This year’s agenda included a variety of interactive formats including advanced workshops, poster sessions, and roundtable conversations. Together, we’ll promote excellence in Vocational Rehabilitation services and highlight strategies, ideas, and best practices in program evaluation and implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Also back this year was our Conference App offering opportunities to connect with attendees, presenters, and access materials and resources!

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Agenda at a Glance

Attendees joined presentations and participated in Roundtable Discussions around topics such as:

  • Process improvement using Lean and Six Sigma in government
  • Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment for Pre-ETS – an Evaluation (Capstone project)
  • Post-High School Outcomes for Transition Students in Illinois
  • Turning Customer Satisfaction Into Quality Improvement
  • Building a Data Attitude Through Data Visualization
  • Prioritizing Accessibility in Oklahoma’s Workforce System (presented by Labor/Workforce representatives and VR representatives)
  • Examples of VR Program Uses of the online VR Evaluation Coach
  • Customer Process: Keeping Consumer Voice in the Process
    Work Based Learning Experiences: Models and Early Lessons
  • Re-engineering VR for the 21st Century
  • Demonstration of Indiana’s Web Portal For Entering Vendor Client Data
  • Return On Investment – Virginia and Maryland Results

September 4th – 6th, 2018

September 4th
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), sponsored by WINTAC.
PEQA-TAC Advanced Workshop.

September 5th – 6th
Collaborate with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program Evaluators and others interested in creating excellence within state VR agencies.

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Tuesday, September 4

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Blessing Ceremony by Native American Representative

1:30 – 5:30 pm
WINTAC (Workforce Innovation Training and Technical Assistance Center) Presentations

2:30 – 4:30 pm
PEQA Advanced Workshop

Wednesday, September 5

7:30 – 8:30 am

8:30 – 6:00 pm
Poster Sessions

8:00 – 8:30 am
Welcome to Oklahoma: The Significance of Native American Ceremonial Attire

8:30 -10:00 am
Keynote: Panel Presentation by Oklahoma WIOA Core Partners – Shared Services and Partnerships

10:00 – 10:30 am
Break – Networking

10:30 – 11:45 am
Conference Presentations

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 2:15 pm
Plenary Sessions – Rehabilitation Services Administration Staff Presentations

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Roundtable Conversations

3:45 – 5:00 pm
Conference Presentations

Thursday, September 6

7:30 – 8:30 am
Registration and Information

7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Poster Sessions

8:00 – 9:30 am
Plenary Sessions

  • Portland, Maine: Summit/PEQA Conference 2019
  • Summit Navigators Report
  • Keynote: Elizabeth Jennings, “Hope: A Strategy”

9:30 – 10:00 am

10:30 – 11:30 am
Roundtable Conversations

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
VR Evaluation Coach – Panel Presentation by Mathematica Policy Research and VR programs

1:15 – 2:45 pm
Conference Presentations

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Wrap-up and Goodbye

Agenda at a Glance

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