MMM Conference 2019 - Strategy into Reality

Call for Presentations

Meeting of the Minds in Monterey

Strategy into Reality
September 3-5, 2019
Monterey Marriott Hotel & Monterey Convention Center

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Please submit your proposal no later than Monday, July 8th, 2019 to be considered. Note: Proposers are encouraged to submit prior to that date. If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by Monday, July 15th, 2019

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
Over the last 5 years, since the implementation of WIOA, the workforce system has been steeped in the planning process. State plans, regional plans, local plans, strategic plans, participant plans, sector plans…you get the point! Plans, however, are just fancy documents that tend to gather dust and lead to no real change if one does not then take and develop that plan…then implement ACTION around it. This is really the “North Star” for the workforce ecosystem. Whether you are an organization attempting to provide key services to a targeted population, a business looking to access a talented labor pool, a group of workforce partners looking to develop leveraged access points, a workforce region consisting of many stakeholders…a state…or even the Nation; we must work intentionally to connect our strategies and plans to program design and delivery. This is where the real work takes off and where real change is achieved.
Can you take a look at your planning efforts and map outcomes down to program delivery? Are you able to walk into your America’s Job Center and know that the programs offered are linked to achieving outcomes identified in your local/regional plans? Can you review outcomes for your students in your classroom, school or college and know that you are meeting the needs of an overarching strategy? Can you confidently say that your workforce system is supporting and, ultimately, meeting the needs of your communities and regions? Well? Can you?? 
At Meeting of the Minds 2019 we hope to examine ways that will ensure these critical connections occur, look to strong examples of programs that clearly lead to identified outcomes, and highlight areas where the public workforce system is linking the demand strategies to supply-side program delivery. This year’s theme is Strategy into Reality.
If you have examples of strategies and/or programs you are proud of, or want to facilitate a discussion, please submit a proposal (see last page). If not, please consider this your invitation to join us, and to be 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.
  • Strategic planning dos and don’ts for Workforce Boards
  • Performance dashboards and other WFB Tools
  • 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?
  • Tracking outcomes back to strategies
  • Return on Investment Models
  • Using data to ensure solid program design that gets results
  • LMI Tools
Work Based Learning
  • Career Pathways: Do they Exist?? How do we show clear articulated pathways from Business Demand into the classroom
  • 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
  • CTE programs that are making a difference
  • How education partners play a role in a broad workforce strategy
Business Engagement
  • Business Engagement and Sector Strategies
  • Development programs from Sector Strategy Work and Planning
  • Becoming More Demand Driven
  • Coordinated Approach to Job Development
  • Developing a Cross-Organizational Business Engagement Strategy
  • Business as Leaders…How do they drive Strategy
  • Business Engagement Outcome measures
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
  • Let’s be Architects of the Future of Work – Planning to respond
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
  • Creating common vision…then holding accountability
Regional Work
  • State of the Art in Doing Regional Work That Matters
  • Regional Industry Advisory Groups
  • How Regional Economic Data can turn into program design
  • Measuring regional impacts of the workforce eco-system
  • Connecting regional strategies to local program design and delivery
  • Playing to each other’s strengths.
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 Monday July 8th, 2019 for consideration. Proposers are encouraged to submit prior to that date.
PROPOSAL ACCEPTANCE
Presenters will be notified by Monday July 15th, 2019. 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.
$176.00 per night for Single/Double. The special room rate is available until Aug 12, 2019 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; meals and special events are not included with this registration type.
ONE DAY PRESENTER RATE: $470.
Gives a presenter access to all Conference sessions and functions on the day of your presentation.
FULL CONFERENCE PRESENTER RATE:  $600.
Full three-day access to all Conference sessions and functions.
REGISTER NOW

PRESENTER SUBMISSION PROCEDURES
SEND your proposal to CWA at: presenter@calworkforce.org
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 (1,200 characters 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 CWA.
presenter@calworkforce.org
916-325-1610
Registration Questions?
info@calworkforce.org or 916-325-1610
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