NEWS

Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Thanks to my colleague Mike King reminding me that the University of Michigan hosts a number of great speakers, forums, and other events in honor and celebration of Martin Luther King’s legacy, I was delighted to listen to Morris Dees, Founder of the Southern Policy Law Center, speak this morning and share stories about his social and economic justice work. I also participated in a dialogue sess
Across the nation, community colleges are looking for ways to better connect with business and industry and improve student outcomes. Here are highlights from our recent work with colleges.
Association for Public Policy & Management Conference
By Larry Good. Last week, I moderated a session at the Association for Public Policy & Management Conference in combination with our partners Chris King from the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the University of Texas-Austin and Carl Van Horn from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. The topic was “Reimagining America’s Ski
Cornell HR Students Get Schooled on Triple Bottom Line Practices
In November, I spoke with master level human resources students at Cornell University about progressive employer strategies that support worker advancement, particularly for low skill workers. The students wanted to learn more about how their role as HR professionals can go beyond maximizing shareholder value and negotiating benefits and salaries to really allow them to support the development of
Update: One-Stop Center Reinvention Urgently Needed
By Ed Strong. In March, we shared our concept paper, One-Stop Career Centers Must Be Reinvented to Meet Today's Labor Market Realities, in order to test our ideas, generate discussion, and refine the concept. After listening to policy leaders, practitioners working in the field, and local Workforce Investment Board directors who are exploring reinvention ideas of their own, we've learned more