DRAFT: CONFERENCE AGENDA


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH

LEADERSHIP RECEPTION & RESOURCE EXPO:

» On the evening of November 6th, New Century Planning and eMerging Entrepreneurs will host a private reception for all of our speakers, contributors, sponsors, and special guests.  This has become a tradition of our “Champions” Conference Series, and extends a unique opportunity for our collaborators to engage one another in a social setting prior to the conference’s opening session.  Our conference will also exhibit the programs and services of  resource providers from around the country; allowing attendees to actively engage, learn, and explore ways that they can collaborate with one another.  Exhibitors for this portion of the program are yet to be announced.  Please check in the coming days for more information.
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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7TH

8:30-9:30AM | REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST:

LOCATION: THE AMBASSADOR GALLERY

9:30-9:45AM | TRANSPORT ATTENDEES TO FROM THE WASHINGTON DUKE INN TO THE CAARE, INC. CAMPUS:

DESTINATION: HEALING WITH CAARE, INC. (DOWNTOWN DURHAM)
214 BROADWAY ST. DURHAM, NC 27701
Transportation will be provided for all attendees, via chartered buses.

 

THE BRIDGE SESSION: “MEETING THE CORE, SOCIAL, & HOUSING NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY’S UNDER-SERVED.”

» The “Bridge” portion of our conference series highlights sponsored organizations whose contributions and impact are the model through which real change happens in our society!  At “Homes for the Brave,” we will highlight Healing with CAARE (or CAARE, Inc.); a grassroots non-profit organization in Durham, North Carolina that promotes a holistic and community approach to meet the core social, housing, and economic needs of our community’s under-served.  Over the past two decades, CAARE has not only provided preventive and clinical services, but also seeks to address the social and human factors that contribute to disparities. Envisioned as a one-stop shop, CAARE converted a 23,000 square foot factory to a community-based organization that offers multiple services to improve the health of community members.  This includes its newest project; a Veteran Transition Program  that and a 15 bed dormitory for male veterans who are transitioning back into civilian life.  This coupled with a health and wellness center, substance abuse and outpatient care facility, food pantry, job-readiness center, small business incubator, and HIV counseling center make CAARE the ideal model for the social integration of displaced service-members.

FORUM PRESENTATION | “THE CAARE MODEL FOR VETERAN’S PREVENTIVE HEALTH, HOUSING, & SUSTAINABLE  WELLNESS.”

10:00-10:10AM | OFFICIAL WELCOME & CONFERENCE INTRODUCTION:

LOCATION: THE KATHY HUGHES COMMUNITY CENTER, ON THE CAMPUS OF CAARE, INC.
» T.J. Breeden, eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc.
» April Ellerbe, New Century Planning, LLC.

10:10-10:45AM | Dr. Sharon Elliot Bynum, PhD. | Co-Founder & Executive Director of CAARE, Inc.:

» “The Holistic Approach to addressing the social and health needs of our community’s most vulnerable, combating veterans homelessness, and exploring the range through which community care centers can lead in addressing both preventive and transitional wellness.”

FORUM PRESENTATION | “INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO GROWING ORGANIZATIONAL IMPACT!”

10:45-11:05AM | Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) | 'Evaluate. Integrate. Strategize. Develop. Build!'

» “Interdisciplinary problem-solving teams that help existing social organizations better achieve their missions… at the intersection of business principles, technological innovation, and effective policy!”

11:05-11:20PM | Anita Luthra (Triad Developers Guild) and Maria-Elana Silverhardt (New Century Planning):

» “Exploring how charities, agencies, foundations, and non-profit organizations can use data science to: (1) advance social impact, (2) more clearly identify the analytical connections between the economy, geography, and transportation elements, and (3) understand how the needs of our community’s homeless population can better addressed.”

TOUR | CAARE’s “HOMELESS VETERANS REHABILITATION CENTER”

11:10-12:00PM | 'TOUR OF THE CAARE MODEL':

» Dr. Bynum and her staff will lead participants on guided tours of her indoor campus, which includes its 15-dormitory Homeless Veterans Housing Facility, the Jeanne Hopkins Lucas Education and Wellness Center, Substance Abuse and Outpatient Treatment Center, Small Business Incubator, “JobsLink” Career Center, and other free community resources that the facility extends to at-need communities.

12:10-12:25PM | TRANSPORT ATTENDEES TO FROM THE CAARE, INC. CAMPUS BACK TO THE WASHINGTON DUKE INN:

DESTINATION: THE WASHINGTON DUKE INN & GOLF CLUB
3001 CAMERON BLVD. DURHAM, NC 27705
Transportation will be provided for all attendees, via chartered buses.

