Meetings and Events

2020 Meeting Schedule

  • February 11-12, 2020 - Legislative Fly-In

    Aloft Tallahassee Downtown
    200 North Monroe Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32301
    (850) 513-0313

    Florida ARF Sleeping Room Rate: $249.00
    Rate Cutoff: January 11, 2020
  • September 23-24, 2020 – 44th Annual Conference

    Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
    1201 Gulf Boulevard
    Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767-2746
    (727) 596-1100

    Florida ARF Sleeping Room Rate: $164.00
    Rate Cutoff: September 1, 2020

    Members must login to the website to register for the meeting in order to receive member pricing If you are an employee of a Florida ARF member and do not have a website login, please contact Courtney Swilley to assist you.

Meeting registration cancellations must be received at a minimum of seven calendar days before the meeting. Cancellations or no shows that do not meet that deadline will be charged at a minimum food & beverage costs associated with registration. Any cancellations or questions about Florida ARF meetings should be directed to Courtney Swilley at 850.942.3510.

2019 Training Schedule

Employment Outcomes Professional (EOPII) Training



Current service delivery models to help persons seeking employment are under strain due to harder to serve referrals and a struggling economy.  Through the skills learned in the Employment Outcomes Professionals Training (EOPII), job developers and placement specialists will learn new techniques for identifying opportunities and meeting employer’s needs.  Utilized by public and private providers through the United States and Canada, this process for achieving employment outcomes focuses on proven marketing and sales skills.  By utilizing effective marketing and selling skills, job developers and employment specialists engage in “the art of marketing and selling to employers a candidate option that may not be the employer’s first choice or in their usual comfort zone.”  A growing base of evidence validates that these practices complement supported employment, traditional job placement and other strategies such as job carving and customizing employment options.  Success in job development is based in the efforts of the job developer, not in the economy, employer attitudes or types of candidates.  Strengthen the job developer before looking at working on any of the others.

About the Trainer: Jean-Marie Moore, Director of Programs and Services for Palm Beach Habilitation Center, will facilitate this 3-day training.  She has worked with individuals with disabilities and other disadvantages for thirty-five years in Florida, Virginia, and Oregon.  Moore has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, is a certified EOP trainer, and has been an active member of Florida ARF for many years.


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