Center for Excellence

The Center for Excellence (CFE) is a 9,600 square foot facility, housing a 100-seat, state-of-the-art amphitheater (60 with tables), conference room, discussion room with adjacent viewing room, display areas, and research cubicles.


Whether you are organizing a business conference or smaller meeting, we can help you. Your group can be provided with a Conference/Meeting Coordinator to assist with all of your planning details, including

  • food and beverage (catering)
  • audio/visual needs (on-site technician may be arranged for additional fee
  • break-out areas
  • local accommodations



We will answer any questions you have about our services promptly and completely. Simply let us know:

  • what type of meeting you want to plan
  • approximately how many people will attend
  • what, if any, special requirements you may have
  • if you will require meals or snacks
  • if you require break-out areas
  • what, if any, audio/visual needs you have


The Center for Excellence (CFE) is home to The Guidance Center’s Research & Evaluation team, Grantsmanship Coordinator, Special Projects Coordinator, Nurture the Future Coordinator, Clinical Consultants, Administrative/Event Assistant, Senior Director of Behavioral Health, Director of Adult Behavioral Health, and CFE Director/CCBHC Project Director. The CFE’s Research & Evaluation Team is comprised of a Senior Research Associate, three full-time Research Associates, and a part-time Research Assistant who evaluate outcomes on all TGC programming, including analyzing data for semi-annual departmental dashboards for the following program areas:
  • Adult Behavioral Health
  • Center for Early Childhood (Head Start, Early Head Start, Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health)
  • Children & Youth Services (Children’s Behavioral Health, Youth SUD Prevention, and Juvenile Justice)
  • Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
  • Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Adult & Family Services


For information about pricing and availability contact us at:


Pasquale Vignola, MA, LLP
Director, Center for Excellence
13111 Allen Road
Southgate, MI 48195
734-785-7705 x7117
Fax: 734-785-7740

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