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August 11, 2011 - Winning Words: Creating Effective Messaging on Race, Wealth and Economic Security
Hosted by: The Insight Center
Presenters: Amy Saltzman and Debbie Stein from our public relations firm The Hatcher Group.
About: In this webinar, Amy Saltzman and Debbie Stein will take participants step-by-step through the art of effective and consistent messaging, with a focus on race, wealth and economic security.  Using the “messaging square” method, you’ll learn how to easily create clear and effective messaging for a variety of topics and achieve consistency in your communications with individuals, organizations, coalitions and the media. Amy and Debbie will also review the fundamentals of op-ed writing, how to pitch your issue to the media, and how to build valuable relationships with reporters to generate media coverage. .

View webinar:Winning Words: Creating Effective Messaging on Race, Wealth and Economic Security


June 29, 2010 -
Early Care and Education Facilities Financing Strategies and Technical Assistance
Hosted by: The Insight Center
Presenters: Amy Gillman, Director, Community Investment Collaborative for Kids (CICK) Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Karen O’Mansky, Director, Commercial Programs at Self-Help
About: You will hear presentations from two experts in the field about strategies for financing ECE facilities and overall business management.

View webinar: Early Care and Education Facilities Financing Strategies and Technical Assistance
Other Attachments:
View related publication: Early Childhood Facilities: What States Can Do to Create Supply and Promote Quality

March 18, 2010 - Social Media 101 for Sector Partners and Other Workforce Development Professionals
Hosted by: The National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Presenters: Bronwyn Mauldin, Workforce Developments: Jim Torrens, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
About: In this webinar, workforce development and social media trainer and consultant Bronwyn Mauldin explains the basics of social media and offers advice for those just getting started. Attendees also contribute examples of how they have used social media in their work and specific resources they have found to be of use.

View webinar: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/webinars/2010/Social Media 101.wmv
Other Attachments:
View slideshow: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/webinars/2010/Social Media 101.pdf

March 11, 2010 - From Jobs to Careers and Credentials: Work-based Learning at the Front Lines of Health Care

Hosted by: The National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Presenters: Randall Wilson, Jobs for the Future: Cheryl Feldman, District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund: Kristina Miller, Humility of Mary Health Partners;
About: The webinar, offered as part of Workforce Solutions Week, presented promising sector strategies for improving job quality and promoting career advancement in healthcare and featured two projects: a Philadelphia-based partnership of behavioral health employers with a labor/management training fund and a Youngstown (OH) collaboration of hospital employers and technical education centers.

Attendees also learned about Jobs to Careers, an initiative of Jobs for the Future, which supports 17 demonstration projects nationwide whereby frontline health care workers attain new skills while earning academic credit and industry-recognized credentials on the job.

View webinar: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Jobs to Careers.wmv
Other attachments:
View slideshow:  From Jobs to Careers and Credentials: Work-based Learning at the Front Lines of Health Care
View slideshow: Bridging Jobs to Careers: Work-based Learning In Behavioral Health
View slideshow: Earning Apprenticeship Credentials for Work-Based Learning

December 16, 2009 - Lessons Learned from Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Pilots
Hosted by: The Insight Center For Community Economic Development
Presenters: Rob Grunewald, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Michelle Lenhart, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Amanda Blagman, Association for Children of New Jersey, Gary Mangiofico, Los Angles Universal Preschool and Brentt Brown, Insight Center
About: Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are emerging as one of the most promising state policy mechanisms for improving ECE program quality. Despite their promise, there is wide variation in how a QRIS is implemented. In this webinar, leaders from three local QRIS pilots share lessons learned from their experiences with QRIS.

Listen to webinar: not available

December 15, 2009 - Engaging Business Leaders to Support ECE During Difficult Times  the Insight Center hosted a series of two webinars on strengthening ECE systems and
Hosted by: The Insight Center For Community Economic Development
Presenters: Mike Petro, Committee for Economic Development, Elaine Weiss, Pew Charitable Trusts, Elisabeth Chun, Good Beginnings Alliance in Hawai’i, Brentt Brown Insight Center
About: This webinar aims to share effective strategies on how to engage business leaders as ECE Champions.

