MMM Conference 2018 - Hunting Genius

Call for Presentations

Meeting of the Minds in Monterey

Hunting Genius
September 4-6, 2018
Monterey Marriott Hotel & Monterey Convention Center

Scroll down to view more of the Meeting of the Minds in Monterey 2018 – Hunting Genius, Call for Presentations details MMM 2018 Call for Proposals, or click this link to download the complete proposal submission document.
Please submit your proposal no later than Wed, June 20th, to be considered. Note: Proposers are encouraged to submit prior to that date. If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by Friday, July 6, 2018

Proposal Section Content

  1. ABOUT MEETING OF THE MINDS
  2. POTENTIAL TOPICS FOR WORKSHOPS & DISCUSSION SESSIONS
  3. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION & PROPOSAL ACCEPTANCE
  4. TARGET AUDIENCES
  5. ANTICIPATED ATTENDANCE
  6. MONTEREY MARRIOTT CONFERENCE HOTEL
  7. HOTEL RESERVATIONS
  8. REGISTERING AS A PRESENTER
  9. PRESENTER SUBMISSION PROCEDURES
  10. ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
ABOUT THE MEETING OF THE MINDS
While we continue to engage in upskilling our workforce, not a day passes without our “devices” also acquiring yet another skill, and our personal assistants responding more accurately. Indeed, they have become our servants, delivering an extreme convenience that we now demand and expect, whether it’s shopping, eating or finding out how to get where we want to go, and our abiding source for basic information (Alexa, what’s the weather in San Diego?).
This has happened with the help of not only technology, but enterprising thinkers that are imagining how to address serious problems in people’s lives. Indeed, our devices, the networks that power them, and the genius that created them, carry unlimited potential to address some of the issues that we find the most daunting in our work. We wondered…where’s the genius in our system that’s waiting to be unleashed? So, this year’s theme is Hunting Genius.  
Although you may not think of yourself as a genius, we believe that we are already having some incredible breakthroughs in how we approach our work. BUT, we need to stretch ourselves even more. Think of this as an opportunity to consider parallel solutions to those digital breakthroughs that have transformed and disrupted our world. How could we make life easier for both ourselves and our clients, customers and students? What solutions are right in front of us that we may be overlooking? And, what better place to think through how we harness our collective genius than at Meeting of the Minds!
If you have ideas or want to facilitate a discussion, please submit a proposal (see last page). And, if not, please consider this your invitation to join us, and to become inspired at the Meeting of the Minds in Monterey.
Note: Specific submission procedures are located at the bottom of this page.

PROPOSED CONFERENCES TRACKS
If you have ideas about these topics, are experimenting with new approaches, want to flout your early successes, highlight your partnerships, show off some cool stuff…or, if you really are a genius, read on.
The topics are meant to be illustrative and not exhaustive of potential session topics.
Workforce Boards in Action
We encourage sessions conceived and presented by Workforce Board members.
  • Roles and Responsibilities: Board Member Exchange
  • Models for Assuming a Strong Community Leadership Position
  • WFBs and Regional Work
  • Instigating or Supporting Community Forums on Key Workforce Issues
  • Uncommon and Intriguing Practices of Select WF Boards
  • Partnerships with your Elected Officials: Practices Worth Emulating
Workforce and Economic Data & Deployment
  • Becoming More Conversant with Industry Sector Trends
  • What Should We Be Measuring? Data for Good or Data for What?
  • Cybersecurity: Where Are the Jobs and What Should We Be Training For
  • LMI Tools
Work Based Learning
  • Career Pathways: What “Genius” and Key Learnings Have Emerged from the California Career Pathways Trust
  • Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships: Where Are We Getting The Most Traction?
  • Bringing “Real World” into our Classroom and Training Programs
  • Expanding Work Based Learning, Internships and Other Work Experiences
  • Career Pathways are Not Linear
Business Engagement
  • Business Engagement and Sector Strategies
  • Becoming More Demand Driven
  • Coordinated Approach to Job Development
The Future of Work
  • The Future of Work: Challenges and Emerging Responses
  • Making a Living: Supporting People Seeking Work but Not Jobs
  • Manufacturing 4.0: What Do We Need to Know
  • Assisting Companies in Successful Implementation of Automation
Going Virtual and Digital
  • Recruiting in the Digital Age
  • Welcome to 2018: Using Alexa, YouTube and Wikipedia to Support Peer to Peer Sharing, Online Learning & More
  • Best Apps for Job Seekers
  • The Emerging Future of Career Exploration: BrightFutures & Other Tools
  • Adult Education Reimagined
Becoming Better Partners and Collaborators
  • Group Process Skills
  • Designing Effective Meetings
  • Models for Leading Large Scale Change
Regional Work
  • State of the Art in Doing Regional Work That Matters
  • Regional Industry Advisory Groups
Improving Service Delivery
  • Human Centered Design: Best Practices
  • Integrating our IT Systems
  • What Evidenced Based Practices Tell Us
  • Client Profiles and Differential Responses within AJCCs
  • Integration & Alignment Within Career Centers
  • Lean Innovation and Other Quality Management Practices
Customers with Special Needs
  • How Special are “Special” Populations
  • Inclusive Growth: Addressing Workers Who Are Being Left out and/or Left Behind
  • Increasing Employment Participation Rates for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Reentry Programs that Reduce Recidivism
  • Different Thoughts and Approaches about Dealing with “those” Millennials
  • Youth vs. Young Adult Program and Service Designs
  • Integrating Immigrants into the American Workforce

