STRATEGIC DOING
WORKFORCE INNOVATION IN REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
!

INNOVATION IN REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PANEL...
The Challenge
The United States Workforce
Investment Act “has failed to keep pace
with changing economic conditions.” 	

!

National Ski...
The shifting foundation of
global competitiveness…more skills
Percent change in
employment share
relative to 1998

20

Hig...
The Experiment
The Big Question…

What does an 21st Century
workforce-educationeconomic development
system look like?
Starting point: 13 regions with $15 million to each
The Innovation
Our Hypothesis
Strategic Doing!
+!
Collaborations that are scalable,
replicable and sustainable!
=!
Regional Transformatio...
Innovation 1:
Strategic Doing on a regional scale
Innovation 2:
Simple, iterative strategy process
Innovation 3:
Opportunity Fund for seed investments!
in promising collaborations

Phase 1 Grants: Exploratory
Phase 2 Gran...
Innovation 4:
Simple stage gate process
Replicable = f (knowledge)
Scalable = f (cost structure)
Sustainable = f (value cr...
Innovation 5:
Managed, lean, open network

60+ initiatives
31 partner organizations
200+ metrics
But only...
1.5 FTE in di...
Innovation 6:
Metrics for agility and learning

200+ metrics tracked over 60+ initiatives
Innovation 7:
Swarm innovation!
(how to start!
an ecosystem !
forming)
The Results
Exceeded targets by nearly 3X
25,351
Target

Outcome

2.9X

16,355
2.7X

8,768
6,117

Started Training

Completed Training
Triggered $1.50 in additional investment
for every $1.00 invested
22

Initial Investment
Direct Leverage

22
1.5X

18

15
...
Swarm innovation…
60+ pilot collaborations…
80%+ continued past initial funding
Example…Guitar summer camp:
Now a national STEM initiative
Example…Green collar manufacturing
Now a national manufacturing initiative
Example…Strategic Doing
Now rolling out nationally
The Key Lesson
Be patient and persistent…
Innovation networks take time to form…
go slowly at first to go fast later on
Thank You
Ed Morrison
edmorrison@purdue.edu
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What does the 21st Century Workforce System look like. We began to see the contours in with a remarkably successful project in Indiana.

I presented these slides in the annual meeting of the Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International meeting in Australia in December 2013.

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Strategic Doing in Workforce Innovation: Innovations, Results, and a Lesson

  1. 1. STRATEGIC DOING WORKFORCE INNOVATION IN REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ! INNOVATION IN REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PANEL ANZRSAI CONFERENCE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND HERVEY BAY, AUSTRALIA ED MORRISON DECEMBER 2013 !1
  2. 2. The Challenge
  3. 3. The United States Workforce Investment Act “has failed to keep pace with changing economic conditions.” ! National Skills Coalition February 212
  4. 4. The shifting foundation of global competitiveness…more skills Percent change in employment share relative to 1998 20 High educated occupations 15 10 5 0 -5 -10 -15 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Source: OECD 2013 Medium educated occupations Low educated occupations
  5. 5. The Experiment
  6. 6. The Big Question… What does an 21st Century workforce-educationeconomic development system look like?
  7. 7. Starting point: 13 regions with $15 million to each
  8. 8. The Innovation
  9. 9. Our Hypothesis Strategic Doing! +! Collaborations that are scalable, replicable and sustainable! =! Regional Transformation
  10. 10. Innovation 1: Strategic Doing on a regional scale
  11. 11. Innovation 2: Simple, iterative strategy process
  12. 12. Innovation 3: Opportunity Fund for seed investments! in promising collaborations Phase 1 Grants: Exploratory Phase 2 Grants: Pilot Phase 3 Grants: Scale up
  13. 13. Innovation 4: Simple stage gate process Replicable = f (knowledge) Scalable = f (cost structure) Sustainable = f (value created)
  14. 14. Innovation 5: Managed, lean, open network 60+ initiatives 31 partner organizations 200+ metrics But only... 1.5 FTE in direct administration
  15. 15. Innovation 6: Metrics for agility and learning 200+ metrics tracked over 60+ initiatives
  16. 16. Innovation 7: Swarm innovation! (how to start! an ecosystem ! forming)
  17. 17. The Results
  18. 18. Exceeded targets by nearly 3X 25,351 Target Outcome 2.9X 16,355 2.7X 8,768 6,117 Started Training Completed Training
  19. 19. Triggered $1.50 in additional investment for every $1.00 invested 22 Initial Investment Direct Leverage 22 1.5X 18 15 11 7 4 0 15
  20. 20. Swarm innovation… 60+ pilot collaborations… 80%+ continued past initial funding
  21. 21. Example…Guitar summer camp: Now a national STEM initiative
  22. 22. Example…Green collar manufacturing Now a national manufacturing initiative
  23. 23. Example…Strategic Doing Now rolling out nationally
  24. 24. The Key Lesson
  25. 25. Be patient and persistent… Innovation networks take time to form… go slowly at first to go fast later on
  26. 26. Thank You Ed Morrison edmorrison@purdue.edu

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