Program Design and Strategy

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November 6-8

Program Design and Strategy

From the basics of program design to attachment/retention and funding strategies–everything you need to know about program design and strategy.

Track 1: Beginners
Track 2: More experienced
Track 3: Advanced

Thursday, November 7

10:30 - 11:45

Lessons Learned from CBOs:  The Basics of Program Design

Our panel will describe community-based organization examples of successful program designs including client flows, staffing, and delivery of bundled services.

Speakers:

Moderator: Seung KimSenior Program Officer,  Family and Wealth Building Unit, LISC

Presenter: Ellen Ray, Executive Director, Center for Changing Lives

Presenter: Pauline Sylvain-Lewis, North Lawndale Employment Network

Track: 1

Thursday, November 7

10:30 - 11:45

Lessons Learned from Community Colleges: The Basics of Program Design

This session explores community college examples of successful program designs including client flows, staffing, and delivery of bundled services.

Moderator: Julian Haynes, Achieving the Dream, Inc.
Presenter: Lori Littleton, Metropolitan Family Services at Kennedy-King College
Presenter: William Watson, SparkPoint at Skyline College
Presenter: Kenneth Holden, Houston Community College Northeast

Track: 1

Thursday, November 7

10:30 - 11:45

Improving Benefits Access in States
This workshop will share learnings from the national Work Supports Strategy initiative,and identify particular opportunities to leverage benefits reform through the Affordable Care Act.
Moderator: Chauncy Lennon, Ford Foundation
Presenter: Shelby Gonzalez, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Presenter:Nancy Lindman, Michigan Association of United Ways
Presenter: Olivia Golden, CLASP
Track: 3
Thursday, November 7

03:45 - 05:00

What Works: A Case Study of a Community College Implementing WFSN
This session will dive deep into one case study to identify best practices related to
workforce development and work supports.
Moderator:Sarah Griffen, Consultant
Presenter: Ann Lyn Hall, Central New Mexico Community College
Track: 1
Thursday, November 7

03:45 - 05:00

Bundling as a Structural Issue: CBOs

Participants will learn how to effectively deliver bundled services in community-based organization settings.

Moderator: Presenter: Ricki Lowitz, LISC
Presenter: Altonette Perry, SER-Jobs for Progress
Presenter: Marissa Guananja, CONNECT/ The Neighborhood Developers

 

Track: 1

Thursday, November 7

02:15 - 03:00

Bundling as a Structural Issue: Community Colleges

Participants will learn how to effectively deliver bundled services in community college settings.

 

Moderator: Maureen Conway, Aspen Institute
Presenter: Ann Lyn Hall, Central New Mexico Community College
Presenter: Debby King, Phillips Community College
Presenter: Lori Littleton, Program Director at Metropolitan Family Services Center for Working Families

Track: 1

(Repeats Thursday, November 7, 3:45 – 5:00)

Thursday, November 7

02:15 - 03:30

CBOs: Attachment/ Retention

This session will address retention questions for CBOs:  How long does it take for people to achieve success?  Why do people drop out before they achieve success?  How have those challenges been successfully addressed?

Moderator: Marty Miles, Consultant
Presenter: Sarai Garza, Central States SER
Presenter: Sheryl Morris, Jane Addams Resource Corporation
Presenter: Lars Gilberts, United Way of Miami-Dade
Presenter: Program Participants, Southwest Solutions

Track: 2

Thursday, November 7

02:15 - 03:30

Community Colleges: Attachment/Retention

This session will address retention questions for community colleges:  Why do students drop out before they achieve success?  How have those challenges been addressed with WFSN strategies?

Moderator: Pamela Edington, Norwalk Community College
Presenter: Vincent Perry, Metropolitan Family Services, Chicago
Presenter: Sonya Caesar, The Community College of Baltimore County-Essex

Track: 2

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