5th National Organizational Change Forum

Kansas City, MO
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

5th National Organizational Change Forum
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 9:00 AM -
Thursday, September 25, 2008 4:00 PM (Central Time)

Kansas City Airport Marriott Hotel
775 Brasilia Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64153

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You are cordially invited to attend the 5th National Organizational Change Forum, “Employment First! A Manifesto for Change.”


The Forum will be held at the Marriott Hotel located by the Kansas City Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. This location will offer many advantages: a beautiful open meeting site, close proximity to restaurants and shopping, and best of all, free parking and close to the airport!


The Forum is intended to be interactive and action oriented. All presenters and participants will be actively involved in generating a national agenda for change. Join Forum participants as we trace our historic change toward inclusive employment. Hear from leaders who have aligned federal, state, and local systems and agencies to offer job seekers employment and community life supports. Participate in lively discussion and planning related to policy and system change, leadership and management, transition and career development, and integrated employment. Be a part of discussions to establish a National Agenda on Organizational Change and Employment First.


There will be opportunities for participants from the same state to begin to organize and promote Employment First initiatives in their home state. We encourage State Teams to attend that may include State Vocational Rehabilitation and Developmental Disabilities agency representatives, local community providers, One-Stop career center staff, local education agency staff, university faculty and others.

Schedule of Events


 Wednesday Sept. 24th

Registration 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Opening Keynote Session 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Morning Sessions 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch Provided 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Sessions 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Town Hall 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Reception 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm



Thursday, Sept 25th

Registration 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Morning Sessions 9:00 am - 11:45 am

Lunch Provided 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Sessions 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Town Hall 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm



Contact Information

  • For registration questions, please contact Kris Estes, Event Coordinator Phone: 417-532-7192, Email: estesks@missouri.edu

Payment Instructions

  • Mail payments to Region 7 CRP-RCEP, 98 Corporate Lake Dr., Columbia, MO 65203
    Registration fee includes all conference activities. 
    Please make checks payable to the University of Missouri.
    Please include participant's name in memo line of check so payment can be properly credited. 
    The deadline to register with a $150.00 fee is Monday, August 25, 2008. 
    The registration fee after August 25, 2008 is $180.00. 
    For all participants providing email addresses, final confirmations will be sent to you as you register.  Please print out a copy of the sessions you signed up for and bring that with you to the conference. They will not be provided at the conference.
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