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WORKing Together Conference

in support of Oregon’s workforce!

Workforce is a major and complex topic. In order to ensure that Oregonians have the skills to meet the needs of Oregon business, we need to establish even more effective partnerships and reimagine our understanding of education and work. The Oregon Workforce Partnership provides leadership that promotes and advances Oregon’s workforce system.

The WORKing Together 2022 Conference will be held November 17-18, 2022 at the Riverhouse in Bend. The conference will bring together over 450 Oregon businesses, educators, public agency leaders, community-based organizations, elected officials, and workforce professionals to explore local, state, and national best practices, emerging workforce trends, and innovative solutions.

Stay tuned here to witness the conversations, updates, and big-picture thinking that will help shape workforce solutions in Oregon. Click on the link below to add your name to our 2023 invitation list.

I want to come in 2023!

the 2022 presentations

Day 1

General Session Part 1
The Master Plan – Keynote
General Session Part 2

Breakout Session 1

Transforming Oregon’s Public Workforce System
Tapping into Hidden Opportunities Through Reentry Partnerships
Leading to Change: driven by data, designed by people

Breakout Session 2

How Can the UO EDA University Center Help You
Oregon Expungement Training
Behavioral Health Workforce Projects

Day 2

General Session Part 3
Plenary Panel on Childcare

Breakout Session 3

Redeploy Rethinking Job Search
Supporting Families, Supporting Business
Design Considerations and Cost Estimation Strategies for Robust Early Educator Apprenticeships

Breakout Session 4

Lessons Learned from the Sector Partnership Field
Supporting Families, Supporting Business

The Schedule

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Thursday, November 17

7:30 AM-8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet

Location: Cascade Lobby

Kick-off the day with breakfast and networking!

8:30 AM-10:20 AM Welcome and Keynote

Location: Cascade Ballroom
10:20 AM-10:50 AM Break

10:50 AM-11:50 AM Workforce Innovation Around Oregon

Location: Cascade Ballroom

11:50 AM-1:30 PM Networking Lunch

Location: Cascade Lobby
1:30 PM-4:00 PM Concurrent Sessions

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Networking Reception

Location: Ballroom Foyer
 
Friday, November 18

7:30 AM-8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet

Location: Cascade Lobby

Kick-off the day with breakfast and networking!

8:30 AM-9:15 AM Welcome and TBA

Location: Cascade Ballroom
9:30 AM-11:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
View Full Agenda Here

2022 Sponsors are:

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Platinum

Gold

Silver

Exhibitors

the riverhouse

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of picturesque Central Oregon at Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Our re-imagined hotel in Bend, Oregon has been completely redesigned to provide guests with modern sophistication and world-class amenities. A relaxing location on the banks of the Deschutes River is just a preview of the natural beauty and untamed wilderness that surrounds us, beckoning for outdoor pursuits.

keynote

Serial Social Entrepreneur. Storyteller. Artist. Social Justice Advocate. Author.

Chris Wilson investigates societal injustices, human relationships, and public policies. His book, the Master Plan, continues to inspire people from all walks of life. His artwork is collected and displayed internationally and his production company, Cuttlefish, has produced several successful films, including The Box which was featured in the Tribeca Film Festival. He is also the founder of the Chris Wilson Foundation, which supports social entrepreneurs and prison education, including re-entry and financial literacy for returning citizens, as well as art-related programs.

His Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose
About Chris Wilson

breakout presenters

It is a challenging time – a global pandemic and devastating wildfires have sidelined many workers and impacted our businesses. Now we must find ways to come back together to Rebuild our Workforce, the way we Learn and the way we Partner!

The Oregon Workforce Partnership (OWP) provides leadership that promotes and advances Oregon’s workforce system. Our WORKing Together conference brings together businesses, educators, public agency leaders, community-based organizations, and workforce professionals to explore local, state and national best practices, emerging workforce trends and innovative solutions.

This year our conference theme is Rebuilding.

We are interested in proposals from individuals, groups and/or organizations to present a session at the conference. We encourage proposals that can foster learning communities and generate great discussions and interactive dialogue as we seek solutions together. Proposals should showcase innovative approaches, practices and models.

2022 presenters have been selected.
Submit Proposal for 2023

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