Event Schedule

Sunday, May 5
11:00 am - 5:00 pm 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1:00 pm
Data-Driven Pre-Con
Conference Room 12
More than ever before, the expectations of workforce “case managers” are extraordinary. How can we take the traditional “transaction” role and make it more “transformative” using data to better serve jobseekers? This session provides a comprehensi... See More
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1:00 pm
Apprenticeship Pre-Con
Salon A
  • Carolyn Jones (Speakers) US Dept Of Labor ODEP
  • Debby Hopkins, MBA (Speakers) Chief Workforce Officer & Program Director, Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board
  • Taryn Williams, EdM (Speakers) Supervisory Policy Advisor, Youth Policy Team, US Department of Labor, ODEP
  • Scott Michael Robertson, PhD , MHCI (Speakers) Policy Advisor, Youth Policy Team, Office of Disability Employment Policy, US Department of Labor, ODEP
Inclusive apprenticeship is a workforce development strategy that advances career development for under-represented populations, including people with disabilities (PWD). This session will define “inclusive apprenticeship”, educate wor... See More
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1:00 pm
Re-Entry Pre-Con
Conference Room 11
This session will explore the design of re-entry programs, from implementation to outcomes, utilizing best practice models from around the country. Most re-entry projects are time sensitive, requiring multiple facets of a program to come together ... See More
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1:00 pm
Career Coaching Pre-Con
Conference Room 17 & 18
Workforce professionals change lives for a living! We empower, we coach, we guide, and we help jobseekers plan! This session will help WIOA and partner agency front line workers and their supervisors’ transition to the coaching approach of c... See More
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1:00 pm
Data-Driven Pre-Con
Conference Room 12
More than ever before, the expectations of workforce “case managers” are extraordinary. How can we take the traditional “transaction” role and make it more “transformative” using data to better serve jobseekers?... See More
Monday, May 6
7:00 am - 5:00 pm 7:00 am
7:30 am - 5:00 pm 7:30 am
7:30 am - 8:15 am 7:30 am
8:15 am - 8:45 am 8:15 am
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Workforce Operations
Salon L
  • Bob Knight (Speaker) Director, Workforce Policy & Government Relations, ResCare Workforce Services
While funding for PY'19 and ’20 appears to be settled, NAWDP meets as the budget for Fiscal Year 2020 is at center stage in Congress. Given 85 newly elected representatives in the House and the new Democratic majority, it’s safe to say that th... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Workforce Operations
Salon K
Some job search and career changing clients are often suspicious and resistant to traditional paper-and-pencil or on-line assessment tools. Among the host of “informal” assessment tools available involve using card sorts. These tools a... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Challenges in the Workplace
Conference Room 11
Imagine a workforce system where customers access services from anywhere, anytime, on any smart device; where regions can serve 200k customers a year, 24/7. Explore a service delivery method that creates a stronger community presence in your neigh... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Challenges in the Workplace
Conference Room 7
Nobody likes to hear a “no”!  Whether you are applying for a job, trying to engage an employer or maybe attempting to motivate your client.  Generally, people do not like to make decisions.  Therefore the easy way out is... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
General Workforce
Salon J
  • Josh Davies (Speaker) CEO, The Center for Work Ethic Development
With constant change increasing the pressure placed on all of us, how can you adapt to meet the needs of your customers and yourself? How do you deal with the difficulty of doing more with fewer resources? How do you stop spending your days puttin... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
General Workforce
Conference Room 8
Grant writing is one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs in the world. The best grant writers adhere to a process and are methodical in their approach. This workshop will focus on the core fundamentals of how respond to funding opportunities fr... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Priority Populations
Salon M
  • Dr. Sean C. McCoy (Speakers) Senior Business Development Associate, Public Consulting Group
  • Kim Tesch-Vaught (Speakers) Business Development Manager, Public Consulting Group
The workshop focuses on two innovative practices for justice involved individuals: 1) integrating and blending Career Center services and probation services; 2) the implementation of a Reverse Job Fair. The integration of Career Center services an... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Priority Populations
Conference Room 12
Maya Angelou once said: “People will forget what you said, and forget what you did, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.” This is especially true when working with difficult youth, many of whom have been through years of devastation an... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 17
  • John Casella (Speakers) Regional Director, Philadelphia Operations, JobWorks Inc
  • Beth St. Clair (Speakers) Apprenticeship Director, Urban Technology Project
The Urban Technology Project (UTP) manages the longest-running IT apprenticeship in the US. Across its 17-year history, UTP has helped roughly 600 out-of-school youth build their tech skills, earn industry-recognized tech certifications, perform r... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 18
  • Jill Watson (Speakers) Manager of Special Grants and Projects, Workforce Alliance
  • Barbara Green (Speakers) Disability Resource Coordinator, Workforce Alliance
  • Charlotte Copenhaver (Speakers) Conneticut Government
  • K Branch (Speakers) Manager of Career Development Services, Workforce Alliance
This workshop will feature a panel discussion on how South Central CT has increased customers with disabilities engagement in services as they come in the door and how their engagement is maintained until they meet their career objectives. It will... See More
