Global Events


The 26th annual Alliance Building & Training Session (ABTS) was held virtually on October 25 – 27, 2021 using the 6Connex platform. Day 1 began with opening remarks facilitated by FHI 360 and Johnson & Johnson. During this year’s ABTS, Dr. Raquel Garzon served as this year’s Keynote, where she explored the science of resiliency in the context of stress, demands, change, and pressure. Through her keynote, she shared tools and strategies for applying A.R.T. (Adjust, Recover, Toughen) in everyday situations. ABTS attendees also had the chance to participate in not one, but two BTE panels! The first panel featured a Now & Then panel, while the second panel focused on BTE Best Practices. Alumni, Site Coordinators, and BTE Champions contributed to both panels and did a remarkable job sharing words of wisdom and reflections for success. Regional team meetings were also held, giving sites a chance to connect and discuss regional topics. The BTE family also kicked-off its 30-year anniversary celebration and received an overview of the BTE 30 Years Digital Timeline and Oral History. BTE program partners are welcomed and encouraged to contribute to this living timeline throughout 2022, showcasing the incredible contributions they are making globally. An optional ABTS After Hours was also held, which featured a BTE 30 Years Mocktail Menu!
The following Day One presentations and session materials are available for review:
Opening Session

Partner Panels

Discussion Sessions: E-Learning Modules

  • Positive Youth Development
  • Importance of Role Models

Discussion Session: 

  • New Site Orientation

Team Meetings

  • North America / United States
  • Latin / South America
  • Asia / Pacific

ABTS After Hours

  • BTE 30 Years Mocktail Menu