Training & Research

Webinar Series

NCPG webinars explore crucial topics in problem gambling education, prevention, treatment and research.

Webinars are free for NCPG Members — for non-members, registration costs $59 per webinar (unless otherwise noted).

Upcoming Webinars

Ask an Expert: How the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio Celebrates PGAM

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
1:00 pm

Explore the Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) landscape at the state level with the Executive Director, Derek Longmeier, from the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO). As a leading force in the state, PGNO actively collaborates with stakeholders year-round to elevate Ohio’s problem gambling service system through innovative approaches, advocacy, and support. Join us for an insightful discussion with Derek Longmeier to gain valuable insights into PGAM initiatives at PGNO and gather practical tips for implementing similar strategies in your organization.

This session will be a Q&A format followed by structured networking time for all attendees. There are no CE’s available for this webinar.


Executive Director, the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio

Derek Longmeier

Derek Longmeier is the Executive Director of the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio. In this role, he Chairs the Affiliate Committee of the National Council on Problem Gambling and co-chairs the Infrastructure Committee of Ohio for Responsible Gambling’s Problem Gambling Service Advisory Board.

Derek has attained certification from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board as an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant. He holds an MBA from Ohio Dominican University, a BA in Psychology from The Ohio State University, and a Certificate in Social Enterprise from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Ask an Expert: Making the Most of Your NCPG Membership

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
1:00 pm

NCPG Members are invited to join this ‘Ask an Expert’ Webinar featuring Liz Lanza, Chair of the NCPG Membership Committee and Director of the Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling for the PA Gaming Control Board, along with Barbara Rollins, Deputy Director of NCPG. Liz and Barbara will offer suggestions and answer questions about NCPG member benefits and how to use them to enhance your professional and personal development in problem gambling and responsible gambling. From networking and training opportunities to discounts on registrations to the National Conference and other educational programs, learn how to make your NCPG membership work for you!

This session will be a Q&A format followed by structured networking time for all attendees. There are no CE’s available for this webinar.


Director, the Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling, PA Gaming Control Board

Liz Lanza

Liz Lanza is the Director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling. As Director, Liz administers the state’s Self-Exclusion Programs, oversees casino and iGaming licensees’ Compulsive and Problem Gambling Plans, develops responsible gambling regulations and collaborates with state, national, and international agencies and organizations on gambling disorder prevention, education, awareness and outreach. Liz is the Chair of the NCPG Membership Committee.

Deputy Director, the National Council on Problem Gambling

Barbara Rollins, MA, CFRE

Barbara Rollins, MA, CFRE, Deputy Director, works with the Board, staff and stakeholders to expand the Membership program and to seek increased funding for NCPG from individuals, foundations, and corporations, including conference sponsorships and program funding. She was instrumental in creating the new Agility Grants program, which offers groundbreaking national grants to support problem gambling prevention programs in communities across the country. Barbara also oversees business operations and communications for the organization and is an integral part of managing governance implementation.

Barbara previously worked in arts management as the Managing Director at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, WV; as well as Imagination Stage and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, MD. Earlier in her career, she was a professional stage manager at regional theatres, including ten years with Arena Stage in Washington, DC and other theatres in Utah, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Hampshire. She holds a MA in Arts Administration from Goucher College and a BA in Theatre from Dartmouth College as well as the Certified Fund Raising Executive professional credential. She joined NCPG in 2011.

Town Hall with NCPG Board Candidates

Thursday, May 9, 2024
1:00 pm

Meet the candidates running in the 2024 NCPG Board of Directors election. Candidates to be announced by 5/6/24.

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