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  • 1. Implement Positive Strategies to Prepare Today’s Youth for the Future July 30–31, 2009 | Washington, DC Optional Pre-Conference Workshops July 29, 2009 The 2009 Promote Youth Development in a New Era of Youth Advocacy You Will Learn to: Address the Needs of Today’s Youth to Inspire Success Establish Performance Measures to Enhance in the 21st Century Youth Services Harness the presidential administration focus on youth Develop and utilize performance measures to evaluate to benefit your work today and in the future progress and develop a plan to increase youth outcomes Obtain Recovery Act Money to Further Youth Education, Promote Collaboration and Drive Change through Development and Workforce Involvement Public-Private Partnerships Prepare, plan for, obtain and manage funds under the Cultivate successful relationships with the business Recovery Act to increase the workforce and drive results community, foundations, government agencies and for your program youth serving-systems to create new opportunities www.YouthServicesSummit.org1
  • 2. The 2009 Youth Services Summit Agenda at-a-Glance Workshops: July 29, 2009 8:30 Workshop Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 WORKSHOP A American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Understand New Legislation, Timeframe for Spending and How-to Secure Funding 12:00 Lunch 1:00 WORKSHOP B Grants Management for Results: Strategies for Youth Services Programs 4:00 Adjourn Day One: July 30, 2009 8:30 Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS The New Administration’s Youth Focus: How will it Affect Your Program? 10:00 Forge Effective Partnerships: Cultivate Relationships with the Business Community 11:00 Break & Refreshments 11:15 Develop 21st Century Skills: The Keys to Success 12:15 Lunch Break 1:00 Reach Today’s Youth: Implement a Marketing Campaign to Connect With Youth 2:00 Break & Refreshments 2:15 Connect Youth Services to Youth Workforce Development 3:15 Empowered Beginnings: Promote Youth Leadership Today and Always 4:15 Day One Adjourns Day Three: July 31, 2009 9:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS The State of Today’s Youth – Challenges and Opportunities in an Uncertain Times 10:00 Youth Panel: Through their Eyes 11:00 Break & Refreshments 11:15 Enhance Alternative Education and Youth Training 12:15 Lunch Break TRACK A TRACK B Pathways for Success: Working with Youth Make Your Mark: Advance Performance Within Your Youth Program 1:15 Jump Start: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Initiative of the Develop Performance Measures: The Logic Model National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth Approach 2:15 Break & Refreshments 2:30 Positive Impact: Promote Healthy Outcomes for Develop Performance Measures: The Logic Model All Children Approach (Cont’) 3:30 Closing Keynote: Successfully Retaining Youth in Your Youth Services Program 4:30 Adjourn 2
  • 3. The 2009 Youth Services Summit Who Workshops: July 29, 2009 Pre-conference workshops are designed to be an interactive way for participants Should Attend: to learn the latest management techniques in order to implement them in their workplace. These workshops will provide a platform to learn practical applications of current best practices. Space in this comprehensive workshop is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat today. • Youth Service Providers • Workforce Investment Boards 8:30 Workshop Registration and Continental Breakfast • Youth Councils • State Human Service 9:00 Workshop A: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Understand Administrators New Legislation, Timeframe for Spending and How-To Secure Funding • One-stop Center Operators The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is boasting unprecedented funds of $787 billion. As a presidential promise, our nation’s youth are seeing a portion of those funds • Workforce Development being invested in their future. Summer programs will be able to flourish, after-school Stakeholders activities will be able to expand and youth employment opportunities will be renewed under the Recovery Act. • State Independent Living This workshop will provide tools necessary to determine how your program will benefit Coordinators from the Recovery Act and how to efficiently manage funding. Be prepared and identify the ins- and -outs for applying and receiving the stimulus. You will learn to: • Community Leaders and • Understand the Recovery Act and track the distribution of funds from Federal agencies Policymakers • Learn requirements and guidance to effectively manage activities under the Recovery Act • Examine critical action steps necessary to obtain and maintain funding under the • Local Youth Service accelerate timeframes Agency Staff • Outline communication process to comply with transparency and reporting requirements • Community and Faith-Based Organizations 12:00 Lunch Break • State/local Department of Children and Family Services/DHHS • Youth Service Practitioners • Non Profits • Foundations 3
