Professional Learning Events

The National Dropout Prevention Center offers numerous professional learning opportunities and events, from our large, broadly based, annual national conferences and forums to more focused regional forums, conferences, workshops, and summits to countless customized events planned and executed by our conference team, NDPC staff, and contracted content experts. Click the links below to learn more.

NDPC offers a wide range of national, regional, and special topic conferences addressing all facets of the dropout prevention issue.
View a full list of all past conferences.

Customized Events, Seminars, and Presentations

The National Dropout Prevention Center has deep experience and recognized expertise creating and presenting professional development events for teachers, administrators, and practitioners. The topics listed here are among those most requested and relate to stakeholder involvement in dropout prevention, preparing a comprehensive dropout prevention plan, and providing supports for struggling students, all with the goal expanding opportunities for students at-risk of disengaging and dropping out of school to remain in school, graduate, and become successful postsecondary and in life. In addition to the specific topics noted here, we will tailor programs to meet your specific needs.

Contact to discuss how we can provide one or more customized events for your school, school district, county, state, agency, or organization.

NDPC Presentations, Speeches, and Workshops

Presentation Topics by Sandy Addis

Note: The following topics are adaptable to time formats ranging from 45-minute general sessions to 3+ hour participatory workshops. Each of these presentations is typically customized to fit specific audiences and participant groups and to include locally-relevant data, examples, and activities.

To discuss schedule speeches, presentations, or workshops contact Todd Daggett at 

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