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SPEAKERS

A powerful lineup.

Keynotes

Randy Lewis Keynote Speaker getAwareLive! Conference
Randy Lewis – Former Walgreens Executive, Award-winning Author

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Janet LaBreck – Former RSA Commissioner

Senator Tom Harkin
Senator Tom Harkin (retired) – The Harkin Institute

Glen Gordon
Glen Gordon – Chief Technology Officer, VFO

Jessica Cox Keynote Speaker getAwareLive! Conference
Jessica Cox – Disability Advocate, Motivational Speaker

Sean T. Casey
Sean T. Casey – GVRA Executive Director

Mandy Harvey
Mandy Harvey – Motivational Speaker

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Sven Akerman Jr. – Chief Technology Officer, Alliance Enterprises

Melinda Giancola
Melinda Giancola – Chief, Data Collection and Analysis Unit

Hosts

Russ Cusack getAwareLive! Conference Host
Russ Cusack – Conference Chair

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Chris M. Pieper – CEO, Alliance Enterprises

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Lisa Gifford – Director of Corporate Strategy, Alliance Enterprises

Trainers

John Harper
John HarperAware Product Manager

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Karen Dunn – Strategic Account Manager, Alliance Enterprises

Ken Goss
Ken GossAware Subject Matter Expert

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Pam Clevenger – Customer Support Manager, Alliance Enterprises

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Ralph Vigil – Strategic Account Manager, Alliance Enterprises

Breakout Speakers

Rachel Anderson
Rachel Anderson – Training and Technical Assistance Manager

Bill Colombo
Bill Colombo – Innovation and Special Programs Director

Terry Donovan
Terry Donovan – Senior Outreach Program Manager

Susan Foley
Susan Foley – Ph.D., Senior Researcher

Karen D. Fraser
Karen D. Fraser – Director, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, Maine

Ellen Golombek
Ellen Golombek – NASWA Deputy Executive Director

Samatha Heckmeyer
Samantha Heckemeyer – Director of Aware and Client Services

Todd Honeycutt
Todd Honeycutt – Ph.D., Senior Researcher

Betsy Hopkins
Betsy Hopkins – Training and Technical Assistance Manager

Jeff King
Jeff King – Principal Solution Specialist

Mark Kinnison
Mark Kinnison – Division Administrator

Becky Oberrecht
Becky Oberrecht – Project Manager

John Stem
John Stem – Program Manager

Rod VanStavern
Rod VanStavernAware Manager

Answer Station Experts

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Alan Rhoten – Senior Business Analyst, Alliance Enterprises

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Dan Bartels – Analytics Product Manager, Alliance Enterprises

Rick Gifford

Shoshanah Bain


SCHEDULE

A comprehensive curriculum.

Day 1: July 23, 2018

07:00 am – 08:30 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:30 am – 10:00 am – Review Basics Using Date Rules and Overrides

08:30 am – 10:00 am – Analyzing Your Agency with the Common Performance Measures

08:30 am – 10:00 am – Building Successful Portals using Aware APIs

10:00 am – 10:30 am – Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Financial Adaptation

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Fine-Tuning the RSA-911 Report

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Measuring Data Quality with the QA Tool

12:00 pm – 01:00 pm – Networking Lunch

01:00 pm – 02:30 pm – RSA-911 Reporting

01:00 pm – 02:30 pm – Tracking and Reporting Pre-ETS

01:00 pm – 02:30 pm – Tracking Services and Job Opportunities with the Employer Module

02:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Break

03:00 pm – 04:30 pm – Security and Timesaving Features

03:00 pm – 04:30 pm – Getting Ready for a Monitoring Visit

03:00 pm – 04:30 pm – Documenting and Reporting Provided Services

 

Day 2: July 24, 2018

07:00 am – 08:30 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:30 am – 10:00 am – Review Basics Using Date Rules and Overrides

08:30 am – 10:00 am – Analyzing Your Agency with the Common Performance Measures

08:30 am – 10:00 am – Building Successful Portals using Aware APIs

10:00 am – 10:30 am – Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Financial Adaptation

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Fine-Tuning the RSA-911 Report

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Measuring Data Quality with the QA Tool

12:00 pm – 01:00 pm – Networking Lunch

01:00 pm – 02:30 pm – RSA-911 Reporting

01:00 pm – 02:30 pm – Tracking and Reporting Pre-ETS

01:00 pm – 02:30 pm – Tracking Services and Job Opportunities with the Employer Module

02:30 pm – 03:00 pm – Break

03:00 pm – 04:30 pm – Security and Timesaving Features

03:00 pm – 04:30 pm – Designing Rapid Cycle Evaluations

03:00 pm – 04:30 pm – A Blueprint for Going Paperless

07:00 pm – 09:00 pm – Welcome Reception and Registration

 

