Event Schedule

Tuesday, September 17
8:30 am - 12:00 pm 8:30 am
Alliance Goals and Work
  • Kelly Smith (Speaker) Executive Director, National Workforce Registry Alliance
This is the annual meeting of the board. The meeting is open to all members of the Alliance.
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1:00 pm
Alliance Goals and Work
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm 3:00 pm
Wednesday, September 18
8:30 am - 10:00 am 8:30 am
Registry Data
  • Dr. Wayne Mayfield (Speaker) Director, Institute of Public Policy, University of Missouri
10:00 am - 10:25 am 10:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
Ethics
  • Lori Buxton (Speaker) Managing Director, Association for Early Learning Leaders
All training is not equal. What you don't know or inspect can hurt you, your team, and your program. Limited funding, access to resources, and organizational support can cause leaders to compromise both the quality of training content and training... See More
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
Education verification
Ohio has become the first registry in the US to complete in-house International Education Evaluations. Ohio will share our step-by-step process for creating policy, making contacts in the industry and compiling an internal resource library. We wil... See More
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
QRIS and Registries
  • Becky Millard (Speaker) Director of Northern Lights at CCV, Community College of Vermont
Join state leaders from Vermont for an overview and interactive discussion about approaches to data sharing and collaborative systems management among child care program licensing, QRIS, and professional registry staff. Vermont’s Bright Futures In... See More
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
Non-target subject
  • Pilar Torres (Speaker) President, FATHUM: Learning Solutions
Family, friend and neighbor care (FFN) is by far the largest segment of the childcare workforce. Nationally, at least 20% providers are English-learners and reflect the populations of low-income children that they serve. Strategies that intentiona... See More
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Multiple jobs
This session will be a panel presentation on three different approaches to wage supplements for the ECE workforce. Learn how Florida, Ohio and West Virginia are providing wage supports and how the state's registry plays a role in this work. (This ... See More
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Non-target subject
  • Leigha Jansen (Speakers) Director of Educational Technology, continued Early Childhood Education
  • Allie Pasquier (Speakers) CE Administrator/Assistant Editor, continued Early Childhood Education
This session will address the key elements of quality online professional development. A quality assessment template will be presented, and participants will be able to use and apply the template in their own organization to assess online professi... See More
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
QRIS and Registries
  • Tracy Anne Jones (Speaker) Program Manager, Texas Early Childhood Professional Development Sytem
Are you interested in systems building for your state? Explore the successes and lessons learned experienced while integrating a quality improvement system, a state QRIS, and a workforce data system. Facilitators of this session have developed a p... See More
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Alliance Goals and Work
Take a look inside Ohio's day-to-day verification process from beginning to end. Gain knowledge about our Policy and Procedure Manual creation process and the data we are able to pull from our system regarding our work for Quality Assurance tracki... See More
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 3:30 pm
Reciprocity
  • Joanne Slater, AuD, CCC-A (Speakers) Director, Continuing Education Admin, Continued
  • Leigha Jansen (Speakers) Director of Educational Technology, continued Early Childhood Education
  • Allie Pasquier (Speakers) CE Administrator/Assistant Editor, continued Early Childhood Education
This session will review, compare, and apply 3-4 nationally recognized continuing education standards, including IACET, within and outside the early childhood education profession. The session will debunk the misconceptions relative to reciprocity... See More
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 3:30 pm
Non-target subject
  • Joshua Vick (Speaker) Director of Communications and Outreach, The Registry
Participation in registries have historically been perceived as just another hoop. Many overlook the importance and the necessity of the data that registries collect. See the steps The Registry has taken to address this perception in Wisconsin. En... See More
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 3:30 pm
Non-target subject
  • Denise Mauzy (Speaker) Project Manager/Technical Assistance Provider, SRI International
Data linkages are key to creating operational efficiencies for registries. Linked data also increase the number and type of policy questions that registries can answer. Join an interactive discussion about the data linking partnerships many regi... See More
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 3:30 pm
Multiple jobs
Early childhood educators often face barriers to pursuing college-level coursework such as lack of time and/or financial resources, navigating the higher education system, and lack of an incentive or support to pursue higher education. Implementat... See More
5:15 pm - 7:30 pm 5:15 pm
Main lobby entrance
Buses will arrive at 5 p.m. and board promptly at 5:15 so that we can complete our tour before dark.  We will arrive back at the hotel by 7:30 p.m.

