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Wednesday, September 21
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Breakout Session: Multistate Data Collaboratives: Engines for Business Insights

Gold Room - 2nd Level


Tracks: Employment and Training | Legal | Technology | Unemployment Insurance | Workforce and Labor Market Information

Multistate Data Collaboratives: Engines for Business Insights

Want to increase your state agencies’ capacity to generate data insights and become learning organizations that use data to drive policy and programs? Join this session on multistate data collaboratives! After an overview on the value proposition, you’ll have opportunities to join three discussion tables, featuring a state expert, that will detail: (:”

  1. WHO can participate and what does it take?
  2. WHAT projects and products are underway?
  3. HOW are the collaboratives going to govern themselves and support state innovation and data access? Over 25 states are active in at least one collaborative. As the interim administrative entity for the collaboratives, NASWA encourages states to start or continue the process by learning more at the SUMMIT!


Erin Joyce, Director, Information Innovation & Insight, Texas Workforce Commission
Adam Leonard, Associate Director, Ohio Education Research Center, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University


Cynthia Forland, Ph. D., Consultant, Forland Consulting LLC
Anna Hui, Director, Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations
Coretta Pettway, Assistant Deputy Director, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (invited)
George Putnam, Labor Market Information Director and Director of Shared Data, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Deniece Thomas, Deputy Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development