10:00 am - 10:30 am 10:00 am
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Workforce Operations
Salon L
  • Karen Cirincione (Speaker) Unit Supervisor and Contract Compliance, KRA Corporation
There is a saying, "if you don't know your numbers, you don't know your business." Knowing your numbers will not help you if you do not know your business well enough to improve your organization. Data is more than just numbers. It is about the op... See More
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Workforce Operations
Salon K
  • Adesewa Adesiji (Speakers) MN Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Shawn Herhusky (Speakers) Workforce Strategy Consultant, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
In November 2018, a statewide survey was sent to stakeholders to assess and provide feedback on the progress of regional industry sector partnerships (ISP) in the state of Minnesota. Key industry sectors were identified in each region as showing h... See More
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Challenges in the Workplace
Salon J
  • Josh Davies (Speaker) CEO, The Center for Work Ethic Development
The purpose of this survey is to help guide Minnesota’s Workforce Strategy Consultants who provide innovative workforce solutions to businesses with future efforts and collaborations with in their regions. Areas of focus included level of value an... See More
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Challenges in the Workplace
Conference Room 7
  • Yvonne Thayer (Speaker) Research Specialist, Virginia Community College System
Over the next decade, we will experience how the current industrial revolution and new economy will require training for those seeking a job and those moving forward in a career. This session will look at what it will be like to be employed in 202... See More
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
General Workforce
Salon M
Employers are a key target audience in workforce development because their support is needed to develop work-based learning opportunities that transition into job placements for job seekers. Yet up to 72 percent of workforce’s employer-facing prac... See More
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
General Workforce
Conference Room 8
  • Carolyn Jones (Speakers) US Dept Of Labor ODEP
  • Debby Hopkins, MBA (Speakers) Chief Workforce Officer & Program Director, Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board
A college degree was once the pathway for millions of American workers to get a good job. Now, there are other options and pathways to great careers, including inclusive apprenticeships. This presentation aims to educate workforce development prof... See More
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Priority Populations
Conference Room 11
Improving outcomes for low-income and low-skilled individuals with multiple barriers takes collaboration and partnership. This session will describe how two communities have been successful in bringing the right partners to the table to create a w... See More
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Priority Populations
Conference Room 12
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) has a greater impact on the availability of services and supports for job seekers with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities deserve the right to achieve competitive employment. The bridg... See More
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 17
  • Kelsey Briggs-Dineen (Speakers) Senior Workforce Services Specialist, National Able Network
  • Tara D. Driver (Speakers) Manager, Adult Education Program, National Able Network
This session will highlight the advantages and benefits of integrating the Adult Education and WIOA Title 1 partnership while implementing a Bridge or Integrated Education & Training program. We will address some of the persistent issues that Adul... See More
10:30 am - 11:30 am 10:30 am
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 18
  • Michelle Bish (Speaker) Executive Director, Northeast Workforce Development Board
The Northeast Workforce Development Board executive director and the One Stop Operator will provide conference attendees with valuable take aways for partner collaboration. We will share some of the approaches that have led to successful collabora... See More
11:45 am - 1:45 pm 11:45 am
DOL, Office of Apprenticeship
11:45 am - 1:45 pm 11:45 am
Opening General Session
Salon I
Typically, when we hear of workforce development success from a client’s perspective, they highlight an individual or individuals who work for the organization. The culture of the organization and synergy of the team determines client success more... See More
11:45 am - 1:45 pm 11:45 am
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Workforce Operations
Salon J
Given the greater focus on businesses in WIOA. This capacity building workshop is designed for workforce professionals who hold a leadership or supervisory position within their organization, and who are charged with team management of business se... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Workforce Operations
Salon K
  • Nilda Blanco (Speaker) DIrector, Business Intelligence, Career Source Central Florida
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 outlines several federal priorities for the implementation of the act and includes data-driven program management and evaluation. But what does that mean, and how do you balance local, state and... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Challenges in the Workplace
Salon L
We all know the saying: “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” We know that way we express ourselves in difficult conversations can make or break important workplace relationships. So why is it so difficult to say what we mean (without bein... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Challenges in the Workplace
Conference Room 7
Across the country, the skills gap has become one of the most significant factors limiting business growth. To respond to this challenge, businesses need to adopt new people management practices to fill current open positions and long-term workfor... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
General Workforce
Conference Room 8
  • Ken Keis (Speaker) President & CEO, Consulting Resource Group International, Inc.