Day 3: July 25, 2018

07:00 am – 08:00 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:00 am – 08:30 am – Conference Kick-off

08:30 am – 09:00 am – Welcome to Georgia

09:00 am – 09:30 am – Better Outcomes with Better Employer Relations

09:30 am – 10:30 am – Thinking Outside the Shoe

10:30 am – 11:00 am – Break and Networking & Answer Station

11:00 am – 11:55 am – Elevate Program Effectiveness with QA and Analytics

11:00 am – 11:55 am – Reporting: Best Practices

11:00 am – 11:55 am – Using Portals to Streamline Data Collection with External Partners

12:00 pm – 01:30 pm – Networking Lunch with 30-minute presentation by Diamond Sponsor

01:30 pm – 02:30 pm – Disability Rights in America – Past, Present and Future + THAD Award Presentation

02:30 pm – 03:00 pm – Break and Networking & Answer Station

03:00 pm – 03:55 pm – Using Rapid Cycle Evaluations to Drive Better Program Decisions

03:00 pm – 03:55 pm – Aware Adaptation Review: An Executive Overview

03:00 pm – 03:55 pm – Cool Technology that Can Improve the Future of VR

04:00 pm – 04:55 pm – Elevate Program Effectiveness with QA and Analytics

04:00 pm – 04:55 pm – Successful Setup for an RSA Monitoring Visit

04:00 pm – 04:55 pm – Tapping into Staff Strengths to Boost Service Delivery

05:00 pm – 05:30 pm – Break and Networking & Answer Station

05:30 pm – 06:30 pm – Cocktail Reception

06:30 pm – 09:00 pm – Evening Banquet – Always Remember to Try

 

Day 4: July 26 2018

07:00 am – 08:00 am – Continental Breakfast

08:00 am – 08:30 am – Conference Day 2 Kick-off

08:30 am – 09:30 am – Why I Hired a Workforce Others Overlooked

09:30 am – 10:00 am – Break and Networking & Answer Station

10:00 am – 10:55 am – Engaging Employers and Improving Business Relations Through Tracking

10:00 am – 10:55 am – How to Use Real Time RSA-911 Data as a Tool to Help Improve Program Effectiveness

10:00 am – 10:55 am – Reporting: Best Practices

11:00 am – 11:55 am – RSA-911 National Reporting Trends

11:00 am – 11:55 am – A Practical Guide to Better Employer Relations

11:00 am – 11:55 am – Turning Facts into Information: LMI in Vocational Rehabilitation Services

12:00 pm – 01:30 pm – Lunch Hour – Partnering with Labor: A Blossoming New Relationship

01:30 pm – 02:30 pm – The State of Technology in VR

02:30 pm – 03:30 pm – The Future of RSA Reporting

03:30 pm – 04:00 pm – Conference Close


ANSWER STATION

The Answer Station is a courtesy service offered during both conference days of getAwareLive! Conference attendees are encouraged to swing by for a 5-minute chat, on a variety of Aware related topics, with any one of our experts. Longer conversations, for more extensive questions, can also be scheduled at the Answer Station. This service is designed to give attendees invaluable 1-on-1 time, that they may not get in another setting, with a member of Alliance staff. All questions are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there. The Answer Station can be found at the entrance of the Sponsor Hall during the following times:

Conference Day 1:

  1. 10:30 am – 11:00 am
  2. 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  3. 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Conference Day 2:

  1. 9:30 am – 10:00 am

REGISTRATION

book your attendance.

Training July 23-24

Conference July 25-26

Guests have three options:

1) Conference Only: $795 | Two-day conference pass, access to all keynotes and sessions, welcome reception and appetizers, continental breakfasts and lunches, evening banquet. Click here to register for conference only

2) One Training Day + Conference: $1,095 | Three days of activities, includes one day of pre-conference training, two-day conference pass, WIOA and Aware-focused training, access to all keynotes and sessions, speakers and events, welcome reception and appetizers, continental breakfasts and lunches, and evening banquet. Click here to register for one training day + conference

3) Two Training Days + Conference: $1,495 | The Full Experience: Four days of activities, including two days of pre-conference training, two-day conference pass, WIOA and Aware-focused training, access to all keynotes and sessions, speakers and events, welcome reception and appetizers, continental breakfasts and lunches, and evening banquet.  Click here to register for two training days + conference

We’re happy to discuss group discounts, training only registration options, offline payments and refunds over the phone. Please call (253) 844-4293 or click here to contact us.


ACCOMMODATION

Book your stay.

Atlanta Airport Marriott

Standard Government Rate:

$119.00 per night

Group Rate available April 1 – July 10

Click here to book now


 

 

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