Texas Workforce Commission Conference Presentations, December 7 - 9, 2016

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, Keynote Address 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Shed or You're Dead: How to Stay Alive and Succeed in the Midst of Change
Kathy B. Dempsey

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, Workshop Sessions 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Super Session: How to Become a Born Leader
Chairman Andres Alcantar and Billy Riggs

Successful Practices for Texas Rising Star Implementation
Sandra Solis and Veronica Torrez

Autism in the Workforce: An Untapped Asset
Montisha Goosby, Victoria Green, Jennifer Kaut, Kevin Kaut, and Tracy Wancho

Community Engagement – An Organizational Commitment Part 1 & Part 2
Francisco Almaraz and John Hershey

Accommodations in the Workforce and the Americans with Disabilities Act – Part 1
Ronald Clark, Chris Fink, Jonathan Mize, and Randi Turner

A Measure of Progress: Improving the Grade Part 1 & Part 2
Jolea Bryant and Parker A. Harvey

Overview of Changes to the Child Care Program
Phil Warner

New Board Member Orientation
Lona Chastain and J.D. Hogan

Thursday, December 8, Workshop Sessions 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Super Session: Survive and Thrive in 2017
Katrina Grider and Ruth Ruggero Hughs

AEL Program Expansion: Strategic Collaboration with Boards, Businesses, and Education
Sheri Suarez Foreman, Edwardo Honold PhD., Evelyn Meza, Sabra Phillips, Meg J. Poag, and Mary Ange Sanchez

Military Community Partners Working Together
Kendall Cox, Todd M. Fox, Jerry Haisler, Susan Kamas, Stephanie O'Banion, and Marin Traylor

Registered Apprenticeship: Building and Expanding Workforce Opportunities
Desi Holmes, James (Dudley) Light, and George A. McEntyre

Accommodations in the Workforce and the Americans with Disabilities Act – Part 2
Ronald Clark, Chris Fink, Jonathan Mize, and Randi Turner

Child Care Eligibility Process
Phil Warner and Allison Wilson

Active Shooter Response in the Workplace – Do you Know What to Do?
Robbie Barrera, Patrick Ervin, and Earl Woolbright

Succession Planning: Best Practices for Public-Sector Organizations
Linda Angel PhD

Transparency in Government: Open Meetings Act Training and How to Comply with Open Government Laws
Lona Chastain and Jennie Hoelscher

Thursday, December 8, Workshop Session 1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Super Session: Computer Programming – The Core Skill of the 21st Century
Julian Alvarez III, Drew Lentz, and Alex Meade

How to Increase Work-Based Learning: Building Skills and Getting Jobs
Greg Newton

Pathways to Successful Collaboration
Janet Bono, Carline Geiger, Anne Hoscheit, Debra Jones, Al Lopez, and David Zarazua

Disclosing a Disability: If, When, and How to Disclose Part 1 and Part 2
Randi Turner

Dropout Recovery Solutions for Disconnected Youth and Adults through Innovative Partnerships
Juan Carlos Aguirre and Traci Berry

High-Quality Early Childhood Education: An Investment in Our Future
Jesse Ayala, Susan Landry PhD, and Carol S. Shattuck

Benefits and Work Incentives: Essential Supports for Employment Success
Sara Kendall

Labor Market and Career Information Tools for Success
Phillip Arnold, Doyle Fuchs, and Mariana Vega

Thursday, December 8, Workshop Session 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Quickshop: Measuring Improvement: Dashboard Development and QT/OE Utilizations
Alfredo Mycue

Quickshop: Protecting Personally Identifiable Information: What Would You Do?
Debbie A. Tilbury

Quickshop: Vocational Rehabilitation in a Nutshell
Tracy Shaw

Quickshop: The Texas Workforce System in a Nutshell
J.D. Hogan

WIOA Requirements Regarding Payment of Subminimum Wage and Sheltered Workshops
Corra Dunigan, Carline Geiger, Sara Kendall, and Claudia Peden

Ethics: It's Everyone's Business
Martha Garber Med and Linda Holloway PhD

Strategies for Continuously Engaging Disconnected Youth and Young Adults
Greg Newton

Career Pathways in AEL: Strategic Design and Proven Implementation Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3
Tamara Clunis PhD, Danielle Grundy, Michelle Lamons, Melissa Sadler-Nitu, Brenda Schofield, and Pamela Wise

Strategies for Job Seeker Who are Blind
Valerie Alvarez and Rosario Manning

Strengthening the Regional Talent Pipeline for In-Demand Careers by Aligning Business, Education, and Public-Sector Leadership
Peter Beard and Allatia Harris

What's New, LMCI? Career Education Resource Showcase and Demonstration
Karla Jasen and Lorena Knight

College Credit for Heroes: Awarding College Credit for Military Experience Part 1 & Part 2
Edna Quintana Clause PhD., Tracy A. Hurley PhD., Apurva Naik, and Nan Walters

Social Media – Get Focused!
John Hershey and Ramsey Olivarez

Child Care Program – Lessons Learned and Best Practices Part 1 & Part 2
Mary Lou Acosta, Deborah Hendley, Debra Kosarek, Leslie Kruse, and Phil Warner

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday, December 9, Workshop Sessions 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Building Better Program Partnerships through Sharing Customer and Services
Greg Newton

Job Seekers with Disabilities: Bridging the Gap
Jeffrey Tamburo

Autism and Employment Issues
Derek Volk and Dylan Volk

Friday, December 9, Closing and Keynote Address 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Embrace the Shake: Transforming Limitation into Opportunities
Phil Hansen

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