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
Please submit proposals no later than Wednesday, June 20, 2018 for consideration. Proposers are encouraged to submit prior to that date.
PROPOSAL ACCEPTANCE
Presenters will be notified by Friday, July 6, 2018. CWA reserves the right to suggest changes to the proposal concept. Not all proposals will be accepted.

TARGET AUDIENCES
  • Members and Staff of Workforce Development Boards
  • Career Center Staff, including partners from EDD, DOR, CalWorks, Adult Education, Adult Schools, ROP, COE, and more
  • Educators from community colleges, K-12 and the CSU campuses involved with Career Technical Education, contract education and other specialized certificate programs within key industry sectors
  • Community based organizations connecting constituencies with basic skills, bridge programs, and other skill enhancements
  • Organizations involves with apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, and other initiatives leading to industry recognized credentials
  • Professionals involved in economic development, small business development and who support entrepreneurship
  • Researchers and practitioners involved in entrepreneurial training and other support for thriving in the emerging economy
  • Foundations supporting workforce development solutions
  • Businesses interested in learning more about education and workforce development resources and support
  • Stakeholders involved in building strong regional economies

ANTICIPATED ATTENDANCE
Over 500 individuals will attend the Conference.

CONFERENCE HOTEL
Monterey Marriott Hotel
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940
831- 649 – 4234
HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Presenters are responsible for their own hotel reservations.
Monterey Marriott Hotel
RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW
or call (877) 901-6632 and mention CWA for discounted group rate.
$161 night for Single/Double
The special room rate is available until Aug 13th or until the block is sold-out.

REGISTERING AS A PRESENTER
We ask that all presenters register for the Conference. We encourage you to come, to stay, to play and to pay.
PRESENTER ONLY RATE: No Charge
Use only if you are coming to present and not attending any other Conference sessions or functions.
ONE DAY PRESENTER RATE: $370.
Gives a presenter access to all Conference sessions and functions on the day of your presentation.
FULL CONFERENCE PRESENTER RATE:  $530.
Full three-day access to all Conference sessions and functions.
REGISTER NOW

PRESENTER SUBMISSION PROCEDURES
SEND your proposal to John Baker, Conference Curator at: corefactors@gmail.com  
Subject line… MMM: Title of your Workshop
Please follow this outline in composing your proposal.
Proposed Session Title
Draft Session Description
Describe what will be covered in the session. Imagine you are an attendee deciding what is relevant to your learning. (be concise, approximately 75 words or less)
Discussion Leader, Panelists or Presenter(s) (as appropriate)
*  List Names, Titles, Affiliation, Email, Phone (include for each person)
AV Needs (all rooms are equipped with LCD, screen and power strip)
Additional Needs:   Sound  (   )            Flip Chart (    )             Internet (    )
Presenter Registration Policy
(    ) Yes, I am aware of the need for all presenters to register, and for presenters to pay conference registration fees if attending other functions or sessions during the Conference.

QUESTIONS?
Contact John D. Baker, Conference Curator
corefactors@gmail.com
512-689-8177 cell
Registration Questions?
info@calworkforce.org or 916-325-1610
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