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Monday, may 23 7:00 a.m.

Registration Opens (Bonnet Creek Ballroom Foyer North)

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Goodwill Breakfast (Floridian Ballroom B - C)

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

I Was Just Awarded My First AbilityOne Contract…Now What?  (Floridian Ballroom B - C)

8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Financial Leadership Forum (Bonnet Creek XI - XII)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Business Development Focus Group on Training Needs (Floridian H - I)

12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

NCWC Annual Meeting  (Floridian A- C)

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Opening Session  (Bonnet Creek Ballroom)

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

CRPs Connecting: Big Ideas Exchange  (Floridian Ballroom)

6:30 p.m.

Dinner on your own

2 0 1 1 Co n f e r e n cE S e ss i o n s

Federal participants recommended sessions

 Sessions with international focus and speakers

CRPS new to NISH and the AbilityOne Program recommended sessions

tuesday, may 24 TRACKS

AbilityOne (Bonnet Creek I - III)

AbilityOne Business Development (Bonnet Creek IV - VI)

CRP Business Strategy (Floridian A - C)

7:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:00 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfasts

 Welcome to AbilityOne for Newcomers (Floridian G - I)   NCWC (Flordian J - L)  General Breakfast (Foyer between Bonnet Creek and Floridian Ballrooms)  Workability International (Orange) 

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Inside Edition with DoD and Committee Members 

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Assessing Readiness for Employment 

High Reliability Organizations, Part 1

Public Policy Update from Around the World 

Quality Tools Showcase: What Should You Know About ISO 9001?, Part 1

Business Development Update, Part 1 

Business Growth: A Success Story from Down Under 

Taking the Second Step: Actions and Reactions to Support our AbilityOne Partners

High Reliability Organizations, Part 2

Overview of the 112th Congress - Maximizing Grassroots Advocacy

Quality Tools Showcase: Remove waste with Lean, Part 2

Regional Lunches: South (Floridian K - L), Pacific West (Floridian J), and North Central (Floridian H - I)

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

NISH Strategy Execution Update 

4:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Break

4:45 – 6:00 p.m. Roundtables

Legal Issues Update

Quality (Bonnet Creek XII)

Customer Portal - Agency Info, Project Tracking, and QER Training

 Department of Labor Update: How Do

Break

Government Affairs (Bonnet Creek X - XI)

Growing Business by Leveraging Your Capabilities and Capacity 

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Leadership (Floridian D - F)

Funding, Budgets, & Market Pricing for New Opportunities

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

You Measure Up?   Committee Meeting (12:30 - 2:30 p.m.)

Operations for Services & Products (Bonnet Creek VII - IX)

General Lunch (Foyer between Bonnet Creek and Floridian Ballrooms) Current Environment of the DLA Clothing and Textiles Procurement

What Makes a High Quality Environment for People with Disabilities

Building a Self Advocacy Group

 Creative Collaborations and Partnerships 

The Value of Line of Business Certifications

Building Your Business Development Toolkit

Business Growth Strategies, Part 2

Legal Aspects for Products & Services

Risk Management Approaches to Enhance CRP Effectiveness

Establishing a Speaker’s Bureau of People with Disabilities

Managing the Customer Experience

Meet the Business Development Team

Strategic Partnering: USAF Air Combat Command Installations and Mission Support 

Army Manufacturing & Development 

Meet the Voices: Speaker Bureau Success Stories

CRP Management Focus Group on the AbilityOne Employee Satisfaction Survey

AbilityOne Business Development (Bonnet Creek IV - VI)

CRP Business Strategy (Floridian A - C)

Operations for Services & Products (Bonnet Creek VII - IX)

Workforce Development (Bonnet Creek X - XI)

Federal (Bonnet Creek XII)

Key Initiatives of NISH’s Institute for Economic Empowerment, Part 1

Doing Business with the AbilityOne Program 

Business Development Update, Part 2 

Business Growth Strategies, Part 1

 Mergers, Acquisitions & Planned Expansion 

Wednesday, may 25 TRACKS

AbilityOne (Bonnet Creek I - III)

7:00 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:00 – 7:45 a.m. Breakfasts

 Products Breakfast: Some Days You Eat the Bear...How to Ensure Organizational Resilience (Flordiain J - L)   General Breakfast (Foyer between Bonnet Creek and Floridiain Ballrooms)

8:00 – 9:15 a.m. 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Leadership (Floridian D - F)

 Workability International (Orange) 

 Workability International: Employment Model Showcase  (Floridian H - I)

Best Practices in Nonprofit Management

Acquisition Keynote: Procurement & Small Business Leaders’ Panel 

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Committee for Purchase CEO Forums Update

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Regional Lunches: East (Floridian K - L), South Central (Floridian H - I), and Northwest (Floridian J)

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

NISH B1 Process 

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Sources Sought Best Practices 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Award Winner Reception – By Invitation Only (Bonnet Creek XII)

6:00 – 6:45 p.m.

Awards Banquet Reception/Cash Bar  (Bonnet Creek Ballroom Foyer West)

7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Awards Banquet  (Bonnet Creek Ballroom)

Contact Center Services Update 

Managing Relationships with Contracting Partners 

NISH Support to the DLA Land and Maritime Mission

Social Enterprise Strategies: Implications for CRPs

General Lunch (Foyer between Bonnet Creek and Floridian Ballrooms)

Prime Contractor Program Overview

Smart Business Growth, Part 1

What Customers Want: Lessons from CRPs and Federal Customers

Social Return on Investment

Key Initiatives of NISH’s Institute for Economic Empowerment, Part 2

Trends in Procurement, Part 1 

Total Facilities Management Program Update and CRP Panel Discussion 

Smart Business Growth for CRPs, Part 2 

Product Processing and Packaging: An Exciting New Market for AbilityOne!

Sustaining Social Impact

What's New in Assistive Technology

Trends in Procurement, Part 2 


2011 Schedule at a Glance