OEWD – Workforce Division presents
Spring Workforce Development Forum

“Partnerships for Success: Growing a Competitive Workforce System”

April 12th and 13th
At the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Avenue, SF. CA. 94109

OEWD – Workforce Division is convening a forum for key strategic partners of the San Francisco workforce development system. This exciting event is designed to bring together:

§ Community-based organizations and other service providers
§ Education institutions
§ Funders
§ Government agencies
§ Elected officials and Policy body representatives
§ Business and industry representatives
§ Organized labor representative

Together we will explore local, state, and national workforce development strategies. Our goal is to engage key partners in a strategic dialogue on working together to build a more competitive workforce development system for San Francisco.

At this event, direct service staff, management, and leadership of workforce organizations will have the opportunity to:

§ Gain valuable insights and new perspectives on workforce development strategies
§ Learn new and innovative ways to partner with various system stakeholders
§ Develop strategies to build your organization’s capacity
§ Strengthen programs and practices for serving employer and jobseeker customers

REGISTRATION: Space is limited. All attendees must register. Registration will close on April 1st at 5pm. To register, follow this link:https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHloQzd0ckNEb0ZZczBTNGp1MVNfbVE6MQ#gid=0

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

8:30 – 9:15am         Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:15 – 10:30am         Second Workshop Sessions (See SNEAK PEEK below)
10:45 – 12:00pm        Third Workshop Sessions (See SNEAK PEEK below)
12:00 – 1:30pm Awards Luncheon We will be recognizing and highlighting providers and employers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in building workforce partnerships; as well as individual jobseekers who exemplify outstanding achievement in overcoming barriers and achieving career or professional development goals.
1:45 – 3:00pm         Fourth Workshop Sessions (See SNEAK PEEK below)
3:30 – 5:00pm         Closing Plenary: What Does the Future Hold: Local Foundations Discuss Workforce Development and Economic Mobility Funding Trends

Join representatives from the San Francisco Foundation, United Way of the Bay Area, and the Walter and Elise Haas Fund in a conversation about funding trends, workforce and community development strategies, and how to make the most of limited resources in challenging times.




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