Everything in life centers on measurement: money, travel, time—the list is endless. Yet, in our experience, most people do not truly understand what their core values might be and how to live them out. Confusion, lack of congruence in operational ... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
General Workforce
Salon M
Personal development is a lifelong process. Workforce professionals get wrapped up in daily crises and "to do" lists. This seminar will help you STOP FOR A MINUTE and explore a personal development plan that reflects your values and sets... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Priority Populations
Conference Room 11
Homelessness and addiction often coexist and amplify each other. Understanding addiction recovery is an important factor to ending homelessness. Friendship Place embraces a combined model of Employment First and harm reduction as an agency respons... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Priority Populations
Conference Room 12
  • Aaron Leson (Speaker) Director of Training and Development, TAD Grants
This session applies a practical approach to career development specific to individuals with disabilities and can be applied to career professionals across settings including agency and private practice. These interventions are designed to empower... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 17
  • Amanda Green (Speakers) Youth Program Coordinator, Hampton Roads Workforce Council
  • Lisa Belcher (Speakers) Program Manager, Adult Learning Center
The structure of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires Boards to receive federal funds and then disperse them to third party contracts. This creates the potential for Boards and contractors to become disconnected from each o... See More
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 2:00 pm
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 18
It has been two years since the reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by congress. Since then, workforce boards and One-Stop Delivery Systems across the nation have worked in concerted efforts to meet the spirit of the la... See More
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Workforce Operations
Salon J
Effectively marketing programs and services is a constant challenge for workforce development professionals. Having a comprehensive digital marketing plan is critical to driving engagement with, and creating connection between, job seekers and emp... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Workforce Operations
Salon K
  • Matt McNally (Speakers) Operations Manager, Southeast KANSASWORKS, Inc.
  • Dylan Wren (Speakers) Operations Manager, Southeast KANSASWORKS, Inc.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act provides a workforce system that is accessible to all job seekers and provides employment-driven job readiness training. Some job seekers require added exposure to build the needed soft and hard skills ... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Challenges in the Workplace
Salon L
  • Shawn Herhusky (Speakers) Workforce Strategy Consultant, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Adesewa Adesiji (Speakers) MN Department of Employment and Economic Development
One of the difficulties with discussing barriers to employment is that they are viewed more as a social issue than as an economic issue. This can make it difficult in convincing important stakeholders and senior management in key organizations of ... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Challenges in the Workplace
Conference Room 7
  • Ian B. Lisman (Speakers) Senior Program Associate, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
  • Rebecca (Gordon) Starr (Speakers) Program Director, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc
The nation has seen a sharp rise in cases of opioid abuse and dependency in recent years, commonly termed the National Opioid Crisis. This crisis, along with other Substance Use Disorders) experienced by both people currently employed in the workf... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
General Workforce
Salon M
  • Ken Keis (Speaker) President & CEO, Consulting Resource Group International, Inc.
