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Economic Opportunity Division Meeting Materials

May 10, 2018

Building Inclusive Talent Pipelines for People with Disabilities

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) held a Learning Lab exploring strategies states can use to develop talent pipelines for people with disabilities, as a part of the NGA Center’s work with the State Exchange on Employment and Disability. Participants discussed innovative resources, programs, and policies in the host state of Wisconsin, as well as in other states and from the national perspective.  Participating states included Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, and Wisconsin.


January 31, 2018

Retreat on Energy Resilience Coordination and Planning in Oregon and Washington

With the increased prevalence of large-scale natural disasters and the threat of a future Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami, regional energy resilience coordination is becoming increasingly important. To address critical regional energy resilience issues, Oregon and Washington, in partnership with the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, hosted a one-day retreat to coordinate cross-state energy emergency planning.


January 19, 2018

Work-Based Learning Policy Academy Cross-State Meeting

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted a policy academy meeting focused on assisting state workforce and education leaders to scale high-quality work-based learning opportunities for youth and young adults. State teams discussed leading practices from peer states and resource providers, refined their action plans and incorporated new strategies and activities into those plans.


September 25, 2017

2017 Policy Institute for Governors’ Human Services Advisors

The policy advisors' institute to help states implement an integrated and comprehensive approach for improving the human services administration and service delivery.


July 21, 2017

2017 Policy Institute for Governors’ Economic Advisors

The 2017 Institute for Governors’ Economic Policy Advisors allowed governors’ top economic development staff to network, learn from each other, and hear from experts who follow economic development trends across the states.


June 30, 2017

Three Branch Institute on Improving Child Safety and Preventing Child Fatalities

The NGA Center hosted a second meeting to help states participating in an ongoing policy academy implement an integrated and comprehensive approach for improving the safety of children known to the child welfare system or at risk of child welfare involvement by aligning the work of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government.


June 13, 2017

Learning Lab on Strategies to Reduce Childhood Hunger

The NGA Center held a learning lab to help states identify advanced strategies for reducing childhood hunger.


March 22, 2017

Parents and Children Thriving Together: Two-Generation State Policy Network Kickoff Meeting

During the kickoff meeting, participating states: built a common understanding of the project goals of achieving “high impact” two-generational policy and systems change; deepened their understanding of two-generational system and policy change; assessed challenges and opportunities related to two-generation state policy and systems work, and began to identify solutions and pathways forward; developed relationships across the PACTT Network states and supporting organizations; and refined their two-generation action plans and articulate next steps for when they return home.


October 31, 2016

Policy Academy on Scaling Work-Based Learning

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices hosted a policy academy meeting focused on assisting state workforce and education leaders to scale high-quality work-based learning opportunities for youth and young adults.