WORKCON 2017
Epicenter
May 10-12, 2017
Hyatt Regency Orange County
Sponsored by the California Workforce Association

WORKCON 2017 brings together workforce and economic development professionals, educators involved with career technical and adult education, rehabilitation specialists, and other staff from state agencies, local government and community based organizations who help provide a trained, skilled workforce needed by our expanding economy.

WORKCON will also provide a natural springboard from the USDOL National Convening that focuses on “the regulations as the framework for progress” to the epicenter of innovations and best practices that incorporate the principles inherent in WIOA. For those attending both the National Convening in San Diego and WORKCON, CWA will offer a $50 discount to Meeting of the Minds in Monterey.

CONFERENCE HOTEL
Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Special CWA rate is $169/single or double.
The ROOM BLOCK will close on Monday, April 17th
CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Or call Hyatt Regency Reservations at 800-916-4339. Mention CWA to reserve a room at the discounted rate.

***We reserve a limited block of rooms at a reduced conference rate. If the block is full, you will be responsible for securing other housing at rates that may be substantially higher.

PLENARY SPEAKERS
Why it Matters
Joe Xavier, Director, California Department of Rehabilitation

Using Career Pathways To Unlock Social Mobility
Dr. Anne Kress, President of Monroe Community College

The Six Words We Should Never Use Again
Walter Di Mantova, Principal, Liminal Futures

Moving Beyond the Status Quo
Larry Robbin, Robbin and Associates

3 Preconference Sessions
Wed, May 10th, 9:00 – 11:30am
1) Next Generation Sector Strategies
2) Apprenticeships: We Have Liftoff
3) What You Should Know about the ADA & California’s FEHA

CLICK HERE FOR LATEST WORKCON 2017 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

SPOTLIGHT ON WORKSHOPS (Round One) May 10th
This is just a sampling of the workshops that are going to be held at WORKCON 2017

• Advocating for Workforce Development: A Critical Time
• Lessons from High-Impact Employer-Driven Healthcare Training
• New Americans: Effectively Serving Refugees and Immigrants
• A Data-Driven Approach to Identify the Right Career Pathways
• Innovative Outreach for the Untapped Market
• Leveraging Resources Through a No Cost Charter School Partnership
• Apprenticeship: A Proven Model for High Priority Industries
• Social Enterprise and the Workforce System
• Healthy Relationships and Economic Pathways
• Prior Learning Assessments
• Disability 101: Serving Customers with Disabilities

NOMINATE YOUR ORGANIZATIONS “CHARLIE BROWN’S”

Who was Charlie Brown?

Charlie Brown, the executive director of NoRTEC for almost a quarter century, ran the largest multi-county area in California. During his long career, he mentored many who became the next generation of workforce development leaders. CWA honors Charlie Brown’s workforce legacy with awards to outstanding workforce professionals every year. Click here for more information on Charlie Brown.

Who’s Your Organization’s Charlie Brown?

CWA is seeking workforce nominees who exemplify outstanding leadership within their organization and community, a nominee who is a champion for innovation, partnerships, and customer service. Click on the Nomination Link below, and submit your nomination soon.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: COB – Friday, April 14, 2017
CLICK HERE FOR NOMINATION FORM

SPONSOR, EXHIBITING & PROGRAM ADVERTISING

WORKCON 2017 will attract a diverse and large group of attendees focused on employment, training, skills, credentials, basic education, and vocational rehabilitation. Connect and have a presence with over 500+ attendees for two days, with the opportunity to share products and services that will help them meet their performance goals.

A limited number of exhibit booth spaces are still available, but they are going fast. Lock in your booth space and conference attendance as an Exhibitor /Sponsor today.

CLICK HERE FOR EXHIBIT | SPONSOR REGISTRATION