11th Annual National Training Institute on Effective Practices
Addressing Challenging Behavior: Supporting Young Children's Social/Emotional Development

13th National Training Institute on Effective Practices:
Pyramid ModelAddressing Challenging Behavior. April 19-22, 2016

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) and the Pyramid Model Consortium are pleased to bring you this unique and inspiring professional development experience. NTI's format is designed to provide an in-depth learning experience built around the Pyramid Model. The Institute brings together experts from around the country who skillfully present three-hour workshops offering practical, ready-to-use information on social and emotional development. It is an unparalleled opportunity to increase your skills, build a network of colleagues, and become part of a growing professional community who use the Pyramid Model. Learn more about the Institute.

All New! Lunch & Learn Sessions

Maximize your conference experience!

Feed your brain while you refuel your body. Thought we couldn't pack any more awesome learning experiences into your day? Think again! NTI is now offering Lunch & Learn sessions for participants to continue expanding their knowledge and network with NTI sponsors. L&L sessions are 45 minutes and free of charge to all NTI participants, but registration is required as space is limited. Learn more...

NTI 2016 Lunch & Learn Session Presenters and Topics

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Announcing the 2016 NTI Keynote: Dr. Anthony Biglan!

Anthony BiglanThe Nurture Effect, book coverAnthony Biglan, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. His research over the past 30 years has helped to identify effective family, school, and community interventions to prevent the most common and costly problems of childhood and adolescence. 

Dr. Biglan’s 2015 book, The Nurture Effect: How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives & Our World (New Harbinger Publications) describes the progress that behavioral science has made in the past fifty years in improving human well-being. Check out this video that describes his book.

bird using computerThe Earlybird Gets the Upgrade!

This drawing is now closed. The lucky winner will be announced in the February NTI Update.

Being an early bird has its rewards! Individuals who register for NTI and book a hotel room at the Vinoy by December 31, 2015 are entered into a drawing for a free hotel room upgrade!

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Registration for NTI
is now sold out.


April 19-22, 2016


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The Vinoy®
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Important things to know to help your registration go smoothly

Overflow Hotel Accomodations

Due to popular demand, the group rate at the Vinoy is now sold out. Make sure to check back with the hotel website closer to the conference as cancellations may open up spaces.

Additional hotel accommodations are now available. View Accomodations

Vinoy Hotel Deposit

Due to an overwhelming number of last minute hotel room cancellations, the Vinoy® Renaissance now requires a 1-night room and tax deposit upon making your reservation. This deposit will be applied toward the guest’s bill at check out. Deposits are refundable for cancellations made by February 16, 2016, after that date 1st night deposits are no longer refundable.

Credit card logosRegistration Payment Options

Purchase orders and personal checks are NOT accepted for registration payment. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and AMEX.

Registration Closes Once Event is Sold Out.

Due to high demand for this conference, registration is not guaranteed to stay open through the early registration period. Space restrictions and our commitment to creating an intensive and intimate professional development experience make it necessary to limit registration for this event.