Greetings! 

We are looking forward to hosting our second virtual SOAR Conference!  This year, the conference is titled "Reflect, Reframe, Respond: Becoming an Agent of Change," starting on Monday, November 15th, and closing on Thursday, November 18th. 
 
We're excited for the opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments and reframe our messaging to respond to the needs of the communities that we serve.  Click below to register today!
 
Please take a moment to register below & review the schedule of events.
 
- OIC of America  SOAR Program Team
 
 
Monday, November 15th

Welcome Session: 11 AM - 12:15 PM EST

Welcome! Team Shout Outs - Presenter: Letitia C.

Who’s in the Room Activity - Presenters: Kate L., Kaya C., Ramon L., Letitia C.

Meet and greet with your OIC family! SOAR staff new and old are welcomed to join in on the fun as we learn a thing or two about each other.

Our team, our Role, our Model, your Expertise! - Presenters: Program Team + Quality Assurance

Join us to learn how we will be partnering for the success of your project.

LUNCH - 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Lunch & Learn Screening: We Made Coming Home from Prison Too Hard - Presenter: Hodge

Tune in at 12:45 PM to watch a powerful re-entry TEDxTalk while you have a bite to eat!

Motivational Interviewing  - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Motivational Interviewing in the COVID-Era - Presenter: Shawn Smith, Share Collaborative

Motivational Interviewing or MI is a proven trauma-informed, culturally reverent communication method that creates an environment of safety, trust, and empowerment for the humans you serve. This approach to service considers the whole needs of those you serve, emphasizing going beyond cultural sensitivity. In trauma-informed care, we consider the entire experience and wellbeing of the population we serve.

Note: CE Credits and/or certificate of completion obtained upon completion of Part 1 and 2

Tuesday, November 16th

Session One: 11 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Changing the Narrative: Storytelling as Marketing - Presenter: Letitia C.

Learn how to promote your program effectively by sharing what funders, partners, and program prospects what to hear about - your success. This workshop will empower you to elevate the great work you do!

LUNCH - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Lunch & Learn Screening: The Three E's of Reentry - Presenter: Nicholas Crasper

Tune in at 12:30 PM to watch a powerful re-entry TEDxTalk while you have a bite to eat!

Career Consciousness: A New Way to Approach Workforce Development  - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

The Role of the Career Advisor - Presenter: Dr. Helen Richardson

The Role of the Career Advisor, enhance your foundational skills and knowledge for intervening and facilitating self-awareness and problem-solving skills among participants in various stages of their career development. The foundation for the workshops is our signature career development approach, A New Way to Think About Work®. It serves as the framework for the attitude, awareness, knowledge, and essential clinical skills for Career Advisors/Case Managers for their role as agents of change. In these two sessions, career advisors will understand how A New Way to Think About Work® and the theories and exercises that support it are relevant to their career development and apply it to themselves in order to best facilitate coaching others.

Team Build Activity - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM EST

Escape Room: Murder Mystery

It's time for your high school reunion... Everyone is having a great time and reliving some old memories when one of your classmates ends up missing and you are all mysteriously locked in the gymnasium.... Foul play is suspected and someone is leaving taunting notes ...Your team will have 1 hour to help identify the mastermind is behind this and escape the room in time before they strike again.

Wednesday, November 17th

Session One: 11 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Quickbase: Case Management System Overview - Presenters: OICA Evaluation & Measurement Team

Join us for a deep dive into all things Quickbase! Learn tips and tricks for ensuring the quality and accuracy of your program data to uncover trends and double your impact in the community you serve!

LUNCH - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Lunch & Learn Screening: Coming Home: The Difficult Transition from Federal Prison to Society 

Tune in at 12:30 PM to watch a powerful re-entry TEDxTalk while you have a bite to eat!

Motivational Interviewing  - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Motivational Interviewing in the COVID era

- Presenter: Shawn Smith, Share Collaborative

Motivational Interviewing or MI is a proven trauma-informed, culturally reverent communication method that creates an environment of safety, trust, and empowerment for the humans you serve. This approach to service considers the whole needs of those you serve, emphasizing going beyond cultural sensitivity. In trauma-informed care, we consider the entire experience and wellbeing of the population we serve.

Note: CE Credits and/or certificate of completion obtained upon completion of Part 1 and 2

Thursday, November 18th

11 AM - 12:00 PM EST - Career Consciousness: A New Way to Approach Workforce Development 

Applications for Self-Discovery and Work with Clients - Presenter: Dr. Helen Richardson

In this session: Applications for Self-Discovery and Work with Clients, continue to hone your foundational skills and knowledge for intervening and facilitating self-awareness and problem-solving skills among participants in various stages of their career development. The foundation for the workshops is our signature career development approach, A New Way to Think About Work®. It serves as the framework for the attitude, awareness, knowledge, and essential clinical skills for Career Advisors/Case Managers for their role as agents of change. In these two sessions, career advisors will understand how A New Way to Think About Work® and the theories and exercises that support it are relevant to their career development and apply it to themselves in order to best facilitate coaching others.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST - LUNCH 

Lunch & Learn Screening: From Incarceration to Compassion - Presenters:  Zaya & Maurizio Benazzo, Fritzi Horstman, Gregory Nottage, & Vandrick Towns

Tune in at 12:30 PM to watch a powerful re-entry discussion while you have a bite to eat!

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST- Career Consciousness: A New Way to Approach Workforce Development 

Presenter: Dr. Helen Richardson

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST- SOAR Awards Celebration

Keynote Speaker: Michael O’Brian Director of Youth and Young Adult Initiatives at the Village of Arts and Humanities

Join the OIC network as we celebrate our collective impact. We will honor outstanding teams for their contributions toward our mission with awards, games, entertainment and a powerful Keynote address you won’t want to miss!

 

 

 


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