The Future of Workforce: Inclusive Economic Development
Hear from Amy Liu as she gives an overview of her research into the future of workforce, with an in-depth look at the economies of selected cities. Liu and the panel will discuss the economic and demographic factors that affect inclusive economic growth, how to integrate workforce into broader economic development efforts, and what practitioners can do today to prepare for the future.
Financial Health & Wellness
Professor Greg Fairchild will share insights on working with a formerly incarcerated (re-entry) population & the importance of adult education and skills training as a means to achieving economic opportunity. Panelists will discuss the role of financial products and tools in individual success, the importance of financial stability versus financial resiliency, and how the FOC network can help high-need populations while sustaining progress over time.
Behavioral Science for Working Clients
In this interactive session, led by Emory Nelms of Common Cents Lab, we will learn core behavioral science strategies and how to apply those strategies to our work. Activities in this session will be focused on client engagement post-job placement.
Local Spotlight on San Diego
San Diego has a vibrant and exciting workforce development ecosystem. This session will begin by painting a picture of the San Diego economy and barriers to economic inclusion and then share some of the innovative career pathways programming taking place through LISC's Bridges to Career Opportunities program and examine how cross-sector partnerships are responding to workforce gaps in the region.