! The City offers everything from historic
 walking tours to diverse cultural festivals and high impact outdoor recreation to the oldest
 continuously running farmers market in historic Market Square.  Alexandria's charm is
 contagious and we invite you to join us in celebrating our cultural heritage and contemporary
 flair.  

 For general city information, please visit: http://alexandriava.gov/

 For information on fun things to do in Alexandria, please visit: http://visitalexandriava.com/ 


 The Old Town Farmers Market, which is the nation's oldest farmers market offers a variety
 of vendors, including baked goods, cut flowers, live plants, and crafts. 

 Recurring weekly on Saturday

 Time: 5 a.m.-10 a.m.

 Location: Market Square - 301 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314

 Phone: (703) 838-4343


Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site

4301 W. Braddock Road

Alexandria, VA 22304

Phone: (703) 746-4848


The museum, patterned after a Union headquarters building, houses a fine Civil War collection
and exhibits. The Fort's Northwest Bastion has been completely restored. Museum open Tues.-
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., park open daily 9 a.m.-sunset.

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                                            A campus map can also be downloaded from www.vts.edu


                                              Workshops will be held in the Addison Academic Center

                                                         ~3630 Bishop Walker Circle~

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Lodging and Meals

I need on-campus accommodations:
                                       YES
                     NO


I have the following dietary restrictions:



Forum and Events

Topics that are of particular interest to me:




I intend to attend the networking event on Thursday evening:
                  YES
                  NO

I would like to be included in a directory of participants:
                   YES
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I will be paying for registration by:
                                         PAYPAL
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I require an invoice in order to pay the registration fee:
                    YES
                  NO



                    Please email a photo and short bio/description of your work to 

                 daciajean@gmail.com by June 10, 2010 to be included in the directory!


The cost for this learning event is $285, which includes breakfast & lunch on Thursday and Friday and breakfast
on Saturday (dinners are on your own, although we will organize a self-pay group option for Friday evening),
one networking event on Thursday evening, and materials. 

•  Please pay via Paypal or with a check payable to CommUniversity. 

•  Register and Pay Online at www.thecommuniverse.com 


				
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