The Workforce Forum is designed to increase attendees’ productive capacity through knowledge and information exchange for workforce staff, education and business partners, and workforce stakeholders. The Forum provides an opportunity for workforce staff and partners to collaborate, innovate and  streamline services to improve Texas Workforce Solutions service delivery. Forum presenters share best practices and offer information to enhance workforce services to better serve our customers, employers and participants through our Workforce Solutions offices.

Forum content is designed to benefit:

  • Workforce Development Board, contractor, and Workforce Solutions office staff
  • Public community and technical college staff
  • Curriculum developers
  • Education and business partners

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Presentations/Handouts from Previous Forum

April 2 - 4, 2018

Forum Handouts

Important Note: Presentation/Handouts may not be reproduced or published without the presenter's permission.

Keynote Address, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Inspired Teamwork and Leadership

Paul Vitale

Super Session, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Enhancing Customer Focus: How Do We Make Clients Proud to Work with Us?PDF

John Daly, PhD

Session Update, 4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

WorkInTexas.com Replacement Technology Project

Karen Latta, Courtney Arbour, and Lisa Richardson

Breakout Sessions, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Utilizing LMCI Data Sources and ToolsPDF

Susan Mendez, Michael Fullen, Phillip Arnold, and Christine Long

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Performance StrategiesPDF

Marsha Lindsey, Maria Munoz, Doug Arnold, and Dianna Dallinger

Texas Workforce Commission Rehabilitation Services

Juanita Barker, Paula Brunson, Diane Himmel, Michelle Szumski and Melinda Paninski

College Credit for Heroes' Workforce SuccessPDF

Todd Sherron and Jeff Singh

Measurable Skill Gains and Credentials for Adult Education and LiteracyPDF

Anson Green and Carrie Tupa

Breakout Sessions, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

LMCI Career Education Tools and ResourcesPDF

Lori Knight

Business Services 6.0: The Business Development Liaison Model for Maximized Employer and Community Partner EngagementPDF

Brandi Harrison-Trotter, Stefanie Wagoner, Natalie Greenwell, and Tiffany Gray

Serving Individuals with Disabilities

Elizabeth El Aiady, Jennifer Kaut, Elsa Perez, and Bryant Robinson

Board Engagement and Goal SettingPDF

Leila Melendez

Monitor Findings and IssuesPDF

Mary Millan and Brian Shaw

Breakout Sessions, 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

New Board Activities

Hector Aguilar, Luis Castillo, Don Tracy, Leah Meunier, PhD, Yael Trevino, George Hempe, and Paul Fletcher

Responding to Disasters: Are You Prepared?PDF

Nick Lalpuis, Henry Guajardo, Marilyn Smith, Mike Temple, and Ken Trevino

Putting the Pieces Together—Employer Skills Outreach and Engagement StrategyPDF

Bart Spivey, Alison Brisco, Oscar Licon, Henry Castillo, Gilberto Salinas, and Djuna Forrester Facilitator: Dale Robertson

Next-Level Service Coordination for Foster YouthPDF

David Setzer, Taylor Cortinas, Richard Funderburk, Andrea Abascal, and Lucretia Hammond

Building Apprenticeship Collaboration!PDF

Julian Alvarez III, Elizabeth Figueroa, Jesse Gatewood, and Alba Silvas

Breakout Sessions, 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Start with People: Applying a Customer-Centered Design ApproachPDF

Virginia Hamilton and Yael Trevino

Child Care Automation—Streamlining Child Care Services Using TechnologyPDF

Deborah Hendley, Canda Ponthieu-Doyle, Jason Eades, and Kristy Bundy

Texas Talent ConnectionPDF

Ruth Hughs, Lee Rector, Kaki Leyens, Mary Ross, and Linnea Fletcher, PhD

Digital Accessibility Legal UpdatePDF

Seth Hart and Daniel Kinnunen

Be the One in the Fight Against Human TraffickingPDF

Kirsta Melton
Facilitator: Bradford Ward and Francisco Cerda

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