Conference Recordings

Keynote | Learning and Work

Redefining Workforce Development for Impact
Published July 26, 2022
Presented by Linda L. Baer, Strategic Initiatives | Sunita Cooke, MiraCosta Community College District | Phillip A. Washington, Denver International Airport | Lynn Priddy, Claremont Lincoln University
Planning Types: Academic Planning

National leaders from private industry, higher education, and the public sector speak candidly about the need to rethink workforce development to address employer talent gaps and to meet employee learning needs. Join this moderated panel discussion for an intimate and intense dialogue about a new, urgently-needed ecosystem of workplace learning and development that eclipses traditional, episodic, and reactive workforce training. Panelists will offer frank perspectives on how higher education and industry must rethink workforce development to improve communities, build corporations, and address social, economic, and environmental challenges and disparities.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Consider how work demands constant learning in order for people, businesses, and communities to thrive.
  2. Evaluate issues with current practices and patterns of workforce training and development on the sides of both higher education and industry.
  3. Envision a full workforce development ecosystem that’s agile enough to fill talent pipelines and succession needs as well as improve society.
  4. Define potential new models for workforce development that intertwine industry and education, work and learning in different ways.


Linda L. Baer, Principal, Strategic Initiatives, and Former Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Sunita Cooke, Superintendent and President, MiraCosta Community College District
Phillip A. Washington, CEO, Denver International Airport
Lynn Priddy (Moderator), President & CEO, Claremont Lincoln University

Recorded 7/26/22.

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