Economic Opportunity Division Meeting Materials
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.
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.
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.
The policy advisors' institute to help states implement an integrated and comprehensive approach for improving the human services administration and service delivery.
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.
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.
The NGA Center held a learning lab to help states identify advanced strategies for reducing childhood hunger.
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.
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.