Did you know that over 90% of all illnesses are lifestyle-related and over 50% of the global workforce is highly stressed? Who cares if you love your career and life if you are not well and suffering from stress related illnesses! But there is goo... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
General Workforce
Conference Room 8
Playing it safe is risky in 2019. Strategically managing what your bosses think of you is just as important as hard work. “Safe” means being a generic employee who occupies themselves with busywork without knowing their job may be outsourced one d... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Priority Populations
Conference Room 11
CareerOneStop (COS) provides FREE, online tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, COS uses the most authoritative, accurate and up to date information available for all o... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Priority Populations
Conference Room 12
  • Greg Alexander (Speaker) Operations Manager - Business Services, KRA Corporation
Beyond Bars - Life AFTER Prison is designed to motivate, stimulate, and educate a population of society that struggles with reentry into the workforce. This workshop is designed specifically to provide an overall insight on assistance and services... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 17
Integrated Service Delivery and co-enrollment are collectively known as the “secret sauce” in Spokane, Washington. Both are part of the plan to “free the cubicle people” and ensure equal access to all customers. Feedback fr... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 18
  • Jody Toner (Speakers) Director Policy, Performance and MIS, CareerSource Tampa Bay
  • Paul Dunn (Speakers) DWFS
High-end hotel customers demand exceptional customer experiences. Join us to learn strategies to implement Concierge level customer service in your operation. Attendees will work through a hands-on experience to anticipate and plan to meet the nee... See More
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 5:00 pm
Tuesday, May 7
7:30 am - 5:00 pm 7:30 am
8:30 am - 4:30 pm 8:30 am
8:30 am - 9:30 am 8:30 am
9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
Workforce Operations
Salon J
  • Randy Goruk (Speaker) President, The Randall Wade Group, LLC
As leaders, Workforce Development Professionals have the opportunity every day to inspire, empower and engage members of their team by being an effective coach. Every inspired, empowered and engaged employee is an asset to your organization. When... See More
9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
Workforce Operations
Salon K
Just like the new prime time tv show, A Million Little Things, we offer a curious audience information about the little things executed as the standard in service delivery at Workforce Solutions Borderplex in El Paso, TX. The unique usage of ipads... See More
9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
Challenges in the Workplace
Conference Room 11
  • Karen Cirincione (Speakers) Unit Supervisor and Contract Compliance, KRA Corporation
  • Ron Hearns (Speakers) Midwest Workforce Operations Director, KRA Corporation
It is paramount for any organization to develop leadership in its staff. Leaders are necessary at every level of an organization from the top level to those providing direct service. How can you plant the seeds to develop your staff into leaders? ... See More
9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
Challenges in the Workplace
Conference Room 7
  • Robyn Cenizal (Speaker) National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families
The World Health Organization dubbed stress as the “health epidemic of the 21st Century”. Stress leads to higher workplace absenteeism than illness and injury and has been linked to a range of health issues including depression and heart disease. ... See More
9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
General Workforce
Salon M
Everyday workforce development professionals deal with the stress of trying to inspire clients to be their best, find meaningful employment and in the case of youth, achieve academic and career success. Lost in all of this is the toll this can tak... See More
9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
General Workforce
Conference Room 8
According to Gallup, Inc., U.S. employee engagement is only 30 percent. This means most employees feel bored, burned out, or frustrated about their career, and many don’t know how to change it. Whether they’ve been laid off and remember its sting,... See More
9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
Priority Populations
Salon L
Formerly incarcerated individuals face unique challenges when transitioning from corrections to work. Already significant barriers (criminal records, substance abuse, homelessness, work history) are often overshadowed by antisocial thinking and be... See More
9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
Priority Populations
Conference Room 12
  • Erika Combs (Speakers) Aspire Youth Supervisor, City of Springfield, Department of Workforce Development
  • Jeff Jenkins (Speakers) President/Executive Producer, Turn Creative
The curriculum for this session will be engaging, interactive, and backed by numerous research studies. We will focus on the background and the peer-reviewed data surrounding poor communication skills and low self-esteem as barriers to employment ... See More
9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 17
The workshop is based on a proven methodology that has been incubated at Purdue University over the last 13 years. Strategic Doing is an agile methodology specifically designed for open, loosely connected networks. These are of networks that form ... See More
9:30 am - 10:30 am 9:30 am
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 18
Building Effective Relationships for Serving the Diverse Workforce Community is designed to provide additional awareness to create strong community alliances, geared to a multi-disciplinary audience. Attendees will receive best practices and strat... See More
10:30 am - 11:00 am 10:30 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
Workforce Operations
Salon J
  • David Shinder (Speakers) Workforce Development Consultant
  • Bradley Williams (Speakers) Chief Customer Officer & Vice President of Operations, ResCare Workforce Services
