Workshops: The Forum 2018

Presented by the National Association of Workforce Boards

The Forum 2018 comes at a tumultuous time for the workforce system. The economy is changing, with old jobs disappearing and new ones appearing. Technology is making some jobs obsolete while radically reshaping others. Wage structures are changing; some new jobs are low wage, and some are project-based, a modern version of "piece-work." Many come without the insurance, pensions, and other benefits that were traditionally attached to employment in the U.S. Increasingly, there is little market need for individuals with just a high school degree -- or less -- and people with these skills are being shut out of good paying, middle-class jobs. Family-supporting wages require some type of post-secondary credential.

Employers are seeing the need for higher skills in the workforce, and in some cases, are taking on a larger role in economic and workforce development. Business must be a part of discussions mapping out a region's economic development strategy, and provide information about projected workforce and skill demands. They need to work with workforce development boards and education and training providers to ensure that training programs match their skill needs and to help define career ladders. They also need to be part of training programs, providing real-world problems for students to solve and locations for internships and job training. Finally, business needs to be a part of the broader policy conversation on how a workforce system should be configured and how we pay for skills development in the U.S. WIOA's purpose to better align the workforce system with education and economic development in an effort to create a collective response to economic and labor market challenges on the national, state, and local levels, necessitates partnership and a collective dialogue.

The Forum 2018 workshops and roundtables will be held on Sunday, March 25 and Monday, March 26. Workshops will be 75 minutes in length, while Roundtables are 25-minute discussions presented three times in quick succession during a workshop period at intimate tables of 10. Topics and schedules for the sessions are as follows:

Sunday, March 25th

Workshops: Innovations in Service Delivery, Opportunities in Effective Operations

9:30 am -10:45 am

  • After the Learning Curve: Sharing One-Stop Operator Procurement Process Experiences
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  • Driving Innovation: People and Process
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  • Driving Strategic Board Performance by Thinking Like a Private-Sector Business
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  • Expanding your Training Inventory with Open Educational Resources
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  • Financial Capability as Driving Force behind Better Outcomes
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  • Financial Institutions' Engagement in Workforce Development
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  • How Might We Design a Public System for the Out of Work?
  • If We Knew Then What We Know Now: Forming a Regional Workforce Board
  • Innovative Partnerships and Programming to Improve the Lives of Opportunity Youth
  • One-Stop System Accessibility from a Federal, State, and Local Perspective
  • Partnering with Corrections to Promote Reentry and Employment
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  • Recent Federal Research and Evaluation Findings and their Potential for Informing Policy and Program Direction
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  • Rethinking Job Search: Building Job Seeker Confidence, Motivation, and Accountability
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  • Vegas Reset: New Partners New Capacity
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  • What in the World? Global Solutions for Workforce and Economic Development
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  • What Workforce Professionals Want from Workforce Leaders
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  • WIOA Trailblazer Award Winner: TrailBlazing Beyond WIOA - San Diego's Secret Sauce for Success
  • Workforce System Alignment: Process, Strategies, and Tools
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11:00 am - 12:15 pm

  • Alternative Pathways to High School Diplomas
  • Beyond WIOA: Broadening the Scope of your Workforce Development Board
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  • Beyond WIOA: Leading True Regional Partnerships
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  • Breaking through the Noise: Effective Outreach to Business and Industry
  • Creating a Future-Forward Workforce System
  • Entrepreneurship Training Grows Self-Employment AND Traditional Employment
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  • Family Centered Employment: Workforce and the 2Gen Movement
  • Flip the Script: Changing the Story of San Diego's Opportunity Youth
  • Florida’s Local and Indiana’s State Perspective on Technology-Based Workforce Solutions
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  • Governor's Coaching Corps Prepares Colorado Jobseekers for Digital Economy
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  • Helping Incarcerated Individuals Find Employment after Release
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  • Linking Workforce Boards and Community College Partners through Prior Learning
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  • Paying for Outcomes: How Boards Can Use Pay for Performance Contracting Strategies
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  • Re-Imagining AJCs: When Business and Job-Seeking Customers Design Services with Us
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  • So Long Silos: Building Strategic Alliances between Colleges and Workforce Boards
  • Strategies for Including Job Seekers with Disabilities: Using Diversity Partners Online
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  • The Role of Technology in Fulfilling the Vision of WIOA
  • Updates on WIOA Performance Accountability and the Effectiveness in Serving Employers Measure

Monday, March 26th

Workshops: Industry Sector Strategies, Business Services

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Apprenticeship 2.0: Finding the Sweet Spot for Employers and Apprentices
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  • Collaborating with Employers and Chambers of Commerce to Employ the Formerly Incarcerated
  • Creating Hope in Healthcare: Equity and Equality through Good Jobs
  • Creating Responsive Partnerships that Lead to Employment for Out-of-School Youth
  • Data Solutions for Regional Strategic Planning
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  • High Performance Framework for Sector Partnerships and Workforce Boards in Colorado
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  • Leverage National Quality Credential Initiatives into Local Workforce Strategies
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  • Managerial Apprenticeship Programs in the Lodging and Restaurant Industries: Strategies for Engagement
  • Sector Strategies 3.0 in SWWA: Moving from Fancy Plans to Meaningful Action
  • Sector-Based One-Stops: Using a Targeted Approach to Improve Workforce Outcomes
  • Understanding the Many Futures of Work and Implications for Your Communities
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  • Using CRM Technology for Seamless Regional Business Engagement

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The Forum 2018