Peer Learning Group Call on Integrated Service Delivery: Programs

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

1:30 PM ~ 2:30 PM ET

The first topic for this Peer Learning Group series will be: Establishing and Sustaining Effective WIOA Inspired Partnerships: Key Considerations. Please register under "Related Content" to receive call information.


Please note that Peer Learning Group Calls are designed to be smaller peer sharing conversations. As such, we are limiting participation to 150 per call based on a first come first serve basis. We encourage multiple participants from the same organization to register as a group and participate using one conference line. Each call will be recorded and posted on the ION WIOA PLG Resource Page for others to view. Depending on demand we may hold repeat sessions.

Suggested Discussion Questions:

  • What are the foundational elements of a good partnership?
  • What factors create a win-win among partners?
  • What are key questions to consider when working through program design and implementation with partners?


Rebekah Lashman, Senior VP, Commonwealth Corporation

Patricia H. Crosby, Executive Director, Franklin Hampershire Regional Employment Board

Alyce Stiles, Dean of Workforce Development and Community Education at Greenfield Community College

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Content Type: Event
Target Populations: Non-Target Population Specific


Read Comments (2)

5/25/2016 5:47 PM by Aine Casey

Hello, Just checking if speakers are addressing the materials provided (Sector Strategies Guidebook). If so mentioning page numbers would be helpful so we can follow along

5/25/2016 7:07 PM by Karl Jaensch

I suggested during this call that we might want to make a list of "blind spots" that education and workforce practitioners have been startled to find about each other's specialties. Such a list would help folks who are just starting to engage with their respective partners in the other culture to anticipate problems and not need to learn about them by talking past each other for a while. One example was mentioned during the call: That the typical length of job training in the workforce world is much shorter than it is in the education world. Or stated differently, that workforce efforts are focused more on people who need to go to work quickly while education efforts may be able to take a little more time because their customers don't look to them to help them get jobs right away. I think another example is that the average workforce customer has more connection to the labor market than the average education customer has.

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