For decades, the workforce system has operated under a set of norms and tactical standards about how to address the needs of job seekers and businesses. Among these practices are some good ones! But are they still relevant? The post-recessionary e... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
Workforce Operations
Salon K
What should I say? What should I share? What should I show? How should I conclude? All good questions when deciding how to engage with a participant or employer. We typically have but a few minutes to get someone's attention. We have even less tim... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
Challenges in the Workplace
Salon L
As program funding and needs diversify, workforce development organizations need a smarter way to centralize and manage their data. Technology is becoming a tremendous and instrumental component to workforce agencies. This session will explore how... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
Challenges in the Workplace
Conference Room 7
  • Nevine J Laughlin (Speakers) Business Services Supervisor, Jefferson County Business and Workforce
  • Michael Aman (Speakers) Work Based Learning Coordinator - Business Services, Jefferson County, Division of Community & Workforce Development
Have you been told by a business that they don't have the time or resources to take on interns? We changed the conversation about internships and businesses are excited! Our P4 program brings a unique perceptive to why businesses participate i... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
General Workforce
Salon M
Regardless of sector or industry (e.g., community colleges, workforce or economic development organizations, corporations, NGOs, governmental agencies, military), organizations and their human capital (i.e., internal workforce) are a microcosm of ... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
General Workforce
Conference Room 8
  • Solomon McAuley (Speaker) NextGen Specialist, Central Workforce Development Board
This session is for front line staff, youth case managers, career development specialists, teachers, and other youth staff. Come join us as we engage, explore, and discuss hands on/practical ways to engage youth from the initial conversation from ... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
Priority Populations
Conference Room 11
  • Sue Wallace (Speakers) Executive Director, Minnesota, Creating IT Futures
  • Eric Larson (Speakers) Senior Director, IT Futures Labs, Creating IT Futures
More than a half million tech jobs are open in America every day, and America has the workers to fill those positions, if they get the right training. Citizens returning to the workforce, either from stay-at-home stints or previous careers, can ge... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
Priority Populations
Conference Room 12
  • Lara Seiferd (Speakers) Grant Coordinator, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
  • Rebecca Balu (Speakers) Colorado Department of Human Services
Unemployment rates are dropping, so we workforce professionals should find ourselves without jobs, congratulating each other for getting America back to work. However, our lobbies remain full. Barriers to employment like low income, disability, an... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 17
  • Stacey Pellegrino (Speaker) Director, CTE Industry Scholars Program, Grant Associates
The Career and Technical Education Industry Scholars program gives students an opportunity to train and earn industry-recognized skills while gaining workplace experience, an important strategy for increasing their marketability and earning potent... See More
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 18
  • Henry Castillo (Speakers) Regional Director, Workforce Solutions Cameron - Southwest Key Workforce Development
  • Luciana Morales (Speakers) Southwest Key Workforce Development
Workforce Solutions Cameron aims to plant the seeds of a strong, skilled workforce through our ambitious SEEDS (Students Empowered to Explore and Develop Skills) initiative. Thus, since 2016 we systematically facilitate opportunities for career ex... See More
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Workforce Problem Solving Sessions
Salon J
Employers need “Skilled” Employees but can’t define “Skilled” How do we help Employers express themselves to identify their needs
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Workforce Problem Solving Sessions
Salon K
Employers Willing to Work with – Returning citizens (formerly incarcerated),Employers Willing to Work with – ex offenders, other issues, barriers to employment
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Workforce Problem Solving Sessions
Salon L
Issues regarding apprenticeships, work experience. How do we recruit employers and retain the employers for future placements
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Workforce Problem Solving Sessions
Conference Room 7
Co-enrollment, MOUs, Many Stakeholders=Many Agendas, training all partners to contribute to and spend time in the required “resource room”. Training team members of some MOU participants but not financially contributing ones to know enough to cont... See More
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Workforce Problem Solving Sessions
Salon M
Conflict resolution, Finding/Retaining Employees, Communication, Understaffed/Overworked, Training, conflicting expectation relative to dress code addressed differently by individual governmental union rules
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Workforce Problem Solving Sessions
Conference Room 8
Keeping Customers on Track, how to get Customers to Follow Through and Complete, How to Motivate our Customers, How to Deal with “Difficult” Customers, are staff Career Advisors, Coaches, or Planners
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Workforce Problem Solving Sessions
Conference Room 11
Lack of supportive services is never ending- no transportation and no childcare issue
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Workforce Problem Solving Sessions
Conference Room 12
Customer Enrollment Suitability vs Eligibility, Confusing Policy Interpretation, Policy Changes (my customers think I’m crazy), Funding Restrictions, Approved Training vs Training that Employers Actually Need. WIOA and TANF renewal.
