Schedule

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Day 1
24 Jul 2017
7:00 am-8:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Managing Agency Funds and Budgets

Learn the latest tips for managing budgets with Aware. Customer Support Manager Pam Clevenger offers a general overview of budget tools within the software, then digs deeper into specific techniques for leveraging Aware to manage new WIOA requirements. For instance, you’ll learn how to track expenditures for Pre-Employment Transition Services for Students with Disabilities and Supported Employment expenditures for Youth with Disabilities.
Pam
Pam Clevenger

WIOA AND RSA – 911 Data Elements Deep Dive

Elements of RSA-911, Common Measures and PIRL are evolving in the WIOA environment. Aware Senior Business Analyst, Alan Rhoten, and Product Manager Don Alveshere discuss what's changed and the impacts, as well as new reporting expectations (new lists or time of collection), and what's being retired. You'll take away a detailed adaptation checklist that will smooth these transitions.
Alan Rhoten
Don Alveshere

Pre-Conference Training July 24

Look forward to focused sessions on WIOA and Aware Solutions.

Preparing a Work Plan for Accurate, Complete and Timely 911 Reporting

Agencies are now required to submit 911 reporting each quarter, beginning in November. Aware Strategic Account Manager Ralph Vigil and Customer Services Manager Karen Dunn provide a tip sheet for navigating through the process, including how to use the edit checker to ensure data quality prior to submitting the reports. They'll walk you through best practices that produce accurate, complete and timely reports.
Karen Dunn
Ralph Vigil

Optimizing Aware Case Types and Staff Security for WIOA

New WIOA requirements introduce a different degree of data tracking and reporting. In this session, you’ll learn effective methods for managing WIOA data and generating relevant reports, including cases that involve Students with Disabilities, Youth with Disabilities, UI wage data and other common programs. Many of these case types and tracking mechanisms can be streamlined to save your agency time and effort. 
Pam
Pam Clevenger
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

Confirm Data Integrity Through Quality Assurance

Recent findings from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) audit of RSA provide timely discussion points. Aware Customer Services Manager Karen Dunn highlights Quality Assurance (QA) solutions that cover key OIG audit concerns, which will enable agencies to confirm the integrity of their data. 
Karen Dunn

Using Manage Layouts for Day to Day Management of the WIOA

While WIOA added complexity to case management, the new Manage Layouts features in Aware became a must-have work tool. Customer Services Manager Karen Dunn demonstrates how to use Manage Layouts to access and organize the most relevant information for your staff and to effectively target your time on high-priority work. Karen will discuss high-value uses of the new features, including how to set-up a compliance checklist.
Karen Dunn

Introduction to Aware Analytics

Inside Aware there’s a treasure trove of insightful analytics just waiting to be found and used to better serve your clients. Analytics expert Dan Bartels and Product Manager Don Alveshere overview methods for accessing this rich data. They’ll demonstrate both Tableau and our new partner Power BI, and you'll learn how to generate reports, charts and graphs in real time, as well as other valuable tips we've learned over the last 8 years of offering analytics to our VR customers.  
Dan Bartels
Dan Bartels
Don Alveshere

Leverage Aware Analytics for the WIOA Performance Measure Analysis

Following on the Intro to Aware Analytics session, this course goes deeper into the potential of Aware Analytics to generate valuable WIOA insights. Analytics expert Dan Bartels and Product Manager Don Alveshere discuss how to build WIOA analytics using Tableau and Power BI. This session gives you the tools to create the data needed to increase your staff’s understanding of the new Performance Measures.
Dan Bartels
Dan Bartels
Don Alveshere

Using Aware VR Reports to Track and Manage the WIOA

Aware Senior Business Analyst, Alan Rhoten, demonstrates how to create daily reports that assist with monitoring and tracking progress of WIOA goals. The session primarily focuses on how to develop reports that pertain to the State Plan and Common Measures. 
Alan Rhoten
Pam
Pam Clevenger

Using New Aware Features with Assistive Technology

New Aware features make it easier to use assistive technologies. Customer Service Manager Karen Dunn overviews the changes that will be particularly relevant for JAWS and Dragon users. She'll share hot keys and navigation guides that will increase efficiency on the job.  
Karen Dunn
Day 2
25 Jul 2017
7:00 am - 8:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Pre-Conference Training July 25

Look forward to focused sessions on WIOA and Aware Solutions.

