Keynotes, Presentations & Workshops

2021

American Probation & Parole Association, Winter Training Institute       

     Seeing the World Through New Glasses: A Look at Reentry Education &

     Workforce Development Best Practices                                                                      1-8-21

City of Philadelphia, DBHIDS Workshop

     Behavioral Health & Justice Division, lecture                                                             1-27-21

LINCS, Coffee Break, Webinar                                                                                            2-25-21

    Adult Education Behind & Beyond the Prison Walls:

    An Inmate/Student Perspective

United States Department of Education, Integrated Education & Training                    3-4-21

    Webinar: First Steps-Assessing Readiness for Developing IET in

    Corrections  

SXSW EDU                                                                                                                    3-9 through 3-12-21

    Mentor

United States Department of Education, Integrated Education & Training                    3-11-21

    Webinar: IET In Jail Settings

Career Wardrobe                                                                                                                  3-16-21

    Presentation: Getting Talent Back to Work

LINCS, Coffee Break, Webinar                                                                                            3-17-21

    Adult Education Behind & Beyond the Prison Walls:

    An Inmate/Student Perspective

COABE State Advocates for Adult Education Fellowship                                              3-18-21

    Design, facilitation, and presentation 

COABE Behind & Beyond the Walls Committee                                                              3-19-21

    Hackathon Career Pathways Project Presentation       

COABE National Conference                                                                                             3-22-21

     Presentation: A Bridge to the Future: Adult Education Today

     Behind & Beyond Our Prison Walls

COABE National Conference                                                                                             3-23-21

     Presentation: Making the  Invisible Visible: Literacy Innovation

     Behind & Beyond Our Prison Walls

Social Venture Partners                                                                                                     3-24-21

     Presentation: Seeing the World Through New Glasses

2020

Men with Vision Moving Forward Program                                                                     1-25-20

     Lecture – Seeing the World Through New Glasses    

Adult Education & Literacy Conference 2020, Roanoke, VA                                          2-19-20

     Workshop- Seeing the World Through New Glasses, Best Practices in

     Prison Literacy

Temple University, Dr. Wayne Welsh, Philadelphia, PA

     Graduate Reentry Class Lecture                                                                                 2-25-20

SCI Phoenix, Mann Up Program, Montgomery County. PA                                            2-29-20

     Been There: Looking Forward

Philadelphia Department of Prison, Reentry Simulation                                                3-6-20

     Social Workers Wearing New Glasses: Reentry Simulation

SXSW EDU, Mentor Selection (Event Cancelled)                                                            3-9-20

Looking Forward Virtual Business Start-up Workshop                                       3-2020 to Present

Action Wellness Virtual Workshop, Philadelphia, PA                                                     5-14-20

     Best Practices in Reentry in our post COVID world

WURD Radio Guest, Bryant Green Radio Show                                                             6-1-20

Florida  ACE 2020 Virtual Summer Symposium, Virtual Conference                           6-8-20

     Prison Literacy Behind & Beyond the Walls

Coalition on Adult Basic Education – National Conference                                         6-30-20

      Workshop: Seeing the World Through New Glasses: A Look at

      Reentry Best Practices

Coalition on Adult Basic Education – National Conference                                          7-8-20

     Workshop: Minds that Move Us: Careers Pathways Challenge

     Panelist representing Pathways to Prosperity

Good Morning Neighbors – Pod Cast with Jane-Janette Ansah                                   8-5-20

     Drexel University Pod Cast

National Commission on COVID19 and Criminal Justice                                              9-4-20

     Testimony on the impact of COVID19 on the criminal justice system

     (Virtual testimony)

Temple University, Rehabilitation of the Offender, Prof. Anne Schwartzman              9-14-20

     Lecture: Reentry Best Practices

Forum for Excellence, Illinois Community College Board, Career Technical Education:

     Building Pathways for All Students

     Presentation: Making the Invisible Visible: Innovations in Education & Skills Training

     Behind & Beyond the Prison Walls                                                                              9-25-20

Coalition on Adult Basic Education – Minds That Move Us Webinar

     Presentation on Pathways to Prosperity                                                                     10-2-20

Philadelphia Department of Probation & Parole                                                 

     Presentation on Reentry & Post Incarceration Resources                                 10-7-20 & 10-8-20

Florida  ACE 2020 Virtual Conference                                                                         

A Bridge to the Future: Adult Literacy from Prison to Prosperity                                 10-7-20

Making the Invisible Visible: Literacy Behind & Beyond the Prison Walls                   10-8-20

