November/December 2012

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November/December 2012


Economic and Workforce Development

Experts Address the Future of Workforce Development

Training Session for CDFIs on Microfinance

Workshop on Business Development for Native Americans

Advocating for People with Disabilities

Financial Capability Tools

Effective Workforce Development Programs

Education and Nonprofit Partnerships Prove Successful


Announcements and Recommended Reading


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Updated December 14, 2012
economic development Why Connecting Economic and Workforce Development Matters
12/14/2012 - Christopher King, director of the Ray Marshall Center at the University of Texas's LBJ School of Public Affairs, discusses how the country's shift to a knowledge-based economy has brought the fields of economic development and workforce development closer over the past 10 years.
conference National Workforce Development Conference Materials Online
12/12/2012 - Session presentations, speaker biographies, and videos from The Future of Workforce Development conference are now featured online. The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City organized the September event, which brought together some 220 researchers, policymakers, and professionals from the workforce development field.
conference Plan to Attend Microfinance Session for Community Development Financial Institutions
12/7/2012 - Information on best practices in the field of microfinance, tools for determining appropriate strategies to scale microfinance operations, and advanced technical assistance opportunities will be the focus of a training session February 25-26, 2013, in Atlanta.
conference Register for Workshop on Fostering Economic Development in Indian Country
12/7/2012 - What are secured transaction codes, and why are they important for accessing business and consumer capital for Native American businesses? The Atlanta Fed is a cosponsor of a workshop this January 15 that focuses on these topics.
reading Braille Equal (Economic) Opportunity for the Disability Community
11/21/2012 - Michael Morris, executive director of the National Disability Institute, discusses his organization's collaborations with government agencies and community organizations to develop services and programs to help bring the disability community into the economic mainstream.
bank Resources to Advance Community Financial Stability
11/21/2012 - Where can practitioners find best practices and current research in the financial stability field? This article features a list of resources to help address family and community needs.
jobs Metrics for Success: Critical Elements for Workforce Development Programs
11/14/2012 - How can workforce development programs achieve the greatest impacts with limited budgets? Elizabeth Weigensberg, senior researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, discusses her recent research on the most successful workforce development program components and provides recommendations for how existing programs can be more effective.
jobs Collaborative Efforts: Colleges and Nonprofits Partner to Enhance Workers' Skills
11/14/2012 - Maureen Conway of the Aspen Institute discusses the results of the Institute's Courses to Employment project, which analyzed how community colleges and nonprofits worked together to help low-income adults succeed in the classroom and labor market.
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