Second Annual Higher Refugee Employment Workshop

November 4th – 6th, 2015

Omaha, Nebraska

Join Higher and co-host Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFSNeb) for the Second Annual Higher Refugee Employment Workshop. We’ll follow tradition by offering a wide range of topics for a wide range of experience with plenty of opportunity for peer exchange. You’re the experts and this is the chance to learn new strategies from expert presenters and each other.

Whether you’re new to this work or bring years of experience, you’ll come back with new energy and ideas to share with your team. As always from Higher, there’s something for everyone.

NEW The core two day workshop (11/5-6) will be preceded by an optional extra day (11/4) for job development skill building and an in-depth focus on working with employers. You can choose to attend two days or all three.

sold-outUpdate (08/25/2015):  We have already exceeded capacity for this optional first day on Wednesday, 11/04.  Registration for this day only is closed.  The core two day workshop on 11/5-6 still has space available.  To be added to the waiting list for this day, please email

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Wednesday, 10/28/2015

FEES AND REGISTRATION:  The core two day workshop registration fee is $250 per person.  The optional extra day is only $125. Registration fees cover workshop attendance only. This does not include transportation, meals and accommodation.  Click here to register and pay online.

WORKSHOP AGENDA:  Appropriate for all experience levels.  Click here to read details.  Topics will include:

  • Employer Panel: Hear great advice from years of hiring and promoting successful refugee employees with LFSNeb partnership
  • Proven successes from across the country in Mainstream Workforce System Collaboration around WIOA legislation
  • Strategies for working with Hard to Place Clients and Sticky Barriers to Employment (such as transportation and child care)
  • Work authorization verification and advocacy from the Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel (OSC)

Update (09/18/2015):  Download the complete agenda, which is also available on the event registration site.

LOGISTICS:  Visit the Event Website for Additional Information Including Discounted Lodging Options