Trace Elms 
Social Policy Research Associates 
510. 763.1499 ext. 669 


Thursday, December 16, 2010 

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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(Virtual) Workforce Leadership Discussion: Members of  National Conference of State Legislatures 

Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) is pleased you wil be joining our discussion about workforce leadership, an important component of the US Department of Labor's (DOL) Enhancing Workforce Leadership Initiative. We are engaging workforce and community leaders from across disciplines, representing a wide range of stakeholders and areas of expertise to inform the development of tools and resources and/or create opportunities for cultivating workforce leadership in meaningful ways.

Your experiences, insights, and expertise can significantly inform this effort.

Register for this event below, and everything else you need to participate is right here:

If you have any questions, contact Trace Elms at or 510.763.1499, ext. 669

We look forward to talking with you soon.

Kristin Wolff, Ricki Kozumplik, Trace Elms & the Enhancing Workforce Leadership Team

About the Enhancing Workforce Leadership Initiative
Preparing workers to succeed in today's economy demands extraordinary leadership from the public workforce system.  Workforce system leaders must collaborate with and leverage the talents and resources of diverse partners to support job creation and entrepreneurship, as well as help a wide range of workers, from low-skilled to highly educated, obtain employment. Additionally, workforce leaders must be positioned to manage complex poicy issues and make difficult choices about where to invest resources. Understanding the qualities, skills, and behaviors of effective, strategic workforce leaders, the nature of their work, and the kinds of tools and resources they employ will help the workforce system make smarter investment in building the capacity of new workforce leaders to meet the varied needs of their customers - job-seekers and employers - and help their communities thrive.
The objectives of this technical assistance initiative are to:
  • Identify the qualities, skills, and behaviors that help effective workforce leaders succeed;
  • Identify opportunities for and current examples of the application of strategic workforce leadership at the state and local workforce levels;
  • Identify examples of local elected officials using the public workforce system effectively to meet their community's needs and achieve their strategic goals; and
  • Inform the development of tools, resources, and development opportunities intended to build next-generation leadership capacity within the workforce system.