Race to Recovery -
& Retooling the Engines of Workforce Development
2013 IAJVS Annual Conference took place April 21-23, 2013
at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit
always, an invaluable part for conference attendees is the
networking opportunities allowing for casual discussion and
sharing of information across the IAJVS network. Conference
attendees thoroughly enjoyed JVS Detroitís outstanding welcome
reception at the Henry Ford Museum with wonderful food, music,
memorabilia and mingling.
favored conference session was Sharing the Wealth - Annual
Program Showcase where a spotlight was shone on a variety
of impactful programs delivered throughout the IAJVS network.
well reviewed conference sessions included Employers as
Customers where FEGS Health and Human Services and JEVS
Human Services demonstrated techniques for building a staffing
model and sustaining relationships with employers; Dr. Claudia
Osbornís Over My Head: A Doctorís Own Story of Head Injury
from the Inside Looking Out ; and the Washington Update
where the National Skills Coalitionís Andy Van Kleunen
spoke about how funding, reauthorization and larger skill
debates are playing out during the second Obama Administration.
can be found on the IAJVS website in a password protected
area under IAJVS Publications. You can contact IAJVS for access.
would like to thank our presenters, our corporate sponsors
including CVS Caremark (who was specially recognized at our
awards ceremony), CARF International, NISH/Ability One, EisnerAmper
LLP, AlliedBarton Security Services, Paragraph, Jewish Federation
of Metropolitan Detroit and the Andrew Kukes Foundation for
Social Anxiety, and our host committee at JVS Detroit for
helping to make the 2013 Annual Conference a success.
see photos below of our well-deserved 2013 Award Winners!
Soloway, Director of Training and Education, from JVS Los
Angeles received the Benjamin Loewenstein Award.†Presented
by Judy Freundlich Tiell of JFCS Louisville.
Gutterman, Chief Executive Officer, from JFS Columbus received
the Bernie Rosenthal Executive Director Award.†Presented by
Peter Bloch of JVS Cincinnati.
S. Bernard, Trustee and past Board Chair, from JVS Detroit
received the Samuel S. Greenberg Leadership Award.†Presented
by Barbara Nurenberg of JVS Detroit.
Wallace, Manager of Youth Services, from JVS Toronto received
the Ron Coun Memorial Award.†Presented by Jay Spector of JEVS
Human Services, Philadelphia.
Hickey, Senior Manager of High School and Bridge Programs,
from JVS San Francisco received the Claudia Fogel award.†Presented
by Nancy Fisher of JVS MetroWest, New Jersey.
Wertheim, Former Vice President of Program Development, from
JVS Toronto received the Special Distinguished Service Award.†Presented
by Marian Baldini of JEVS Human Services, Philadelphia.
from JF&CS Atlanta received the Program Award.†Accepting
the award was ArtWORKS Team Leader Anna Maki and presenting
was David Marcu of Israel Elwyn.
Corporate Awards were presented to:
Clarks Companies, N.A.
above is presenter Erin Flynn-Blair from JVS Boston, IAJVS
CEO Genie Cohen and recipient Margie Glazer, Senior Director
of Training and Development at The Clarks Companies, N.A.
& AJFCA 2014 Annual Conference
by Agence Ometz in Montreal, Quebec
4th - May 6th, 2014
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