Thursday, November 18, 2010, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, noon Central, 1 pm EST, 2 pm Atlantic, 7 pm Zurich, 8 pm Istanbul
Topic: Putting the Public back in Public Policy – a Call to Action for Workforce and Career Development Professionals
Federal support is completely dependent on decision-makers getting the right information at the right time. Do you ever feel like your legislators just don’t ‘get’ what workforce and career development is all about? What is the outlook for efforts for workforce development in the 112th Congress and does the fact that the Republicans will take control of the House in January really make a difference? Come join us for this nuts-and-bolts workshop that will provide some insight on what may await workforce development professionals in the next 18 months.
Bridget Brown joined the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals as their Executive Director in January 2008. In this position, Bridget leads efforts to strengthen our nation’s workforce development system and improve the skills and effectiveness of workforce development professionals across the country. Prior to her role at NAWDP, she was the Executive Director of America’s Career Resource Network Association for five years where she focused her efforts on improving the quality and availability of labor and career information that is provided to schools and workforce centers. She served as the Director of Program Development for the National Skill Standards Board at the U.S. Department of Labor, was the project co-director of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, and was Associate Director of Government Relations for the American Vocational Association. She has over 20 years of policy experience in personnel certification, workforce development, career and technical education, and advocacy.
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals
1133 19th Street, NW; 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
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This is Dr. Sally Gelardin, with Careerwell Tele-Interviews. As Executive Director the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, Bridget Brown leads efforts to strengthen the U.S. workforce development system and improve the skills and effectiveness of workforce development professionals across the country. Prior to her role at NAWDP, she was the Executive Director of America’s Career Resource Network Association (ACRNA, which recently merged with the Association of Computer-Based Systems for Career Development Information, ACSCI) At the Career Resource Network, she focused her efforts on improving the quality and availability of labor and career information that is provided to schools and workforce centers. Bridget has over 20 years of policy experience in personnel certification, workforce development, career and technical education, and advocacy.
- Bridget, with all your experience, how are you helping the American workforce get back to work, not an easy task, I expect?
- What's going on at Capitol Hill?
- What are the forecasts for the next year?
- How does the current political scene affect employment?
- What is Congress expecting that local providers can offer?
- Local workforce centers are already on overload. Some are even telling me they are not taking any new clients. What can local workforce centers do to help new clients when they are already on overload?
- Is there any case management going on these days? Who has time?
- How do states vary in their approach to helping the unemployed fine work? Could you give some examples?
- Could you summarize what career professionals can do to help America get back to work?
UPCOMING NOVEMBER TELE-INTERVIEW
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