They’re back. The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) will be a big part of the conference program in 2018.
RSA’s chief of data collection and analysis, Melinda Giancola, will deliver a keynote titled The Future of RSA Reporting. And Andy Kerns, an information technology specialist, will lead a breakout session, RSA-911 National Reporting Trends, an analysis of the data since quarterly reporting went into effect. Andy will also preview data from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Annual Report, and he will give tips on avoiding common reporting issues.
Melinda’s keynote this year follows an insightful presentation from fiscal unit chief, David Steele, from last year’s conference. Many attendees at getAwareLive 2017 credited David’s keynote for helping prepare them for RSA reporting changes. Get a view into what’s on this year’s horizon from Melinda.
And there’s more …
Melinda also participates in a breakout session titled How to Use Real-Time RSA-911 Data as a Tool to Help Improve Program Effectiveness, along with Betsy Hopkins from the Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC).
Two other breakout sessions drill deeper into aspects of federal agency’s reporting requirements. WINTAC’s Rachel Anderson and Alan Rhoten, a senior Aware business analyst, share tips from agencies that have fine-tuned methods for submitting successful RSA reports. And a trio of vocational rehabilitation (VR) experts offer guidance on preparing for an RSA monitoring visit: Becky Oberrecht, a project manager from Alaska Division of VR; Bill Columbo, a director at Michigan Rehabilitation Services; John Stem, a program manager at Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services.
If you want to get in on this year’s RSA knowledge-fest, register here.