The Future of Workforce Development Conference

September 19 - 20, 2012

About this event

Explore the changing world of workforce development and how you can adapt. Sign up to attend our workforce development conference on Sept. 19-20, 2012.

Audience

Who should attend?

University researchers and staff, policy organizations, workforce development organizations, community and economic development organizations, employers and government agencies

Event details

Date Time Location
September 19, 2012 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Kansas City, Mo.
September 20, 2012 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Agenda

Session I: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012
8 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Esther L. George, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
9 a.m. A Futurist’s View of the Future of Work
Plenary Glen Hiemstra, Founder, Futurist.com
10 a.m. Break and Networking
10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 1: The Future of Work
Demographics and the Future of Work
  • Kerry Hannon, Jobs Expert, AARP, Washington, D.C.
  • Simon Lopez, Senior Director of Workforce and Leadership Development, National Council of La Raza, Washington, D.C.
  • Dowell Myers, Professor and Director of Population Dynamics Research Group, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Karen Leone de Nie, Community and Economic Development Research Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (moderator)
Technology and the Future of Work
  • Robert D. Atkinson, Founder and President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Karen Elzey, Director, Skills for America’s Future, Economic Opportunities Program, The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Steven L. VanAusdle, President, Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla, Wash.
  • Kyan Bishop, Community and Economic Development Outreach Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (moderator)
Noon Luncheon and Keynote Presentation
Plenary
  • Paul Osterman, Professor, Sloan School and the Department of Urban Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
Introduction
  • Kelly D. Edmiston, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 2: Workforce Development in a
Post-Recession Economy
Addressing the Long-Term Unemployed
  • Stephan J. Goetz, Director, Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, University Park, Pa.
  • Adam Looney, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Clyde R. McQueen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Full Employment Council, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Tammy Edwards, Vice President of Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (moderator)
Implications of Changes in the Structure of the Economy
  • Barbara Dyer, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hitachi Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Bart Hobijn, Senior Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Gabi Zolla, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Chicago
  • Kelly D. Edmiston, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (moderator)
3 p.m. Break and Networking
3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 3: Making the Match
Sectoral Approaches to Workforce Development
  • Maureen Conway, Executive Director, Economic Opportunities Program, Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Fred Dedrick, Executive Director, National Fund for Workforce Solutions, Boston
  • Christopher King, Director, Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, University of Texas, Austin, Tex.
  • Steven C. Shepelwich, Senior Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (moderator)
Evolving Models in Workforce Intelligence Systems
  • John Dorrer, Program Director, Jobs for the Future Building Economic Opportunity Group, Boston
  • Susan Goldberger, Director of Education and Career Advancement Services, Burning Glass Technologies, Boston
  • Jeff Pinkerton, Senior Researcher, Mid-America Regional Council, Kansas City, Mo.
  • John C. Robertson, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (moderator)
5:15 p.m. Reception
Session II: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
8 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Plenary
  • Dennis P. Lockhart, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
9 a.m. Meeting the Challenges of Tomorrow’s Workforce: A Panel Discussion
Plenary
  • Barbara Dyer, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hitachi Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Karen Elzey, Director, Skills for America’s Future, Economic Opportunities Program, The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Dowell Myers, Professor and Director of Population Dynamics Research Group, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Todd Greene, Vice President for Community and Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, (moderator)
10 a.m. Break and Networking
10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 4: Making It Work
Evaluation of Program Outcomes: Implications for the future
  • Nancy Snyder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Corporation, Boston
  • Michael Thurmond, Former Commissioner, Georgia Department of Labor, Atlanta
  • Elizabeth Weigensberg, Senior Researcher, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago, Chicago
  • Jennifer Giovannitti, Regional Community Development Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (moderator)
The Nexus of Workforce and Economic Development
  • Steven Hendrickson, Director of Government Operations, The Boeing Company, Oklahoma City
  • Rolando Montoya, Provost, Miami Dade College, Miami
  • Jay C. Moon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, Jackson, Miss.
  • Anil Rupasingha, Community and Economic Development Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (moderator)
Noon Luncheon and Closing Keynote Address
Plenary
  • Carol Tomé, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, Home Depot, Inc.
Introduction
  • Sandra F. Braunstein, Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
1:30 p.m. Conference Adjourns

Contact Information

Steven Shepelwich
405-270-8675