Coalition on Adult Basic Education Webinar

     How to Unlock the Power of Prison Education, Facilitator and presenter                    

     Community Corrections & Transition                                                                          10-9-20

Energy Coordinating Agency, Energy Summit

     Presentation: Work Transformation                                                                            10-16-20

LINCS – National Disability Employment Awareness Month –

     Asynchronous Discussion, Pathways to Prosperity                                                 10-27-20

Justice Education Series, Petey Greene Webinar                                                

     Approaches to Reentry Webinar – Panelist                                                               10-28-20

Louisiana Association for Public, Community & Adult Education

     2020 Conference – Presentation – Making the Invisible Visible:

     Innovation in Education & Skills Training Behind & Beyond the

     Prison Walls                                                                                                                 10-30-20

Louisiana Association for Public, Community & Adult Education

     2020 Conference – Presentation – The Economic Value of Prison Education:

     Priceless                                                                                                                       11-13-20

Philly SHRM

     Presentation: Reimaging HR & Business in the Wake of COVID19

     Opening the Cell Doors of Opportunity- The Untapped Labor Pool                       11-18-20

Philadelphia Jewish Federation, Committee for Social Responsibility

     Presentation: Seeing the World Through New Glasses                                           11-19-20

Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Training Center

     Presentation: Strengthening Career Pathways for Young Adults with

     Disabilities through Innovation and Partnerships                                                   12-18-20

2019

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ActionWellness Consumer Feedback Group, Philadelphia, PA                                        1-15-19

     Lecture on Career Pathways and Preparedness

Philadelphia Fight – Institute of Community Justice                                                         1-30-19

     Lecture: Navigating Return to the Workplace

Criminal Insider Radio Show with Jeff Grant & Babz Rawles, New Haven, CT                2-15-19

     Radio Interview

SXSW EDU, Austin, TX                                                                                                          3-5-19

     Presentation: From the Courtroom to the Boardroom

The Forum, National Association of Workforce Boards, Washington, DC                       3-25-19

     Presentation: From the Courtroom to the Boardroom,

     Tapping the Reentry Labor Pool      

Pennsylvania Association of Adult Educators, Harrisburg, pA                                         3-11-19

     Presentation: From the Courtroom, to the Classroom, to the Boardroom         

Philadelphia Department of Prisons, Philadelphia, PA                                                       3-29-19

Coalition on Basic Adult Education, New Orleans, LO                                                   4-1-19, 4-2-19

     Presentation: From the Courtroom, to the Classroom, to the Boardroom

Pennsylvania Providers Association, Harrisburg, PA                                                         4-3-19

      Presentation

Philadelphia Reentry Coalition Training, Philadelphia, PA                                                4-11-19

     Education Behind & Beyond the Walls

Turning Barriers into Building Blocks, Westhampton, Burlington County, NJ                4-17-19

     Keynote Address: Never Judge A Book By Its’ Cover

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Philadelphia, PA                                                       4-24-19

     Staff Meeting Presentation  

JEVS Human Services, Job Developer Training                                                                4-26-19

     Staff Development Training: Tapping the Reentry Labor Pool

     Best Practices in Working with Returning Citizens and Employers

New Jersey Correctional Education Association, Hamilton, NJ                                      5-3-19

     19th Annual Staff Development Day – Presentation

Coalition on Basic Adult Education – Capitol Hill Day                                                     5-7-19

     Advocacy meetings with Pennsylvania legislative team and

     United States Assistant Secretary of Education Scott Stump                                      

Philadelphia Office of Adult Education Technology & Education Conference              5-10-19

     Technology Behind and Beyond the Walls

Philadelphia Reentry Coalition – Employment Subcommittee                                        5-13-19

     Facilitation: Employer Engagement in Reentry

Correctional Education Association Region 1 Annual Conference                                5-15-19

     Keynote Address: From the Courtroom to the Classroom to the Boardroom    

HireAbility – Reentry Best Practices Staff Development Training                                   5-20-19

     Best practices training

Philadelphia Reentry Coalition Awards Ceremony                                                           6-6-19

     Master of Ceremonies

Energy Coordinating Agency, Community Energy Conference                                       6-7-19

     Presenter: Reentry Resources and Best Practices

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Spring Interfaith Coalition Day                              6-11-19

     Presenter: Reentry Resources and Best Practices

ACT I, JEVS Human Services                                                                                              6-12-19

     Presentation: Working Through Addiction                                                                

Temple University Reentry Summit                                                                                    6-14-19

     Presenter

JEVS Educational & Vocational Program Graduation, Philadelphia, PA                        6-20-19

