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This presentation was used as a discussion guide for exploring Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat and its implications for the workforce development system.

This presentation was used as a discussion guide for exploring Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat and its implications for the workforce development system.

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  • 1. BOOK CLUB WORLD IS FLAT OCT 25
  • 2. The World is Flat
    • Thomas Friedman via…
    • Robin Widing in Philadelphia
    • Diane Walton in San Francisco
    • Chat box: who’s here?
  • 3. Pause for Logistics
    • Safety First – Location of Nearest Fire Exit
    • Orientation Package
    • Online protocols
      • Connection status box
      • Webinar layout
      • Phone line protocol
  • 4. poll
    • I ‘ve read it,
    • I saw the video,
    • I’ve read summaries about the flatteners and the impact of globalization,
    • I’ve heard about it,
    • I’m learning about it today for the first time
  • 5. Challenges to Us
    • How do we make America more competitive?
    • How do we respond more effectively to business needs?
    • How do we prepare our workers to be more competitive?
  • 6. Highlights…
    • Globalization
    • Massive investments in technology
    • Intellectual work delivered any time
    • Business goes where the talent is
    • Emphasis on knowledge and innovation
    • Lifetime employability (not the same as lifetime employment)
    • HOW WE ADD/ CREATE VALUE
  • 7. Friedman’s Flatteners Impact on YOUR business
    • whiteboard
    • List flatteners , ask for biggest impact, have people writing, typing in
  • 8. For the Workforce System
    • Can states and regions and local areas realign resources to meet market demand? How can we help?
    • Can states and regions and local areas create an infrastructure that realigns resources in support of a continuum of educational and training services? How can we help?
  • 9. For you… LEARN What was the most important insight/experience / learning from The World is Flat as you read, listened or participated today ?
  • 10. Innovate.
    • What does that learning mean
    • for what you do
    • and
    • how you do it?
  • 11. Thank you for attending. Please send in your evaluation forms Please submit your evaluation forms We look forward to seeing you next at our next event --- (List here) -- the EIU Board of Regents LEAD!