  • 4. The 2009 Youth Services Summit Top 5 Workshops, Continued: July 29, 2009 1:00 Reasons to Attend: Workshop B: Grants Management for Results: Strategies for Youth Services Programs As youth service organizations increasingly move towards more performance-based grants, greater emphasis will be placed on the application and evaluation processes especially with 1. Harness Recovery Act money the new mandates regarding Recovery Act funding. Agencies and organizations will be and learn to effectively under increased pressure to measure, evaluate and improve the results of their grants in an era of transparency and accountability. manage your funds In this workshop, explore all aspects of grants management and proposal development and 2. Measure and evaluate the create a framework to measure and report performance of youth programs. Learn to stay compliant with grant guidelines including new procedures under the Recovery Act that go effectiveness of your youth beyond current standards of practice to ensure success. service programs • Understand emerging accountability and transparency issues in grants management • Create grant applications that position your organization apart by linking performance 3. Engage and incentivize measures to positive grant outcomes youth to participate in your • Acquire and utilize strategies to evaluate your grants and report back to stakeholders youth program • Target agencies to reach your goals and focus on fostering relationships to ensure partnerships are long-lasting 4. Forge public-private Elizabeth Holden partnerships to utilize President and CEO, PrimePoint LLC available resources and Senior Fellow, The Performance Institute foster program success 5. Advance youth leadership 4:00 Workshop Adjourns and accountability by promoting 21st Century Skills and healthy living initiatives 4
  • 5. The 2009 Youth Services Summit Day One: July 30, 2009 8:30 Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast “There was great 9:00 Keynote Address The New Administration’s Youth Focus: How will it information to Affect Your Program? With a platform on reforming education and employment opportunities for today’s communicate youth, the Obama Administration has made early strides to bring youth issues to the forefront. There is an early focus on promoting science and math initiatives, helping low-income families with college preparation and easing the process to obtain financial to area service aid. With these plans where does your program fit in? How will the agenda of the next four years help aid your work? During this keynote address, hear about and discuss the providers to future of youth programs and: • Understand the current landscape for reinvestment in nationally sponsored youth activities and programs strengthen • Capitalize on the President’s youth agenda and obtain new resources to grow your program • Utilize federal assistance to revitalize your program and mirror federal progress programs.” 10:00 Janice Moran Evans, Forge Effective Public-Private Partnerships: Cultivate Relationships with Counselor, City of Shreveport the Business Community Community Development • Engage the business community and leverage resources to meet performance outcomes Workforce • Build mutually beneficial partnerships to ensure lasting success for youth • Ensure you and your partners are utilizing the same measures to evaluate critical program success Daniel Horgan Executive Director, Pittsburgh Cares Senior Fellow, The Performance Institute 11:00 Break & Refreshments 11:15 Develop 21st Century Skills: The Keys to Success • Understand 21st Century Skill Sets and how your youth can hone their skills for future success • Bridge the gap between school and home by helping youth obtain multi-lateral skills for life and career, technology and innovation • Focus attention on 21st Century Skills to enhance student outcomes in your youth program 5 5
  • 6. The 2009 Youth Services Summit Day One, Continued: July 30, 2009 12:15 Lunch Break “I was able to 1:00 Reach Today’s Youth: Implement a Marketing Campaign to Connect identify valuable with Youth • Ensure your marketing activities are tailored to fit your specific youth organization resources • Study recruitment methods including advertising campaigns, career fairs and successful community initiatives available for • Conduct a successful online recruitment advertising campaign with effective features to attract today’s youth funding for youth Daniel Horgan Executive Director, Pittsburgh Cares programs.” Senior Fellow, The Performance Institute 2:00 Mavis Hill, Director, Break & Refreshments Tyrrell County Community Development Corporation 2:15 Connect Youth Services to Youth Workforce Development • Determine the challenges facing youth today • Develop a link between youth workforce development to youth services programs • Forge business and community partnerships to improve and youth outcomes 3:15 Empowered Beginnings: Promote Youth Leadership and Community Development through Performance Management • Ensure youth involvement to develop and promote leadership opportunities in the community • Work with youth meet their needs and to determine measures for program success • Strengthen your community-based programs through evaluating outcomes 4:15 Day One Adjourns 6
