Career Focus Supported Employment Services Conference | October 30-November 1, 2019

Career Focus Supported Employment Annual Conference & Career Fair

Tampa Bay, Florida

Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2019

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A annual conference

Working Together To Make a Better Workplace

The First Annual Career Focus Supported Employment Conference- CFSE2019 will bring together scores of organizations, business leaders and individuals to discuss and ideate on topics related to human resource development, with a special focus on special needs and hard-to-place employees. Find out more


Schedule of Events


Two days of breakout sessions taught by industry leaders will provide attendees with valuable resources in the blossoming fields of human resource development, employment specialization and support services. A Career fair (open to the public) on day three will facilitate dialogue and promote hiring and placement for dozens of local businesses and potential employees.

Breakout Sessions will be divided into two tracks:

Supporting Power Track - Created for those employed in supported employment coaches/representatives, (assisting those with disabilities and hard-to-place individuals through training for employment). Breakout sessions taught by experts in the field will help enhance management and provide information on growth opportunities in the field. Will be eligible for Continued Education Units (CEUs). 

Hiring Power Track - Created for Human resource managers, temporary agencies, hiring managers, small business owners, and others in a position to hire. Breakout sessions taught by industry experts will focus on inclusiveness, diversity and acceptance in human resources and provide valuable information on developing a culture of acceptance, ideal interview techniques, and on laws and regulations regarding hiring people with disabilities and other challenges. Will be eligible for CEUs. 


Keynote Speakers

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Stephanie is a Disability Fashion Styling Expert, taste maker and keynote speaker. Guided by her Disability Fashion Styling System, she creates brands, footwear, and accessories for people with disabilities.

Breakout Session Experts



& Exhibitors

CFSE2019 offers numerous opportunities for companies to support through brand sponsorship. Consider highlighting your organization as a supporter of diversity and inclusion in the employment market.  Get more information here.

The CFSE2019 Career Fair, brings those seeking employment to the forefront to the conference to showcase what they have to offer an organization Get more information here.





Tampa Bay, FL


The Conference will be hosted at the Tampa International Airport Marriott, located at 4200 George J. Bean Parkway in Tampa, Florida. Conference attendees will receive reduced-rate fares, continental breakfast buffets and have access to many of the hotel’s amenities during their stay. Reserve a room.

Supported Employment programs supports people with significant disabilities to find paid, assisted employment. We start with a thorough pre-screening of clients’ career goals before matching them with relevant local employers.