What a year it’s been. Our systems have been tested. We’ve had to pivot, shift, break things apart, and put them back together. We believe that we’re stronger for it. Now that we’ve navigated the storm, let’s recenter ourselves on the goal of functional zero.
Join us from May 18 – 20, 2021 (detailed agenda below), where we will spend time with your cohorts and teams, reflecting on the past year and charting a course forward. Content will a combination of plenary and breakout-style sessions, with some time to meet and strategize your cohorts, and network with each other. We’ll think about upcoming transformations to center racial equity in everything that we do and create new paths forward for the next action cycle with the goal of ending homelessness for everyone.
Learning Session Agenda
Tuesday, May 18
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
Welcome to the Spring 2021 Learning Session! We’ll use this opening plenary to reflect on the challenges of the past year, celebrate our achievements and milestones, and give you a picture of what’s in store over the three days of the Learning Session.
Racial Equity – Building the Foundation
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. EST
Building on the work from the Fall Learning Session, and the results of the survey some participants completed, we’ll continue to build the foundation for meaningful work to advance racial equity at the community level.
Measuring Racial Equity in System Outcomes Workshop
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. ET
Come learn about how the BFZ Team is thinking about measuring racial equity in system outcomes, provide feedback, share approaches your community is taking, and help shape the tools and support we’ll offer to the movement in the days ahead.
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
Participants will connect with each other, share resources and best practices, and learn more about each others’ work, using a new interactive networking tool.
Wednesday, May 19
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET
Ending single adult homelessness is one of the critical next horizons in our collective work. In this session you’ll learn from community leaders engaged in this work and hear from senior leaders at HUD and Community Solutions on why this is this work is an emerging urgent priority.
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET
Improvement cohort meetings will happen during this time. These include meetings for the Improvement System Shaper, Large Cities, Last Mile, Shift Lab, System Flow, and Zero for All cohorts.
Closing Plenary and Next Steps
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Participants will reflect together on their work as a movement, and set the stage for their achievements to come over the next six months.
Thursday, May 20
Single Adult Data Working Group
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET
This session is designed to help communities understand why we are widening our population level focus to All Singles and what it takes to go from quality sub-population data to reporting quality All Singles data. During this session, we’ll explore approaches to collecting and managing data from existing data sources so that you can confidently begin building your community’s All Singles By Name List.
Racial Equity – Building the Foundation Part 2
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
A continuation of the session taking place on Tuesday, May 18th.