Guinn Center Events Archive
Check here for information about past events hosted by the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities. This page includes information about speakers, handouts, and videos.
Integrated Employment: A Series of Conversations
In 2021-2022, the Guinn Center hosted a series of working groups, focus groups, and webinars to raise awareness about integrated employment opportunities for individuals with different abilities in Nevada. In March, we offered a focus group for parents, professionals and teachers to learn more about integrated employment opportunities. A video of the event can be found here. The slide deck and handout, which summarizes the presentation, are below:
Guinn Center Integrated Employment Professionals 2022
Guinn Center Integrated Employment (for Professionals, Parents) (Spanish
GC Transition Handout for Youth
GC Transition Handout for Adults
This focus group was followed by a webinar that highlighted the experiences of local and national employers who are creating more inclusive workplaces and hiring individuals with different abilities. The webinar can be viewed here.
The Guinn Center hosted a subsequent focus group with employers and professionals to discuss ways to make a workplace more inclusive and we reviewed programs to support the hiring and retention of individuals with different abilities. The webinar can be viewed here. The Powerpoint presentation and a 2-page guide summarizing the presentation can be found below.
Guinn Center Integrated Employment Employers 2022
GC Transition Handout for Employers
Nevada Recovers Listening Tour with Youth: A Conversation about Youth Priorities
Strengthening Extreme Heat Resiliency through Policy in Native American & Latino Communities in Las Vegas
Strengthening Resiliency in Communities of Color in Nevada and Arizona
Transition Planning Workshop
March 17, 2021
The Guinn Center hosted a workshop for Transition Planning.
The video can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/CYI5w9b3KlI or https://fb.watch/4jbK0x3uFE/
The presentation can be accessed here: Guinn Center Transition Planning Resources 2021
The presentation in Spanish can be accessed here: Guinn Center Taller de Transicion 2021
Financial Aid 101 Workshop for Students, Families, and Professionals
These workshops are designed for students and their parents who are considering college. A video of the workshop can be accessed here. A copy of the presentation can be accessed here: Guinn Center Financial Aid 101 2021
Financial Aid Workshops for School Counselors and Professional
Equity, Governance, and Community: A Conversation with NYC Chancellor Richard Carranza
Dine & Dialogue: Education Funding & Equity
Keeping Kids in School Summit: Increasing School Engagement
Guinn Center presents at Silver State Grant Office Conference
The Guinn Center’s Executive Director Dr. Nancy E. Brune presented “Developing Your Evaluation Plan” at the inaugural Silver State Grant Conference, hosted by the Nevada Grant Office. discussed the different types of evaluation and the importance of planning evaluation efforts early.
Taking Action for Social Change
On October 10, 2018, Meredith Levine, our Director of Economic Policy, discussed the various ballot initiatives that voters will consider in November.
Candidate Forum: WCSD Board of Trustees
On October 3, the Guinn Center hosted a Candidate Forum for the individuals seeking to serve on the Washoe County School Board. Guinn Center board member Kathleen Conaboy moderated the event.
Candidate Forum: CCSD Board of Trustees & NSHE Board of Regents
On October 1, 2018, the Guinn Center hosted a Candidates Forum for individuals running for CCSD Board of Trustees and NSHE Board of Regents. The event was co-sponsored by Honoring Our Public Education (HOPE) and Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce Mujeres Group.
Boyd Law School Ballot Initiative Presentation
Students and faculty from the William S. Boyd School of Law joined us on September 13 for a presentation on all six ballot initiatives that will be on the November ballot. This was a great question and answer session, with the group having special interest in why some initiatives are statutory and some are constitutional.
Public Forum for Education Board Candidates
Guinn Center hosted a public forum for candidates running for Nevada’s education boards on May 23, 2018 at The Public Education Foundation in Las Vegas. The event was co-sponsored by Honoring Our Public Education (HOPE) and Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce Mujeres Group.
Over 50 community members attended to learn how candidates felt about governance, education funding, and student success.
Guinn Center Celebrates 4th Anniversary
To celebrate its 4th Anniversary, the Guinn Center welcomed Governor Brian Sandoval and Rob Roy, CEO & Founder Switch, in a salon-style conversation with Marybel Batjer, Secretary of the California Government Operations Agency and former Chief of Staff to Governor Guinn.
The event was held on Thursday, March 15 at the Nevada Museum of Art.
Click HERE to view pictures from the event.