Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Chrysalis Training & Conference Center 
255 Homestead Avenue
Hartford, CT 06112

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Sarah Dudzic 

Data-Sharing: Breaking Down Barriers to Transform Our Work 

Join MoveUP and the CT Data Collaborative for a forum on Data-Sharing: Breaking Down Barriers to Transform our Work. The event will include a keynote address from national expert, Dennis Culhane, PhD, from the Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy (AISP) initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a panel discussion on data-sharing that also features Amy Hawn Nelson from AISP, Michelle Riordan-Nold from the CT Data Collaborative, and Ron Schack, author and principal from the Charter Oak Group.

The keynote and panelists will offer their expertise to help the Hartford Region’s Collaborative efforts understand how they can overcome barriers to achieve their strategic data-sharing goals. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and the panel presentation will be followed by a workshop for groups that are already trying to share data among their organizations. If you are a member of a coalition that is interested in learning more about how to share data among multiple organizations or for more information, contact Sarah Dudzic, Director, MoveUP! sdudzic@capitalworkforce.org.

Breakfast will be provided. Space is limited. Register today!

UPDATE: LUNCH will be available for FREE from 12:00-1:00! If you registered prior to Thursday, 5/10, please let Sarah Dudzic (sdudzic@capitalworkforce.com) know if you will be staying so we have an accurate head count.


Meet our Panelists!

 Dennis Culhane is the Dana and Andrew Stone Professor of Social Policy at the School of Social Policy and Practice at The University of Pennsylvania, a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Population Studies, and the Director of Research for the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Culhane was also named Faculty co-Director for the Cartographic Modeling Lab (CML) after his involvement in the Early Warning Information System (EWIS) for New York City in 1996.

Culhane is a nationally recognized social science researcher with primary expertise in the field of homelessness. His homelessness work has positioned him as an early innovator in the use of administrative data for research and policy analysis, particularly for populations and program impacts which are difficult to assess and track. Culhane’s work has resulted in federal legislation requiring all cities and states to develop administrative data systems for tracking homeless services in order to receive HUD funding. His work has also been instrumental in a national shift in how cities address chronic homelessness and family homelessness. Culhane’s recent research includes studies of vulnerable youth and young adults, including those transitioning from foster care, juvenile justice, and residential treatment services.

 Amy Hawn Nelson is the Director of Training and Technical Assistance for AISP, charged with overseeing all parts of the AISP Learning Communities Initiative. This includes providing training, technical assistance, and support to developing IDS sites. Prior to joining AISP in 2017, Dr. Hawn Nelson was the Director of Social Research for the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, an applied research institute serving the Charlotte region for over 40 years, and Director of the Institute for Social Capital, an integrated data system charged with supporting university research and enhancing data-informed decision-making in the Charlotte region. Prior to entering the world of IDS’ in 2012, Hawn Nelson served as a teacher and school leader for 11 years. Hawn Nelson is a community engaged researcher, and has presented and written extensively on intersectional topics related to educational equity. She is a co-editor of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: School Desegregation and Resegregation in Charlotte (Feb. 2015, Harvard Education Press). Hawn Nelson has a beautifully tolerant husband, Allen, and two feisty daughters, Fincher and Emory, and lives in Charlotte.

CT Data Collaborative is a public-private partnership created to advance effective planning and decision-making in Connecticut at the state, regional and local levels through the use of open and accessible data. The Collaborative serves residents, nonprofits, policymakers, and funders in using data to drive policy, program and service improvements. As Executive Director, Michelle is responsible for advancing the mission of the Collaborative. She oversees development of the website (ctdata.org); cultivates partnerships for access to data; advocates for open data; and continues to serve as an enterprise solution for the state in making data public for public and private institutions.

   Ron Schack holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. His areas of expertise include public budgeting, resource allocation modeling, revenue forecasting, structural equation modeling, activity-based costing, performance measurement development, and multi-mode program evaluation. Prior to joining the Charter Oak Group, LLC, Ron managed the performance measurement unit of the Connecticut Department of Labor. He has published articles on performance management in Public Administration Review and PA Times, and often presents at state and national conferences on performance measurement issues. Ron consults to federal, state, and local agencies on performance management, problem-solving, program evaluation and decision support issues.