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2019 Fall Conference
September 8-10, 2019

Savannah, Georgia

Please join the Southeastern Employment and Training Association (SETA) for the 2019 Fall Conference. The Program Planning Committee is now accepting workshop proposals for the SETA 2019 Fall Conference to be held in Savannah, Georgia, September 8-10, 2019. Presenting at a SETA conference provides opportunities for workforce development professionals to establish and promote their expertise in the field, create business development opportunities, and enhance one's own professional development as a presenter and influencer. The deadline for proposal submissions is May 3, 2019, 5:00 PM.

Submissions meeting the following parameters will be evaluated against other proposals and conference objectives by the SETA program planning committee for inclusion in the fall conference workshop schedule: 

  • Proposal content design should be flexible to fill a 60 to 90 minute workshop time slot.
  • Workshops should contain substantive, meaningful content consistent with the description provided in the online workshop submission form.
  • As a non-profit professional organization, SETA is cost conscious in the selection process related to requests for fees, honorariums, and expense reimbursements. The presenter should give careful consideration to those requests utilizing other financial resources to facilitate participation to the greatest extent possible.
  • Workshop design should allow for attendees to exchange ideas and opinions and ask questions regarding the topic being presented.
  • Workshops should not be used to promote, market, or sell a specific product or service
  • Workshops should utilize engaging presentation techniques and reference materials.
  • Presenters must provide an electronic version of their presentations two weeks prior to the conference.
  • The program committee desires high-quality programs representing good value for its membership.

A wide variety of workforce development proposals, including professional/personal development, will be considered. However, topics of particular interest for the fall 2019 conference include the following:

  • Integration and leveraging of partner programs (adult education, technical college system, Wagner Peyser, vocational rehabilitation, etc.) with WIOA.
  • Successful program designs and strategies that yield high numbers of participants and exceptional performance in WIOA dislocated worker, adult, and youth areas.
  • Performance management strategies-managing programs for high performance.
  • Exemplary one-stop operations.
  • Business and private sector service strategies.
  • Sector strategies.

The Program Planning Committee will meet June 7-8, 2019, to develop the agenda. Speakers will be notified via email by June 28, 2019, of the status of their submission(s). For questions or status update, please email SETA Staff. Please use the following links to complete the proposal submission:

Online Workshop Submission Form

Conference Reimbursement Guidelines



The 2019-2020 officers were elected at the Spring Conference and installed during the Membership Meeting. Congratulations to the following officers.

Roberta Lovett, Director 
Southern Georgia Regional Commission 
Waycross, GA 

First Vice-President 
Don Scott, Attorney 
Law Office of Don Scott 
Portsmouth, VA 

Second Vice-President 
Robert LeBeau, AICP Manager,
Workforce Solutions Group 

Atlanta Regional Commission 
Atlanta, GA

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