Oregon Employment and Training Association

Rendezvous for Workforce Professionals

Monday October 21

Linda Henley-Smith

Tuesday October 22


The Cost of Poverty

Wednesday October 23

Kim Poage

Ethics and Avoidance of Value Imposition

One in five children in America live at or below the poverty line.

These numbers should disturb us, yet statistics can have a numbing effect. The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) offers you an opportunity to walk in the shoes of families in our community who face poverty every day.

ThinkTank developed COPE with individuals who have lived experience in poverty. Their stories offer an opportunity to move beyond assumptions or stereotypes to a more holistic understanding of the causes and effects of poverty.

In this 2.5 hour hands-on training, you will experience a month in the life of families struggling to get by. The experiential nature of COPE will help you more deeply understand the complexities of poverty, paving the way for our community to be better allies and advocates for under resourced families.

You will have many ways to spend your time this month, but this experience you will never forget.

It is often our own personal values that motivate us to enter the field and keep us focused on providing quality services to the teams and clients we partner with. At times our values align with clients, co-workers and other partnering agencies and at other times they do not.

This training will focus on how to avoid imposing our values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors on others including a self-evaluation to determine areas you may be at risk.

Challenging case scenarios will be explored and available to take back into the workplace to process with peers

Breakout Sessions



Rendezvous for Workforce Professionals: 

Opportunities to Enhance, Train and Acknowledge

October 21-23, 2019

Newport, OR


A comprehensive, 3-day learning event designed to Enhance, and Train and Acknowledge the partnerships of Workforce Professionals throughout the State while recognizing the accomplishments of Oregon’s finest.

$275 Early Bird July (Members Only)

$300 Members

$425 Non-Members

$125 Rendezvous Speakers

  • Locally and nationally recognized speakers and presenters
  • Breakout sessions with interactive, engaging, and useful workshops fulfilling the NAWDP Competencies needed for CWDP Certification (Certified Workforce Development Professional), as well as offering CRC Credits for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Exhibitor Hall with booths displaying products and services geared toward Workforce Professionals
  • Networking opportunities: time to mix, mingle, and learn from other OregonETA members representing a full spectrum of workforce programs
  • Gala awards banquet honoring "All-Star" and "Commitment in Action" award recipients.
  • Rendezvous Traditions: Conference events, door prizes galore, and silent auction!

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