Learning - Meeting - Doing

Groups Work: Lighting Trails of Hope after the Storm

Grupos: Iluminando senderos de esperanza tras la tormenta


Plans continue for enjoying the warmth of the Carribean while building group work skills.  ASGW will hold its biennial conference at the Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach Resort, in Dorado, a community near San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The ASGW community will gather to learn while also meeting our ethic of serving our community by helping Puerto Rico recover in the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes and recent earthquakes.  Be prepared for a conference that's all about groups, group work, and working in the community. Una comunidad solidaria.

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January 30 - February 1, 2020.  

The conference started on Thursday at 6 pm with a welcome reception and an intro to Puerto Rico event. Friday and Saturday will offer full days of varied interactive learning sessions where counselors can gain important CE's. Tuesday and Wednesday offered pre-conference service projects and learning intensives.  Click here for the full conference digital program.  Click here for the keynote presentation slides.

The 2020 ASGW Conference will offer up to a total of 19 continuing education hours, including two 3 hour pre-conference institutes.

ASGW has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 1011. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ASGW is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

Participants may receive documentation of their continuing education hours by purchasing this service through the ASGW website shop no later than the end of the conference on February 1, in addition to submitting the required documentation. Questions about continuing education documentation should be directed to Dr. Dibya Choudhuri at

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The Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach Resort is in the town of Dorado, approximately 1 hour from San Juan.  ASGW secured an excellent rate for this location of $196.33 per night per room plus tax which includes 2-room suite accommodations, breakfast, and evening receptions  ($159 per night); resort fee ($35 per day) covering reduced restaurant rates, wifi, and beach supplies; and housekeeping ($1 per day) and bellman gratuities ($4 per person per stay).  This block of rooms is now full. If you are interested in posting an inquiry about sharing a suite, email the conference coordinator, Sherry Allen, at for access to the conference GroupMe chat.  The deadline for small-group tour style ground transportation to and from the airport was January 15, 2020.   Check out the hotel based tour company Endless Adventure and the tourism office Discover Puerto Rico to see the rich exploration opportunities.

ASGW will provide a reduced rate to help local counselors and groupworkers attend the 2020 conference.  Add on a t-shirt to your registration and proceeds will make more resources available to these local heroes.  Can't attend the conference?  Support Puerto Rican counselors' and groupwork specialists' continuing education by purchasing a t-shirt or sponsorship here. 

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