     Keynote Speaker – Riverside Correctional Facility

Looking Forward: Resources for Returning Citizens                                                       6-21-19

     Presenter

Alternatives to Recidivism Conference & Resource Fair                                                 6-22-19

     Presenter: Esperanza College

West Philadelphia Career Fair, Philadelphia, PA                                                               6-28-19

     Workshop: Getting Back to Work with a Record                               

CareerLink Northwest, Philadelphia, PA                                                                            6-28-19

     Best practices staff training

Green Rock Correctional Center, Chatham, VA                                                                7-10-19

     Reentry workshop: Coming Home

Adult Education & Literacy Conference, Roanoke, VA                                                    7-11-19

     Presentation: From the Courtroom to the Classroom

Career Changers Panel, Ashe Intern Program, Jewish Federation                                7-15-19

     Presentation: Career Transitioning

JEVS Work Ready, Philadelphia, PA                                                                         7-17-19 to Present

     Reentry Best Practices Workshop

Bureau of Prisons, Federal detention Center, Philadelphia, PA                                     7-23-19

     Lecture: Navigating Your Return Home

Minds That Move Us Competition

     Pathways to Prosperity Team Coach, 1st Place Award                                              8-8-19

NationSwell, Criminal Justice Forum, Austin, TX                                                            8-19

     Keynote Speaker

GPLEX Leadership Exchange, Philadelphia, PA                                                              9-20-19

     Participant – Leadership development program

DACO Conference, 2019 Cannabis Career Fair                                                                9-28-19

    Presentation: Getting Into the Weeds – Workforce Opportunities

Philadelphia Technical Training Institute, Philadelphia, PA                                            9-28-19

     Keynote Graduation – Never Judge a Book By Its’ Cover: The Power of

     Telling Your Success Story

Garden State Employment and Training Association Conference 2019                        10-1-19

    Atlantic City, NJ

    Workshop: From the Courtroom to the Classroom to the Boardroom –

 Temple University Reentry Simulation, Philadelphia, PA                                               10-4-19

     Host & facilitator

TS Partners, Las Vegas, NV                                                                                               10-9-19

     Keynote Address: Seeing the World Through New Glasses

Ignite Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                10-16-19

      Presentation: “We are More Than Just Numbers”

Pennsylvania Reentry Council & Pennsylvania Workforce Development                     10-22-19

     Board – Employer Reentry Roundtable Event – Facilitator/host

Coalition on Basic Adult Education Virtual Conference Presentation                          10-30-19

     Presentation: From the Courtroom to the Classroom to the Boardroom                       

     Best Practices in Education Behind & Beyond the Walls

State Correctional Institute Chester                                                                                  11-14-19

     Lecture to Reentry Pod: Next Steps

Transformation Justice Conference, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA              11-15-19

     Seeing the World Through New Glasses

Achieving Reunification Center, Philadelphia, PA                                                           11-15-19

     Lecture: My Next Move

Philadelphia Department of Prisons, Philadelphia, PA                                                   11-21-19         

     Lecture: Get Ready, Get Set, Get Out

Community Forgiveness & Restoration, Philadelphia, PA                                              12-7-19

     Presentation: Reentry Career Strategies

Just Mercy Criminal Justice Summit, Eastern University, Wayne, PA                           12-10-19

     Engaging the Community in Reentry

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2018

Dobbins High School, CTE Connect – Career & Technical Education                             2-13-18

     Workshop on Branding and Business Start-up
PA Board of Probation & Parole, Northeast Division

     Officer staff training                                                                                                         2-15-18

I Am Not My Record – Harlem, NY                                                                                       2-17-18

     Presentation and Q&A

Insight Radio – Lorraine Ballard Morrill                                                                              3-4-18

     Workforce development aired on WDAS & Power 99

Criminal Justice Advisory Board Conference, State College, PA                                    4-4-18

     From the Courtroom to the Boardroom, Plenary Address

Disrupt HR, World Café Live                                                                                                5-3-18

     From the Courtroom to the Boardroom. 5 Minute TedTalk style

New Jersey Correctional Education Association, 18th Annual

     Staff Development Day, Facilitation of 2 workshops                                                   5-4-18

30th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference

     Temple University, Workshop: From Cell to Cell                                                         5-18-18

International Conference Decreasing Recidivism, Baltimore, MD                                 6-18-18

     From the Courtroom to the Boardroom, Workshop

Temple University Reentry Resource Fair                                                                        6-27-18

     Looking Forward, Keynote Speaker 

Minds That Move Us, Nashville, TN                                                                            8-7-18 – 8-10-18 

