Office hours are a way to discuss and discover more about a subject with Welcoming America staff or partners. You're welcome to attend multiple office hours, however we ask that no more than 3 people per organization attend each session. Descriptions are included below. We'll email you at a later date, before the conference, with specific sign up times.
Meet the new Executive Director of Welcoming America - Come meet Welcoming America's new executive director, Rachel Peric. Spend a few minutes sharing your experiences and learn more about her vision for Welcoming America.
Creating Pockets of Excellence - As managers of people, projects, and civic priorities, we are challenged to create pockets of function in challenging organizations and environments. These office hours will provide a thought partner for creating function within dysfunction and generating excellent results.
Certified Welcoming - Communities that participate in Certified Welcoming have the opportunity to complete a comprehensive third-party evaluation, identify gaps and successes, and formally set their community apart as leaders in the movement. Sit down with an expert for to ask questions and strategize.
Navigating anti-immigrant policies - Communities are navigating a host of anti-immigrant legislation at the federal, state, and local level. Speak one-on-one with experts on immigration policy about how your community can effectively navigate and respond to these measures. Bring your questions about universal representation, legal defense funds, and sanctuary policies.