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Successes and Challenges of Talent Development with a Food Insecure Population

  • 14 Nov 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Room 122 of the Texas A&M University System Moore/Connally Building, 301 Tarrow Street College Station, Texas 77840 (behind the Hilton Hotel)


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Our Topic: Successes and Challenges of Talent Development with a Food Insecure Population

Join the Brazos Valley Food Bank as they share successes and challenges learned regarding talent development with a food insecure population as they work to access employment in the competitive job market of Bryan/College Station.  Having operated its food insecurity intervention program, Together We Grow, for the past two years, find out what has worked, what has not worked, and how they have addressed certain challenges.  The presentation will engage the audience to identify commonalities and barriers to accessing and maintaining employment among individuals who are food insecure and secure while sharing data driven results of the program’s operation.

Our Speaker: Alaina Jalufka, Brazos Valley Food Bank

Alaina Jalufka, M.S., is the Program Coordinator for the Brazos Valley Food Bank’s newest food insecurity intervention program, Together We Grow.  She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over the past decade and has seen individuals who are needing a hand up struggle with the same challenges across multiple organizations.  As a result, she has adopted a collective approach to instill confidence and empower those struggling with food security.  Using best practices in adult education and human resource development, the Together We Grow program works to leverage individuals’ strengths as they prepare for employment in their desired career field. 

Alaina received her master’s degree from Texas A&M University in Human Resource Development and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Training Professional, and Certified to teach adult learners at the collegiate level.

TD Competency Model: This program maps to

ATD's Areas of Expertise:

  • Integrated Talent Management
  • Performance Improvement

ATD's Foundational Competencies:

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Business Skills

For more information, visit https://www.td.org/Certification/Competency-Model.

ATD diagram of TD Areas of Expertise and Foundational Concepts

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