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2018 Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program Roundtable Meetings

The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) will hold the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Roundtable Meetings in February, March, and May 2018.  The dates, locations, and grantee assignments are listed below.  The Roundtable Meetings will each be two full days.  Participants should plan to arrive the evening before the meeting begins and should not select flights that leave earlier than 7:30pm on the second day of meetings.  Please plan accordingly.

This year’s roundtable will involve two days of interactive workshops around employer engagement, employment strategies, and understanding/ using data to talk to partners.  Subject matter experts (SMEs) will share their knowledge and lead sessions allowing grantees to share what’s working and raise any questions they may have.  Grantees will work on program planning around these topics with their team and SMEs.  Please note the May roundtable, for the Employment Virtual Learning Cohort, will be slightly different – driven by what the cohort is covering.

The goal of this year’s roundtables is to help all grantees create program plans around these topics that lead to stronger employer engagement and employment outcomes for participants.  We will have focused time to do this, along with lots of grantee sharing.  In order to foster that sharing, all grantee teams will be expected to do some quick pre-work and then make short, five minute, presentations on these topics.  More information is forthcoming.  Again, the May roundtable will have its own plan and the SME will communicate directly with those grantees for any expected pre-work.

For the February and March Roundtables, three staff from each grantee are expected to attend and that should include the Project Director, Employment Specialist (a person working directly with employers), and a Job Developer or Case Manager (a person working with participants to get them connected/ ready for employment).  For the Virtual Learning Cohort’s May roundtable, the three staff members from each grantee should be the three registered participants that attended all the virtual learning events and worked on the team.  In any event, attendees will be subject to final approval by the Program Specialist.  As a reminder, you will use grant funds to cover your travel and accommodations for this event, since this was a required part of your budget for the grant proposal.

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Kansas City, MO, February 6-7, 2018

Registration deadline: January 8, 2018

  • Cankdeska Cikana Community College
  • Central Community College
  • Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board
  • Kansas Department of Commerce
  • Missouri Department of Social Services
  • Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County
  • Worksystems, Inc.
Washington, DC, February 27-28, 2018

Registration deadline: January 29, 2018

  • Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium, Inc.
  • Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
  • Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
  • Goodwill Industries of the Valleys
  • Hostos Community College
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Schenectady County Community College
  • The Workplace
Dallas, TX, March 7-8, 2018

Registration deadline: February 4, 2018

  • Chicago State University
  • Pima County Community College District
  • South Carolina Department of Social Services
  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
  • Volunteers of America Texas
  • Workforce Development Board SDA-83, Inc.
  • Zepf Center
Chicago, IL, May 15-16, 2018 – Reserved for the Employment Virtual Learning Cohort

Registration deadline: April 14, 2018

  • Action for a Better Community, Inc.
  • Alamo Community College District
  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.
  • Community Action Project of Tulsa County Inc.
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Edmonds Community College
  • Rogue Community College District
  • San Jacinto Community College District
  • Turtle Mountain Community College
  • Volunteers of America Michigan