Untapped Talent Summit

2023 Untapped Talent Summit: Unlocking Possibilities Together

Friday, April 28, 2023
7 AM – 4 PM
Pennington Biomedical Research Center Conference Center

The Louisiana Board of Regents hosts its first Untapped Talent Summit on April 28, 2023, at the Pennington Conference Center in Baton Rouge. This inaugural event is aimed at uncovering the additional damage inflicted upon those that have been justice-impacted and justice-involved, even after they have paid their debt to society, and spreading awareness of the value this untapped population can bring to local business and industry. This population not only provides an important labor solution, but also can advance reunited families’ stability, economic development, and general community betterment.

2023 Untapped Talent Summit Agenda

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7:00 AMRegistration OpensMain Level
7:30 AMNetworking Coffee and ConversationMain Auditorium
7:45 AMRe-Entry Simulator (Session 1)Conference Center, Lower Level
9:00 AMOpening General SessionMain Auditorium
9:00 AMUrban League Virtual Job FairConference Room, Main Level
10:30 AMTransition to Morning Breakout Sessions
10:45 AMMorning Breakout SessionsRoom List Below
11:45 AMTransition to Lunch
12:00 PMPower Lunch SessionMain Auditorium
1:15 PMUrban League Virtual Job FairConference Room, Main Level
1:15 PMTransition to Afternoon Breakout Sessions
1:30 PMAfternoon Breakout SessionsRoom List Below
2:30 PMTransition to Regional Second Chance Ecosystem Networking Breakouts
2:45 PMRegional Second Chance Ecosystem Networking BreakoutsRoom List Below

Morning Breakout Sessions

Session TitleRoom
Workforce Breakout 1Working with the WorkforceDownstairs Browsing
Workforce Breakout 2DCFS Employment and Training Programs - Investing in Louisiana's CitizensRoom 324
Ed & Employ Breakout 1Reframing the Talent Development PipelineRoom 325
Ed & Employ Breakout 2Re-Entry Gumbo: Employer EngagementRoom 322
TIPs for FIPs Breakout 1A Warm Handoff: From Prison to CommunityRoom 326
TIPs for FIPs Breakout 2On the Other Side: Women Navigating the WorkforceUpstairs Browsing
Lagniappe Breakout 1UniteLouisiana: A Solution for Re-EntryRoom 327

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Session TitleRoom
Workforce Breakout 1Working in the WorkforceRoom 324
Workforce Breakout 2Apprenticeships Connect Untapped Talent to CareersRoom 327
Ed & Employ Breakout 1Revolutionary Automotive TechnicianRoom 326
TIPs for FIPs Breakout 1Tips from FIPs: Navigating Life After LifeUpstairs Browsing
Lagniappe Breakout 1Advancing Equity by Engaging Justice-Impacted PeopleRoom 325
Lagniappe Breakout 2Mental Health in the WorkplaceRoom 322

Regional Second Chance Breakouts

Region 1Greater New Orleans AreaMain Auditorium
Region 2Capital RegionUpstairs Browsing
Region 3Bayou RegionRoom 324
Region 4Acadiana RegionDownstairs Browsing
Region 5Southwest LouisianaRoom 325
Region 6Region 6: Central Louisiana RegionCentral Louisiana RegionRoom 327
Region 7Northwest Louisiana RegionRoom 322
Region 8Delta RegionRoom 326