The Forum for Executive Directors & Program Directors

Event Details

March 30-31, 2022 | Irving, Texas

Day 1: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Day 2: 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Event check-in opens at 11 a.m. on March 30 near Harmony B with lunch beginning at 12 p.m. in Harmony EF.

We are excited to be bringing back The Forum for Executive Directors and Program Directors in person on March 30-31, 2022, at the Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. The Forum is our opportunity to come together as leaders to discuss successes, brainstorm ways to overcome challenges and envision the future of CASA.

We hope you will join us and keynote speaker Michelle Gielan. Michelle has spent the past decade researching the link between happiness and success. She is the bestselling author of “Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change” and was named one of the Top 10 authors on resilience by the Harvard Business Review. Michelle holds an advanced degree in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. She formerly served as anchor of The CBS Morning News, and her research has received attention from dozens of media outlets including The Washington Post, FORBES, and The New York Times.

The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
400 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039 | Map
Parking for event and hotel: $18/night.

Business casual. Please bring your CASA name tag and business cards.

Meals Included
March 30: Lunch
March 31: Breakfast & lunch

Wednesday, March 30
(Lunch is at 12 p.m. with programming from 1-5 p.m.)
Welcome & Updates
Resilient Optimism (Keynote Speaker Michelle Gielan)
Changes to the Child Welfare System
Setting the Priorities
Introducing the Child Safety Toolkit
Thursday, March 31 (Breakfast is at 8 a.m. with programming from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Telling the CASA Story
Strengthening Resilience & Sustaining Hope
Awards and Closing Remarks

Safety Protocols
Please review The Westin’s safety protocols prior to your arrival. By attending The Forum you are aware of any health risks the event may pose. Masks may be worn at your discretion.

If you have any questions about the event or registration, contact Marketing and Media Manager Lindsey Lee at