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Workforce Problem Solving Sessions
Conference Room 17
Finding Participants: Low Unemployment Rates, Out of School Youth, Dislocated Workers Shrinking Center Traffic
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Workforce Problem Solving Sessions
Conference Room 18
Working with clients who have multiple hidden barriers to employment
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Workforce Operations
Salon J
Are you interested in learning about free financial education resources available to you for free? The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation offers a suite of products targeted to different age group – from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, for a... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Workforce Operations
Salon K
  • Rick Record (Speaker) Executive Director, Rrecord Consulting Services
This workshop will walk you through each of the Common Measures that impact Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs. You will learn the operational parameters for each measure, how they are calculated, and when. You will also review tools to help you... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Challenges in the Workplace
Salon L
  • Randy Goruk (Speaker) President, The Randall Wade Group, LLC
One of the most important responsibilities of a leader is to plan for the organization’s future leadership. However, a common mistake many leaders make is delaying the creation and implementation of a formal succession plan. The reason, or excuses... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Challenges in the Workplace
Conference Room 7
  • Bob Knight (Speaker) Director, Workforce Policy & Government Relations, ResCare Workforce Services
Born between the mid 90's and the mid 2000's, Generation Z, Post Millennial's, or iGen as they are sometimes called are projected be the largest workforce generation ever, outpacing Boomers and Millennial's by millions. This genera... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
General Workforce
Salon M
  • Sandra Mead (Speaker) National Director of Workforce Development, MedCerts
Did you know that Solar Photovoltaic Installers occupation has the highest projected growth rate in 2016-2026? What even IS a Photovoltaic Installer? Let's say that 10 times fast. Meanwhile, Home Health Aides will have the highest number of jo... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
General Workforce
Conference Room 8
  • Sandy Bauler (Speaker) School To Career/Employer Contact Specialist, San Diego Workforce Partnership
The reality is that our attitudes and behavior toward other people can be influenced as much by our instinctive feelings as by our rational thought process. This hidden drive effects everything from your next night out, getting hired, or even who ... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Priority Populations
Conference Room 11
  • Bob Deschner (Speakers) Board President and Executive Director, Vet TRIIP, Inc.
  • Dottie Goodsun, MEd (Speakers) Nonprofit Executive Director and EFT Practitioner, Cert II, Vet TRIIP - Veterans Team Recovery Integrative Immersion Process
Many veterans with PTSD are currently unemployable with little long-term success in rehabilitating into the civilian workforce. These tools can transform workplace readiness of local PTSD sufferers through a non-profit program with an extraordinar... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Priority Populations
Conference Room 12
  • Regina Kaiser (Speakers) Executive Director, Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network
  • Ruth Gonzales (Speakers) Wellness and Recovery Educator, Wellness and Recovery Educator, ALWF
Work is an essential step on the pathway to Wellness and Recovery. Supported Employment Evidence-Based Practices promotes the belief that everyone with a serious mental illness can work competitively in the community. Recent studies indicate that ... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 17
This workshop explores how civil legal interventions can reduce the number of obstacles to employment facing jobseekers who have criminal records by helping them expunge or seal old records, reinstate driver’s licenses, modify child support ... See More
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 3:30 pm
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 18
  • Barbara Hunt (Speakers) Federal Supervised Release
  • Camille Vega (Speakers) Re-Entry Coordinator, Truckee Meadows Community College
JIVE (Justice Involved Vocational Education) is an education program that combines soft skills with short-term certificate programs in locally in-demand fields. This is a partnership with Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), Federal Supervise... See More
Wednesday, May 8
8:00 am - 1:00 pm 8:00 am
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Workforce Operations
Salon J
  • Walter Simmons (Speaker) President & CEO, Employ Prince George's, Inc.
