Next Generation Sector Partnership Community of Practice

Next Gen 101 - 2019

Next Gen 101 


Please join us for a one-day intensive introductory workshop on the foundations of building Next Gen Sector Partnerships on October 16 in Philadelphia, PA

Are you new to the Next Gen model and looking for a way to learn more about what these partnerships are, what they achieve, and how they're different?

  • Are you an experienced Next Gen practitioner with new staff or colleagues who need a quick, intensive orientation to Next Gen? 

  • Are you considering sending a team to the 2020 National Academy but want to first send a "scout" to see if the Next Gen model is right for your region or state?

OCTOBER 16TH 9am-4pm


REgistration: $250

This training will bring together workforce development, economic development, and education leaders from both state- and local/regional levels to gain a solid foundation in the Next Gen Sector Partnership model, including:

  • What Next Gen Sector Partnerships are, what they achieve, how they're different and why they matter in building stronger regional economies and education and training systems;

  • The step-by-step process of building strong, sustainable Next Gen Partnerships;

  • Practical tools, tips and resources to prepare you to successfully launch.

This training is an ideal opportunity to connect with peers from across the country and learn from national expert, Francie Genz, on what it takes to build sustainable, industry-driven partnerships. 

At this time, our workshops are only open to practitioners in the field due to space and capacity constraints. If you are a consultant or advisor on sector partnerships, please feel free to contact us directly to learn more about the Next Gen model at

Are you Interested in attending a Next Gen 101 National Training, but unable to make the October 16th event? Please let us know by e-mailing

Event Logistics

Location: The training will be held at the offices of Pennoni

Pennoni, 1900 Market St. Suite 300, Philadelphia PA 19103

Lodging: We do not have arranged hotel blocks. Please book a hotel that best fits your needs.

Transportation: The Philadelphia International Airport offers easy flights into Philadelphia. To learn more about options please visit the website.  Participants are encouraged to use public transportation or Uber/Lyft. If you choose to drive, you can park in the parking garage at the corner of Market Street and 19th Street (address: LAZ 1818 Market Street Garage, Philadelphia, PA 19103).

Thank you to our host, Pennoni, and to our partnering organization, Team Pennsylvania Foundation, for making this training possible.