Stakeholder Engagement Series
About this Stakeholder Engagement Series
The Eye on the Workforce Innovation Fund Stakeholder Engagement Series, Innovating for Change, is designed to provide a national forum for the public workforce system to discuss the power and promise of innovation. The series will afford DOL the opportunity to engage with its valued stakeholders across the country and to learn about promising practices that can be successfully replicated throughout the public workforce system to help businesses thrive and Americans get good jobs.
As stakeholders in the public workforce system, your voice, ideas, and programs are important to the Department. We want to share the experiences of our WIF grantees as they work to make our system even more responsive and agile. And then we want to hear from you!
Engage With Us
1. View a brief special message from ETA Acting Assistant Secretary Eric Seleznow about this engagement series.
2. Tweet questions before each event using the hashtag, #workforceinnovation. We will monitor your questions on Twitter and answer them from the Labor Department Twitter account (@USDOL) during and after the event.
3. Leave a comment below and let us know how you are enjoying the series, what you’re learning, and your ideas on how these innovations can be scaled for impact.
4. Interact on the DOL Twitter or Facebook pages using #workforceinnovation. U.S. DOL staff will continue to monitor our hashtag over the next month as we prepare for the next event. Let’s get a real conversation on innovation going!
5. Register to Participate in our next exciting event: Advancing System Alignment and Career Pathways Innovations. More details are below, or click here to register now!
Register to Participate
March 27, 2014, 2:15–3:15pm EDT: Innovating @ the Speed of Business
Our engagement series kicks off with a live stream plenary session at the 2014 WIF grantee meeting in Washington, D.C. The national broadcast will be hosted by Eric Seleznow, ETA Acting Assistant Secretary, with opening remarks from U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, and Kate McAdams, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Then, join two of our WIF grantee panelists online as we turn the spotlight on their programs’ strategies for engaging businesses to help Americans get jobs.
WIF Grantees featured: Workforce Initiative Association (Ohio) and Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (Pennsylvania).
Workforce Initiative Association (Ohio)
Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (Pennsylvania)
Couldn't Make the Event?
June 4, 2014: Advancing System Alignment & Career Pathways Innovations
The stakeholder engagement series continues with a webinar examining WIF grantees’ emerging system alignment and career pathways innovations. Join ETA leadership, along with three featured WIF grantees, as they provide recommendations, lessons learned, and best practices for replicating these strategies throughout the workforce system.
This webinar will feature: City & County of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Boards, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, and Workforce Central (Washington State).
City & County of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board's Lisa Salazar discusses their Career Pathways strategies & successes:
Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training's David Tremblay discusses their Career Pathways strategies & successes:
City & County of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Boards:
Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training:
WorkForce Central (Washington State):
Couldn't Make the Event?
We invite you to watch the archived video.
August 20, 2014: Harnessing the Power of Data-Driven Innovations
Whether you love data and believe it should drive all policy and decision-making, or find data collection and evaluation overwhelming, this webinar is for you. Presenters will highlight the benefits, challenges and policy implications of replicating key aspects of data-driven workforce innovations. They will also discuss the potential for aligning data systems and using sound labor market information to drive decision-making in ways that can provide the highest return on investment.
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership's Dena Al-Khatib discusses the "Integrated Workforce Information System" Project
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services's Mark Birnbrich discusses the "Electronic Ohio Means Jobs (e-OMJ)" Project
Utah Department of Workforce Services and Montana Department of Labor and Industry's Elizabeth Carver discusses the "Utah's Next Generation Labor Exchange (GenLEX)" Project
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: "Electronic Ohio Means Jobs (e-OMJ)" Project
Utah Department of Workforce Services and Montana Department of Labor and Industry: "Utah's Next Generation Labor Exchange (GenLEX)" Project
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership: "Integrated Workforce Information System" Project
Couldn't Make the Event?
We invite you to watch the archived video and read the responses to additional questions from participants to presenters.
If you have questions or would like to receive more information about this stakeholder engagement series, please Contact Us.
About the Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF)
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) administers the Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) to test a variety of workforce development strategies and gather evidence on their effectiveness. The Fund seeks to improve the performance of the U.S. public workforce system by replicating successes and creating a highly visible and widely utilized body of evidence-based practices in the field of workforce development. About the WIF.