Posted: Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:22pm Updated: Fri, 02/17/2017 - 4:10pm

The Indiana Department of Education Office of School and Community Nutrition is excited to announce 2017 SFSP workshops for all new and returning Indiana sponsors. These sessions will prepare your program staff or volunteers for effective and compliant program operation.

Returning Sponsor Workshop:  Offered in each region of the state, these training sessions provide participants with the latest program information and cover all the main aspects of successful SFSP  management. Ideally, the Kitchen Manager or Site Supervisor who is involved with daily program implementation would be the best representative to attend this workshop. Sponsors having had significant SFSP review findings in the past, experienced changes in staffing, or skipped a year of participation are required to attend. While most sessions target all sponsor types, a few are geared only towards special types of sponsors. Please make your selection accordingly.

New Sponsor Workshop: This session takes place in the Conference Center of the Indiana State Government Center South Building in downtown Indianapolis. It is limited to organizations that have never operated the SFSP. The training will provide a general overview of the program, including sponsorship requirements and application process. Attendees must be pre-qualified for program eligibility prior to registering. Additional local training sessions may be available to new program sponsors, contingent on the availability of our staff. For more information contact: Tina Skinner, SFSP Specialist, at tskinner@doe.in.gov (link sends e-mail).

  • Who should attend the New Sponsor Workshop: The person(s) in charge of the actual day-to-day SFSP operation of your site. State Agency recommends two (2) individuals from each agency. Due to the limited space, early registration is recommended.
  • Bring along a valid picture ID: A security screening is conducted at the entrance of each training location. In order to pass the security check, be prepared to present a valid picture ID.
  • Workshop participation is open to everybody: Although completing a free training is a mandatory prerequisite for all new sponsors, it does not obligate an agency to sponsorship nor does it render automatic approval from the State Agency.

Finally, keep in mind the following information:

  • Start times for all workshops are listed as local time (Eastern or Central Time) where the training is scheduled to take place.
  • For training sessions scheduled at Indiana Government Center South Building, prepare to arrive early to find a place to park, walk to the Conference Center and pass the required security check.
  • In case of poor road conditions due to hazardous weather, workshops may be cancelled and enrolled participants notified via email.

2017 SFSP Returning Sponsor Training Workshops

Central Region
REGISTER DATE & TIME LOCATION ADDRESS SPONSOR TYPE/PARKING
SELECT
Indianapolis
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 9AM EST Pike Township Freshman Center
6901 Zionsville Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Conference Room.
School and Public Sponsors - Free parking
SELECT
Indianapolis
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 9AM EST Indiana Gov’t Center South
402 West Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Conference Room 19
All Sponsor Types Camps - Parking info
SELECT
Indianapolis
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 9AM EST Indiana Gov’t Center South 
402 West Washington St. 
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Conference Room 19
All Sponsor Types Camps - Parking info
SELECT
Indianapolis
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9AM EST Pike Township Freshman Center
6901 Zionsville Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Conference Room.
School and Public Sponsors - Free parking
Northern Region
REGISTER DATE & TIME LOCATION ADDRESS SPONSOR TYPE/PARKING
SELECT
Fort Wayne
Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 9AM EST Allen Co Public Library
900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Conference Room A 
All Sponsor Types - Free parking to library cardholders or $1.00 per hour. Street parking available.
SELECT
Warsaw
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9AM EST Warsaw Com. Schools 
Lakeview Middle School
848 E. Smith St.
Warsaw, IN 46580
School and Public Sponsors - Free parking across the street.
SELECT
Gary
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 9AM CST City of Gary Youth Services Bureau 
839 Broadway St. 
Gary, IN 46402
Conference Room 19 
All Sponsor Types - Free parking next to the building.
Southern Region
REGISTER DATE & TIME LOCATION ADDRESS SPONSOR TYPE/PARKING
SELECT
Evansville
Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 9AM CST EVSC Administration Building
951 Walnut St.
Evansville, IN 47713
All Sponsor Types - Free parking accross the street.
SELECT
Jeffersonville
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 9AM EST Greater Clark Schools 
Admin Building
2112 Utica-Sellersburg 
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
All Sponsor Types - Free parking next to the building.

2017 SFSP New Sponsor Training Workshops

 
REGISTER DATE & TIME LOCATION ADDRESS SPONSOR TYPE/PARKING
SELECT
Indianapolis
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 9AM EST Indiana Gov’t Center South 
402 West Washington St. 
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Conference Room 19
All Sponsor Types  - Parking info
SELECT
Indianapolis
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9AM EST Indiana Gov’t Center South 
402 West Washington St. 
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Conference Room 19
All Sponsor Types  - Parking info