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Agenda

The Summit Conference 2019 offered engaging formats: advanced workshops, interactive presentations, roundtable conversations, and relevant poster sessions. In addition, we offered a Knowledge Translation for Employment Research State of the Science Conference Track.

Please Note: Presentation and Roundtable descriptions were listed in the conference program and app.


Conference Agenda-at-a-Glance
PEQA-TAC Advanced Workshops – September 4
KTER State of the Science Conference – September 5 and 6

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  • Lean and Six Sigma

    Process improvement using Lean and Six Sigma in government

  • Capstone Project

    Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment for Pre-ETS – an Evaluation (Capstone project)

  • Outcomes

    Post-High School Outcomes for Transition Students in Illinois

  • Quality Improvement

    Turning Customer Satisfaction Into Quality Improvement

  • Data Visualization

    Building a Data Attitude Through Data Visualization

  • Accessibility

    Prioritizing Accessibility in Maine’s Workforce System (presented by Labor/Workforce representatives and VR representatives)

  • Online VR Evaluation

    Examples of VR Program Uses of the online VR Evaluation Coach

  • Learning Experiences

    Work-Based Learning Experiences: Models and Early Lessons

  • Consumer Process

    Keeping Consumer Voice in the Process

  • ROI

    Return On Investment – Virginia and Maryland Results

Agenda At-a-Glance



Wednesday, September 4

10:30 – 11:30 am – Board Room
Conference Executive Committee Meeting

12:00 – 5:00 pm – Hotel Lobby
Conference Registration, Check-In, Information


1:00 – 2:15 pm – Massachusetts
PEQA-TAC Advanced Workshop 1

Reviewing Low-Cost Methods of Program Evaluation with a Goal of Adoption and Use of Data

1:00 – 2:30 pm – Lincoln/Kennebec
WINTAC Workshop

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Pre-Employment Transition Services Using Reporting and Performance Data

1:00 – 2:30 pm – Hotel Lobby
KTER: Welcome Table

2:45 – 4:00 pm – Massachusetts
PEQA-TAC Advanced Workshop 2

Quality Assurance – Do I Feel Assured?

4:30 – 5:30 pm – Board Room
Summit Conference Planning Committee Meeting

4:40 – 6:00 pm – Oxford/Somerset Room
ROI Group Meeting

Poster Sessions

Participants browsed the PEQA-TAC cohort posters and discovered how their activity impacts quality assurance in vocational rehabilitation and viewed additional posters related to quality assurance and program evaluation. The PEQA-TAC cohort is participating in PEQA-TAC’s one-year certification program on Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance.

Thursday, September 5

7:15 am – 12:00 pm – Hotel Lobby
Conference Registration, Check-In, Information

8:00 – 8:15 am – New Hampshire/Vermont
Summit Navigators Welcome and Report

8:15 – 8:30 am – New Hampshire/Vermont
Welcome from the State of Maine Department of Labor and Host Committee

Leaders from the Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired

8:30 – 9:30 am – New Hampshire/Vermont
Keynote

The Rest of the Iceberg: How the Invisible Work of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals Can Change the World

Eve Hill has red haired, wears a black blouse and crosses her arms

Eve Hill, Partner at Brown, Goldstein, and Levy

 

9:45 – 11:00 am
Concurrent Presentations

11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Roundtable Conversations

12:30 – 1:45 pm – New Hampshire/Vermont
KTER Track: Working Lunch

Knowledge Brokering as an Evidence-based Strategy
Sponsored by AIR/KTER

Maureen Dobbins has long dark hair and smiles

Maureen Dobbins, School of Nursing, McMaster University


2:00 – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Presentations

3:15 – 4:30 pm
Concurrent Presentations

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Massachusetts
RPEN Open House and Meeting

(light snack provided)


Friday, September 6

7:15 – 9:00 am – Hotel Lobby
Conference Registration, Check-In, Information

7:00 – 8:00 am – New Hampshire/Vermont
Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Market Decisions Research

8:00 – 9:30 am – New Hampshire/Vermont
Keynote

Rehabilitation Services Administration Presentation

Carol Dobak talks in a panel

Mark Allan Schultz, Commissioner, RSA

Mark Allan Schultz, Commissioner, RSA; Christopher Pope, Chief, Data Collections and Analysis Unit, RSA; Andrew Kerns, Information Technology Specialist, Data Collections and Analysis Unit, RSA

9:45 – 11:00 am
Concurrent Presentations

11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Roundtable Conversations

12:30 – 1:45 pm
Working Luncheon Presentations:

Capstone Project Presentations and Remarks
PEQA-TAC Cohort Members

What is the Summit Group and Where Did It Come From?
Summit Group Navigators Leadership

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Presentations

3:15 – 4:30 pm
Concurrent Presentations

Tuesday, September 4

10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration/Sign-In

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
Registration/Sign-In

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
Lunch

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
Break

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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This event is provided with support from the Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance Technical Assistance Center (PEQA-TAC) grant from the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) award number PR#H263B150004. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.