Children, Youth & Family Conference Agenda

Monday, May 4 (Pre-conference Advocacy Day)

Noon – 5 p.m.
Advocacy training and Hill Day for attendees to visit their Congressional delegation and advocate on behalf of children, youth and families.

Tuesday, May 5

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Served

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Charlotte Haberaecker and Alesia Frerichs

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Opening Session - Raj Chawla
Raj Chawla, Principal of The OCL Group, has over 20 years of experience in leadership development and organizational and executive coaching, with a primary focus on helping leaders contribute to the wellbeing of people. Chawla helps leaders achieve greater system-wide outcomes and affect deeper system reforms.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Break (Complete Data Walk)

11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session #1 – ACYF Vision by Dr. Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau (invited)

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch (Discussion about Burning Questions at table & Data Walk)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Session #2 – UnitedHealthcare
Understand and explore the opportunity to advance equitable health and well-being outcomes on a national level for children, youth and families through partnership with UnitedHealthcare. Examples of innovative approaches. Q&A, dialogue and feedback.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session #3 – “The Vital Role of Providers in the Family First Era” presentation by Marlo Nash and Lutheran Services in America member organizations

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Break (Reflections, Discussion about Burning Questions & Data Walk)

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Session #4: Roaming Roundtable topic sharing
Roundtable Topics include:

  • Family First Act – QRTP Prep
  • Family First Act – Prevention Services EBPs billed to IV-E, facilitated by Jason Sroufe w/ Wellspring
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Refugee Services to Children & Families
  • Early Childhood
  • School-based behavioral health, facilitated by Janell Regimbal w/ LSS of ND
  • Child Welfare (inclusive of foster care, kinship care, etc.), facilitated by Beverly Jones w/ LCFS of IL
  • TAY/Homelessness
  • Technology
  • Juvenile Justice

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Brief Wrap Up/Reflections/Prep for the night & day 2 – Raj Chawla

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Break (opportunity to walk back to hotel)

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome reception at The Fairfax at Embassy Row (sponsored by United Healthcare)
Reception will serve hors d'oeuvres as well as wine, craft beer, and signature cocktails.

Wednesday, May 6

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Served

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome / Context for Day 2: Using your authority to engage external stakeholders to achieve broader impact – Raj Chawla

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Session #1: David Morey, Leadership Campaign
David Morey, founder, and Chairman of DMG Global and Vice Chairman of Core Strategy Group, is one of America’s leading strategic consultants. He is the award-winning author of “The Underdog Advantage,” “The Leadership Campaign” and “Creating Business Magic” and for many years served as Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University and at the University of Pennsylvania. Be prepared for Morey to challenge your vision of leadership and what you think is possible.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Break (Reflections, Networking & Burning Questions)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session #2: David Morey, Leadership Campaign (continued) 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch (Reflections, Networking & Burning Questions)

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Session #3: Dr. Antonio Oftelie, Generative Partnerships
Dr. Antonio Oftelie is Executive Director of Leadership for a Networked World and the Public Sector Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard within the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Antonio has created practitioner-recognized frameworks and maturity models for organizational innovation and value creation including the "Shared Services Horizons of Value," the "Uptake and Edge Innovation Matrix," and the "Human Services Value Curve."

Includes a panel discussion re: diverse cross-sector partnerships.

  • Church (Joe Young w/ ELCA)
  • Business Sector (Michael Loo w/ Upbring)
  • Schools (Janell Regimbal w/ LSS ND)
  • Communities (Jason Sroufe w/ Wellspring re: ACEs project)

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Break (Reflections, Networking & Burning Questions)

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Session #4:  Panel on Innovative Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health

  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Transportation/Food
  • Access

4:30-5:00 p.m.
Wrap up/Reflections/prep for day three – Raj Chawla

Thursday, May 7

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome / Context for Day 3 – Raj Chawla
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and achieving population-level results.

9:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Session #1: Marion Hodges Biglan, Professionally Certified Diversity Coach and Independent Consultant, MHBiglan Consulting, LLC
In this interactive workshop, participants will explore elements of white dominant culture and its historical origins and will reflect on how to have a greater impact by being “co-conspirators” with people of color and communities.  Recommended pre-reading: here

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – Noon
Session #2: Corey Flournoy, Creative Outreach LLC/ Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Groupon
“Creating a Global Community at Work” focuses on developing and deploying five key strategies for an inclusive, diverse and engaged workforce.

Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Session #3:  Wrap Up –Lead the Work – Raj Chawla
Strategy development time and table sharing

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Closing Lunch - Raj Chawla and Charlotte Haberaecker closing comments and call to action