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The National Association of State Workforce Boards has provided this advisory on the Forum 2014 Workshops and “Quickshops.” The Forum (Dialogue for Workforce Excellence) will be held in Washington D.C. on March 29-April 1, 2014 Please note that the submission date for proposals has been extended to November 8.
We are specifically seeking sessions that enhance the capacity of Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) and their staff to think and act more strategically and generally bolster our impact on the economy and jobs. Making an impact requires WIBs to engage more effectively with key players in their communities and provide needed leadership around workforce issues in their region. Because of this, we will be seeking workshops that illustrate ways to form partnerships with other organizations within communities, and demonstrate the results achieved through these partnerships.
The challenges facing WIBs are generated by dynamic labor markets, shifting political and policy sands, and uncertain funding. This year's Forum is designed to position workforce boards as leaders in growing the U.S. economy through the education and placement of a needed skilled workforce. Workshops should be interactive and engage participants in discussions around one of five key issue areas: industry workforce landscape, education and training systems, labor market intelligence and data analysis, social environment, and internal organization issues.
Every year, we have heard from our participants that they have difficulty selecting workshops to attend - there are just too many and they all look good. So, we have made some changes to how the workshops will be delivered and added a new Forum feature that we are calling a Forum Quickshop.
Click here to learn more about the Forum 2014 workshops and quickshops.
Please submit your proposal by November 8th.