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Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
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Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
Ak tat sept 2012 day_2_wib_final
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  • 1. 1 Enhancing Performance, Improving Efficiency & Increasing Program/Service Integration Alaska Workforce ProgramAnchorage, AK Performance Training September 25-26, 2012
  • 2. WHO’S HERE?2  Introductions Vinz Koller Director, Training & Technical Assistance Kristin Wolff Senior Analyst, Training & Technical Assistance
  • 3. WHO’S HERE?3  Participant introductions (1 minute each)  Name  Organizational affiliation &role  “The most important function of the AWIB is…”  “One thing you think would help the AWIB do its work more effectively is…”
  • 4. RESPONSES : FUNCTION (1 of 4)4  Function:  “To provide priorities/guidance on workforce issues” (e.g. sectors)  “We do a lot of compliance. We could take a more strategic view.”  “Board spends a lot of time on small “p” policy issues. Opportunities lie in big “P” policy issues.”  “To provide high-level policy guidance”
  • 5. RESPONSES: FUNCTION (2 of 4)5  Function:  “We are an advisory board. There is tension between Gov/gov’s staff/AWIB/Commissioner. This could be a healthier tension.”  “Insure that Department’s vision is aligned with the needs of Alaskans & with Alaska’s economic priorities.”  “Overarching policy/strategy guidance.”
  • 6. RESPONSES: FUNCTION (3 of 4)6  Function:  “To communicate about jobs – connect the program and policy conversations.”  I”t should be a strategic role.”  “Bring key policy, program, industry leaders together.”  “Play the role of compass – encourage alignment.”  “To link policy and programs.”
  • 7. RESPONSES: FUNCTION (4 of 4)7  Function:  “Must deal with compliance responsibly, but should move more toward strategy.”  “Convening and communication.”  “General guidance, approval of key policies.”  “Responsibility is considerable—mix of policy, finding ways to work with industry in effective way.”
  • 8. RESPONSES: “ONE THING THAT WOULD HELP” (1 of 4)8  One thing that would help:  “Defining our role more strategically.”  “A more strategic view.”  “Investing time in big “P” policy issues.”  “A feedback loop – how is our guidance being used?”  “Leading in a particular areas of focus (we may need to update the statute).”  “More outreach – especially via social media.”
  • 9. RESPONSES: “ONE THING THAT WOULD HELP” (2 of 4)9  One thing that would help:  “A solid strategicplan.”  “More familiarity with issues for new members, better onboarding, more commissioner participation.”  “Staff could be engaged differently toward a positive effect.”  “Realize collective power differently (might need a change in statute).”
  • 10. RESPONSES: “ONE THING THAT WOULD HELP” (3 of 4)10  One thing that would help:  “Develop and empower regions and local areas.”  “More concrete data/information, deeper conversations about what it means.”  “More systems-level conversations—with schools, economic development, human services.”  “Board members may need more help finding effective ways to engage.”
  • 11. RESPONSES: “ONE THING THAT WOULD HELP” (4 of 4)11  One thing that would help:  “More clarity on boundaries of advisory role.”  “More strategic focus, clearer idea of how/where the system adds value and how we grow that value over time.”
  • 12. NATIONAL CONTEXT12  US DOL Priorities& Key Initiatives  Innovation (WIF)  Employer Services (EBE)  Lay-off Aversion/Rapid Response (TEN)  Veterans Services (VRAP, Joining Forces)  AlaskaState Plan  Budget Realities
  • 13. CONTEXT: Workforce Innovation Fund13  $98M - $147M  26 Grantees  Accompanying Pay-for-Success Grantees
  • 14. CONTEXT: Expanding Business Engagement14
  • 15. CONTEXT: Expanding Business Engagement15
  • 16. CONTEXT: Layoff Aversion (Rapid Response)16  TEN August 31, 2012  “Establishment and maintenance of deep and broad partnerships.”  “…an environment that encourages innovation, promotes creativity, and favors comprehensive solutions over menu-based services.”  “…layoff aversion is as much a mindset as a collection of activities.”
  • 17. CONTEXT: Layoff Aversion (Rapid Response)17  “Rapid response is acomplex and varied component of the workforce system…practitioners must exhibit an array of competencies that cross many disciplines, and often perform seemingly disparate functions, while creating seamless solutions for all customers…Rapid response is both strategic and operational.”
