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November 2–4, 2009
Arlington, VA

The 2009

Promote Innovation and Prepare Workers for Employment in STEM Fields

Day One: NOVEMBER 2, 2009

    8:30    Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast                10:15 Align STEM ...
Day One: NOVEMBER 2, 2009

1:00   Execute an Effective Outreach Campaign for a Diverse             3:15   Develop Skill T...
Day Two: NOVEMBER 3, 2009

     8:30     Continental Breakfast                                          10:15 Design and I...
Day Two: NOVEMBER 3, 2009

1:00   Create Successful Models for STEM Apprenticeships             3:15    Identify STEM Fund...
Workshop: NOVEMBER 4, 2009

     Post-Conference workshops are practical, supplementary application sessions which

       Bring this Program to Your Organization
       One of the more popular vehicles for accessing th...

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  1. 1. November 2–4, 2009 Arlington, VA The 2009 Promote Innovation and Prepare Workers for Employment in STEM Fields YOU WILL LEARN TO: Build and Sustain Demand-Driven Workforce Develop 21st Century Competencies, Training and Development Partnerships Career Ladders Integrate workforce, higher education and private Establish a framework for advancing STEM worker organizations to cultivate skills and talent development competencies through training opportunities Promote STEM Jobs as a Career of Choice Enhance Workforce Development through Collaboration Brand and promote the image of STEM job Collaborate with the technology industry and educators opportunities to recruit a talented workforce to match career paths and overcome restraints 1
  2. 2. Day One: NOVEMBER 2, 2009 8:30 Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast 10:15 Align STEM Workforce Development with Your Higher Education Initiatives • Discuss techniques to increase performance and interest in 9:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS math and science courses Politics and Economics: Sustain the STEM Workforce • Identify strategies for encouraging students to continue STEM in a Changing Society studies in higher education and technical programs Today’s workforce is changing rapidly and workers must • Understand the significance of specific skill set development have the latest skills to rise above the competition. With the to strengthen the workforce pipeline workforce changes, STEM industries have also changed and adapted. Now, more than ever, an understanding of the principles and problem-solving skills developed by courses in 11:15 Understand the Role of Community Colleges and STEM are necessary for most jobs. You will be able to expand Universities in Developing Tomorrow’s STEM upon STEM education and training to create a talented and motivated workforce. Workforce • Examine the latest policies that will take effect from • Understand how community colleges contribute skill federal agencies training resources to decrease the gap in manufacturing workforce shortages • Learn how to maintain productivity in a tough economy with proven strategies for combating economic roadblocks • Collaborate with community colleges to increase workers’ skills, knowledge and career opportunities • Discover new and emerging trends in the STEM workforce • Align program offerings to the needs of your local service area 10:00 Break and Refreshments 12:15 Lunch Break Who Should Attend • HR Directors for Aerospace, Healthcare, Biotech • Directors of Organizational Development and Career Agencies and Organizations Administration • State and Local Workforce Agencies • Job Corps Center Directors • WIB Members • Workforce Investment Program Managers and Coordinators • Community Colleges • Vocational-Technical Schools • Directors of Workforce Planning • Regional Business Liaisons • Workforce System Youth Program Developers … And all stakeholders in the development of our nation’s • One-Stop Administrators and Operational Staff future STEM workforce 2
  3. 3. Day One: NOVEMBER 2, 2009 1:00 Execute an Effective Outreach Campaign for a Diverse 3:15 Develop Skill Training Programs to Manage the STEM Workforce STEM Workforce • Develop STEM opportunities that will attract women and • Use continued education programs to find workers minorities to the field interested in new career paths • Identify incentives for youth to pursue STEM education • Identify and provide valuable incentives to keep talent at and careers your company • Effectively market STEM professions to underrepresented • Implement career ladders to promote qualified employees groups to increase their awareness and involvement in and fill critical positions in your STEM workforce the workforce 4:15 Day One Adjourns 2:00 Break and Refreshments 2:15 Create and Execute a Strategic Plan for Short-Term “The lack of US Students with strong skills and Long-Term STEM Workforce Goals • Create a strategic plan for the organization, dividing workforce goals into short-term and long-term initiatives in STEM subjects, added to a retiring • Identify the strategies, goals and demonstrated results that you want to outline aerospace workforce, could equal a • Develop unique ways to align your STEM workforce strategy with long term, tangible goals catastrophic shortage of skilled workers.” Converge Magazine Reasons to Attend • IDENTIFY best practices for training and retaining talent in STEM industries • CREATE career awareness among the youth in the STEM pipeline • SECURE funding to improve capacity for your workforce programs • IMPROVE outreach to non-traditional populations interested in STEM • UNDERSTAND the importance of private-public partnerships to workforce development 3
