Purdue's Approach to Workforce Innovation

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Purdue's Approach to Workforce Innovation

  1. 1. NETWORKED ENGAGEMENTPURDUE’S APPROACH TOWORKFORCE INNOVATIONLINK AND LEVERAGE STRATEGIES FOR OPEN NETWORKSEd MorrisonCenter for Regional Development | August 2012edmorrison@purdue.edu
  2. 2. Most of our communities and regions are havingdifficulty adapting to a transforming economyAt Purdue, we are working on new ways tobuild civic networks capable of innovatingOpen networks require a different type ofstrategy discipline than we have been usingThese innovating networks are sophisticatedand take time to evolveInterestedCommunityCommunity ofPracticeInnovatingNetworkInnovateTogetherLearnTogetherAdvocateTogetherTrustlevelTime
  3. 3. Strategic DoingDoThinkWe gain alignment with “link and leverage”strategies and strategic doingWe use a managed network to guide investmentand measure resultsAchieved “step change” improvements todo more with less:• 4 focus areas, 60 initiatives, 80%sustained past initial funding• Converted 8% of the nationalinvestment into 40% of the nationalresults• 1.5 FTE’s added to manage$15 million workforce innovation grantacross 14 counties in North Central IndianaRESULTSEXAMPLE
  4. 4. Purdue Guitar Summer Camp to teachmanufacturing skills is now offerednationally, funded by NSFCreated the nation’s first “Green Collar”manufacturing certification and pioneeredsustainable manufacturingHighest concentration of Project Leadthe Way Schools in the Country |PLTW is now based in IndianapolisLaunched Purdue Certification in StrategicDoing | Developing national networkRESULTSRESULTSRESULTSRESULTS

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