Listen to webinar: not available

October 21, 2009 - Hill Visits: Reaching out to Policy-Makers and Communicating about Sector Initiatives
Hosted by: The Workforce Alliance and the National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Presenters: Kermit Kaleba, The Workforce Alliance: Jim Torrens, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP);
About: The NNSP conference, which takes place in Washington, DC this November 10 – 13, offers attendees an opportunity to connect with Federal policy-makers about sector initiatives. In this webinar, Kermit Kaleba of The Workforce Alliance discusses the current Federal policy environment for support of sector initiatives, why this is a good time for you to be advocating on the Hill, what makes an effective Hill visit, and how to go about setting one up. NNSP and The Workforce Alliance also offer support materials to assist with scheduling and conducting site visits, and conference attendees are encouraged to participate in a site visit planning session at the conference.

Listen to webinar: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Hill Visits.wmv
Other attachments:
View slideshow: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Hill Visits.pps
Invitation letter template: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Hill Visit Request Letters.doc
Support materials: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Hill Visit Support Materials.pdf

September 17, 2009 - Virtual Policy Academy - Selected Topics in State Sector Strategies
Hosted by: NGA Center for Best Practies, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, and the National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Presenters: Lindsey Woolsey, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce; Erin Andrew, NGA Center for Best Practices; Nancy Laprade, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce; Jim Torrens, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP);
About: Selected Topics in State Sector Strategies, the fourth and final webinar in the Virtual Policy Academy series, focuses on discussion among participating states about their sector strategies and the related topics that matter to them most. Eight states and territories, including California, Delaware, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Missouri, U.S. Virgin Islands, Wyoming, share goals, accomplishments, and challenges in implementation of their state sector strategies. The webinar also presents a brief introduction to the state sector strategy toolkit, a resource for state policy-makers seeking to develop their own state sector strategies.

Listen to webinar: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Selected Topics.wmv
Other attachments:
View slideshow: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Selected Topics.pps

August 27, 2009 - Virtual Policy Academy - Sustainability and Impact
Hosted by: NGA Center for Best Practies, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, and the National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Presenters: Lindsey Woolsey, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce; Erin Andrew, NGA Center for Best Practices; Jim Torrens, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP); Rebekah Lashman, Commonwealth Corporation
About: Sustainability and Impact, the third of four Virtual Policy Academy webinars, discusses issues related to adopting and supporting a regional framework for workforce development. Topics include:

  • Evaluation – documenting what works and learning from what doesn’t
  • Capacity-Building – providing training and resources to support the work
  • Promotion and Messaging – making the case to maintain and build support

We are joined for this session by Rebekah Lashman of the Commonwealth Corporation, who shares examples of sustainability from Massachusetts' long-standing sector strategy.

Listen to webinar:
http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Sustainability and Impact.wmv
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View slideshow: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Sustainability and Impact.pps

August 6, 2009 - Virtual Policy Academy - Promoting Regional Economies
Hosted by: NGA Center for Best Practies, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, and the National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Presenters: Lindsey Woolsey, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce; Tammy Coxen, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce;  Martin Simon, NGA Center for Best Practices; Erin Andrew, NGA Center for Best Practices; Danielle Calabrese, Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board; Laura Spivey, North Carolina Department of Commerce; Jim Torrens, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
About: Promoting Regional Economies, the second of three Virtual Policy Academy webinars, discusses issues related to adopting and supporting a regional framework for workforce development. Topics include:

  • Promoting Regional Economies - looking beyond geo-political boundaries
  • Funding Strategies and Sustainability - funding regions and building capacity
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making - using regional labor market and economic data
  • Aligning Resources and Strategies - identifying and overcoming barriers

In addition to highlights from the forthcoming State Sector Strategy Toolkit, the webinar identifies keys to consider and offers examples from states that have gone before. Participants hear from representatives of Pennsylvania and North Carolina about their implementation of state sector strategies.

Listen to webinar:
http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Promoting Regional Economies.wmv
Other attachments:
View slideshow: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Promoting Regional Economies.pps

July 30, 2009 - Re-working Workforce Development: Chicago’s Sector-Based Workforce Centers
Hosted by: Jim Torrens, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Presenters: Joanna Greene, Chicago Workforce Investment Council; David Hanson, City of Chicago Department of Community Development; Jeffrey Marcella, City of Chicago Department of Community Development; Greg Schrock, University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Urban Economic Development
About: Do Chicago’s sector-based workforce centers offer a model for reshaping the local workforce system? Re-working Workforce Development: Chicago’s Sector-Based Workforce Centers will present findings from a recent evaluation of the Chicago Sector Center Initiatives and its two sector-based workforce centers – ManufacturingWorks and ServiceWorks. Among the findings:

  • Sector centers have been successful at engaging employers not previously involved in the Chicago system by paying attention to their needs beyond recruitment and job matching.
  • Sector centers create a platform for addressing issues of equity and accessibility by leveraging credibility with the companies they serve to promote progressive human resource practices and improved job quality.
  • Sector centers have helped Chicago achieve a more integrated, demand-driven workforce development system.

