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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH

LEADERSHIP RECEPTION:

» 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.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION | CNN DIGITAL’S “THE UNCOUNTED”

SPECIAL VIEWING | CNN DOCU-SERIES 'THE UNCOUNTED'

2014-10-08 15_36_00-Document1 - Word» In March of 2014, CNN Digital published a story about suicides among military family members, called “The Uncounted.”  Earlier this year, at the urging of military family groups, a report was given to Congress on what it would take to track suicides of military service family members.  “The Uncounted” is a story that dives deeply into this issue and provides an intimate portrait of what these families have gone through. The story is told through the eyes of a sibling, a spouse, parents and a teenager. It includes photo essays and is laid against a stark white background that accentuates the emotions in the piece.  We are happy to announce that CNN Communications has extended us permission to share the videos and personal accounts of this web-series at our upcoming conference; created by CNN’s Ashley Fantz and Nick Scott.

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7TH

7:30-9:15AM | REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST:

LOCATION: THE AMBASSADOR GALLERY

9:20-9:35AM | TRANSPORT ATTENDEES 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.”

9:45-10:00AM | 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.

10:00-10:10AM | 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 PRESENTATIONS | “DATA SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE”

10:15-10:35AM | 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!”

10:40-11:00PM | Anita Luthra (Triad Developers Guild) and Maria-Elana Silverhardt (New Century Planning) | 'Data Science for Social Good!':

» “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 | HEALING WITH CAARE’S “VETERANS HOMELESS REHABILITATION” CENTER 

11:00-12:00PM | TOUR OF CAARE'S HOMELESS VETERANS DORMITORY:

» To broaden its holistic approach to serving the needs of area veterans, CAARE recently finished construction on a 15-bed dormitory on its Durham, NC campus to house veterans and displaced service-members; providing them with not only adequate housing but also access to the facility’s “wrap-around” approach to meeting the health, wellness, and social needs of our community’s under-served.  Join us for a private tour of their facility.

12:10-12:20PM | TRANSPORT ATTENDEES 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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“SOLUTIONS” LUNCHEON, SPEAKER SERIES, 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

12:30-1:50PM | 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.

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H. | Acting United States Surgeon General

SPEAKER INTRODUCTION: Congressman David Price | US House of Representatives, NC’s 4th Congressional District

1:00-1:30PM | (TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED)

» To Be Announced.

»» 10-MINUTE BREAK PERIOD

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

2:00-2:20PM | 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.”

LEADERSHIP FORUM | “EXPLORING THE SOCIAL DISPARITIES THAT EXIST WITHIN OUR VETERAN’S COMMUNITY.”

2:25-3:10PM | Moderated by Volanda Calloway, of WNCN:

» Dr. Sharon Elliott-Bynum, Executive Director of Healing with CAARE, Inc.
» 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.”

3:20-3:55PM | 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.”

4:00-4:45PM | Moderated by Volanda Calloway, of WNCN:

» 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
» Ron E. Armstead (MCP, LSW), Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust

CLOSING REMARKS

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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, formal banquet for our conference attendees and national leaders.  We will acknowledge those within the veteran’s community whose contributions have inspired real change, and hear from others who have led the charge in serving the needs of our nation’s most vulnerable.

SPEAKERS AND HONOREES:

SPECIAL GUESTS & SPEAKERS :

» Tucker Smallwood: Vietnam Veteran, Actor, Writer, & Philanthropist (Special Video Presentation from “The Soldiers Project”)
» Denise Neunaber: Executive Director of the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness
» Mr. Craig E. Stephens: Lieutenant Colonel USMC (Retired); Command Advisor, Wounded Warrior Battalion-East
» Joy Simmons, Program Manager; and Laurie Champagne, Sr. Strategic Advisor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
» Edward Jennings, Jr.: US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, Region IV Regional Administrator

PROGRAM & LEADERSHIP HONOREES:

» CNN Digital’s “THE UNCOUNTED” Digital-Series  
» Catherine Woyee-Jones: Military Spouse, Advocate, and Author  
» The United States Public Health Service 
» Rick Collins: Veterans 360, Inc.  
» Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (Stephanie Weaver, Public Health Analyst, will be accepting on the organization’s behalf)  
» Wounded Warrior Project (Carol Sharpe, Fayetteville, NC Alumni Manager, will be accepting on the organization’s behalf)

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH

“THANKS FOR COMING! BUT BEFORE YOU GO…”

» Please join us back at CAARE, for their 2014 “Veteran’s Day Health Fair,” sponsored by Radio One and The Light 103.9 FM.

 


 

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