2020 Virtual Conference

The PATH Intl. Virtual Conference is a gathering of ideas, minds and hearts. Instructors, therapists, researchers, administrators, volunteers, dreamers, makers, movers-and-shakers. It has grown over the last four years to one of the association’s most anticipated equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) focused events.

If you have not yet experienced the virtual conference, it is the perfect opportunity to share, collaborate and gather with a global audience of EAAT professionals from the comfort of your home office. Whether you are new to PATH Intl. or consider yourself a seasoned professional, the 2020 virtual conference will engage, energize and offer practical skills and guidance to support the rigorous requirements of being an EAAT professional. This conference is more than two days of learning, it is an opportunity for you to join us May 7th & 8th to connect with a team that will help you move mountains!

Conference Dates:

May 7-8
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To Register: Registration Opens in April!

Coming soon

CEUs: - more information coming soon



NOTE: Due to COVID-19, we have discounted all Virtual Conference prices.

Member discount price: $150
Standard (non-member) price: $269
PATH Intl. Center Menber price: (unlimited viewing; CEUs are good for three people): $330

Presenters & Sessions

Jeffrey Arnold has spent a 25-year career working in corporate consulting with clients all over the world developing leaders. He has worked with more than 100 CEOs and client organizations world-wide, including Colleges & Universities, Fortune 100 companies, non-profits, and faith-based organizations. He is a student of leadership, and believes that each of us is on a journey to become a better leader, and that becoming a better leader is an adventure requiring both new skills and practice opportunity. He has partnered with small to very large PATH Premier Accredited centers to deliver accelerated experiential learning to local organizations, colleges/universities, veterans, and at-risk youth to advance their leadership skills using EAL. He has been the recipient of the esteemed Inspiring Leadership Award by the world's largest consulting firm as measured by revenue, a Fortune Global 500 company, and was recently featured in JH Style magazine discussing the use of experiential, accelerated, equine-based leadership development.

Lori Cohen As a teacher and a horsewoman her entire adult life, Lori's dedication and passion are evident. Whether teaching a lesson, demonstrating horsemanship skills, doing a retreat or a workshop, or volunteering, her 15 years in the industry are filled with professionalism. She is driven and believes in the benefits of EAAT. She is always working to develop each participant, volunteer, and fellow co-workers to achieve unlimited possibilities. She is a PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, and PATH Intl. Mentor. She is an Eponaquest Advanced Facilitator and a CEIP-Ed. She owns three horses and is an avid dressage rider.

Tamara Merritt
Session Title:
Building Resiliency: Combining Social-Emotional Learning and Equine Assisted Learning for youth at risk DE

Trish Broersma
Session Title:
Beyond Riding: Healing the After-Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment DE

Karyn Searcy
Session Title:
Facilitating Communication & Interaction: Collaborating with Speech-Language Pathologists DE

Kaitlyn Siewert
Session Title:
Working with Parents During Stressful Times: Impact of Ambiguous Loss DE

Jeff Arnold
Session Title:
Play to Your Strengths! Generate Sustainability Funding through Strengths-Based Leadership Workshops CE

Session Title:
Driving Center Sustainability through Trust-Based Leadership Programming CE

What attendees of past virtual conferences had to say:
"I am not able to attend national conferences very often, or at all, so this was a great resource and help in allowing me to get some CEUs. The networking was also amazing."
"Thank you for the flexibility of watching the presentations later, we had lessons and could not watch it live. I look forward to more virtual conferences!"
"Overall, I was impressed with how well organized and smoothly everything ran. I feel much more connected to the organization now than ever."




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