The City of Chicago developed ManufacturingWorks and ServiceWorks in 2005 by redirecting a portion of funding received from the federal Workforce Investment Act. This webinar explores the results thus far.

Listen to webinar: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Re-working Workforce Development.wmv
Other attachments:
Slideshow: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Re-working Workforce Development.pps
Report: Re-working Workforce Development: Chicago's Sector-Based Workforce Centers
Prioritizing Job Quality in Chicago's Sectoral Workforce Initiatives

July 22, 2009 - The Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative Briefing for members of the Association of Black Foundation Executives.
Download webinar (Windows Media, 57MB, 78 minutes).
Hosted by: Ludovic Blain, Program Manager, Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative and Sharon D. Toomer, Director of Communications and Membership, Association of Black Foundation Executives.
About: Experts of color discussed how communities of color, particularly Blacks, have been affected by today's economic crisis, predatory lending and foreclosures. They presented state options to encourage asset-building, and discussed how to ensure that the Recovery Act is racially inclusive. Policy recommendations that can help close the racial wealth gap are made throughout the presentation.
Speakers: Kilolo Kijakazi, Ph.D., Program Officer, Ford Foundation; Michael Roberts, President, First Nations Development Institute; Avis Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D. Director of the Research, Public Policy and Information Center for African American Women at the National Council of Negro Women; Jim Carr, Chief Operating Officer, National Community Reinvestment Coalition; Maya Wiley, Founder & Director, The Center for Social Inclusion; and Wilhelmina Leigh, Ph.D., Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

July 16, 2009 - Virtual Policy Academy - Foundations of State Sector Strategies
Hosted by: NGA Center for Best Practices, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, and the National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Speakers: Martin Simon, NGA Center for Best Practices; Nancy Laprade, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce; Kathy Sweeney, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development; Jim Torrens, National Network of Sector Partners
About: Foundations of State Sector Strategies, the first of three Virtual Policy Academy webinars offered by the NGA Center for Best Practices, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, and the National Network of Sector Partners, identifies the initial building blocks of state sector strategies. Topics include:

  • Why State Sector Stretegies?
  • Getting Started
  • Engaging System and State Leadership
  • Engaging Industry Leaders
  • Engaging Public Partners

In addition to highlights from the forthcoming State Sector Strategy Toolkit, the webinar identifies early pitfalls to avoid and offers examples from states that have gone before. Participants also hear from Minnesota about their state sector strategy and how they got started.

Listen to webinar: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Foundations of State Sector Strategies.wmv
Other attachments:
Slideshow: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Job Training That Works.pps

July 14, 2009 - Job Training That Works: Findings from the Sectoral Employment Impact Study
Hosted by: Jim Torrens, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Speakers: Josh Freely, Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) Earl Buford, Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP) / BIG - STEP Plinio Ayala, Per Scholas Jerry Rubin, JVS
About: This online NNSP member meeting addresses the first-ever random-assignment study of the effectiveness of sector initiatives and how it can be used to promote and build support for them. Job Training that Works: Findings from the Sectoral Employment Impact Study, by Public/Private Ventures (P/PV), shows that well-implemented sector-focused training programs significantly improve the earnings of low-income, disadvantaged workers and job seekers. The study used a rigorous experimental design to investigate the impact of sector initiatives led by three organizations: JVS (Boston, MA), Per Scholas (Bronx, NY), and Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership / BIG STEP (Milwaukee, WI). Meeting participants learn about the profiled initiatives, hear from the study’s authors, and discuss how organizations are already using the study to promote their sector initiatives. The meeting concludes with recommendations for how NNSP can use the report to promote and build support for sector initiatives.

Listen to webinar: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Job Training That Works.wmv
Other attachments:
Slideshow: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Job Training That Works.pps
Report: http://www.ppv.org/ppv/publication.asp?section_id=26&search_id=&publication_id=294

June 16, 2009 - The Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative Briefing for members of the Media Consortium
Hosted by: Ludovic Blain, Program Manager, Closing the Racial Wealth  Gap Initiative and The Media Consortium
About: Experts of color discussed how Native American, Black, and Latino communities have been affected by predatory lending and foreclosures, and urged journalists to investigate the racial angle of the economic crisis to raise awareness of the issues and encourage policy changes that will close the racial wealth gap.
Speakers: Michael Roberts, President, First Nations Development Institute; Avis Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D. Director of the Research, Public Policy and Information Center for African American Women at the National Council of Negro Women; and Janis Bowdler, Deputy Director of the Wealth Building Policy Project at the National Council of La Raza.