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Thursday, September 19
8:30 am - 10:00 am 8:30 am
Non-target subject
A comprehensive overview of the work to date by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
10:00 am - 10:25 am 10:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
Ethics
  • Donna Ruhland (Speaker) Sr Subject Matter Expert - PDS, National Center on Early Childhood, Teaching and Learning/ZERO TO THREE
From organization/entity approvals to specific training/trainer approvals, states and regions are looking to streamline approval processes and still ensure quality offerings for professionals. Discussion will include reflections from NCECDTL&rsquo... See More
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
Reciprocity
  • Pamela Deardorff (Speaker) Director, Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education
Join in the discussion as presenters from Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Idaho share the work they have been doing to create reciprocity between registries. Learn about the process used to begin understanding each other’s systems including areas i... See More
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
QRIS and Registries
Join leaders from three statewide workforce registries to hear about how they have been strategic partners in planning, implementation, and revisioning of QRIS. We will illustrate how workforce registries can expand the reach of QRIS by offloading... See More
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
Non-target subject
  • Jill Soto (Speakers) Client Consortium Coordinator, New World Now
  • Nicole Lopez (Speakers) Executive Director, The Registry - Wisconsin
  • Amanda Janeshefskie (Speakers) Professional Development Specialist, Pennsylvania Key
Early Childhood Workforce Registries across the nation are implementing trainer approval to improve the quality of professional development. Writing strong trainer approval process policy and procedures is one way to accomplish this higher quality... See More
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Non-target subject
We all know how important the Early Childhood workforce is. We also know that ECE programs are struggling to find and keep staff; families are struggling to find care, and businesses are struggling to keep employees with young children. This sessi... See More
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
QRIS and Registries
  • Christine Moldenhauer (Speakers) Director of Professional Development, The Registry
  • Carmen Rivers (Speakers) Program Coordinator for ECCE, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Jeanette Paulson (Speakers) Director of Workforce Initiatives, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
In 2015, the Early Childhood field was inspired by the publication and release of Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8. This document provided our field with ‘A Blueprint for Action’ (chapter 12). However, bluepr... See More
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Non-target subject
  • Kris Madden (Speaker) Professional Development Registry Manager, PENNSYLVANIA KEY
Positivity is a powerful way to communicate and build trusting relationships. Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin will discuss building a positive communication strategy for registries such as using plain language, providing consisten... See More
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 1:30 pm
Non-target subject
  • Kelly Smith (Speakers) Executive Director, National Workforce Registry Alliance
  • Todd Barnhouse (Speakers) Chief Executive Officers, OCCRRA
This session will be a demonstration of the Ohio Professional Registry's Request for Background Check Module. The module is now fully operational and we will share how the process works, share the workflow for the user and for the state agency sta... See More
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 3:00 pm
QRIS and Registries
  • Denise Payton (Speaker) Senior Associate, Instructional Design, ProSolutions Training
This session will share a big picture view of the course and trainer approval process for an online training organization and ways QRIS and state registries can partner with online organizations to improve the training verification process for ear... See More
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 3:00 pm
Non-target subject
  • Joshua Vick (Speaker) Director of Communications and Outreach, The Registry
Positivity is a powerful way to communicate and build trusting relationships. Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin will discuss building a positive communication strategy for registries such as using plain language, providing consisten... See More
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 3:00 pm
Alliance Goals and Work
Core Data Element Work Group, POPP Committee
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm 5:00 pm
Alliance Goals and Work
Meet your colleagues and our sponsors for appetizers and conversation as well as our annual Auction event.  A cash bar will be available.
Friday, September 20
8:30 am - 10:00 am 8:30 am
Alliance Goals and Work
  • Kelly Smith (Speaker) Executive Director, National Workforce Registry Alliance
This session will provide an overview of the work of the National Workforce Registry Alliance, the work and membership of the board, and the goals and objectives of the Alliance's work and benefits to member registries followed by networking oppor... See More
10:00 am - 10:30 am 10:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
Alliance Goals and Work
  • Rose Kor (Speaker) Executive Director, National Workforce Registry Alliance, Inc.
A meeting of registry directors or managers for a focused discussion of emerging challenges for registry operations.
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
Non-target subject
  • Donna Ruhland (Speaker) Sr Subject Matter Expert - PDS, National Center on Early Childhood, Teaching and Learning/ZERO TO THREE
After the seminal IOM report came out, NCECDTL facilitated a session for registries to share their thoughts on tracking the progress of professionals in meeting the aspirations set in the report. Now, four years later, what progress has been made?... See More
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
Non-target subject
  • Kerry Gershone (Speaker) Data System Administrator, MN Dept of Human Services
Documenting and validating Relationship-Based Professional Development (RBPD) such as coaching, consulting, mentoring, and other forms of technical assistance can be a challenge for Registries. Join us in a conversation with professionals from Nor... See More
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
QRIS and Registries
  • Jill Soto (Speakers) Client Consortium Coordinator, New World Now
  • Nicole Lopez (Speakers) Executive Director, The Registry - Wisconsin
  • Kris Madden (Speakers) Professional Development Registry Manager, PENNSYLVANIA KEY
Early childhood workforce registries are the hub of the professional development system connecting Head Start, QRIS, and licensing. Three states will share their successes and lessons learned. Wisconsin is the longest operating registry in the nat... See More
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