The 2017 conference will focus on five main areas:
- Leveraging and Establishing Partnerships – including a special emphasis placed on partnerships identified in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act
- Delivering Career Services -including motivating clients, intake procedures, providing quality assessment, integrated case management, etc.
- Business and Economic Development-including strategies around regional business partnerships, business engagement, and measuring performance of services.
- Managing Changes: including workshops on fiscal, EEO, Grievances, Changing HR rules, HIPA Laws, OMB Circular, and Supervising 101
- Priority Population-including effective strategies for serving individuals with disabilities, individuals with limited English proficiency, homeless, veterans and ex-offenders.
Workshop audiences will include people interested in learning about innovative methods to serve clients in all aspects of the workforce development system, public policies that support the effective delivery of services, and workshops that provide information, tools or ideas that are practical and easily replicated.