Managing Agency Funds and Budgets

Learn the latest tips for managing budgets with Aware. Customer Support Manager Pam Clevenger offers a general overview of budget tools within the software, then digs deeper into specific techniques for leveraging Aware to manage new WIOA requirements. For instance, you’ll learn how to track expenditures for Pre-Employment Transition Services for Students with Disabilities and Supported Employment expenditures for Youth with Disabilities.
Pam
Pam Clevenger

Preparing a Work Plan for Accurate, Complete and Timely 911 Reporting

Agencies are now required to submit 911 reporting each quarter, beginning in November. Aware Strategic Account Manager Ralph Vigil and Customer Services Manager Karen Dunn provide a tip sheet for navigating through the process, including how to use the edit checker to ensure data quality prior to submitting the reports. They'll walk you through best practices that produce accurate, complete and timely reports.  
Karen Dunn
Ralph Vigil

WIOA and RSA-911 Data Elements Deep Dive

Elements of RSA-911, Common Measures and PIRL are evolving in the WIOA environment. Aware Senior Business Analyst, Alan Rhoten, and Product Manager Don Alveshere discuss what's changed and the impacts, as well as new reporting expectations (new lists or time of collection), and what's being retired. You'll take away a detailed adaptation checklist that will smooth these transitions.
Alan Rhoten
Don Alveshere

Optimizing Aware Case Types and Staff Security for the WIOA

New WIOA requirements introduce a different degree of data tracking and reporting. In this session, you’ll learn effective methods for managing WIOA data and generating relevant reports, including cases that involve Students with Disabilities, Youth with Disabilities, UI wage data and other common programs. Many of these case types and tracking mechanisms can be streamlined to save your agency time and effort. 
Pam
Pam Clevenger
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

Confirm Data Integrity Through Quality Assurance

Recent findings from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) audit of RSA provide timely discussion points. Aware Customer Services Manager Karen Dunn highlights Quality Assurance (QA) solutions available within Aware, which allow the agency to confirm the integrity of data. These solutions cover key concerns that have surfaced in recent audits.   
Karen Dunn

Using Manage Layouts for Day-to-Day Management of the WIOA

While WIOA added complexity to case management, the new Manage Layouts features in Aware became a must-have work tool. Customer Services Manager Karen Dunn demonstrates how to use Manage Layouts to access and organize the most relevant information for your staff and to effectively target your time on high-priority work. Karen will discuss high-value uses of the new features, including how to set-up a compliance checklist.  
Karen Dunn

Introduction to Aware Analytics

Inside Aware there’s a treasure trove of insightful analytics just waiting to be found and used to better serve your clients. Analytics expert Dan Bartels and Product Manager Don Alveshere overview methods for accessing this rich data. They’ll demonstrate both Tableau and our new partner Power BI, and you'll learn how to generate reports, charts and graphs in real time, as well as other valuable tips we've learned over the last 8 years of offering analytics to our VR customers.   
Dan Bartels
Dan Bartels
Don Alveshere

Leverage Aware Analytics for the WIOA Performance Measure Analysis

Following on the Intro to Aware Analytics session, this course goes deeper into the potential of Aware Analytics to generate valuable WIOA insights. Analytics expert Dan Bartels and Product Manager Don Alveshere discuss how to build WIOA analytics using Tableau and Power BI. This session gives you the tools to create the data needed to increase your staff’s understanding of the new Performance Measures.  
Dan Bartels
Dan Bartels
Don Alveshere

Using Aware VR Reports to Track and Manage WIOA

Aware Senior Business Analyst, Alan Rhoten, demonstrates how to create daily reports that assist with monitoring and tracking progress of WIOA goals. The session primarily focuses on how to develop reports that pertain to the State Plan and Common Measures. 
Alan Rhoten
Pam
Pam Clevenger

Catching up with the WIOA

WIOA requires a lot more information gathering and reporting to stay in compliance. What if there was a place that flagged data you need for your cases but don't have? Customer Services Manager Karen Dunn overviews the "Catch Up" page that enables you to pull in certain data that's needed for open cases. This could be a huge time-saver for your staff as they're "catching up" with WIOA.  
Karen Dunn
Day 3
26 Jul 2017
7:00 am - 8:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Main Conference July 26

Look forward to presentations within our three tracks:
  1. Aware in Action
  2. Winning with WIOA
  3. Cool Ideas and Best Practice

Keynote presentation – Janet LaBreck

Janet LaBreck, former commissioner of Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), kicks off the conference by sharing perspectives from 30-plus years of being a leader in the VR community.
Janet LaBreck
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Break and Networking

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Break and Networking

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Evening Banquet and Entertainment

Day 4
27 Jul 2017
7:00 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Main Conference July 27

Look forward to presentations within our three tracks:
  1. Aware in Action
  2. Winning with WIOA
  3. Cool Ideas and Best Practices

Keynote Presentation – Sally Hogshead: How to Fascinate, from First Impressions to Lasting Value

We live in a distracted world. The average attention span is just 9 seconds. Sally Hogshead teaches audiences how to communicate and add value in the first 9 seconds.
Sally Hogshead
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Break and Networking

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Break and Networking

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Conference Close