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