  4. 4. Day Two: NOVEMBER 3, 2009 8:30 Continental Breakfast 10:15 Design and Implement a Successful Recruitment Marketing Plan for STEM 9:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS • Develop recruitment efforts to attract the most qualified Develop Skilled Talent through Community-Based applicants for the STEM workforce Workforce Solutions • Deploy successful marketing techniques to tailor your plan to One of the strongest workforce development support systems fit your organization for any organization is its surrounding community. Through • Showcase advanced recruitment techniques to communicate community collaboration, education, and workforce systems, effectively with your target audience youth are provided resources and guidance to transition into STEM careers. Capitalize on community-based training 11:15 Sustain Public-Private Partnerships to Develop the program solutions to enhance learning in STEM careers. STEM Workforce • Identify community resources and experts that provide training and counsel to future STEM professionals • Identify resources within your community to build mutually beneficial partnerships • Discover and participate in community outreach initiatives • Create networks to bring together people within the STEM • Help enhance achievement potential in students to industry to share their experiences and expertise encourage continued interest in STEM fields • Coordinate with other organizations to reach out to young people and develop interest through workshops, competitions, and presentations 10:00 Break and Refreshments 12:15 Lunch Break “According to one recent estimate, while only about five percent of the US workforce is employed in STEM fields, the STEM workforce accounts for more than fifty percent of the nation’s sustained economic growth.” Eleanor Babco, Author, Skills for the Innovation Economy: What the 21st Century Workforce Needs and How to Provide It 44
  5. 5. Day Two: NOVEMBER 3, 2009 1:00 Create Successful Models for STEM Apprenticeships 3:15 Identify STEM Funding Streams for and Internships to Recruit New Talent Workforce Programs • Create programs that incorporate teaching, practical • Learn about grant and funding opportunities for aerospace learning, and work experience workforce development from the U.S. Department of Labor’s • Define takeaways necessary for a successful learning Employment and Training Administration experience • Maximize training dollars by securing partnerships and • Develop programs that foster learning, development, and a finding non-traditional funding sources strong desire to continue through the STEM pipeline • Discuss how the Obama administration is handling high- growth funding 2:00 Break and Refreshments 4:15 Conference Adjourns 2:15 Innovate and Crossmatch STEM with Other Industries • Recruit and enroll participants from untapped labor pools and transition workers from declining industries • Understand the relationships and similarities between the workforces of STEM and other like industries • Market STEM to different workforce industries to populate “The time is now for coordinated efforts to your talent pool seed innovative new ideas, incubate the most promising of these initiatives, and scale demonstrable successful programs to strengthen the STEM pipeline.” U.S. Department of Labor 55
  6. 6. Workshop: NOVEMBER 4, 2009 Post-Conference workshops are practical, supplementary application sessions which incorporate and review tools, techniques and methods presented during the event. Participants will obtain a further understanding of how to use newly acquired tools and cutting-edge strategies. Through group exercises and scenario-based learning, you’ll walk away with the expertise and resources needed for immediate and practical application. 8:30 Workshop Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 Strategies to Procure Grants and Dedicated Funding Streams in STEM Workforce In the tough economic climate, solidifying funding for the STEM workforce is essential. This funding is critical for strengthening grade school programs that promote STEM studies and better prepare students to enter those fields. It also ensures that current professionals within the fields have resources to stimulate innovation and improvement to further the industry. This workshop will help you understand the grants management process necessary to achieve progress in the STEM workforce. Also, identify the traditional and non-traditional funding available that is essential to staying current within the workforce. • Understand emerging accountability and transparency issues in grants management • Determine appropriate funding sources such as Federal, State and Local government entities and how to identify these grants • Learn about the role of budgeting in the application process • Acquire and utilize strategies to evaluate your grants and report back to stakeholders 12:00 Workshop Adjourns 66
