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2019 APHSA Leadership Retreat agenda



8:00 – 8:30 am


8:30 – 9:10 am

Introductions & Objectives for the Day

9:10 AM – 10:40 am

APHSA Strategic Playbook in Action - Reflecting on the past to build resilient communities for the future.

Through the power of story-telling and reflecting on the journey of the H/HS field over the past ten years, leaders from across the country share our biggest strides and the ways in which human services is shifting to a cornerstone for achieving child and family wellbeing, economic and social mobility, and race equity.

10:40 – 10:50 am 

Quick Break

10:50 – 11:30 am

Ideation Session 1 – Modeling Generative Leadership.

Through breakout groups, identify the primary mental model/paradigm change needed at the leadership level to drive impact on social and economic mobility, trauma prevention and race equity.   

11:30 -12:30

ACF Federal Panel – Advancing Enabling Conditions in States & Localities.

Assistant Secretary Lynn Johnson and ACF senior leadership share the progress of efforts underway at the federal level to help reset conditions and spark innovations that enable states and localities to better advance economic mobility and prevent child maltreatment. This discussion will include details on ripe partnership opportunities and ACF’s specific objectives for 2020. 

12:15 – 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:45 PM

Enabling Economic Mobility – A Closer Look at What’s Possible Now.

Members of the newly constituted federal Economic Mobility Council share initial objectives and plans, followed by a facilitated discussion on how federal-state-local leaders together with neighborhoods and families can further the work together across sectors and systems. 

Ideation Session 2 – Spanning Traditional Sector Boundaries

2:45 – 3:15 PM

Networking Break

3:15 – 4:45 PM

Envisioning Thriving Communities in 2030 – Global Lessons and Possibilities

What does the future hold? What must we be preparing for and with whom? In keeping with an “Art of the Possible” yet long-term view, how can we learn from what countries are already doing?  We will hear from Alfonso Montero, President and CEO of the European Social Network, about innovations taking place in Europe and then explore what we might learn and test together, and how we will measure our progress.

4:45 – 5:00 PM


Summary remarks going into Harvard Summit

6:00 PM

Harvard Opening Reception

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