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NAWDP 2017 Annual Conference  

May 21* - May 24, 2017


Special Event Added*

U.S. DOL Officials Invited to Speak
Sunday, May 21
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  


Conference Registration

  • Option 1: Register individual ONLINE   (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)
  • Option 2: DOWNLOAD individual Registration Form, return via fax or email
  • Early bird discount - conference registration DEADLINE - March 22.

Hotel Information

New Orleans is one of the most popular business conference and business meeting destination locations in the United States. Hotel rooms book fast hence the 2017 NAWDP Annual Conference hotel blocks are sold out.

The conference hotel is the Hilton New Orleans Riversidelocated at Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. (All events will take place here.)

Schedule At a Glance


Preconference Workshops

NAWDP is pleased to offer two (2) additional, in-depth learning opportunities on May 22.

  • (1) The Revolutionary New Captain and Coach Approach to Case Management (featuring Larry Robbin)  
  • (2) Data Driven Workforce Development: How Labor Market Information Can Guide Investment and Strategy (featuring Greg Wilson)  

Exhibits and Sponsorships

Secure Your Place at NAWDP's 2017 Annual Conference! We have added new opportunities to engage with workforce leadership and showcase your company.

  • RESERVE Your Exhibit and Sponsorship today 
  • DOWNLOAD information on sponsorship, exhibiting, and advertising

Conference Content OVERVIEW - Professional Development

The NAWDP annual conference features nearly 100 learning opportunities. Workshops selected will match the needs of those new to the field as well as seasoned professionals. Thank you to everyone who submitted a workshop proposal. You will find out the committee's decision by the end of November. 

The 2017 conference will focus on five (5) main areas:

  1. Leveraging and Establishing Partnerships: including a special emphasis placed on partnerships identified in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act
  2. Delivering Career Services: including motivating clients, intake procedures, providing quality assessment, integrated case management, etc.
  3. Business and Economic Development: including strategies around regional business partnerships, business engagement, and measuring performance of services.
  4. Managing Changes: including workshops on fiscal, EEO, Grievances, Changing HR rules, HIPA Laws, OMB Circular, and Supervising 101
  5. Priority Population: including effective strategies for serving individuals with disabilities, individuals with limited English proficiency, homeless, veterans and ex-offenders.


Who Attends?

Nearly 1,000 workforce professionals from across the nation are expected including: One-Stop Center/AJC Staff, Job Developers, Re-Entry Specialist, Community College Representatives, Job Corps Professionals, Senior Community and Employment Service Providers, Business and Employer Representatives, WIB Executive Directors, Career and Guidance Counselors, Juvenile and Adult Justice Specialists, Educators and Trainers.

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