Key to workshop Tracks:
Track 1 (TR 1): Beginners
Track 2 (TR 2): More experienced
Track 3 (TR 3): Advanced

Download the full conference agenda here.

 

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Pre-Conference: Wednesday, November 6

10:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. Conference Check-in
11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Sessions: Some organizations are conducting sessions that are not part of the regular conference for staff and/or people they have invited to join them. These Pre-Conference Sessions are NOT included in the WFSN conference registration.If you have been asked to participate in one of the following sessions and have questions or want to register for their events, please contact the person listed below. The sponsoring organizations are handling registration and information for their sessions.
1:00 – 5:00 Achieving the Dream/ MDC Joint Session
Contact: Colin Austin, MDC, caustin@mdcinc.org and/or Julian Haynes, ATD, jhaynes@achievingthedream.org
1:00 – 5:00 LISC FOC Pre-Conference
Contact: Seung Kim, skim@lisc.org or register here.
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Funders Only Pre-Conference Briefing and Site Visit, Sponsored by AFN, EITC Funders, GIST, Workforce Matters and WFSN
Contact Annika Little, annikaklittle@gmail.com for more information or to register.

Thursday, November 7

7:00 – 10:00 Conference Check-in
7:00 – 5:00 Registration Desk Open
10:30 am – 8:00 pm Network Café open for networking
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 Welcome, Introductions and Conference Opening Remarks

Conference Opening: Annika Little, Strategic Philanthropy
Consultant and Program Manager, Asset Funders Network

Opening Speaker: Sterling Speirn, President and CEO, W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Announcement of the Working Families Success Network:
Susan Gewirtz, The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kevin Jordan, LISC

Video of the Working Families Success Network’s Voices

9:00 – 10:15 Opening Plenary: The Working Families Success Network: A Growing Strategy for Building Economic Security

Keynote Speaker: Alan Jenkins, Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Opportunity Agenda

Discussion Panel:

Moderator: Wynne Lum, Bank of America

Presenter: Kevin Jordan, Senior Vice President for National Programs, LISC

Presenter: Peter Beard, Senior Vice President for Education and Income, United Way Worldwide

Presenter: Colin Austin, Senior Program Director, MDC

Presenter: Carol Lincoln, Senior Vice President, Achieving the Dream

10:30 – 11:45 Workshops

Creating a Sustainability Strategy-TR 2

Scaling Your WFSN Program-TR3

A New Approach to Career Pathways-TR 2

Adapting Data Systems for WFSN-TR 1

Lessons Learned from CBOs: The Basics of Program
Design-TR 1

Lessons Learned from Community Colleges: The Basics of
Program Design-TR 1

Improving Benefits Access in States – TR 3

Immigrants and the WFSN Strategy-TR 2

12:00 – 2:00 Lunch: Announcement of the Expansion of the Community College Network

Lunch Plenary: The Working Families Success Network in a Changing Economy

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Thomas Major, Lumina Foundation

Keynote Speaker:
Paul Osterman, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Professor of Human Resources and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management and the Department of Urban Planning

Discussion Panel:
Moderator: Bob Giloth, Vice President, Center for Community and Economic Opportunity, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Presenter: Olivia Golden, Executive Director, Center on Law and Social Policy

Presenter: Juan Salgado, Instituto Del Progreso Latino

Presenter: Regina Stanback-Stroud, President, Skyline College

2:15 – 3:30 Workshops (Round 1)

Community-Based Organizations: Attachment/Retention-TR 2

Community Colleges: Attachment/Retention-TR 2

Bundling as a Structural Issue: Community Colleges – TR 1

Making a Difference in College With Benefits Access-TR 2

Scaling at Local and National Levels-TR 3

Strategies for Income Smoothing and Managing Family Cash
Flow-TR 2

What Works: Case Study of Workforce Development and Work Supports in Community-Based Organizations-TR 1

A Shared Approach to Demonstrating Success: Common Participant Outcomes-TR 1

The WFSN Approach in State Policy and Programs-TR 3

Building an Integrated Service Delivery Network-TR 1

Bundling as a structural Issue: Community Colleges – TR 1

Findings from the Field Evaluations and The Lessons We Are Learning – TR 2

3:30 – 3:45 Refreshment Break on The Go!
3:45 – 5:00 Table Talks
Come share and learn from peers about successes and challenges in implementing the integrated services strategy. Participants will have time to sit in on two of the following or one of the table talk topics and one of the technology demonstrations. See pdf agenda for more details.
3:45 – 5:00 Technology Demonstrations
See what’s going on with technology tools that can support integrated services work. Participants will have time to sit in on two of the following or one of the table talk topics and one of the technology demonstrations. See pdf agenda for more details.
3:45 – 5:00 Workshops (Round 2)

Bundling as a Structural Issue: CBOs-TR 1

Building a Data-Driven Culture and Sharing Data with Partners-TR 2

Scaling at Local and National Levels (repeat)-TR 2

Strategies for Income Smoothing and Managing Family Cash
Flow (repeat)-TR 2

What Works: A Case Study of a Community College Implementing WFSN (repeat)-TR 1

A Shared Approach to Demonstrating Success: Common Participant Outcomes (repeat)-TR 1

The WFSN Approach in State Policy and Programs (repeat)-TR 3

Building an Integrated Service Delivery Network (repeat)-TR 1

5:00 Adjourn
5:30-7:00 Evening Social Reception

Friday, November 8

7:00 – 11:00 Registration Desk Open
7:00 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:15 Final Plenary: Products, Protections, and Policy: The New Asset-Building Frontier

Discussion Panel:

Moderator: Natalie Abatemarco, Managing Director, Citi Community Development

Presenter: Lisa Mensah, Founder and Executive Director, Initiative on Financial Security, The Aspen Institute

Presenter: Jennifer Tescher, President and CEO, Center for Financial Services Innovation

Presenter: Michael S. Barr, Professor of Law, Michcigan Law School and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan

9:15 – 12:20 Networking Cafe Open
9:30 – 10:45 Workshops (Round 1)

The Three C’s: Coaching, Counseling, & Case Management-TR 1

A WFSN Approach to Employer Work Supports-TR 3

Integrating Financial Coaching Into Your Work-TR 2/3

Building Credit and Paying Down Debt-TR 2

Expanding and Strengthening Your Integrated Services Delivery Network-TR 2

Financing for Sustainability-TR 2

Marketing Your WFSN Program with a Comprehensive Communications Strategy-TR 1 & 2

Developing an Effective Campaign to Influence Policy Makers-TR 3

10:45-11:00 Refreshment Break on the Go!
11:00 – 12:15 Workshops (Round 2)

The Three C’s: Coaching, Counseling & Case Management – TR 1

Integrating Financial Coaching Into Your Work-TR 2/3

A WFSN Approach to Employer Work Supports (repeat)- TR 3

Building Credit and Paying Down Debt (repeat)-TR 2

Expanding and Strengthening Your Integrated Services Delivery Network (repeat)-TR 2

Financing for Sustainability (repeat)-TR 2

Marketing Your WFSN Program with a Comprehensive Communications Strategy-TR 1 & 2 (repeat)

Developing an Effective Campaign to Influence Policy Makers (repeat)-TR 3

12:30 – 1:15 Lunch and Closing Remarks

Featured Speakers:

Guillermina Hernandez-Gallegos, Program Director, Human Services, The Kresge Foundation

David Dodson, President, MDC

1:15 Adjourn