Scale and Sustainability

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November 6-8

Scale and Sustainability

These workshops focus on tried and true ways to build sustainable and scaleable programs.

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

Friday, November 8

09:30 - 10:45

Financing for Sustainability

Our panel explains the steps involved in creating a financing strategy for WFSN programs, including:  identifying and aligning sources, establishing a 5-year plan, and diversifying sources. (Repeats 11:00-12:15.)

Moderator: Susan Gewirtz, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Presenter: Dona Ponepinto, United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Presenter: Kevin Jordan, LISC
Presenter: Terri Garcia, Southeast Community Services, Inc

Track: 2

(Repeats Friday, November 8, 11:00 – 12:15)

Thursday, November 7

10:30 - 11:45

Creating a Sustainability Strategy

This session explores ways to build sustainable programs, including: infrastructure, partnerships, data, use of technology, and an adaptive capacity to expand and alter WFSN programs.

Moderator: Carolyn D. SewardMET Center

Presenter: Kathie Winograd, Central New Mexico Community College
Presenter: Stephanie Stiene, Brighton Center, Inc.
Presenter: Hector Hernandez, Southwest Solutions

Track: 2

Thursday, November 7

02:15 - 03:30

Scaling at Local and National Levels

This session looks at ways the  WFSN strategy can be built out locally and nationally while retaining quality and consistency.

Moderator: Daria Sheehan, Citi Foundation

Presenter: Kevin Jordan, Vice-President for National Programs, LISC
Presenter: Peter Beard, United Way Worldwide
Presenter: Colin Austin, MDC

Track: 3

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

Thursday, November 7

10:30 - 11:45

Scaling Your WFSN Program

What are the strategies to achieve scale within your program?  How do you plan for expansion, set goals, use technology, change staffing or structures, and embed the strategy within the entire organization?

Moderator: Sara DiTroia, Health Leads
Presenter: Karen Tyler-Ruiz, Detroit Regional Workforce Fund and United
Way for Southeastern Michigan
Presenter: Marvin DeJear, Des Moines Area Community College
Presenter: Jason Jarvinen, International Rescue Committee

Track: 3

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