September 14th | 6pm to 11pm
At Holy Spirit • Speakers & Social Events
September 15th | 8am to midnight
At Holy Spirit • Workshops, Catered Meal & Entertainment
September 16th | 9am to noon
On The Beach • Fellowship & Beyond
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2018 NJ RoundUp Conference Program
The New Jersey Program Committee needs facilitators for the workshops that will be offered at the 2018 NJ RoundUp. The goal this year is to run the workshops as true "workshops" and not meetings.
Here is a list of the workshops that will be offered this year. If you would like to facilitate a workshop, please email email@example.com . When emailing, please provide your name and phone number. Also, please provide a brief summary on how you plan to conduct the workshop. If needed, suggested guidelines can be provided on how to create a workshop.
Should you have any questions, please contact James M. at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 11th Annual NJ Roundup Conference opens with a bang on Friday night with a two-speaker open meeting, and capping the night off will be an ice cream social. The message of AA and Al-Anon recovery to the LGBT Community will be three days of fun, love, and laughter. Join us and make memories to last a lifetime!
2018 Workshop Schedule
2018 Suggested Workshop Format
Friday – September, 14
6:00 – 8:00pm
Registration & Social Time
8:00 – 9:00pm
Speaker Meeting (Two Fabulous Speakers)
9:00 – 11:00pm
Fabulous Fellowship (Ice Cream, Treats & Music)
Saturday – September 15
7:00 – 8:00am
Sober Seaside Stroll
(Leaves from Convention Hall Grand Arcade on the Boardwalk at Sunset Ave – Approximately 2 mile walk on the boardwalk)
8:00 – 9:00am
8:30 – 9:00am
9:00 – 10:00am
Changing Habits of Isolation in Recovery
Addictive Behavior Beyond Alcohol
Talk Saves Lives
10:15 – 11:15am
HIV and Recovery – Mem. Of Mychal Judge
Spirituality & Living in the Solution
Don’t Quit Before the MIRACLE
Steps 4, 5
11:30 – 12:30pm
Over 40 in Recovery
Under 40 in Recovery
Sex Abuse Survivors in Recovery
12:30 – 2:00pm
Lunch (Free time, local restaurant suggestions below)
2:00 – 3:00pm
Give It Away to Keep It - Service in AA
Is Al-Anon For Me
Relationships, Dating & Sex in Recovery Men/Trans
Relationships, Dating & Sex in Recovery Women/Trans
Trans & Recovery
4:30 – 5:30pm
Fear - Face Everything And Recover
Boundaries and Detaching with Love
Cross addiction (Alcohol+)
6:00 – 8:00pm
8:00 – 9:00pm
Speaker Meeting (Three Fabulous Speakers)
9:00pm – 12:00am
Fabulous Fellowship (Beverages, Snacks, Music & Entertainment)
Sunday – September 16
8:00 – 9:00am
Sober Seaside Stroll (Leaves from Convention Hall Grand Arcade on the Boardwalk at Sunset Ave – Approximately 2 mile walk on the boardwalk)
9:00 – 12:00pm
Fellowship on the Beach
(AP beach pass may be required. Meet on 5th Avenue Beach – weather permitting – rain location: Qspot)
10:00 - 11:00am
Recovery Service – Trinity Episcopal
12:30 – 1:30pm
(Non Roundup) Regularly Scheduled LGBT Speaker/Discussion Meeting – Qspot, Ocean Grove
Open workshop with the Serenity Prayer
Remind participants the importance of anonymity and read tradition Twelve :
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation ever reminding us to place principles above personalities.
The moderator should give a brief description as to what the workshop will cover. The overall goal is to have an actual workshop and avoid a discussion meeting on the topic. Additionally, the workshop should be tied in as much as possible to the AA Big Book and steps.
After the topic has been introduced, each participant is asked to write a question (3x5 cards can be provided by you) on the subject under discussion and pass it to the moderator.
The moderate will provide their own experience with regard to the topic.
Try to create one or two group activities. The activities should allow group members to work in small groups and discuss their experience with regard to the topic. After allotted time, pull all participants back together and discuss findings as a whole group.
As group activities are occurring, the moderator should review the questions and try to address at the end of the workshop. One suggestion is to use the questions as a group activity. Give a question to a group, let them discuss, and after allotted time, each group provides a summary of their discussion.
At the end, wrap up the workshop (summarize discussion). Try to tie into The Steps/Higher Power/Big Book.
End with the Promises and then Serenity Prayer.
If you are actually teaching a topic, you might want to have handouts for the group members.
You should bring pencils/paper for group members.
Use erase boards to write down group members’ responses.