  • 7. The 2009 Youth Services Summit Day Two: July 31, 2009 9:00 “The information Keynote Address: The State of Today’s Youth: Challenges and Opportunities in Uncertain Times on performance Young people today face more challenges than ever before. The world is changing rapidly and today’s youth must be ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. measures and Learn about the latest statistics and stories about issues facing today’s youth. Positively imple- ment change in the lives of today’s youth community through the mission of your programs. You will also learn to: outcomes will • Break the barrier to effective communication with today’s youth • Prepare youth with indispensable skills to meet the needs of the high speed world around be great to them • Work together to create growth opportunities to engage all youth implement with Dorothy Stoneman President and Founder, our staff.” YouthBuild USA Tamara Dukes, Director of 10:00 Youth Panel: Through their Eyes Prevention, Youth Alive! Learn from the people who matter most: today’s youth. Hear from youth who have suc- cessfully been through youth development and leadership programs and learn about what worked for them and what they have been able to accomplish. During this interactive session develop the tools to assist your organization or agency stay connected with your youth and their needs. YouthBuild USA 11:00 Break & Refreshments 11:15 Enhance Alternative Education and Youth Training • Review best-practices for effective youth education and training programs • Implement evaluation strategies to assess your training program • Determine how to achieve measurable results 12:15 Lunch Break 7
  • 8. The 2009 Youth Services Summit Day Two, Continued: July 31, 2009 1:15 Track A: Pathways for Success: Working with Youth Track B: Make Your Mark: Advance Performance Within Your Youth Program Address Challenges for Youth with “Many information Develop Performance Measures: Disabilities in the Workforce The Logic Model Approach • Learn about leadership programs for resources were • Obtain best practices to build a youth with disabilities successful youth system • Identify existing barriers to personal and presented that • Devise program goals that are professional success and learn to think aligned with your youth service creatively to develop plans to deal with organization’s mission can be shared those barriers • Integrate performance measures and • Improve interaction with youth with goals that will ensure program success disabilities and the one-stop system with colleagues Jon Desenberg The Performance Institute that will benefit 2:15 Break & Refreshments future programs.” 2:30 Track A: Pathways for Success: Working with Youth Carter Dozier, Director, Positive Impact: Promote Healthy Develop Performance Measures: Outcomes for All Children The Logic Model Approach (Cont’) Northeast Workforce • Empower today’s youth with life skills to • Learn to develop quality performance Development take responsibility for their own health measures that help drive results in your and wellness agency • Achieve positive youth health outcomes • Identify and define intermediate and end by recognizing risk factors such as teen outcomes for your financial management pregnancy, chronic health conditions and framework behavioral risk factors • Analyze ways to audit and evaluate • Engage other agencies and your measures to build a more successful organizations to bring together resources management system that promote healthy living Track B: Make Your Mark: Advance Performance 3:30 within Your Youth Program Closing Keynote: Successfully Retaining Youth in Your Youth Services Program The best way to ensure participation is to foster engagement. With the onslaught of video games, MP3 players and social networking forums it is easy for youth to lose touch with the outside world. Position yourself to offer necessary and attractive services to keep youth engaged and to promote a culture of successful living. • Identify and implement innovative strategies to keep youth engaged in your programs • Examine program components that motivate and encourage youth involvement • Work with youth to provide exciting and fulfilling incentives for retention 4:30 Adjourn 8
