ChangeMaker Assemblies

Sunday, March 25, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The Forum has evolved as a place where many organizations and their diverse constituencies come together to create a supported and united response to the collective mission of workforce development. How do we, as change makers in our organizations, communities, and regional economies, fuel the talent at the heart of our nation’s workforce and forge changes that drive economic sustainability?

NAWB has partnered with leading national organizations that recognize and understand the leadership role of the workforce boards and that are engaged in the issues that connect workers to employers to economic growth. We’ve asked these organizations to create and lead large sessions geared towards the collective actions we can take as a system to create momentum for change.

ChangeMaker Assemblies are planned and hosted by these nationally-recognized partners, and feature invited guest speakers who will share their perspectives and proven strategies for integrating technologies, strengthening outcomes, building skills, and becoming more inclusive in decision-making.

National Skills Coalition

ChangeMaker Assembly: Advocacy
A Case for Advancing Skills Through Policy: Mobilizing for Impact

Workforce boards are facilitating, collaborating, and leading a diversity of programmatic efforts to build skills in communities throughout the country.  As workforce leaders in our community, we need to be just as focused on the wide range of federal policies that impact our ability to deliver the skills that industries demands and workers need.  Join National Skills Coalition for an update on key federal workforce and education policies, and a discussion on how workforce boards and our partners can collaborate to shape those policies.

Download materials:
A Case for Advancing Skills Through Policy: Mobilizing for Impact presentation
Take It To The Hill! presentation
Skills for Good Jobs Agenda 2018 flyer

Hosted by National Skills Coalition

Jobs for the Future

ChangeMaker Assembly: Outcomes
A Case for True Alignment:  Building Better Outcomes with Education, Training, and Work

Increasingly, workforce boards are partnering with education professionals, training providers and employers to fill their talent pipelines, but many boards are still working towards true system alignment.  Come work with us and other experts in the field to determine how we can improve and expand our efforts to build partnerships that help us all do more to successfully support work-based learning, sector initiatives, apprenticeship opportunities, and more easily navigable career pathways for those who need them most.

Hosted by Jobs for the Future


ChangeMaker Assembly: Technology
A Case for Embracing Technology in Workforce Centers and our Professional Lives

The volume of technologies, digital tools, and customer response platforms continues to expand daily. How do we find the right solutions that help us increase impact and success without steep learning curves and often low adoption rates? Explore new tech that promises to improve service delivery to workforce center customers, and identify solutions that improve our partner communications, productivity, and effectiveness as workforce professionals.

Hosted by Innovate + Educate

National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3)

ChangeMaker Assembly: Business
A Case for Industry & Business Leadership: Building Momentum to Fuel Job Growth

Involvement in sector strategies has raised awareness among workforce organizations of the interdependence of the labor market. There is a ripple effect between industries and within economies that boosts the impact of job growth in one sector and extends to other sectors in an economy. Learn how workforce boards can leverage existing sector work, and formulate steps to become a catalyst that connects sectors and fuels job growth.

Hosted by National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3)

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