Fowler Galloway Heartland 2010 Presentation


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My colleagues Linda Fowler and Hamilton Galloway made this presentation to the Heartland Conference, an important workforce development conference that covers the Midwest region.

In their presentation, they outline some of the work that we've been doing in Southeast Wisconsin and in Will County, Illinois. Linda, Hamilton and I are working together to develop new methods and tools that can bridge the gap between economic and workforce development.

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Fowler Galloway Heartland 2010 Presentation

  1. 1. Charting Career Pathways for a New Workforce<br />Linda Fowler &Hamilton Galloway<br />
  2. 2. We live in a networkedworld<br />Internet map of city-to-city connections<br />source:<br />
  3. 3. Q: Who makes the iPhone?<br />A: A network led by Apple<br />
  4. 4. Executing strategyin open networks<br /><ul><li>Strategic doing is set of principles, practices, and disciplines for implementing strategy in a network
  5. 5. Strategic thinking and the capacity to translate ideas into action have never been more important
  6. 6. Simple rules for managing complex projects in open network
  7. 7. Helps us identify & keep focused on transformational questions that move people </li></li></ul><li>Nofinal plan<br /><ul><li>No final strategic plan
  8. 8. Strategic action plan reflects midcourse corrections based on new insights we have learned.
  9. 9. Concise guide that quickly explains where we are and how we are going to get there
  10. 10. Convenient framework for igniting and managing creative collaborations </li></li></ul><li>Q: How do regions function in anetworked world?<br />Economic Development<br />Social Service<br />State Agencies<br />K-12<br />Chambers<br />Libraries<br />Cities<br />Federal Agencies<br />Workforce<br />Post-secondary<br />Counties<br />
  11. 11. The Milwaukee 7Water Cluster<br />
  12. 12. Networks& Innovation<br /><ul><li>Promoting innovation requires new habits to think and act together
  13. 13. Best way to move past old patterns is to form new collaborations across organizational and political boundaries
  14. 14. By connecting assets to our emerging opportunities, defining clear outcomes, setting action plans, and committing to learning, we are strengthening habits we need to build networks and trust that powers them</li></li></ul><li>Four criticalquestions<br /><ul><li>What could we do together?
  15. 15. What should we do together?
  16. 16. What will we do together?
  17. 17. When will we get back together?</li></li></ul><li>What could we do together?<br /><ul><li>Strategic doing starts with our assets
  18. 18. How can our assets be combined in new and different ways?
  19. 19. New patterns in our assets, new collaborations, new connections
  20. 20. Future prosperity flows from opportunities we see by linking and leveraging our assets
  21. 21. Consider three people—you and two friends—what could you accomplish together?</li></li></ul><li>What should we do together?<br /><ul><li>We need to choose two or three of our ideas
  22. 22. We need to focus on defining clear, practical, tangible outcomes so others will follow
  23. 23. Vague outcomes such as entrepreneurial community or seamless workforce system do not inspire commitment in loosely formed network
  24. 24. Fail fast, fail cheap, get smart</li></li></ul><li>What will we do together?<br /><ul><li>Make mutual commitments
  25. 25. Come up with an action plan of who does what, by when with measures of progress
  26. 26. What is the practical path to get to our outcome?
  27. 27. Creativity and innovation is not the product of a single mind but the blending of diverse perspectives</li></li></ul><li>Job Opportunity Investment Network (JOIN) Green Pathways out of Poverty<br />Funding collaborative in Philadelphia area has brought together business associations, social service organizations, workforce, and education providers to build career pathways<br /><ul><li>Start with coalition of small “green” businesses
  28. 28. Assessment of basic skills and remediation
  29. 29. Soft skills and occupational training
  30. 30. Wrap-around support services
  31. 31. Family sustaining jobs</li></li></ul><li>Gates Funding Career Pathways in<br />Manufacturing & Energy<br /><ul><li>Gates Foundation supporting a pilot to support 16-26 year old low-skill adults moving into “Energy Career Pathways” for 8 states.
  32. 32. Networks include state utilities, community colleges, workforce development professionals, community-based organizations
  33. 33. Implementation process supports accelerated associates degrees, seamless credentials, and credit for prior learning.