  • 9. The 2009 Youth Services Summit Bring this Program to Your Organization Sponsorship Opportunities One of the more popular vehicles for accessing the Institute’s educational offerings is the delivery of on-site trainings and management facilitations. Bringing a training or facilitation in-house gives you the opportunity to customize a program that addresses your exact chal- lenges and provides a more personal learning experience, while virtually eliminating travel expenses. Whether you require training for your department or for an organizationwide initiative, the advanced learning methods employed by The Performance Institute will create an intimate training atmosphere that maximizes knowledge transfer to enhance the talent As a conference and training within your organization. provider, The Performance Institute is an expert in bringing together leaders to share and discuss best Customization practices and innovations. We We realize that not all obstacles can be overcome by applying an “off-the-shelf solution”. connect decision-makers with While many training providers will offer you some variation of their standard training, The respected solution providers. Performance Institute’s subject matter experts will work with you and your team to examine your programs and determine your exact areas of need. The identification of real life ex- The Institute offers four different amples will create a learning atmosphere that resonates with participants while at the same pre-designed sponsorship packages: time providing immediate return on your training investment. Using interactive exercises that employ actual projects or scenarios from your organization, instructors can address specific challenges and align the curriculum of each session to your objectives. While the majority of • Event Co-Sponsor on-site trainings are focused on smaller groups, The Performance Institute also has the ability to accommodate organizational-wide training initiatives. Utilizing multiple instructors, The • Session Sponsor Institute has the capacity to deliver courses to groups of up to 300 participants per day. • Luncheon Sponsor Areas of Expertise • Exhibit Booth Sponsor On-site delivery of single courses, certification programs and entire packages of specialized courses are available in the following areas: • Strategic Planning For more information on sponsorships or to get started, contact • Performance Measurement Jessica Ward at 703-894-0481 ext. 215 • Project Management or • Lean Six Sigma • Workforce Management • Performance-Based Budgeting • Performance-Based Contracting • Performance Reporting • Program Evaluation • Administrative Management • Leadership and Change For more information about in-house training options available to you, please contact Tara Shuert at 703-894-0481 x 223 or email her at 9
  • 10. The 2009 Youth Services Summit Upcoming Event: Grants Management for Results 2009 “Many of the Write, Manage and Comply in a New Era of Accountability and Transparency resources shared August 17-19, 2009 | Washington, DC can be used Optional Post-Conference Workshops August 20, 2009 to implement Day One: Proposal Planning and Development Create a framework for writing, developing and securing grants for your organization performance in Day Two: Budget and Financial Management for Grants WIA programs.” Prepare budgets accurately, on-time and according to financial parameters in today’s grants landscape Joann Toerper, Program Day Three: Accountability, Evaluation and Performance Monitoring Administrator, Missouri Enhance grant performance and management to report successful outcomes to grantors Career Center Featuring an Interactive and Comprehensive Workshop: Federal Grant Compliance for Nonprofits: Once You Get the Money, How to Stay Out of Jail! For More Information Please Visit 10
  • 11. The 2009 Youth Services Summit Logistics & Registration REGISTRATION VENUE & HOTEL 1. ONLINE at 2. VIA FAX to 703-894-0482 The 2009 Youth Services Summit will be hosted at The Performance Institute’s Training Center in Arlington, VA, just one block east of the Courthouse stop on the Orange Line of 3. VIA PHONE to 703-894-0481 the D.C. Metro. A public parking garage is located inside of the building for $10/day. 4. VIA MAIL to 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Sixth Floor Continental breakfast and refreshments will be provided for delegates on each day. Arlington, VA 22201 The Performance Institute 1515 North Courthouse Rd., Suite 600 Yes! Register me for The 2009 Youth Services Summit Arlington, VA 22201 Add Workshop A 703-894-0481 Add Workshop B Please call me. I am interested in a special group discount for my team A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Marriott at the prevailing rate of $165.00 until July 1, 2009. This rate is based on the Delegate Information Government Per Diem and is subject to change. Please call the hotel directly and reference code “Youth Services” when making reservations to get the discounted rate. The hotel is conveniently located three blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station. Please ask the