I-Open Tuesday: Workforce Development Forum No. 2

Submitted by MaryBeth Matthews on Fri, 08/19/2005 - 05:44.
08/23/2005 - 05:00

Please join us next week for,Workforce Development Forum No 2: Building Innovation & Entrepreneurship in NEODate: Tuesday, August 23
Time: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Place: Shaker Heights Library
Map: http://www.shakerlibrary.org/Library Guide/Information/?Directions+to+Libraries(Enter from Chagrin Blvd., Lee Rd. entrance closed)Join us to learn about Workforce Summit 2005 and new strategies connecting workforce development and economic development in NEO.

By working together collaboratively we can promote a stronger workforce and a more prosperous regional economy. We are building the open economic networks we need to work faster and smarter.

Connect with our County, City and Workforce Investment Board representatives and learn about updates from research and policy leaders.  Let's build next steps to accelerate regional innovation and entrepreneurship to create quality jobs and workforce development.


Tom Buescher, Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, Labor Market Information Section
John Carter, Co-Chair of the WIB
Amy Hanauer, Policy Matters Ohio
Randy McShepard, Co-Chair, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Workforce Investment Board
Allison Motz, Director, City of Cleveland Division of Workforce Development
Dennis Roberts, Dir., Cuyahoga County Dept. of Workforce Development
Mark Schweitzer, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank

Ed Morrison, I-Open

For information about Workforce Summit 2005, visit:http://www.workforcesummit.net/  or call the Summit Hotline number at 216-987-3322I-Open Forums Coming Up…

Monday, August 22: Free Seminar: Network Weaving for Community Effectiveness

1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M./Maple Heights Library/FREE. Featuring two internationally recognized experts: June Holley, President and Founder, Appalachian Center for Economic Networks and Valdis Krebs, President, Orgnet, (WWW.ORGNET.COM) developer of internationally recognized social network analysis software. This seminar is aimed at the beginner in network thinking and building, and it will include many great stories and practical steps that anyone can take to improve their connectivity and capacity to innovate. For more information, visit: http://www.i-open.orgTuesday, August 30: Developing Quality, Connected Places
Building Sustainable Communities through Collaborative Planning for Our Waterways and Greenspace
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Maple Heights Library
Questions? Contact:

Betsey Merkel, Network Development
The Institute for Open Economic Networks
MidTown Innovation Building
4415 Euclid Ave., Suite 302
Cleveland, OH 44103 USA
Tel. 216-246-2447


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