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IEDC: Shifting Workforce Development into High Gear
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When: 4/23/2015
Where: Web Seminar

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Link: IEDC Web Seminar Series



Shifting Workforce Development into High Gear

Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm ET
Price: $95 for IEDC members, $135 for Non-members



Link: Register

This webinar will present the findings, recommendations and examples from the recently released Economic Development Research Partners report Shifting Workforce Development into High Gear: How Economic Developers Lead Workforce System Alignment.

A skilled workforce is one of the most important factors impacting a community's competitiveness. Economic developers can take on a leading role in improving their communities' workforce through industry-focused sector strategies that meet the human resources needs of the private sector while providing opportunity for workers. This strategy is increasingly being supported by national and state policy, including the recently passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Attendees will learn about:

- Roles that economic developers can take to create workforce development partnerships
- Successful strategies to collaborate effectively, drawn from the example of Tulsa Regional Chamber
- Recommendations for how to best influence workforce development on a regional, state, and local scale

Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the report after completion of the session.


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Bill Allen
President & CEO
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
Los Angeles, CA

Bill Allen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, serving a region of more than 10.4 million residents, with an annual economic output in excess of $500 billion. In that capacity, he also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of all of the subsidiary corporations of the LAEDC including the World Trade Center Association Los Angeles – Long Beach.

Denise Reid
Executive Director
Mosaic & Workforce
Tulsa Regional Chamber
Tulsa, OK

Denise Reid is Executive Director, Mosaic & Workforce with the Tulsa Regional Chamber and possesses 15+ years of experience in recruiting, workforce development, diversity and inclusion. Previously she managed recruiting for an international car rental company with 9,000+ employees. Her role with the Chamber focuses on development, retention and attraction of a skilled and diverse workforce ensuring the success of business, community and the economy.

Upcoming Webinars

- April 8: Primer to the CEcD Exam Process: What You Need to Know (Free)
- May 5: Ethics and Economic Development (Free)

Want to Learn More About Workforce Development?

Sign up for IEDC's Workforce Development Strategies training course:

- August 6-7, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN
- October 1-2, 2015 in Anchorage, AK

Purchase the Workforce Development Strategies training manual

Read previous EDRP research: Raising the Bar Together: Successful Strategies for Workforce and Economic Development Collaboration

IEDC Webinars Count: Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs) Earn Recertification Points

CEcDs participating in a minimum of three (3) webinars during a three-year recertification cycle will earn two Level II points. If you have questions or would like more information about the CEcD program, please contact Rebecca Thomas at



The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC's members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions.

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