FREE WEBINAR SERIES
Join the Arizona Rural Development Council and the Local First Arizona Foundation for our next webinar series:
Bridging Education and the Workforce for Strong Communities
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:00am 11:30am
One keystone factor to economic success is a strong workforce and training strategy, however, that process starts well before an applicant enters the field. Workforce training begins in early educational development.
In our next webinar, hear a discussion of four underlying challenges common to the development of many markets, but told through stories of Navajo and Apache county communities and the innovative solutions they applied to address:
- Slow-to-grow STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives
- Lack of high-quality, relevant and engaging professional development
- Disconnected communities and unshared resources
- A workforce lacking soft skills.
Attendees of this webinar series will learn:
- Innovative techniques to address common educational and workforce development
- What types of approaches are successfully being implemented throughout rural AZ communities
- How to implement new approach in your community
- Where to find resources to support educational development
Jalyn Gerlich, Navajo County School District
Jalyn was appointed as Navajo County Superintendent of School on December 2015 and was re-elected November 8, 2016. Education has been a long time passion of Mrs. Gerlich, she has taught and supervised preschool through post- secondary in her 28 years in Navajo County.
Kate Doblar-Allen, First things First
Kate received her B.S from Arizona State University in 1994. Kate is currently the Regional Director of the Navajo/Apache Regional Partnership Council, which is responsible for programmatic and financial strategic planning of direction and decisions that will support the regions’ youngest children and their families.
Kalman Mannis, Rural Activation and Innovation Network
Mr. Mannis works almost exclusively in rural and tribal communities. As of January 1 he left the classroom and adminstation duties to take on his current role as Project Director with Rural Activation and Innovation Network, a National Science Foundation funded research grant. He works with several other educational advancement projects around the state.
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From Arizona Humanitites: Learn about the exclusive tour of Water/Ways, the Smithsonian traveling exhibit coming to Arizona rural communities in 2018.
February 3, 2017, 10:00am – 11:00am
A ‘Refresh’ of the National Main Street Framework – Part 2
(Registration information coming soon)
Continuing the conversation from our January webinar on the National Main Street Framework.
March 15, 2017, 10:00am – 11:30am