Next Generation Sector Partnership Community of Practice

FEBRUARY 7TH AND 8TH

The Agenda

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 Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), Estrella Conference Center, Maricopa Community Colleges, 3000 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale, AZ 85392

Day 1 – February 7th

 

7:30 a.m.         Registration Desk Open and Full Breakfast Served – Please join us!

 

8:30 a.m.         Welcome and Opening Remarks

Why this, why now – Seth Mones, Vice President and Relationship Manager, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Expectations and Overview – Next Generation Academy Staff

 

8:45 a.m.         The Distinct Difference – Making the Case for Next Gen Sector Partnerships

Sector strategies aren’t new, nor are they unique to any one type of organization or system. So what’s new and different about “Next Gen”? And why does authentically industry-led and community-supported matter more than ever?

-       Lindsey Woolsey, The Woolsey Group

-       Eric Seleznow, former Deputy Secretary Employment & Training Administration, U.S. DOL

-       Paul Harter, CEO, Aqua-Hot Heating Systems and Chairman, Northern Colorado (NoCO) Manufacturing Partnership

 

9:45 a.m.         Convening Strong Sector Partnerships: Panel of Practitioners

Hear directly from four best-in-class examples of sector partnerships from around the country. Different geographies, different industries, different organizations in the role of lead convener. That means very different sector partnerships and outcomes, but all sharing a core set of operating principles.

-       Kristina Payne, Executive Director, Lane County Workforce Board, Eugene, Oregon

-       Stephen Baiter, Executive Director, City of Oakland Workforce Development Board, Oakland, California

-       Lynn Vosler, Director Workforce Development, Front Range Community College, Ft. Collins, Colorado

-       Jennifer Mellor, Vice President Economic Development, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix, Arizona

-   Moderator: Francie Genz, Genz Consulting

 

10:45 a.m.       Morning Break and Energy Snacks

 

11:00 a.m.       Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Stages of Development

Two breakout options will dive deeper into the what, why, how and who of strong sector partnership development. Both will use expert faculty to provide honest insight into lessons learned, what works and what doesn’t.

Just Beginning:  Join this Sectors 101 session if you’re just exploring sector partnership development. It’s designed to introduce you to the nuts and bolts of launching a Next Gen sector partnership, including a simulation of an industry meeting.

Already underway:  Join this advanced session, focusing on the many elements of successfully following through and organizing the aftermath after launching a partnership.  

 

12:30 p.m.       Lunch Plenary: Understanding the State Role

Sector partnerships are local, based on the labor market region of a target industry. But State policy (administrative and legislative) can play a big role in creating the right conditions for success. Hear from Colorado and Oregon about their experiences.

-       Stephanie Veck, Executive Director, Colorado Workforce Development Council

-       Shalee Hodgson, Education Division Director, Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development

-    Moderator: Emily Lesh, Lesh Advisors

 

1:15 p.m.         Break and Transition to Team Times

 

1:30 p.m.        

Team Times

 90 minutes of facilitated time with your home team, focusing on debriefing the day so far and planning next steps.

Special Session – MCCD

This session is designed especially for faculty, deans and staff of MCCD.

Breakout for Individuals

Introduction to National Curriculum and Toolkit + Open Q&A

 

2:45 p.m.         Afternoon Break

 

3:00 p.m.         Breakout Discussions: Your Role in Sector Partnership Development

Choose your breakout discussion based on the type of organization or system you represent for discussions about role, responsibility and capacity in supporting sector partnerships.

-       Chambers and Economic Development Organizations

-       Workforce Development Boards, Job Centers, Workforce organizations

-       Community and Technical Colleges

-       Business and Industry

-       State-level Staff

 

4:00 p.m.         Afternoon Break and Snacks

 

4:15 p.m.         Taking Stock – Plenary Q&A and Take-aways

Candid sharing, crowd sourced questions and answers, facilitated lessons learned from Day one, and preparation for Day two.

-    Jacob Castillo, Larimer County, Colorado

-    Emily Lesh, Lesh Advisors

 

Day 2 – February 8

 

8:00 a.m.         Breakfast Served, sponsored by Maricopa Community College District

 

8:30 a.m.         Welcome and Opening Comments

                        Opening comments from our host, Maricopa Community Colleges

-       Dr. Randy Kimmens, Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development, MCCD

 

8:45 a.m.         Panel of Champions: Leading the Charge

Next Gen Sector Partnerships are marked by the leadership that individual CEOs bring to the table, recruiting peers, digging in, donating time and resources to real outcomes. This panel will be a highlight of the Academy, moderated by John Melville of Collaborative Economics.

-       Paul Harter, CEO, Aqua-Hot Heating Systems and Chairman, Northern Colorado (NoCO) Manufacturing Partnership

-       Yvonne Myers, Health Systems Director, Columbine Health System, Ft. Collins, Colorado, Chair, Northern Colorado (NoCO) Healthcare Partnership

-       Nikki Dixon-Foley, Customer Service Manager, West Paw Design, Chair Bozeman Manufacturing Partnership

-       John Hansen, CEO, Laron Manufacturing, Chair Kingman Mohave Manufacturing Association, Kingman, Arizona

-    Moderator: John Melville, Collaborative Economics

 

10:00 a.m.       Snack Break and Transition to Team Time

 

10:15 a.m.      

 Team Times

90 minutes of facilitated time with your home team, focusing on debriefing the day so far and planning next steps.

Special Session – MCCD

This session is designed especially for faculty, deans and staff of MCCD.

Breakout for Individuals

 Support and Capacity for Sector Partnerships

Optional Breakout for Industry Champions

Growing the Farm team

 

11:45 a.m.       Break and Transition to Lunch

 

12:00 noon      Networking and Peer Sharing Lunch

For today’s lunch, you will have an opportunity to sit with peers from around the country to find out more about the secrets to success of sector partnership development, and to share your own.

 

1:00 p.m.         Plenary Session: Purposeful Connections between Career Pathways and Sector Partnerships

Career pathway development cannot occur inside the walls of single institutions, nor be disconnected from industry demand. Apprenticeships and work-based learning must be an integrated part of career pathway development. How do we ensure that sector partnerships are positioned as the vehicles for these connections and integration? What are the indicators of success? This session will combine national context setting, respondents, and small group discussions.

-       Lindsey Woolsey, The Woolsey Group

-       Eric Seleznow, former Deputy Secretary Employment & Training Administration, U.S. DOL

-       Respondents: Lynn Vosler, Front Range Community College and Paul Harter, CEO, Aqua-Hot Heating Systems

 

2:15 p.m.         Afternoon Snack Break

 

2:30 p.m.        

Team Times

90 minutes of facilitated time with your home team, focusing on debriefing the day so far and planning next steps.

Special Session – MCCD

This session is designed especially for faculty, deans and staff of MCCD.

Breakout Options for Individuals

 Success Metrics for Sector Partnerships

 

3:45 p.m.         Break and Transition to Final Plenary

 

4:00 p.m.         Building a National Community of Practice

Our final session will be a critical discussion about ongoing commitments, opportunities and next steps as a national learning group. The Academy will wrap up with two important pieces of information: first, announcements about future opportunities for local areas and states pursuing Next Gen sector partnership development; and second, joint commitments as a community of practice going forward.

 

4:30 p.m.         Thank you and Adjourn!