  • 18. CONTEXT: Services for Veterans18 Veterans Reemployment Assistance Program (VRAP) VOW/Hero to Hired Tax Credit Program VETS Veterans preference Helmets to Hardhats Joining Forces
  • 19. CONTEXT: Alaska State Plan19  Integration, Integration, Integration  Alignment  Employer Engagement  Sector Focus  Uniqueness (demographics, rural character, industry mix, skill demands, etc.)
  • 20. CONTEXT: Declining Resources20 $20,000,000 $18,770,900 $18,539,226 $18,000,000 $17,028,267 $16,000,000 $14,000,000 $12,612,180 $12,911,942 $13,025,384 $12,000,000 $9,860,965 $9,906,319 $10,000,000 $9,377,309 $9,929,745 $9,771,128 WIA Adult, DW and Youth Funding $8,000,000 Includes $9.1 million of ARRA Funding $7,566,960 $6,133,711 $6,000,000 $5,564,363 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $- SFY SFY SFY SFY SFY SFY SFY SFY SFY SFY SFY SFY SFY 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  • 21. Welcome to the InauguralGovernors Prosperity Prize Event21
  • 22. GOVERNORS PROSPERITY PRIZE CHALLENGE22  Part 1: Develop 1-3 specific ideas that result in:  Better jobs in better businesses for more residents  Improved alignment of program strategies and better collaboration between programs and program staff across programs  More effective use of technology to engage employers and workers  Part 2: What role could the AWIB play in implementing these ideas?
  • 23. THREE TEAMS, THREE GRAND VISIONS (1 of 3)24  Team 1: Many people doing lots of things moves mountains  Use social media to connect people to work & opportunity  Find ways to support and advance self-employment options  Align curricula so students earns credit across institutions (private & public)  Streamline permitting so businesses can launch more quickly
  • 24. THREE TEAMS, THREE GRAND VISIONS (1 of 3)25  Team 1: Many people doing lots of things moves mountains (cont.)  Cultivate openness/culture of innovation (public & private shift in world view)  Make educational curricula more relevant to workforce, in particular use and train in new technologies  Develop focused AWIB Strategic Plan & protocols for advising governor
  • 25. THREE TEAMS, THREE GRAND VISIONS (2 of 3)26  Team 2: Alaska Training Trust  Modeled on the Alaska Permanent Fund  Initial $500K investment, membership-based model for ongoing sustainability  Assessments, referrals, apprenticeship, etc.  Significant online presence  Incentives for collaboration/cost-effective delivery  80/20 rule  AWIB launches, provides oversight & governance
  • 26. THREE TEAMS, THREE GRAND VISIONS (3 of 3)27  Team 3: Green Energy, Food Security & Enterprise Development  Local wind-generated power supports greenhouses/hydroponic farms  Entrepreneurship opportunities in both energy and food  Links urban and rural technologies/economies/prosperity  Potential reverse innovation pathways—we start in rural and Native Alaskan communities and transfer successful lessons to urban areas
  • 27. Links we said we’d send…(1 of 2)28  Entrepreneurship/Enterprise/Self-Employment  Self-Employment Program: 5 states currently allow UI recipients to us their UI funds to launch businesses. All other states (including Alaska) received grants to support it in May 2012. In some states, a statutory change is required: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ETA20121073. htm#.UHRzOxjfL8M  Start-Up America has now launched in 29 states and Puerto Rico. Alaska is one of only four states without activity. But ten Alaskans/companies have registered. http://www.s.co/regions/map
  • 28. Links we said we’d send…(2 of 2)29  Distance Learning/Tech Infrastructure  Recent (2011) recipients of USDA technology-based learning grants: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/23-million-usda- distance-learning-grants-alaska-natives  Here’s a Blog about Tok, Alaska, that has generated more friends on Facebook than people living in the town. What else like this could be done to cultivate skills and promote place/economy/social capital more generally in a workforce context? http://livingintok.com/  Surely you’ve all seen this? 1.5M YouTube viewers have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyviyF-N23A
  • 29. Q&A
  • 30. Contact Kristin WolffSocial Policy Research Associates (503) 888-1022Kwolff@thinkers-and-doers.com Vinz KollerSocial Policy Research Associates (831) 277-4726 vinz_koller@spra.com

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