This is the Institute for Emerging IssuesPresentation Transcript
This is the Institute for Emerging Issues.
The Institute for Emerging Issues was established in2002 to put ideas into action and to ensure the state’sfuture success.
We believe NC’s future success is determined in large partby our ability to innovate at the intersection of four keyareas: economy, education, health and the environments.
Each year, we scan the landscape, do our research, andask people working in these areas what they think is thebiggest issue facing North Carolina.
From that, we look for the drivers of these issues, thechallenges that cut across all these areas. We narrow itdown to one, and that is our new emerging issue.
Now we really get to work.
We bring people together from across the state around anemerging issue and identify innovative solutions toaddress them.
The more people engaged, the more comprehensiveand enduring the solutions.
Change is inevitable. That’s the easy part. IEI and its partners work to ensure progress in North Carolina.
Here are a just few things IEI hasbeen working on over the years:
Reconfiguring Warren Wilson College’s now-leading sustainability program Expanding green-collar jobs training at the state’s community colleges Training mid-level managers in state government in being creativeCreating a model program to train displaced workers as health professionals Overhauling the state’s infrastructure for supporting green companiesSupporting legislative study commission to study public-private partnerships Growing the creative economy in rural Anson and Stanley counties Lifting the Medicaid burden from our counties
In 2012, IEI will open the Emerging Issues Commons,allowing us to bring more people together to find realisticsolutions to the problems facing our state.
The Commons will be a dynamic center for connectingpeople and ideas, for leadership development, for creativeproblem-solving and for collaboration.
All for the future of North Carolina, its citizens and its communities.