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Concurrent Session
Second Chance Business Coalition Lessons, Best Practices and Resources for Your Workplace
In-Person and Virtual Monday 10/30/2023 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Advanced (Elevating DEI), Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Gain firsthand knowledge of how to implement second chance hiring programs including resources for your workplace.  

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

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Learn how your company can get involved with the Second Chance Business Coalition, a cross-sector coalition of large private-sector firms committed to expanding second chance hiring and advancement practices within their companies. Learn about inclusive hiring for second chance and opportunity youth. In this session, the panelists will share lessons, best practices and the resources you can leverage to start or enhance your own second chance efforts. Join the growing community of companies who expanding career opportunities to individuals with criminal records that will have the added benefit of meeting your workforce needs

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the business case for second chance hiring and why it is not just about inclusion but an invaluable talent strategy for your workforce.
  • Learn lessons from best practices and lessons learned from employers on their second chance programs.
  • Take away resources and next steps for you to start your own second chance initiative.


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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. All virtual sessions, unless marked as "LIVE ONLY" or "VIRTUAL LIVE ONLY", are recorded and will be available to view on demand until December 1, 2023.

Aleta Howell Photo
Aleta Howell, Director, People & Communities,
Jonay Foster Holkins Photo
Jonay Foster Holkins, Senior Director, Policy & Corporate Initiatives,
Business Roundtable
Caz Walcott Photo
Caz Walcott, Director, Inclusive Hiring,
Responsible Business Initiative for Justice
Elizabeth Kohm Photo
Elizabeth Kohm, Manager, Foundation Programs,
SHRM Foundation