  7. 7. IN-HOUSE TRAINING Bring this Program to Your Organization 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 challenges and provides a more personal learning experience, while virtually eliminating travel expenses. Whether you require training for your department or for an organization-wide initiative, the advanced learning methods employed by The Performance Institute will create an intimate training atmosphere that maximizes knowledge transfer to enhance the talent within your organization. Customization We realize that not all obstacles can be overcome by applying an “off-the-shelf solution”. While many training providers will offer you some variation of their standard training, The 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 examples will create a learning atmosphere that resonates with participants while at the same 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 on-site trainings are focused on smaller groups, The Performance Institute also has the ability to accommodate organiza- tional-wide training initiatives. Utilizing multiple instructors, The Institute has the capacity to deliver courses to groups of up to 300 participants per day. Areas of Expertise On-site delivery of single courses, certification programs and entire packages of specialized courses are available in the following areas: • Strategic Planning • Performance-Based Contracting • Performance Measurement • Performance Reporting • Project Management • Program Evaluation • Lean Six Sigma • Administrative Management • Workforce Management • Leadership and Change • Performance-Based Budgeting For more information about in-house training options available to you, please contact Jennifer Mueller at 703-894-0481 ext. 217 or email her at Sponsorship Opportunities As a conference and training provider, The Performance Institute is an expert in bringing together leaders to share and discuss best practices and innovations. We connect decision-makers with respected solution providers. The Institute offers four different pre-designed sponsorship packages: • Event Co-Sponsor • Luncheon Sponsor • Session Sponsor • Exhibit Booth Sponsor For more information on sponsorships or to get started, contact Jessica Ward at 703-894-0481 ext. 215 or 77
  8. 8. LOGISTICS & REGISTRATION VENUE & HOTEL REGISTRATION The 2009 STEM Workforce Development Conference will be hosted at The Perfor- 1. ONLINE at mance Institute’s Training Center in Arlington, VA, just one block east of the Courthouse stop on the Orange Line of the D.C. Metro. A public parking garage is located inside 2. VIA FAX to 866-234-0680 of the building for $10/day. Continental breakfast and refreshments will be provided 3. VIA PHONE to 703-894-0481 for delegates on each day. 4. VIA MAIL to 805 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor, The Performance Institute Training Center Washington, D.C. 20005 1515 North Courthouse Rd., Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22201 Yes! Register me for The 2009 STEM Workforce Development Conference. 703-894-0481 Add the Post-Conference Workshop 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 $233.00 until October 4, 2009. This rate is based on the Government Per Diem and is subject to change. Please call the hotel directly and reference Delegate Information code “STEM” 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 complimen- tary 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 attending the STEM Workforce Development Summit 2009 is as follows: Telephone Fax Offerings Early Bird Regular Rate Conference –– $799 Post-Conference Workshop –– $399 Email * For the Early Bird Rate, Register by August 24, 2009 Payment Information GROUP DISCOUNTS Training Form/Purchase Order Check (accepted by mail only) For more information on group discounts for The 2009 STEM Workforce Development Credit Card Conference please contact Dave Yerks at 858-866-9381 or Cancellation Policy Credit Card Number Expiration Date 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 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 Name on Card 3 Digit Card verification # 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. 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. Billing Zip Code 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. Please make checks payable to: The Performance Institute Quality Assurance The Performance Institute strives to provide you with the most productive and effective educational experience Priority Code: S272-WEB possible. If after completing the course you feel there is some way we can improve, please write your comments on the evaluation form provided upon your arrival. Should you feel dissatisfied with your learning experience and wish to request a credit or refund, please submit it in writing no later than 10 business days after the end of the training to: The Performance Institute: Corporate Headquarters, 805 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005 Discounts Note: As speakers are confirmed six months before the event, some speaker changes or topic changes may occur in the • All ‘Early Bird’ Discounts must require payment at time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive program. The Performance Institute is not responsible for speaker changes, but will work to ensure a comparable speaker any discount. is located to participate in the program. • Any discounts offered whether by The Performance Institute (including team discounts) must also require payment at the time of registration. If for any reason The Performance Institute decides to cancel this conference, The Performance Institute accepts no • All discount offers cannot be combined with any other offer. responsibility for covering airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants, including delegates, sponsors and guests. • Discounts cannot be applied retroactively 88