One of the monumental changes incorporated into the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 was the establishment of American Job Center (AJC) Operators. This (unfunded) addition to the legislation has greatly impacted, and in many... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Workforce Operations
Salon K
  • Julie Gibson (Speakers) Director Workforce Development, ACT
  • Cheri Tune (Speakers) Regional Manager Work Ready Communities, ACT, Inc. - Community & Economic Development
When communities engage in ACT® Work Ready Communities, they’re developing and demonstrating active local partnerships and identifying solutions to tackle workforce challenges head on. Having all stakeholders at the table exhibits that collaborati... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Challenges in the Workplace
Salon L
  • Amy Vance (Speakers) Program Specialist, San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • Cathryn Nacario (Speakers) Chief Executive Officer, NAMI San Diego
Hidden disabilities are present all around us. Over 44 million American adults have a mental health condition. People with mental health conditions are less likely to join the workforce. Both clients and employers have a lack of supports and lack ... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Challenges in the Workplace
Conference Room 7
  • Art Langer (Speaker) Chairman and Founder Workforce Opportunity Services, Workforce Opportunity Group
While we are in a period of relatively low unemployment, underserved and veteran communities are still left behind. Even with unemployment rates below 4%, there is still a significant talent shortage in leading industries such as cyber security an... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
General Workforce
Salon M
Credentialing provides legitimacy to a profession by establishing qualifications and accessing the competencies and experience of those within that profession. The Certified Workforce Development Profession (CWDP) is THAT credential within the wor... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
General Workforce
Conference Room 8
How do you resolve a systemic communications issue across five career services centers in four counties, an administration nerve-center, and tens of thousands of business and career-seeking customers … with one solution? You don’t. You create a mu... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Priority Populations
Conference Room 11
The District of Columbia’s innovative Project Empowerment initiative provides job training opportunities for Washingtonians who face multiple barriers to employment, including felony convictions. The initiative provides supportive services, adult ... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Priority Populations
Conference Room 12
  • Debra Carter (Speakers) National Employment Director , The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.
  • Wanda Payne (Speakers) NCBA-SCSEP
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), serves the Most in Need Population by providing training and job placement for seniors who meet the federal poverty guidelines. Our primary mission is to help our Most in Need senior citizen... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 17
  • Ted Stalnos (Speakers) CEO, Calumet Area Industrial Commission
  • Grace Garcia (Speakers) Calumet Area Industrial Commission
  • Nikki Smith (Speakers) Flexngate
  • Pilar Trejo (Speakers) Regional Manager, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
A successful large-scale customized training requires a high level of collaboration and communication of company, community, and the workforce system. This lesson and others were learned through the experience of carrying out a project involving a... See More
9:00 am - 10:00 am 9:00 am
Partnerships-Collaborations
Conference Room 18
  • Bekki Leonard, MBA (Speakers) Anne Arundel County Career Center
  • Gil Plaks (Speakers) Creative Design Coordinator, Anne Arundel County Career Center
Workforce organizations provide valuable resources to businesses and job seekers but are often considered the best kept secret in their area. While it can be taken as a compliment, your services shouldn’t be kept secret both for the vitality... See More
10:30 am - 1:30 pm 10:30 am
Closing General Session
Salon I
10:30 am - 1:30 pm 10:30 am
Salon I
Success can be defined in its simplest form as making life better for someone else. Whether it comes in creating a better product, helping to relieve someone’s stress or pain, bringing someone laughter or joy or helping someone get more out of the... See More
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