2020 Conference Program

Friday-Sunday • September 11-13, 2020

The New Jersey Program Committee needs facilitators for the workshops that will be offered at the 2020 NJ RoundUp.  The goal this year is to run the workshops as true "workshops" and not meetings.

workshop schedule

Here is a list of the workshops that will be offered this year.  If you would like to facilitate a workshop, please email program@njroundup.org. 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 program@njroundup.org


2019 program for informational purposes only

2020 program will be available ASAP

Friday, Sept 20
4:00 PM Registration Atlantic 1
7:00 PM Speaker Meeting Amy G. Toms River East Dover Group Atlantic C & D
John C. Upper Montclair Tues.“Live and Let Live” group Atlantic C & D
8:00 PM Ice Cream Social Atlantic C & D
Saturday, Sept 21
7:00AM-9:00AM Continental Breakfast Atlantic C & D
9:00AM-10:00AM Step 1-3 “Honesty Open-mindedness & Willingness” Ron C Montclair Fri, Gay Men's Atlantic 8
9:00AM-10:00AM Coming Out In Sobriety Ted T Toms River Fabulous in Sobriety Atlantic 7
10:30AM-11:30AM Steps 4-5 Inventory “Looking at Ourselves” Nestor T South Jersey LGBT Laurel Springs Atlantic 7
10:30AM-11:30AM Mental Health and Serenity: Hope for the Double Troubled Carol Toms River Fabulous in Sobriety Atlantic 8
LUNCH on your own
1:00pm-2:00pm Promises Promises RJP Gay and Sober Philly Atlantic 8
1:00pm-2:00pm Steps 8-9 Making Amends Jim F Asbury Park Monday Gay Men in Recovery Group Atlantic 7
1:00pm-2:00pm HIV in Recovery Chris V Live and Let Live Group Upper Montclair Tues. Atlantic 5
2:30pm-3:30pm Sexually Speaking “How we explore, rediscover & honor our sexual selves in sobriety” Phil McC Serenity on Sunday Ocean Grove Atlantic 8
2:30pm-3:30pm FLOAT “A Healing Journey Through Sound” Scott H Starting Over Group Newtown PA Starlight Ballroom
2:30pm-3:30pm Steps 10-12 “Living in the Spiritual Solution” Rosanne H Live and Let Live Group Upper Montclair Tues. Atlantic 7
4:00pm-5:00pm Cross Addictions “Problems other than Alcohol” Billy D Central Jersey LGBT East Brunswick, NJ Atlantic 5
4:00pm-5:00pm Drop the Rock Steps 6-7 An Afternoon of Emotional Sobriety Anthony C Philadelphia Atlantic 8
4:00pm-5:00pm Facing FEAR in Recovery Frank M Live and Let Live Group Upper Montclair Tues. Atlantic 7
6:00pm-8:00pm Banquet Dinner Atlantic Ballroom
8:00 PM 2 Speaker Meeting & Sobriety Countdown Scott H. Starting Over Group Newtown, PA Starlight Ballroom
Sarah O. Up the Creek LGBT Group Warrington, PA Starlight Ballroom
9:30 PM Entertainment: CABARET with accompanist Andrew M & friends
Sunday, Sept 22
7:00AM-9:00AM Continental Breakfast Atlantic C & D
9:00 AM Gratitude Meeting Atlantic 8
10:00 AM Committee Meeting

Suggested Workshop Format

  • 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.Suggestions:
  • 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.

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