ICF International will host a live stream policy discussion that includes leading researchers, evaluators, and practitioners from key social and human service sectors examining the legacy and future of the Great Society “War on Poverty” programs. Panelists will discuss:
Evolution of federally-funded job training programs
Challenges posed by contemporary labor market conditions
New emphasis on career pathways
Strategies for improving employment outcomes for low-income populations
Since the 1960s, the U.S. federal government has sought to improve the skills of American workers, increase employment opportunities, and reduce the impact of poverty. While individual elements of all the programs have shown some impact, the rate of poverty and its associated outcomes for American families remains persistent.
Evidence supports a growing disconnect between federal workforce development strategies and a rapidly evolving U.S. economy and job market. Further, evidence specifically points to a widening “skills gap” (i.e., a mismatch between business needs and workforce competencies) resulting in fewer low-income individuals accessing employment opportunities that can serve as a pathway out of poverty.
·Dr. Harry Holzer, Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University
·Mr. Joseph Jones, President and CEO of the Center for Urban Families
·Dr. Yvette Lamb, Research Director at ICF International
·Mr. Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at the American Enterprise Institute
When: Wednesday June 11, 2014 @9:00 – 11:00AM EST
Where: ICF International Headquarters or Live Streaming
It’s no secret that technology continues to lead a vast majority of industries down the aisle of transformation. And in today’s world where the internet and smartphones dominate engagement, the new and improved customer experience requires the “convergence” of marketing and technology. Organizations must adapt by adopting next-generation storytelling techniques and more responsive media strategies.
What are the benefits when marketing and IT merge?
Marketing understands the consumer; IT understands how to equip the consumer and build websites and apps that empower organizations. When marketing and IT work collaboratively, they deliver experiences that are relevant, functional, and engaging.
Don’t miss these key themes:
What you need to know about the “convergence” of technology and marketing
How to leverage your digital ecosystem to support revenue and mission goals
The role of Big Data – but more importantly, the role of Thick Data
The member journey and understanding how members interact with your organization
Master new ways to leverage these technologies and platforms during our interactive workshop with:
Jamie Notter, Speaker and Author @ JamieNotter.com.
Seth Schermer, Senior Director @ OSA Foundation at Optical Society of America.
Ann Yoders, Director of Insights and Strategy @ Balance Interactive.