Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policy & Practice: Redesigning Strategies

February 23, 2016

Explore new strategies for transforming workforce development policy and practice to meet the needs of today’s evolving economy in this webinar series.

About this event

Workers and employers are turning to occupational credentials for meeting workforce training needs. However, the growth in options for obtaining credentials, badges and certificates has created increased uncertainty about their quality and value in how they relate to each other.  How can credential programs be redesigned to address these issues?

Join us for the first webinar in the series to explore this question through a discussion of two chapters from Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century, a new publication from the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City, and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.

The agenda for this webinar includes: 

  • Stephen Crawford of George Washington University will outline ways to create transparency and trust in the value of credentials based on his chapter, "Creating and Communicating Critical Information about Workforce Credentials." 
  • Heath Prince of the University of Texas will draw on his chapter, "Connecting Workers to Credentials: The Promise and Pitfalls of Awarding Academic Credit for Prior Learning" to explore options for strengthening competency-based assessment of occupational credentials. 
  • Kimberly Sadler of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education will provide a response based on her experience in designing and implementing credential programs. 

Download a copy of the book today, explore additional related resources and join the conversation on Twitter at #TransformWorkforce.

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Who should attend?

Leaders and staff of workforce investment boards, community and economic development organizations, community colleges, workforce readiness programs, chambers of commerce, and employers.

Event details

Date Time Location
February 23, 2016 2 - 3 p.m. CST Online Webinar


Participation in this webinar is free; however, advance registration is required.

Registration Deadline: February 16, 2016

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Contact Information

Steve Shepelwich
Senior Community Development Advisor