Posts by Kristin Wolff

#Youth 2014: Our Favorite Social Media Resources (& A Way to Add Yours)

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Mon, 2014-01-27 22:12 with 0 comments

It took our team no time at all to assemble a giant list of social media resource we like. Curating them down to a manageable number proved more difficult.

Alas, we're working on our list (started below). We'll add your from the poll & Social Media session as we receive them (feel free to comment below as well). 


It's the CWA Youth Conference: Stand and Deliver Together! (#Youth2014)

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Mon, 2014-01-27 21:40 with 0 comments

Wahoo! It's CWA Youth Conference time! Have your workshops scheduled? If you plan to attend Engaging Young People Using Social Media (or even if you don't), tell us what you think the field needs to know!

It's a speedy (and fun) poll.

The handout we will be using follows.

Welcome #SustainableCommunities Grantees!

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Wed, 2013-12-04 22:04 with 0 comments

We're so excited to be part of the HUD #SustainableCommunities Grantee Convening at the Department of Transportation in Washington, DC this week. If you are looking for the workforce resources we cited in our session, this is the place to start.

First, did you sign-in so we can send you a response to your questions? No? Please take this super-quick poll.

Are you looking for the handout? It's here:

For Oregon: It's Labor Day, Let's Reimagine Leadership on Jobs

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Mon, 2013-09-02 20:54 with 0 comments

Labor Day Stamp - $.03

In 1887, Oregon became the first state in the union to recognize Labor Day. 

A century ago, the US Department of Labor was founded, giving new Secretary Thomas Perez the honor of presiding during its 100th anniversary. This summer, Governor Kitzhaber named a new Workforce Policy Coordinator and head of the Oregon Employment Department

How can these leaders make a difference on workforce issues today?  

Transformation Stories: Session 1 of the Expanding Business Engagement Virtual Learning Series

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Wed, 2013-06-26 10:34 with 0 comments

As part of the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration's Expanding Business Engagement Technical Assistance Initiative (EBE), Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) designed and supported a three-part Virtual Learning Series in June 5-7, 2013. This is the slidedeck from June 5, 2013, the theme of which was Transformation Stories. All technical support materials - including recorded webinars, toolkits, DIY guides for convening team and partners, and sample materials curated from among the state teams - will be available on the Initiative's main website in early July 2013.

SIX Social Innovation Summer School WEadership Simulation

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Tue, 2012-11-27 15:18 with 0 comments

A HUGE thanks to everyone who joined in the #WEadership Deep Dive at SIX during Social Innovation Summer School! You all made it a fantastic experience for me and I hope equally so for you and each other).

I'm attaching the slides (with some extras I skipped) and the letter, together with links to the simulation toolkits I told you about.

Have fun and let me know how your own simulation goes!

Strangely Invisible Seismic Changes Demand New Approaches to Jobs, Business & Community Prosperity

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Mon, 2012-11-19 13:09 with 0 comments

Last Wednesday, over a hundred entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, universities, and others who care about technology, human progress, and community prosperity gathered at the Doubletree Hotel for the SBIR/STTR Annual Conference in Portland, OR.

Lisa Gansky launched the day with a fast-paced description of some seismic shifts in the way we live, work, and do business. In a nutshell, she argues that the combination of social networks, mobile technologies, and 'thing-tracking' (GPS, RFID, and similar fast-evolving technologies) have brought us to an inflection point: lots and lots of people are finding it less costly and more convenient to access products and services rather than to own them.

Three Takeaways from the Open Solutions Society Event with Greg Dees

Post by: Kristin Wolff on Sat, 2012-11-10 18:50 with 0 comments

What would the world look like if we all adopted a social solutions mindset?

Greg Dees invited a diverse group of students, professionals, and community members to explore this question during his "Open Solutions Society" talk Friday night at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (@PNCA). Portland State University Social Innovation Incubator (@PSUImpact) co-hosted the event. 

Here are three things I valued most about the experience.

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