Download webinar (Windows Media, 32MB, 47:50 minutes) and read a summary of the briefing from WireTap Magazine.

June 10, 2009 - Latino Pathways: Testing Sector Strategies with Immigrant Workers
Hosted by: Jim Torrens, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Speaker: Colin Austin, MDC, Inc.
About: Do sector strategies provide an effective career advancement model for immigrant workers? In this webinar, Colin Austin of MDC, Inc. examines key characteristics of sector strategies and how they apply to Latino immigrant job-seekers. Drawing on a recent report produced with the assistance of NNSP’s Strategic Venture Fund, Colin analyzes a recent demonstration project, Latino Pathways, and describes what worked and what fell short. As a comparative study, Colin reviews and applies lessons from Targeting Industries, Training Workers, and Improving Opportunities, the final report by Public/Private Ventures on the Sectoral Employment Initiative, and adds new findings that relate to the immigrant workforce.

Listen to webinar: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Latino Pathways.wmv
Other attachments:
Recording: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Latino Pathways.wmv
Slideshow: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Latino Pathways.pps
Report: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Latino Pathways.pdf

June 9, 2009 - State Sector Strategies for a Skilled Workforce and a Strong Economy
Hosted by: NGA Center for Best Practices, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, and the National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Speakers: Martin Simon, NGA Center for Best Practices; Erin Andrew, NGA Center for Best Practices; Nancy Laprade, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce; Jack Mills, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP); Jim Torrens, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
About: State Sector Strategies for a Skilled Workforce and a Strong Economy provides an introduction to the State Sector Strategy project led by the National Governors Association (NGA) in partnership with Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) and the National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP).

The webinar describes the project's work to date with 18 state teams to develop their state sector strategies, policy frameworks which support regional, industry-specific approaches to workforce needs implemented by employer-driven partnerships. It also offers a framework for developing state sector strategies and introduces a toolkit developed specifically to assist states in formulating these strategies.

The webinar also describes the Virtual Policy Academy, an opportunity for state teams to participate in a learning network to support their development of state sector strategies.

Listen to webinar: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/State Sector Strategies.wmv
Other attachments:
Slideshow: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/State Sector Strategies.pps

May 20, 2009 - Workforce Trends and Needs in the Energy Efficiency Sector

Hosted by: Jim Torrens, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Speakers: John Carrese, San Francisco Bay Region Center of Excellence; Laura Coleman, Northern California Centers of Excellence
About: In 2009, the San Francisco Bay and Greater Silicon Valley Centers of Excellence studied eight energy efficiency occupations that are most relevant to community colleges. Employers in the 12-county Bay Area are projected to add as many as 13,000 new jobs over the next three years in this cluster of occupations. This webinar will present findings from the study related to demand and growth in eight energy efficiency occupations based on survey responses from more than 700 firms that hire energy efficiency workers. In addition, the webinar will compare employment demand with existing and planned community college programs to prepare workers for these occupations and will identify gaps in existing training. Finally, the webinar will suggest strategies community colleges and other institutions can use to respond to identified industry needs.

Listen to webinar: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Energy Efficiency Occupations.wmv
Other attachments:
Slideshow: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Energy Efficiency Occupations.ppt
Report: http://www.coeccc.net/logdownloads.asp?url=ee_scan_sf-gsv_09.pdf

April 30, 2009 - A Growing Green Economy – Opportunities of Tomorrow
Hosted by: Jim Torrens, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP)
Speaker: Juliet Scarpa, Seattle Jobs Initiative
About: Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) and the National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP) present a report on the growing green economy and its impact on jobs and career pathways. The report, supported by an NNSP Strategic Venture Fund grant and continuing work initiated by the City of Seattle, examines local industries that are turning green and what this change means for local employers, workers, and available skills training. Topics include: policy, advocacy, investment and economic development, industry sectors, jobs, labor market challenges, workforce preparation, and recommendations for green sector approaches, with special attention throughout on the energy efficiency sector in the Puget Sound region.

