Concurrent Session
CANCELLED: A Day in the Life of a Job Candidate Recently Released from Incarceration*
Monday 10/28/2019 01:30 PM - 04:15 PM Add to calendar
2.50 SHRM PDCs | Intended Audience: Intermediate (Fostering I&D)
Workplace Application:
Experience a day in the life of a job candidate recently released from incarceration and gain a new perspective of this talent pool.  

*This session has limited space. To secure your spot, please complete this form. Please note:This session is 2.5 hours. There will be a 15 minute break from 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Watch this video to better understand the format and why you should attend this untraditional session!

This re-entry simulation will require you to work through the formidable challenges that confront the 650,000 Americans who are released from incarceration every year as they attempt to return to society and rebuild their lives. You will navigate the processes of procuring housing, identification, transportation, child care, health care, employment and numerous other resources, all while meeting the conditions of probation and avoiding a return to prison. This immersive, perspective-shifting experience is appropriate for audiences from all backgrounds and has been called enlightening, infuriating, heartbreaking and truly transformative.

Learning Objectives:

  • Reframe your understanding of the challenges facing job candidates with criminal records.
  • Learn how your organization can thoughtfully and efficiently approach the criminal-background-check process and how this process impacts your candidates.
  • Gain new insight about how your company may be limiting or discouraging talented job seekers from applying and how you can correct it.
Genevieve Martin Photo
Genevieve Martin, Executive Director,
Dave's Killer Bread Foundation
Rehana Lerandeau Photo
Rehana Lerandeau, fair chance program manager,
Ashley DiRuggiero Photo
Ashley DiRuggiero, people success specialist,