2019 National Training Seminar

Jul 23-25 2019 - Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel - Washington DC


The 21st National Training Seminar (NTS) is the foremost professional development opportunity for everyone interested in serving and supporting military-connected children.

Exploring Convoys of Social Support

Jul 23-25 2019
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel - Washington DC

Newly Confirmed Speakers

Keep checking in for more 2019 NTS details as they become available!

Jeanette Betancourt

Dr. Jeanette Betancourt

Senior Vice President, U.S. Social Impact, Sesame Workshop
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Melissa Brymer

UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
and its National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
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Paula K. Rauch

Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program,
Massachusetts General Hospital
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For more information about our General Session and Master Class Speakers click here!

MCEC will recognize outstanding Partnerships, Collaborations, Initiatives and Projects
between school districts and military installations that are making a difference for
military-connected children in their local communities!

Presented at the 2019 National Training Seminar in Washington D.C. on July 23rd,
awards will be given out in both K-12 and Higher Education categories.

Click on the links below to download an application.

Pete Taylor Award-Higher Education

Pete Taylor Award-K-12

Confirmed Events

Come to the NTS and See Our Nation’s Capital!

Join us at the 2019 NTS and take advantage of a specially priced tour to enjoy the beauty of Washington under the moon and stars. The tour bus will pick up outside the Renaissance Washington, DC Downton Hotel at 7 pm and return to the hotel at 10 pm. You won’t want to miss seeing the city lit up in all its splendor! Make your reservation before July 17, 2019, to receive the special promo price of $59 per ticket.Tour Photos

Reserve your space today!

  1.  Visit:  
  2. Select:  Night Tour (DC Under the Stars)
  3. Date:  Choose either July 24th or July 25th
  4. Select Hotel Pick up:  Renaissance 9th and K
  5. Use Promo Code: MCECNTS19 for a $10 discounted tour


Special Session:
Begin exploring your convoys of social support before the NTS begins by reading The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath in preparation for a special book discussion session!

Discussion Facilitator
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Ellyn Dunford

Ellyn Dunford
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MCEC would like to warmly
CONGRATULATE all winners of the
Early Bird Room Upgrade Drawing!

By registering for the NTS before the “Early Bird” registration window closed,
3 lucky NTS attendees are being upgraded to hotel suites at the
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
proving that sometimes the early bird really does get the worm!

Don’t forget to register early in 2020 for your chance to enter next year’s drawing!

Our lucky 2019 winners include:
Shirley Malone-Fenner, Wheelock College
Carolyn Davis, Northview Academy