Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

28th Annual Fulfilling the Promise Conference

2023 Fulfilling the Promise: Restoring Hope:The Power of Resilience 

The Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System (WCWPDS-Milwaukee) and the conference planning committee invite proposals for workshops at the 28th Annual Fulfilling the Promise Conference, to be held February 21-22, 2023 at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI. We are excited to offer a 2 day in person conference with a virtual option for some of the sessions to provide a choice for participants based on the feedback receive last year.The theme this year showcases how strong, supportive and dedicated home visiting, FRC/ family support and child welfare professionals have navigated and emerged from a challenging couple of years, still dedicated to enriching the lives of children and families of Wisconsin. In this, a renewed call for self-care, and trauma informed care has emerged, and guides us in our work moving forward.

Fulfilling the Promise is an annual conference for home visitors, program managers, and parent educators who provide home-based, group-based, and center-based support and education to parents of young children. Participants work in Family Resource Centers, Head Start, and Early Head Start, private agencies, health departments, hospitals, Birth to 3 programs, Even Start Family Literacy schools, county and tribal social service departments, and Early Childhood centers.  Annually, the conference averages 300 participants from across the state. 


Conference Structure:


NEW IN 2023: We will host a 2 day conference with an AM Keynote and 1 late morning session and 2 PM sessions on Day 1 (with the option to present a 2 part session here), while Day 2 has an AM keynote, a late morning session and 2 separate PM sessions.The Fulfilling the Promise Conference seeks to provide participants with a rich learning experience covering a wide variety of topics that provide participants with evidence-based practices and programs and best practices within the field of parent education and family support. Participants generally are experienced and educated and will benefit from a more in-depth look at topics. Participants have also appreciated tools, resources and ideas they can take back to use in their work right away so please be sure to spend some time on how your information can be transferred into application in the field.

Fulfilling the Promise 2023 Flier 


CEUs for the 2023 Fulfilling the Promise Conference

You will receive 1 CEU for every hour of attendance at the live in-person or virtual sessions of the conference. Certificates of attendance for CEUs will be issued only through the Whova app. Credits will NOT be entered into the PDS online system this year. You will be able to access your certificates after the conference has ended via your Whova log in.

Attendance for sessions will be tracked through our Whova app. Please take a moment to set up your Whova app log in. Once you have created your Whova log in, we strongly urge you to add sessions you plan to attend to your agenda ahead of time to help with this process.


How to create your personal Whova app log in:


  1. Click link to create your account: https://whova.com/portal/webapp/fulfi_202302/sign_in

  2. Click on “Sign up here”


(You must use the same email address you used to register for the conference)