Unbound: Retraining the American Workforce
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Whittier Room
   
   

Moderator
Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, Founder, CSE Consulting; Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School

Speakers
Arthur Bilger, Founder and CEO, WorkingNation
Allen Blue, Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Management, LinkedIn
Shernaz Daver, Chief Marketing Officer, Udacity
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Former Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce; Advisory Board Member, WorkingNation
Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation

The future of work and the shape of employment are both changing at dizzying speed. Millions of Americans have lost the jobs they were trained for as the employment needs of entire industries have shifted, and millions still in the workforce lack the skill set for tomorrow's jobs.

  • What can businesses do to build and scale the retraining programs that can best prepare Americans for well-paying jobs and fulfilling careers?
  • What programs can local leaders and educators adopt to this end?
  • What's happening on the ground across the country that can serve as national models?