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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.      Registration and Breakfast


9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.      Welcome Exchange Members!

Presented by EMPath CEO Kim Janey and Vice President of Shared Learning and Member Networks Jennifer Lowe

We welcome you back to our gathering of Exchange Members in which direct service staff and program leaders will discuss Mobility Mentoring practice, program design, and implementation. Hear from EMPath CEO Kim Janey as we kick things off. 

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   90-Minute Workshops

What Works in the Netherlands!

Presented by Helga Koper and Maite Gadellaa 

Do you want to know what works in the Netherlands? Helga Koper and Maite Gadellaa from the Dutch Mobility Mentoring® Network will share what professionals and participants gained from working with this approach. They will demonstrate the latest tools developed to help professionals – such as a step-by-step implementation form and a tool to help determine what kind of knowledge and training various professionals need. They’ve translated these tools in English and they’d love to discuss with you how these developments and tools can be useful for the Exchange members outside of the Netherlands. They will also show how the Dutch MM Network with Mobility Mentoring® build bridges with other developments and partners, such as youth care, health, inclusion, domestic violence and (ex)offenders. 

Foundational Finance Conversations

Presented by John Gijanto

This presentation will help prepare practitioners to navigate financial work with their participants while trying to make economic gains themselves. By teaching a proactive approach to financial coaching where the practitioner offers the same empathy and understanding to themselves as they do the people they work with, our goal is to have our guests walk away with an improved understanding of their own relationship to money. This deeper understanding will translate into greater confidence when teaching financial literacy.     

Engaging and Recruiting Voluntary Participants

Presented by Ruthie Liberman, and others to be announced

This presentation will focus on new strategies in engaging and recruiting participants in Mobility Mentoring programs. There will be guest speaker presentations, followed by a practical workshop session in which attendees will have the opportunity to share their organization’s issues with engagement and recruitment and receive feedback. Member organizations experiencing difficulties getting participants into their programs, keeping them in programs, or both will find this session particularly useful. Come prepared to engage with the material and discussion!

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.     Lunch

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.     Mobility Mentoring in Action

Presented by Gina Blake and Sarah Kelley

Hear from Gina Blake of 18 Degrees' Mobility Mentoring-informed program, and their approach to supporting youth. A session filled with creative tips and tools for implementation, learn how creative expression (music, art, and business) supports the EF skills development with youth. 

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.     90-Minute Workshops

What Works: Cultivating a Learning Culture

Presented by Stephanie Brueck-Cassoli and Sara Vonhold

In this workshop, you will learn some skills and techniques for shifting your organization to a continuous learning culture. We will include a variety of activities to practice this knowledge so you’ll have actionable next steps when you return to your workplace.


Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in your Programs and Practices

Presented by Lori Haskell and Allison Douglas

In this workshop we will explain the importance of being trauma informed, discuss how therapy and coaching differ, emphasize the power of partnership,  nd share how we have successfully infused therapeutic services into our programs.

Reducing Recidivism of Justice-Involved Women through Coaching & Mentoring

Presented by Sandra Gaddy, Michelle Bryk

Join network member Women’s Resource Center (Grand Rapids, MI) as they highlight their jail-based, trauma-informed New Beginnings program, which launched in 2012 at the Kent County Correctional Facility. After 10 years of success and reducing the recidivism of justice-involved women, this Mobility Mentoring®-informed program has expanded to Ottawa and Muskegon counties. 

2:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.     80-Minute Workshops


Using Data as a Learning Tool for Continuous Improvement

Presented by Ann Young

The human services sector uses the "Data-Informed" all the time, but what does it really mean? Join us as we delve into the true meaning of the term "data-informed" and explore how, why, and when you can use data to support your mission. This session will discuss key elements of a strong data-informed culture, identify key elements of Mobility Mentoring data and explore best practices for routine data management.

Escaping the Poverty Trap with the Right Financial Planning Tools

Presented by Juan Peña

One of the barriers preventing low-wage workers from escaping the poverty trap is the lack of financial planning tools that leave them in the dark. With 50% of the American workforce making less than $35,000 per year, we believe that this is a massive blind spot in the human services and workforce development sectors. Over the past two years, CrossPurpose has been developing and testing a Financial Planner for Low-Wage Workers. In this session, we will show how this planner predicts if a person receiving public benefits will hit a benefits cliff and when they can expect to clear that cliff. We'll also show how our Benefits Cliff Coaching Program ensures that coaches of all stripes are tooled up to facilitate benefits cliff conversation as part of a holistic approach to helping clients meet their goals and realize their ambitions.

El Cafecito

Presented by Rosa Shouder, Leticia Cardenas, and Diana Rocha

El Cafecito Live is an in-person version of the Exchange Subgroup with the same name. This panel is an inspirational session on which we will learn that there’s not a “one size fits all” strategy when working with diverse participants, especially if they are undocumented. We will learn together about how to be mindful of our biases and uphold cultural sensitivity.  

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.     Member Networking Event

The Exchange’s cocktail hour will include our recognition ceremony, casual networking time, and shared reflections on the learnings from the day’s workshops. Awards presented will include the Exchange member whose work was deemed Most Impactful, the network’s Key Innovator, Key Collaborator, as well as the Pinnacle Award for an organization who has risen to meet the challenges to their work.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.      Day 2 Member Convening Breakfast


9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.      Panel: Shifting the Approach in Family Serving Systems

Presented by Markus Kessler, Walter Dillard, Olivia Biggs, and Kerry Beymer

Join us to hear from program leaders about their vision for shifting the approach in family serving systems to strengthen outcomes for families. We will hear from leaders in the child welfare, juvenile justice and early childhood systems about their experience transforming their programs using Mobility Mentoring and the strategies and lessons learned along the journey.

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.   Exchange Member Convening Closing

Presented by Raysheema Rainey, EMPath

Member Convening Schedule 

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