  34. 34. Students move through educational pathways of basic skills, industry fundamentals, and occupational specific technical training</li></li></ul><li>Points to consider<br /><ul><li>Create a safe civic space for complex thinking
  35. 35. Remember everyone is watching their own movie
  36. 36. Guide conversations with appreciative questions
  37. 37. Focus on linking assets in new and different ways
  38. 38. Ask four key questions</li></li></ul><li>Points to consider<br /><ul><li>Define and post clear outcomes for transparency
  39. 39. Mark your path with SMART goals
  40. 40. Draw maps to guide people
  41. 41. Use metrics to learn what works
  42. 42. Continue to revise plans
  43. 43. Close triangles relentlessly</li></li></ul><li>InSummary…<br /><ul><li>Focus on possibilities with competitive assets and intentional networks
  44. 44. Link and leverage individual and organizational aspirations and capabilities
  45. 45. Convene willing partners often to have “strategic doing” conversations</li></li></ul><li>Astarting point<br />Know your region…<br /><ul><li>Data-driven research on industry, workforce, demographic and education assets
  46. 46. Identify targets (e.g. industries, occupations, education programs, etc.)</li></li></ul><li>Overview: process<br /><ul><li>How do you identify target occupations and/or target industries?</li></ul>Indicators to look for: size, growth, replacement jobs, specialization, competitiveness, media review<br /><ul><li>How do you narrow a list of focus occupations?</li></ul>Find the areas of overlap (occupations that are consistently appearing in the indicators) and be aware of specializations within industries <br />
  47. 47. Identifying target occupations<br />Data-Driven Focus Industry and Target Occupation Selection Process:<br />Growth/Demand Industries<br />Regional Occupation Growth/Demand<br />Media Source Feedback<br />Staffing Pattern Analysis<br />Selected Regional Occupations Based on Staffing Pattern (Cross-reference compatibility)<br />Key Occupation Selection<br />Focus Industry/ Occupation Final List<br />
  48. 48. Competency report process<br /><ul><li>How do you identify competencies?</li></ul>Use of O*Net and labor market information<br /><ul><li>How do you identify career pathways?</li></ul>Use of labor market information and occupation compatibility<br />
  49. 49. Industry groups (sample)<br /><ul><li>Life Sciences
  50. 50. Professional and Business Services
  51. 51. Metal Manufacturing
  52. 52. Sustainable Energy
  53. 53. Food Processing
  54. 54. Plastic and Rubber Product Manufacturing
  55. 55. Chemical Manufacturing
  56. 56. Paper/Print Manufacturing
  57. 57. Transportation and Distribution</li></li></ul><li>Study results highlights<br />
  58. 58. Key occupation sample <br />
  59. 59. Example key competencies<br />
  60. 60. Production occupation—Group 1<br />
  61. 61. Welder<br />Machinist<br />Mechanical Engineer<br />Results for Career Pathway<br />Active listening + Active learning + Mechanical + Oral Comprehension + Oral Expression + Visualization + Problem Sensitivity + Information Ordering<br />Mechanical + Production/Processing + Mathematics<br />Occupation data for Cook, DuPage and Will Counties<br />
  62. 62. Metal production occupations<br />highly skilled group<br />
  63. 63. Metal production occupations<br />middle skilled group<br />
  64. 64. Metal production occupations<br />tool & machine operators<br />
  65. 65. Welder<br />Machinist<br />Tool & Die Maker<br />LMI Data & Career Pathway potential<br />Occupation data for Cook, DuPage and Will Counties<br />
  66. 66. CNC Operator<br />Structural Metal Fabricator<br />Sheet Metal Worker<br />LMI Data & Career Pathway potential<br />Occupation data for Cook, DuPage and Will Counties<br />
  67. 67. LMI Data & career transition potential<br />Grinding, lapping, polishing, & buffing machine tool setters<br />Cutting, punching, & press machine setters, operators<br />Lathe & turning machine tool setters, operators<br />Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators<br />Occupation data for Cook, DuPage and Will Counties<br />
  68. 68. Next key questions<br /><ul><li>Education Program Demand (Target Occupations)?
  69. 69. Do Current Programs Exist?
  70. 70. Do the programs provide a large enough supply for future workforce needs?
  71. 71. Do the programs’ curriculum match the region’s expectations for occupations?</li></li></ul><li>Creative implementation<br /><ul><li>Pooled resources
  72. 72. Federal/state funding
  73. 73. Foundation funding</li></li></ul><li>Thank you!<br />Linda Fowler<br /><br />Hamilton Galloway<br /><br />