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.

Location/ Hotel Block: 

San Diego, California at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. A reservation room block is available for all attending the conference. The room rate is $175/ night. Click here to book your room. This link and reservation will remain active until 11:59PM on Tuesday, November 12th , 2019.


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*Preliminary Conference Agenda

Tuesday, December 10, 2019


9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM


Optional pre-conference trainings (limited capacity; filled on a first-come-first-serve basis)

Training Options:

Group Facilitation
Trauma-Informed Coaching Interventions Pursuing 

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

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)

Lunch on your own

Site tours -- International Rescue Committee & San Diego Housing Commission

Networking Reception

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




Welcome & Introductions

Opening Keynote -- The Future of Workforce: Inclusive Economic Development


Breakout Session 1 

Session Options:

Retention and Advancement Strategies

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics (TDL) - Specific Pathways

Inequality and Asset Building

Myth Busters: Employing Formerly Incarcerated Clients

Using Data to Evaluate Program Success


Luncheon Plenary -- Financial Health & Wellness

Breakout Session 2

Session Options:

Employer Engagement: Big and Small

Breaking Down Barriers: Solutions to Employment Obstacles

Financial Opportunity Center Service for Special Programs (Micro-enterprises and Home-ownership)

Career Pathways in  Creative Industries

Funder Breakout


Afternoon Plenary: Are We Rational? Behavioral Science and Our Work 

Friday December 13, 2019


7:30 AM -- 12:00 PM

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




Plenary: Local Spotlight on San Diego

Break/ Networking Time

Table Talks

Luncheon Plenary and Closing Remarks