Martha Miles (Marty) brings expertise in assisting community-based providers of workforce development services to accomplish better results. She co-manages the Workforce Benchmarking Network and related projects in Minneapolis/St.Paul, Dallas, New York City and Chicago, helping providers strengthen their use of data to improve performance and assisting local funders with aligning data reporting processes.
Marty was a Senior Program Director with Public/Private Ventures, where in addition to the Benchmarking initiative she also implemented the Sector Strategies Practicum in New York City, a 12-month series of capacity-building sessions to improve providers’ readiness for developing sector-focused partnerships. Before joining P/PV’s staff in 2009, she served as lead consultant for P/PV’s Working Ventures initiative, designing workshops, conferences and other resources for practitioners on a variety of workforce-related topics.
Prior to working with P/PV, for 10 years Marty directed the Training, Inc., National Association, a network of nonprofit workforce development programs operating in seven cities. She was responsible for developing a national data collection system, leading program replication and strengthening affiliates’ staff development efforts. Before assuming this role, she was the Executive Director of the Training, Inc., program in Indianapolis, where she focused on developing innovative skills training and building strong employer and community partnerships.
Marty is the author of Good Stories Aren’t Enough: Becoming Outcomes Driven in Workforce Development, and co-author of Apples to Apples: Making Data Work for Community-Based Workforce Programs; Putting Data to Work: Interim Recommendations from The Benchmarking Project and Using Data for Success: Five Activities for Workforce Managers to Use with Frontline Staff. She was also instrumental in the development of P/PV’s Working with Employers staff training curriculum. Marty holds a B.A. in sociology from Case Western Reserve University and an M.S. in adult education from Indiana University.