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THE “CHAMPIONS” SPEAKER SERIES, “SOLUTIONS” LUNCHEON, AND LEADERSHIP FORUMS:

» “Through our Speaker Series, our team will produce a diverse and qualified lineup of presenters (each representing a different intellectual segment relative to the program’s general focus) will speak to the specific issues, concerns, needs, etc. associated with the socio-economic advancement of veterans.  These will be followed by Leadership Forums, prompting LIVE discussions on a range of topics.”

“SOLUTIONS” LUNCHEON | ‘LOCK AND KEY’ EXERCISE

12:30-1:30PM | NETWORK LUNCHEON:

» Our “Solutions” Luncheon encourages participants and contributors to collaborate in a social environment, which is achieved through a series of “table exercises” aimed at spurring conversation and the exploration of meaningful, socially beneficial partnerships.

SPEAKER SERIES, SESSION I“US SURGEON GENERAL DR. BORIS LUSHNIAK – THE NATIONAL PREVENTION STRATEGY AND VETERANS TRANSITIONAL CARE”

1:00-1:30PM | Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H., United State's Surgeon General:

» “Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H., is the Acting United States Surgeon General. RADM Lushniak articulates the best available scientific information to the public regarding ways to improve personal health and the health of the nation. He also oversees the operations of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, comprising of approximately 6,800 uniformed health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, protect, and advance the health and safety of our nation.”

LEADERSHIP FORUM | “EXPLORING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DISPARITIES THAT EXISTS WITHIN OUR VETERAN’S COMMUNITY.”

1:40-2:30PM | CLICK TO REVIEW OUR LIST OF PANELISTS:

» Bob Curry, Founder & CEO of Dryhootch of American, Inc.
» Ginger Miller, President & CEO of Women Veterans Interactive
» Frantz Fortune, Founder & Executive Director of Veterans Empowerment Organization
» Shawn Jones, Triage Director of Stop Soldier Suicide, Inc.
» Paul Dillon, CEO of Dillon Consulting Services, LLC

»» 10-MINUTE BREAK PERIOD

SPEAKER SERIES, SESSION II“KOGNITO – USING VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY TO HELP OUR VETERANS HEAL FROM THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WOUNDS OF WAR.”

2:45-3:30PM | Dr. Glenn Albright | Co-Founder & Director of Research at Kognito Interactive; Director of The Veterans & Active Duty Service Member Initiative at Baruch College:

» “Evaluating how interactive training simulations can impact knowledge, skills, self-efficiency, and behavior in the fields of health & behavioral health; specifically as it relates to PTSD and resiliency training for veteran families; military cultural competency training for university/college faculty, staff, and administrators; and peer-to-peer veterans training to enable veterans to better support each other in the transition process.”

LEADERSHIP FORUM | “ECONOMIC, WELLNESS, AND SOCIAL RESOURCE PANEL.”

3:35-4:25PM | CLICK TO REVIEW OUR LIST OF PANELISTS:

» Shannon Carroll, Chief of Human Resource Staffing Services at the Department of Veterans Affairs
» Dr. Glenn Albright, Co-Founder and Director of Research at Kognito Interactive
» Stephanie Weaver, Public Health Analyst at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
» Baylee Crone, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV)
» Ron E. Armstead (MCP, LSW), Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust

»» 10-MINUTE BREAK PERIOD

SPEAKER SERIES, SESSION III“VETS 360 – ENSURING THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION OF RECENTLY SEPARATED COMBAT VETERANS.”

4:40-5:10PM | Rick Collins | Founder & Executive Director of Veterans 360, Inc.:

» “The Veterans 360 mission is to provide young, recently-separated combat veterans with a program of support that will help them develop the professional and interpersonal skills needed to succeed in civilian life. Our goal is that through engagement, education, employment, and healing, our student-veterans will utilize what they have learned to manage the resources that are available to them and become better equipped to ensure a successful transition into civilian life.Providing young, recently-separated combat veterans with a program of support that will help them develop the professional and interpersonal skills needed to succeed in civilian life.”

 CLOSING REMARKS | “…GO, TOGETHER!”

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 2014 “CHAMPIONS” LEADERSHIP BANQUET:

» On the evening of November 7th, New Century Planning and eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc. will host an invitation only banquet for our conference attendees and national leaders.  Speakers for the formal event are yet to be announced.  Please check in the coming days for more information.

SPEAKERS AND HONOREES:

OUR LIST OF HONOREES AND SPECIAL GUESTS | MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE COMING DAYS:

» Catherine Woyee-Jones, Blue Star Families
» Rick Collins, Veterans 360, Inc.
» The Wounded Warrior Project (Carol Sharpe, Fayetteville Alumni Manager, will be accepting on the organization’s behalf)

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH

“THANKS FOR COMING! BUT BEFORE YOU GO…”

» Stop by our exhibit before you leave for a special gift bag to commemorate our gathering!

 


 

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