     Participant in  Pathways to Prosperity Competition

Industry Liason Group, Philadelphia, PA                                                                         8-23-18

     Keynote speaker: Presentation – From the Courtroom to the

     Boardroom: Tapping the Reentry Talent Pool

Recovery Summit, Atlantic City, NJ                                                                                  9- 17-18

     Workshop: From the Courtroom to the Boardroom

Garden State Employment and Training Association Conference 2018                       10-3-18

    Atlantic City, NJ

    Workshop: From the Courtroom to the Boardroom –

     Navigating Reentry Into the Workplace

Philadelphia Fight Reentry Summit, Philadelphia, PA                                                    10-5-18

     Workshop: From the Courtroom to the Boardroom

Community Forgiveness & Restoration, Philadelphia, PA                                             11-3-18

     Reentry lecture

CareerLink Suburban Station, Philadelphia, PA                                                              11-14-18

     Reentry Staff Development Training

JEVS Career Strategies, Philadelphia, PA                                                                        11-16-18

     Reentry Staff Development Training

JEVS Work Ready, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                  11-28-18

     Reentry Staff Development Training

Reentry Best Practices, Stockton University, Atlantic City, NJ                                      12-12-18

      Reentry Best Practices presentation and staff training                                                           

Jewish Federation, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                 12-18-18

     From the Courtroom to the Boardroom: Reentry Awareness

2017

Developing Career Pathways for Adults Institute: A Virtual Learning

     Opportunity, Presenter                                                                                                  2-3-17

     “PA CareerLink Promising Practices”

Justleadership USA, Philadelphia, PA                                                                              4-15-17

     Breakthrough Action Leadership Training for Emerging

     Leaders, Certificate of Completion
Correctional Ministries & Chaplins Association

    5th Annual Summit: Presenter - “You Got to Have Faith”                                          5-5-17

Temple University, Pan African Studies Community Education Program

    Reentry Boot Camp, Instructor                                                                            2-2-17 to 5-3-17

29th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference                                              5-19-17

    Workshop: From the Cell to the Cell

56th Annual Correctional Education Association Conference,

    Cape May, NJ                                                                                                                 6-2-17

    Keynote Speaker and workshop presenter

WPPM 106.5 The Darryl Lloyd Show                                                                               6-19-17

     Discussion on adult literacy in Philadelphia

Like It Is – Philly Cam Television show                                                                          6-24-17

     Second Chances for Ex-offenders

Philadelphia Fight, Aids Foundation – Beyond the Walls Conference                       6-28-17

     Workshop – Getting Back in the Game – How to Navigate the Reentry

     Process

PA Board of Probation and Parole, Philadelphia, PA                                                    7-19-17

     ReEntry/West Division – Lecture                                                                        

Justleadership USA, New York, NY                                                                                7-22-17

     Breakthrough Action Leadership Training for Emerging

     Leaders, Certificate of Completion
Outley House, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                      8-2-17

     Reentry Workshop and staff training

Philadelphia County Probation & Parole Department                                                  8-16-17

     Reentry Workshop and staff training       

Temple University Adult Education and Professional

Development Summit, Philadelphia, PA                                                                        8-17-17

    Presenter: Education and Post Incarceration

Temple University – PASCEP Course                                                                            9-13-17

    Course Instructor: Orange is the New Black: An Inside Look at Reentry

    For Returning Citizens & the Community                                                                  
United States District Court Pre-Trial PREPP Program                                               9-20-17

Redemption Housing, One Day Challenge – Reentry Program                                  9-30-17

Coleman Hall, Reentry Lecture                                                                                      10-3-17

Paschalville Partnership                                                                                                 11-3-17

     Board of Directors training workshop

Blueprint to Reentry – Ted Talk, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA                         11-15-17

     Ted Talk – Reentry Triage

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania                                                11-21-17

    Presentation, Hershey, PA

2016

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Workshop Co-facilitator - Reentering the Workplace                                                3-2016

Prison Ministries Symposium                                                                                                                       

  (Facilitator: I was in Prison and you…, NY, NY)                                                       10-1-16

Ubuntu Philadelphia                                                                                                     11-2-16

  Healing and Restoring Our Communities, St. Joseph’s University

  (Facilitator: Healing Circle)

Job Readiness Clinic                                                                                                    11-5-16

    Prince of Peace Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA     

    Rev. Robert Shipman

    Lecturer: Professional Interviewing Tips

Regional Workforce Development Planning

    And Implementation Community Practice

    (Professional development presenter)                                                                    11-23-16

Temple University - Office Etiquette: How to Resolve Workplace Conflict

    Lecturer                                                                                                                      12-7-16