Listen to webinar: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Growing Green Economy.wmv
Other attachments:
Slideshow: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Growing Green Economy.ppt
Report: http://www.insightcced.org/uploads/nnsp/Growing Green Economy.pdf

February 4, 2009 - Creating Spaces for Children: The Importance of High Quality ECE Facilities
Hosted by:
Jen Wohl, ECE Director & Elizabeth Winograd, BBC Program Manager, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Speakers: Amy Gillman, Gabriella DiFilippo and Liz Wonograd

Listen to the February 4th webinar here.
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December 15, 2008 - Preparing the Solar Industry Workforce: Snapshots from California
Hosted by: Jim Torrens, Program Manager, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Speakers: John Carrese, Director, San Francisco Bay Region Center of Excellence at City College of San Francisco (presentation)
Makini Hassan, Executive Director, Marin City Community Development Corporation (presentation)
Other Attachments: Bay Area Community College Solar Industry Programs and Renewable Energy Bridge Skills Training Plan

November 12, 2008 - The Effect of the Foreclosure Crisis on Asset Building in Miniority Communities.
Hosted by:
Gabrielle Lessard, Legal Director, Insight Center for Community Economic Developent
Moderator- James Carr, Chief Operating Officer, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Speakers: Paul Leonard, Director, California Office, Center for Responsible Lending and Sharon Price, Director of Policy, National Housing Conference

Listen to the November 12 webinar here.
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October 30, 2008
- IRS Form 990: The Next Generation
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Hosted by: Jenny Chung Mejia, Attorney/Program Manager, and Randall Gaines, Controller, Insight Center for Community Economic Development and Public Interest Clearinghouse
Speakers: Jenny Chung Mejia and Randall Gaines, Insight Center

October 14, 2008 - Children Are Community: Creating Family-Friendly Cities for Young Children
Hosted by: Saskia Traill, Program Manager, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Speakers: Ana Berdecia, John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy at Thomas Edison State College; Saskia Traill, Insight Center; and Tonja Rucker, National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth Education and Families

September 24, 2008 - Employment-based Strategies for Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
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Hosted by: Insight Center for Community Economic Development; Tse Ming Tam (Moderator), United Way of the Bay Area
Speakers: Tim Lohrentz, Program Manager, Insight Center for Community Economic Development; Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, Global Policy Solutions; Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Center for Race and Wealth, Howard University

August 28, 2008 - Closing the Business Wealth Gap
Hosted by: Tim Lohrentz, Program Manager, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Speakers: Aarathi Deshmukh, Asian American Justice Center; Barbara Robles, Arizona State University; Thais Rezende, Women's Initiative for Self-Employment

July 29, 2008 - How Much is Enough in Your County?
Hosted by: Jenny Chung Mejia, Attorney/Program Manager, and Susie Smith, Director of Californians for Economic Security, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Speakers: Jenny Chung Mejia and Susie Smith, Insight Center; Theresa "Terri" Feeley, SF Works; Richard Alarcón, Councilmember, Los Angeles City Council, Dist. 7; Gregory R. Kepferle, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County; Dr. Juan Carlos Araque and Brenyale Toomer-Byas, Orange County United Way; Lanita Tademy, Community Action Partnership of Riverside County

May 8, 2008 - Effective Mentor-Protégé Initiatives in M/W/DBE Programs
Hosted by: Tim Lohrentz, Program Manager, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Speakers: Gloria Camarena, Deputy Director and Coordinator of the IDOT Mentor-Protégé Program, Illinois Department of Transportation DBE Program; Monserrate Quiñones, Executive Director, Affirmative Marketing Program (AMP), Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Patricia Vacca, Business Advisory Board and Coordinator of the AMP Mentor-Protégé Program, Affirmative Marketing Program (AMP), Commonwealth of Massachusetts

April 22, 2008 - How Tax Policy Links to Quality Early Care and Education
Hosted by: Jen Wohl, Program Director, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Speakers: Louise Stoney, Independent Consultant; Geoffrey Nagle, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Tulane University School of Medicine and Director, Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health; Amy Matsui, Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center

July 23, 2007 - The State of Sector Policy-- What States Have Achieved and Learned
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Hosted by: National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP) in partnership with Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) and National Governor's Association (NGA)
Speakers: Larry A. Good, Chairman, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW); Jack Mills, Director, National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP); Martin Simon, Director, workforce development programs, National Governor's Association (NGA), Center for Best Practices; Gary Yakimov (Moderator), Director of Employer Initiatives, CSW; Maureen Conway, Deputy Director, Economic Opportunities Program, the Aspen Institute; Gay M. Gilbert, Administrator for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration's Office of Workforce Investment; Jack A. Litzenberg, Senior Program Officer, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation