2023 Youth Practitioners'  Forum

March 14-16, 2023

Holiday Inn
232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 

NYATEP's Youth Practitioners' Forum annually welcomes hundreds of workforce professionals working with young adults from across New York. This event is a unique opportunity to educate our colleagues from across the northeast about the latest research and best practices in assisting young adults, provide inspiration to the front-line staff helping our most vulnerable youth, and help programs from across the state network to collectively problem-solve. We hope you will join us for another year of dynamic presentations and engaging professional development!

We are offering 3 different options for registration this year. Please read carefully below and select the option that works best for you!

Option 1

Youth Practitioners' Forum 

Early Bird Pricing
Members: $325 with code "YOUTHMEMBER23"

Non-Members: $350

The Forum begins at 1:00 PM on March 14th and continues on through March 16th at 12:00 PM.  Please click the button below to register!

 

 

 

Register for the Youth Practitioners' Forum here!

Option 2

USDOL Pre-Day Session

Member & Non-Member Price: $50

This year, we are offering a Pre-Day Session presented by the United States Department of Labor on the morning of March 14th from 9 am - 12 pm. If you are not registered for the forum, you will leave after the pre-day session concludes. The USDOL will provide a deep dive on how to prepare for a Federal monitoring visit. 

If you'd like to register for the USDOL Pre-Day Session ONLY, please click below.

 

Register for Pre-Day Session ONLY

Option 3

Youth Practitioners' Forum AND Pre-Day Session

Members: $375 with code "YOUTHMEMBER23"
Non-Members: $425

If you would like to attend BOTH the Pre-Day Session beginning at 9 am on March 14th AND the Forum from March 14th-16th, please click the button below.

 

 

 

Register for Pre-Day AND Forum

If you receive CRCC Credits, you will receive a certification after the conference via email - keep an eye out! Please contact Adrienne at [email protected] with any questions.

Thank you to this year's sponsors! 

Presenting Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Exhibitor Sponsors

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES & ATTENDEE PACKAGES

Check out our sponsorship opportunities and attendee packages below. Click each button to see what is included or download the PDF to learn more. Contact Molly at [email protected] with any questions! 

Download the Sponsorship PDF

Don't Forget to Book Your Hotel Room!

We have a room block at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs! You can book your room at the button below. You will need to input your arrival and departure dates, then the group rate will populate.

You can book your hotel room using the block up until 2/21/23.

Book Your Room Today!

Event Agenda

The agenda is subject to change. Scroll down to view workshop descriptions.

DAY 1
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PRE-DAY SESSION WITH USDOL
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM REGISTRATION OPEN ALL DAY
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM PLENARY
2:15 PM - 2:30PM MEDITATION SESSION WITH ONE ROOF SARATOGA
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM ICE CREAM SOCIAL WITH BEN & JERRY'S
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM WORKSHOPS

  • Center for Employment Opportunities' Credible Messenger Initiative - Center for Employment Opportunities
  • Using Social Media to Attract and Engage - KathodeRay Media
  • Breaking Into the Schools - Schenectady County Connects
  • STEPS Pre-apprenticeship Manufacturing Training Program - FALA Technology

TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE HOLIDAY INN

DAY 2
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM BREAKFAST
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM PLENARY - Josh Davies, CEO, The Center for Work Ethic Development - "Building Work Ethic in a Post-Pandemic World"
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM WORKSHOPS

  • Cybersecurity Youth Apprenticeship Initiative (CYAI): An Opportunity for Youth and Employers in Your Community - Amy Landesman, ICF
  • Youth Engagement, Mentorship, and Employment leads to Workforce Opportunities - Capital Region BOCES
  • Mental Health 101 - MHANYS
  • Using Virtual Reality to Attract, Train, and Retain Youth

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM LUNCH - CELEBRATING YOU!
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM BREAK
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM WORKSHOPS

  • Best Practices in Clean Energy Training: When Architecture Meets Clean Energy and Climate Justice - NYSERDA
  • Get Started with a 360-Degree Review for Youth Recruitment and Retention - NYSDOL
  • MEET Them Where They Are - Say Yes Buffalo
  • Building Employability Skills

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM BREAK
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM WORKSHOPS

  • The Anatomy of the Resume - Discovering Your Professional Story for the Opportunity you Desire - Vicki Sylvain
  • Grow Your Organization’s Capacity with Agile - Albany Can Code
  • Build to Bloom - Mind Open Learning Strategies

 5:00 PM SARATOGA BAR CRAWL!

DAY 3
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM BREAKFAST
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM PLENARY
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM WORKSHOPS

  • The H.E.A.R.T Experience (Nationally Recognized Youth Workforce Professional Development Presentation) - Look Up and Beyond Inc.
  • Building a Business Network: Innovative Solutions for Employer Engagement - Rockland Works
  • Engaging Youth to Become Aware of Local Careers using Virtual Reality & Video - Expertise Project
  • Baking a Difference - A Tale of Two WNY Legacies - OLV Human Services

Workshop Descriptions

(In alphabetical order)