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Workday Opportunity Onramps

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | San Francisco, California

Join us for the inaugural Workday Opportunity Onramps workforce development conference. Discover how your organization can connect passionate, driven individuals from diverse backgrounds with in-demand jobs that are currently going unfilled. We’ll discuss key opportunities and challenges, examine proven models, and learn about innovative ideas that create opportunity for all.

About the Event

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Venue: Hilton San Francisco Financial District

Time: 8:30 AM–6:00 PM

Registration Cost: $195

What Is Opportunity Onramps?

Opportunity Onramps is a one-day workforce development conference put on by Workday. It’s designed for any organization interested in providing training, internship, and job opportunities for nontraditional candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Who Should Attend?

Opportunity Onramps offers valuable perspectives geared toward corporate recruiters, HRBPs, D&I leaders, and corporate social impact professionals. This event is relevant for anyone who wants to hire more diverse candidates, tap into new talent pools, and help individuals who lack access to opportunity reach financial security through work—all while helping our communities and businesses succeed.

Featured Speakers

Byron Auguste

Cofounder Opportunity@Work

Gerald Chertavian

CEO and Founder, Year Up

Elisabeth Mason

Founding Director of the Stanford Technology, Opportunity and Poverty Lab


Program Design Track

  • Learn how to engage the business by building great partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Discover how to accelerate diversity at your company through workforce programs.
  • Identify key drivers for running workforce development volunteer programs at scale.
  • Learn how to develop or support an in-house training program that works for your business.
  • Hear from companies that utilize employee volunteers to upskill and train talent.

Hiring Track

  • Learn how internships and apprenticeships can be used as career on-ramps.
  • Explore progressive hiring policies and learn what your company can do to accelerate change.
  • Hear from nonprofits that have trained candidates ready to join your company today.
  • Discover how HR business partners can be a key to progress.
  • Find out how to engage and inspire recruiters in sourcing and evaluating opportunity talent.


Early Registration Open 2:00PM–6:00 PM


WELCOME 8:30 AM–8:45 AM

Aneel Bhusri, CEO, Workday
Carrie Varoquiers, Vice President, Global Impact, Workday

Opening Keynote with Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO, Year Up 8:45 AM–9:30 AM
Main Stage Session: Hiring Partner Showcase 9:30 AM–10:30 AM

Hear from nonprofit organizations with trained candidates who are ready to join your company today.

BREAK 10:30 AM–10:45 AM
Breakout Sessions 10:45 AM–11:30 AM

Breakout 1: Building Great Internal Partnerships
Hear from companies partnering across functions to support Opportunity Onramps.

Breakout 2: Progressive Policies
Learn what your company can do to help accelerate change.

Breakout 3: Opportunity Youth
Learn from organizations helping youth become job-ready through first work experiences.

Break 11:30 AM–11:45 AM
Main Stage Session: Fireside Chat with Byron Auguste, CEO and Co-Founder, Opportunities @Work 11:45 AM–12:15 PM
LUNCH 12:15 PM–1:15 PM
Main Stage Session: The Talent Perspective 1:15 PM–2:15 PM

Hear from candidates who have made successful career transitions.

BREAK 2:15 PM–2:30 PM
Breakout Sessions 2:30 PM–3:15 PM

Breakout 1: Engaging the Entire Organization
How to run workforce development volunteer programs at scale.

Breakout 2: Recruiting Partnerships That Work
Learn best practices for engaging and inspiring hiring managers in sourcing and evaluating opportunity talent.

Breakout 3: Long-Term Success 
How to build programs that provide the support needed for candidate success.

BREAK 3:15 PM–3:30 PM
Main Stage Session: Homegrown Programs 3:30 PM–4:30 PM

Hear from employers that have built training programs from scratch to fit their business needs.

Closing Keynote with Elisabeth Mason, Stanford's Center on Poverty and Inequality 4:30 PM–5:00 PM
Networking Reception 5:00 PM–6:00 PM


Agenda subject to change.

Please contact us with any questions.