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LEVEL UP is excited to announce a partnership with Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) to provide a six-part webinar series focused on working with helping people with convictions to thrive in the workforce. Each year, CEO serves more than 8,000 justice-involved individuals with immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services.
This unique and tailored webinar series will provide a comprehensive look at the infrastructure of the criminal justice system, employment challenges and opportunities for both the employer and individuals, and tactical strategies to support the justice-involved population through policy and action.
All six webinars are available for purchase for $450.00 or individually for $100.00 per webinar. Learn more about each of the webinars and meet the trainers on our website www.LevelUp-NY.com.

WEBINAR SERIES

TRAINER:

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

Series runs from May 27-Oct 14, 2020

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Six webinars - totaling 8 hours of training

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$450.00

CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES SIX-PART WEBINAR SERIES

EXCELLENT FOR: 

Frontline Staff, Recruiters, Job Developers

Many workforce professionals, understandably, have not had the chance to learn about the criminal justice system! This hour and a half webinar will guide attendees through the complexities of the criminal justice system for a deeper understanding on how to support workforce development and employment upon release. Key learning objectives include: an overview of the criminal justice system from entry to exit; identifying key partners and government agencies, especially in community supervision; defining the difference between Parole vs. Probation and Prison vs. Jail; and a look at Community Corrections and Justice Supervision in New York State.
This webinar is ideal for anyone looking to better understand, train, support, and/or employ individuals with a justice involved history. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the experts to support the learning.

WEBINAR

TRAINER:

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

May 27, 2020 12:00PM - 1:30PM

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1.5 Hour

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$100.00

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM 101

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Frontline Staff, Recruiters, Job Developers

This hour and a half webinar will address important considerations and barriers to reemployment for justice involved individuals, with a focus on those individuals recently released from prison or jail. Key learning objectives include a deeper understanding of the reentry population (gender, education levels, geography); the demands of probation and parole supervision, especially as they relate to employment; how to address the “conviction question” in the interview process; issues around Selective Service and eligibility for federal funding.
This webinar is ideal for frontline staff, recruiters, and human resource professionals looking to train and hire individuals with a justice involved history. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the experts to support the learning.

WEBINAR

TRAINER:

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

June 24, 2020 12:00PM - 1:30PM

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1.5 Hour

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$100.00

GOING TO WORK WITH A RECORD

EXCELLENT FOR: 

Frontline Staff, Recruiters, Job Developers

Many workforce professionals struggle to bring employers on board with hiring people with convictions. This hour and a half webinar will provide a deep dive into employer engagement strategies and considerations when working with justice involved candidates. Key learnings will include how to introduce employers to the idea of working with justice involved individuals; common myths and realities of employing justice impacted individuals; representing a person’s work experience while incarcerated into their credentials; addressing common employer questions; and aspects of incentive programs like federal bonding and the Worker Opportunity Tax Credit. The experts from CEO will provide case studies that highlight the evolution of employer engagement and how commitments have grown over time. They will also provide additional resources for employers.
This webinar is ideal for frontline staff, business services, recruiters, and human resource professionals looking to train and hire individuals with a justice involved history. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the experts to support the learning.

WEBINAR

TRAINER:

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

July 23, 2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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1 Hour

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$100.00

WORKING WITH EMPLOYERS

EXCELLENT FOR: 

Frontline Staff, Recruiters, Job Developers

As more New Yorkers become aware of mass incarceration, the stigma of a criminal conviction has changed. Many convictions, however, still carry significant stigma and workforce professionals should be prepared to help people overcome that stigma and find meaningful employment. This hour webinar will explore the needs of individuals with stigmatized convictions including violent felonies and sex-based crimes. Key learnings include a review of potential bias from community members and staff; understanding the Sex Offender registry and basic vocabulary around this population; and guidance on engaging employers and developing job opportunities.
This webinar is ideal for frontline staff, case workers and community organizations looking to train and hire individuals with a justice involved history. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the experts to support the learning.

WEBINAR

TRAINER:

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

August 19, 2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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1 Hour

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$100.00

SERVING PEOPLE WITH HIGHLY STIGMATIZED CONVICTIONS

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Frontline Staff, Recruiters, Job Developers

When working with clients in reentry, it’s critical to work effectively with probation and parole agencies. This hour and a half webinar will provide insight and strategies for partnering with probation and parole to support job placement. Key learnings include identifying the differences and attributes between probation and parole; how program referrals fit into a reentry process; best practices for staying in touch with Corrections agents; and ethical challenges many professionals face when aligning program objectives with corrections agencies. CEO experts will also explore a high-level overview of their engagement process and next steps for community partners looking to take action to support this population.
This webinar is ideal for frontline staff, case workers and community organizations looking to train and hire individuals with a justice involved history. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the experts to support the learning.

