2018 Leadership Retreat


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Join the Palmetto Association for Children and Families for their annual Leadership Retreat from June 21-22 in Charleston!

Over the course of two days, leadership from the association’s membership agencies will have the opportunity to discuss the state of our child welfare system and how we can be more innovative within our system of care.

An array of different presentations will take place during this retreat to provide best practices that can improve outcomes for the children and youth in care in South Carolina as well as tools and trainings you may want to implement in your organization.

This is a time for executives and leaders to connect, brainstorm and re-energize. All leadership level executives from PAFCAF member agencies are encouraged to attend.

Retreat is for PAFCAF members only. To learn more about how to become a member click here.

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This year’s leadership retreat will be hosted at the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston. The hotel is located at 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403.

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Leadership Retreat Schedule

Wednesday, June 20

11:00 AM Mid-Level Managers Institute (by invitation only) 

12:00 PM Lunch

4:00 PM 2019 PAFCAF Conference Planning Committee

4:30 PM PAFCAF Finance Committee

5:00 PM PAFCAF Policy Committee

*Meetings on Wednesday will be limited to PAFCAF committees to discuss current issues within their specialized area. This will be a preliminary day of meetings for those invited, with the official start of the Leadership Retreat on Thursday!

4:00 PM Welcome Reception

*Open to all leadership retreat participants!


Thursday, June 21

8:00 AM Breakfast - Sponsored by Relias

9:00 AM General Session - Reveal of PAFCAF 2018 Strategic Plan 

10:00 AM General Session - Update on Michelle H. Lawsuit with Paul Vincent, MSW, LCSW

11:45 AM Lunch - Sponsored by SmartHorizons with Howard Liebman

1:00 PM General Session - Permanency Panel Discussion

3:00 PM Break/Networking Time

3:30 PM General Session - Self-care for Leadership

    Ice cream social sponsored by Epworth Children's Home

6:00 PM Dinner - High Cotton Restaurant - 199 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401

*Separate pre-registration required. Please purchase your ticket when registering to attend.


Friday, June 22

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM General Session - The Imperative and FFPSA with Marlo Nash from the Alliance for Strong Families and communities

10:00 AM Break

10:30 AM General Session - Policy Panel Discussion with Legislators

12:00 PM Closing Remarks

12:30 PM Annual Meeting (Voting members only)

*Event scheduled to close at 1:30 PM


Hotel Information


All rooms in the PAFCAF room block of the Francis Marion Hotel have been booked. Our overflow hotel is the Courtyard Marriott Charleston Historic District. Reservations under our group rate may be made by clicking here.

This year’s leadership retreat will be hosted at the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston. The hotel is located at 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403.

For already made reservations at the Francis Marion Hotel, you may contact the hotel at 1-877-756-2121 for reservation assistance. 

Parking Information:

The city garage is located adjacent to the Francis Marion and serves guests and visitors alike. The rate is $17.00 daily self-parking and paid directly to the garage, or $22.00 valeted and charged to one’s guest room. The hourly rate is $2.00.  The garage accepts cash, MasterCard and Visa credit cards.


Event Date: 

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 11:00am to Friday, 22 June 2018 - 1:30pm
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