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Conference Schedule

DAY ONE: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

  • Networking Breakfast

    7:30a – 8:30a

    Enjoy your morning networking with your fellow conference attendees.

  • General Session

    8:30a – 9:30a

    Title: NRWC Welcome & Opening Presentation
    Presenters: Jason Whyte, Chairman NRWC (lead), Representative of the LCCL

  • General Session

    9:30a – 10:30a

    Title: Keynote Speech
    Presenter: Ken Oliver, Executive Director, Checkr.org

  • Break

    1030a – 11:00a
  • Concurrent Sessions

    11:00a – 12:00a

    Title: Effective Implementation (NRWC Certification & Resources)
    Presenters: Alexandra Walker, Director, ACJI, Johanna Leal, Director, ACJI

    Title: Parents on a Mission
    Presenters: Richard Ramos, Founder, POM

    Title: Youth Engagement
    Presenters: Caitlin Dawkins, Director, FHI-360

  • Lunch / General Session

    12:00p – 1:30p

    Title: Changing the Game on the Inside
    Presenters: Judge Stephanie Sawyer, Philadelphia Court, Dean Williams, ED, Colorado DOC, Margie Phelps, ED of Programs and Risk Reduction, Kansas DOC

  • Concurrent Sessions

    1:45p – 2:45p

    Title: Sector Strategy #1: Restaurant Industry (NRAEF)
    Presenters: Patricia Gill, Director of Workforce Development, NRAEF

    Title: Doing Business with State Government 
    Presenters: Dean Williams, ED, Colorado DOC, Margie Phelps, ED of Programs and Risk Reduction, Kansas DOC, Dorenda Hamarlund, Workforce Specialist, PA DOC

    Title: Community Reinvestment and The Role of the Intermediary
    Presenters: Richard Morales, Executive Director, LCCL, Hassan Latif, Founder, Second Chance Center

  • Break

    2:45p – 3:00p
  • Collaborative Workgroups #1

    3:00p – 4:30p

    Collaborative workgroups will be formed based on NRWC priorities and the interest of each attendee to think through next steps, including any further engagement after the conference.

DAY TWO: Thursday, October 20, 2022

  • Networking Breakfast

    7:30a – 8:30a
    Enjoy your morning networking with your fellow conference attendees.
  • General Session

    8:30a – 10:00a

    Title: Fair Chance Hiring
    Presenters: Jeffrey Korzenik

  • Break

    10:00a – 10:30a
  • Concurrent Sessions

    10:30p – 11:30a

    Title: Sector Strategy #2: Manufacturing Industry
    Presenters: TBD

    Title: Economic Mobility for People Impacted by the Justice System
    Presenters: Lucretia Murphy, Associate VP, JFF, Chioke Mose-Telesford, Director, Director of Improving Practices & Outcomes, CSW

    Title: Smart Business Founded by Returning Citizens
    Presenters: Harley Blakeman

  • Lunch/ General Session

    11:30a – 1pm

    Title: Breaking Barriers (Solutions Guide)
    Presenter: Caitlin Dawkins (facilitator), Steer Committee Member, other presenters TBD

  • Concurrent Sessions

    1:00p – 2:00p

    Title: Sector Strategy #3: IT Industry 
    Presenters: TBD

    Title: Effective Strategy for Employer Engagement 
    Presenters: TBD from preconference workgroup

    Title: The Business Case for Fair Chance Hiring (3 employers)
    Presenters: Jeffrey Korzenik, Untapped Talent

  • Break

    2:00p – 2:15p
  • General Session

    2:15p – 3:15p

    Title: From Incarceration to Transformation (Panel)
    Presenters: Hassan Lattif, Founder, Second Chance Center & TBD

  • Break

    3:15p – 3:30p
  • Collaborative Workgroups #2

    3:30p – 4:30p

    Collaborative workgroups will be formed based on NRWC priorities and the interest of each attendee to think through next steps, including any further engagement after the conference. 

DAY THREE: Friday, October 21, 2022

  • Networking Breakfast

    7:30a – 8:30a

    Enjoy your morning networking with your fellow conference attendees.

  • General Session

    8:30a – 10:00a

    Title: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Call to Action)
    Presenters: TBD

  • Break

    10:00a – 10:30a
  • General Session

    10:30a – 12:00a

    Title: Funders Panel – Funding the Work (trends)
    Presenters: Representatives from Philanthropy and Government

*This is a preliminary program. Session details are subject to change.

Updated 4-14-2022

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