WEBINAR

TRAINER:

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

September 16, 2020 12:00PM - 1:30PM

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1.5 Hour

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$100.00

PARTNERING WITH PROBATION AND PAROLE

EXCELLENT FOR: 

Frontline Staff, Recruiters, Job Developers

The reentry hiring landscape state by state and even city by city. This hour webinar will explore both national and local Ban the Box regulations with a lens on New York State, and will also touch on current policy changes affecting the reentry employment field. Key learnings will include guidance on how to educate employers and respond to violations; addressing the legal implications when an employer requests to avoid certain convictions; introduce the concept of “collateral consequences” and its database; understanding occupational licensing; and explore the Voting Rights restoration for people under Parole supervision. There will be a brief overview of bail reform with a focus on how it may affect a person’s employment journey.
This webinar is ideal for frontline staff, business services, recruiters, and human resource professionals looking to train and hire individuals with a justice involved history. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the experts to support the learning.

WEBINAR

TRAINER:

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

October 14, 2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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1 Hour

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$100.00

UNDERSTANDING BAN THE BOX AND OTHER NY REGULATIONS

TESTIMONIALS

MEET OUR TRAINERS

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES SIX-PART WEBINAR SERIES

Christine Kidd is the National Director of Program Innovation for the
Center of Employment Opportunities (CEO). Ms. Kidd's work focuses on
identifying promising practices from within and outside CEO, scaling
those practices across CEO’s 25+ offices, and sharing CEO's knowledge
with allies in the reentry employment field. Ms Kidd will be a
facilitator through all six webinars, tying together themes and
lessons learned, while supported by subject matter experts in each
topic to be addressed.

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM 101

Christine Kidd is the National Director of Program Innovation for the
Center of Employment Opportunities (CEO). Ms. Kidd's work focuses on
identifying promising practices from within and outside CEO, scaling
those practices across CEO’s 25+ offices, and sharing CEO's knowledge
with allies in the reentry employment field. Ms Kidd will be a
facilitator through all six webinars, tying together themes and
lessons learned, while supported by subject matter experts in each
topic to be addressed.

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

GOING TO WORK WITH A RECORD

Jessica Centeno is CEO's Deputy Executive Director of New York State.
With more than a decade of experience partnering with employers to
hire people with convictions, Jessica has a wealth of knowledge for
how to initiate and grow these partnerships and match the best
candidates to the jobs available.

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

WORKING WITH EMPLOYERS

Ryan Conroy is CEO's Director of Participant Engagement and Support in
New York City. He has been an integral part of CEO's partnership with
New York State's parole agency for more than 6 years and is a master
of partnering with community corrections agencies to identify people
in need of workforce services, welcome them to CEO, and set them up
for success in their employment journey.

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

SERVING PEOPLE WITH HIGHLY STIGMATIZED CONVICTIONS

Dixie Farr is the Director of CEO's Buffalo office. A social worker by
training and with significant experience serving people in reentry,
Dixie brings deep knowledge to how we can work across systems to
support people in reentry.

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

PARTNERING WITH PROBATION AND PAROLE

Christine Kidd is the National Director of Program Innovation for the
Center of Employment Opportunities (CEO). Ms. Kidd's work focuses on
identifying promising practices from within and outside CEO, scaling
those practices across CEO’s 25+ offices, and sharing CEO's knowledge
with allies in the reentry employment field. Ms Kidd will be a
facilitator through all six webinars, tying together themes and
lessons learned, while supported by subject matter experts in each
topic to be addressed.

Christine Kidd & guest speaker

UNDERSTANDING BAN THE BOX AND OTHER NY REGULATIONS

Christine Kidd is the National Director of Program Innovation for the
Center of Employment Opportunities (CEO). Ms. Kidd's work focuses on
identifying promising practices from within and outside CEO, scaling
those practices across CEO’s 25+ offices, and sharing CEO's knowledge
with allies in the reentry employment field. Ms Kidd will be a
facilitator through all six webinars, tying together themes and
lessons learned, while supported by subject matter experts in each
topic to be addressed.