hotel about a complimentary shuttle that is also available for your convenience. Name Title Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Marriott 1533 Clarendon Blvd. Office Organization Arlington, VA 22209 Phone: 703-528-2222 Phone: 1-800-321-2211 Address TUITION City State Zip The tuition rate for The 2009 Youth Services Summit is as follows: Early Bird Rate Regular Rate Telephone Fax Conference Only $599 $699 One Workshop --- $299 Email Two Workshops --- $499 *For the Early Bird Rate, register before May 20, 2009 Payment Information Training Form/Purchase Order Check (accepted by mail only) GROUP DISCOUNTS Credit Card For more information on group discounts for The 2009 Youth Services Summit, please contact Melvin Hall at 703-894-0481 x210 or email him at Credit Card Number Expiration Date Cancellation Policy For live events: The Performance Institute will provide a full refund less $399 administration fee for cancellations four weeks before the event. If cancellation occurs within two weeks prior to conference start date, no refund will be Name on Card 3 Digit Card verification # issued. Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel prior to the event will be charged the entire registration fee. For webinars: The Performance Institute will provide a full refund less $50 administrative fee for cancellations four weeks before the event. If cancellation occurs within two weeks prior to conference start date, no refund will be issued. Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel prior to the meeting will be charged the entire registration fee. Billing Zip Code All the cancellation requests need to be made online Your confirmation email contains links to modify or cancel registrations. Please note that the cancellation is not final until you receive a written confirmation. Please make checks payable to: The Performance Institute Priority Code: S262-WEB Payment must be secured prior to the conference. If payment is not received by the conference start date, a method of payment must be presented at the time of registration in order to guarantee your participation at the event. Quality Assurance Discounts The Performance Institute strives to provide you with the most productive and effective educational experience • All ‘Early Bird’ Discounts must require payment at time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive possible. If after completing the course you feel there is some way we can improve, please write your comments on any discount. the evaluation form provided upon your arrival. Should you feel dissatisfied with your learning experience and wish to • Any discounts offered whether by The Performance Institute (including team discounts) must also require payment at request a credit or refund, please submit it in writing no later than 10 business days after the end of the training to: the time of registration. The Performance Institute: Quality Assurance, 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201 • All discount offers cannot be combined with any other offer. • Discounts cannot be applied retroactively Note: As speakers are confirmed six months before the event, some speaker changes or topic changes may occur in the program. The Performance Institute is not responsible for speaker changes, but will work to ensure a comparable speaker is located to participate in the program. If for any reason The Performance Institute decides to cancel this conference, The Performance Institute accepts no 11 responsibility for covering airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants, including delegates, sponsors and guests.
  • 12. About The Performance Institute Called “the leading think tank in performance measurement for government” on OMB’s, The Performance Institute has been a leader in Performance Management training and policy since the 2000 administration transition. As part of the Government Performance Coalition, a group of good government organizations, the Institute worked in 2000 to deliver recommendations to the then new administration on what would become the President’s Management Agenda. In 2009, the Institute is leading Innovations in Government: From Transition to Transformation, or, a collection of forums, research and recommendations to bring insight and transformation to the federal government. The goal of InnoGOV. org is to centralize the importance of performance, accountability and transparency in government and to disseminate the leading best practices to government managers. The Performance Institute has published several research reports regarding performance management initiatives and trains over 10,000 government managers per year on performance-based topics. Dedicated to improving citizen services and taxpayer transparency, the Institute uses a best-practices foundation to deliver the most effective and tested methodologies for improving performance. For More Information, Visit Our Website at