FOC/ BCO National Meeting

San Diego, CA

December 10-13th, 2019

General Information


Join us at this year's meeting !

This year the meeting will be held in San Diego, CA. Join LISC and your colleagues for a two day meeting to discuss best practices in workforce development, financial capability, systems change, and much more. This is an opportunity to learn from other organizations, share your own best practices, and explore how our network can make long-term change for our communities.


The National Meeting will be able to accommodate up to two staff members from each FOC, at least one of which should be a program manager or director. Conference programming will begin with a full day on Thursday, December 12th, with optional pre-conference site visits and trainings starting on the morning of Tuesday, December 10th.

There are no registration costs for the meeting, but each participant will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own airfare and hotel costs. More information about hotel block rates are located below.

Dates/ Time: 
Optional pre-conference activities include a day and a half of training on December 10th and 11th, and site visits to two San Diego Financial Opportunity Centers on the afternoon of December 11th. These events will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Conference programming will begin with a full day on Thursday, December 12th through mid-day Friday, December 13th.


Paradise Point Resort & Spa - 1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109


Event Mobile Application - Follow the action, live ! 


LISC has a mobile app available for the Financial Opportunity Center & Bridges to Career Opportunities National Meeting!  

The app is your “must-have” tool to view the agenda, look up fellow participants, and more. 

Important Note:

  • Download the app using the instructions below. 
  • Go to SETTINGS on the drop down menu located in upper left corner of the screen and "Refresh Data" daily to stay current. Also be sure to allow notifications so that you can stay informed with up-to-the-minute information while at the meeting.

Downloading The App
Downloading the app requires either an Android or iOS device.  Go to your device's app store, and do a search for "EventRebels ERMobile" or click on the links below to open in your device's app store:
Install ERMobile on your Android device.
Install ERMobile on your iOS device

Login Details
Once you have downloaded the app, you will be prompted to sign into your account with your Email & Registrant ID which can be found in your confirmation email. If you need help finding you registrant ID reach out to Jackie Guzman.

Note:  Please be sure to allow notifications so that you can stay informed with up-to-the-minute information while at the meeting! 

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, December 10, 2019


9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM


Optional pre-conference trainings 

Group Facilitation (Palm Room)
Trauma-Informed Coaching Interventions (Royal Room)

Employer Engagement & Client Career Advancement (Garden Room)
Financial Coaching Practicum (Pre-requisites required) (Dockside Room)
DOL grantee sites training (Invitation only) (Bayview Room)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019


9:00 AM -- 12:00 PM

12:00 PM -- 1:30 PM

1:30 PM -- 5:00 PM

5:30 PM -- 7:00 PM


Optional pre-conference trainings (pre- registration required) (Same as day 1)

Lunch on your own 

Site tours -- International Rescue Committee & San Diego Housing Commission (Hotel Lobby)

Networking Reception (Paradise Terrace)

Thursday, December 12, 2019


7:30 AM -- 5:00 PM

7:30 AM -- 8:30 AM 

8:30 AM -- 9:00 AM

9:00 AM -- 10:15 AM

10:15 AM -- 10:30 AM

10:30 AM -- 11:45 AM

11:45 AM -- 12:00 PM

12:00 PM -- 2:15 PM

2:30 PM -- 3:45 PM

3:45 PM -- 4:00 PM

4:00 PM -- 5:30 PM


Registration (Pacific/ Island Foyer)

Breakfast (Pacific/ Island Foyer)

Welcome & Introductions (Pacific/ Island Room)

Opening Keynote:The Future of Workforce: Inclusive Economic Development (Pacific/Island Room)


Breakout Session 1 

Session Options:

In it Together: Engaging Employers as Partners in FOC/Bridges Work (Bayview Room)

Forward Momentum: Strategies for Expanding Access to TDL Career Pathways (Royal Room)

Stregthening Opportunities for Inclusive Wealth Building (Palm Room)

Myth Busters: Employing the Re-entry Population (Dockside Room)

Data Evaluation: Paving the Way to Program Success (Garden Room) 


Luncheon & Plenary -- Financial Health & Wellness (Pacific/Island Room)

Breakout Session 2

Session Options:

Retention and Advancement Strategies (Bayview Room)

Using Regional Data to Understand Employment Barriers (Garden Room)

Homelessness to Homeownership: Coaching Clients Along the Housing Continuum (Palm Room)

Career Pathways in Creative Industries (Dockside Room)

Funder Breakout (Royal Room)


Afternoon Plenary: Behavioral Science for Working Clients (Pacific/ Island Room)

Friday December 13, 2019


7:30 AM -- 12:00 PM

7:30 AM -- 8:30 AM

7:30 AM -- 8:30 AM

8:30 AM -- 9:45 AM

9:45 AM -- 10:30 AM

10:30 AM -- 12:00 PM

11:15 AM -- 1:30 PM


Registration (Pacific/Island Foyer)

Breakfast (Pacific/Island Foyer)

Invitation- Only Sessions

Esusu Pilot Meeting (Royal Room)

Bridges Evaluation Meeting (Palm Room)

Plenary: Local Spotlight on San Diego (Pacific/Island Room)

Break/ Networking Time (Pacific/Island Foyer)

Table Talks (Pacific/Island Room)

LISC Program Officer Meeting (Bayview Room)

Luncheon Plenary and Closing Remarks (Pacific/Island Room)