Former RSA Commissioner, Janet LaBreck, and NASWA Executive Director, Scott B. Sanders, headline keynote speeches in an event dedicated to improving the quality of service between VR professionals, Workforce agencies and individuals with disabilities.
Alliance Enterprises, Inc. (Alliance) announced today it’s hosting a July 26-27 conference in Dallas that brings together leaders and professionals in the vocational rehabilitation (VR), disability advocacy, workforce and technology industries. The not-for-profit event is dedicated to improving the quality of service for Americans with disabilities and is expected to be the broadest gathering of industry professionals in 2017.
The event will feature influential keynote speeches, relevant training sessions on timely topics like the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and evolving technologies. It’s a great opportunity for VR and Workforce experts to network and share knowledge with peers.
Janet LaBreck, Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) from 2013 to 2016, will deliver a keynote, as will Scott B. Sanders, who has been the Executive Director of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) since 2014.
Alliance’s Aware software is used today by 37 state VR agencies and 24 tribal nations. More than 12,000 agency counselors use Aware to help more than one million disabled Americans find and maintain meaningful work each year.
“We’re gearing up for a great event we believe will inform and inspire the VR and Workforce communities,” said Alliance Enterprises CEO Chris M. Pieper. “We have worked closely with our VR community for more than 20 years, and now have the opportunity to engage Workforce professionals in a dialog regarding the issues we are all so passionate about.”
Go to the getAwareLive! website for a complete look at conference speakers, schedule of events, and the latest news about the event. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
“With the regulatory changes and shifting dynamics in the rehabilitation services marketplace, we think it’s really important to bring this broad range of experts’ perspectives together to learn from each other and share experiences. As a community committed to helping individuals with disabilities rejoin the workforce, this is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss best practices and explore creative solutions.” Pieper said.