Pop-Up Session: Let’s Talk Data (That Move Us)
In this first ‘Pop-Up” style session, network affiliates examined updated data from our Data That Move Us project including their own program data. Affiliates learned what we have discovered in our most recent data run and how to leverage their program’s dashboard and our overall findings to build support for their local efforts. Additionally, we heard from members about what else we can do and how they would like to see the dashboard evolve to better meet their local needs. Our research to action guru Bridgett Strickler and board chair (and former Ford Foundation executive) John Colborn joined, and the session was facilitated by TGN Co-founder, President & CEO, Sallie Glickman.
Bridging the Talent Gap: Garnering Employer Support for Your Work!
Guest mentors Dr. Cheryl Garrison, Executive Director of Greenville Chamber Foundation & Director of Talent, Education and Leadership Programs, Christi Taylor, Senior Director of Talent Initiatives at the Detroit Regional Chamber, and Martha Hughes, Adults in Education Manager with United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) joined us to share the ways in which they are leveraging BTTG to activate employers in support of their efforts in service to adults.
Intent Matters – In Partnership with CollegeAPP
We invited our friends Jack MacKenzie and Andy Carlson from CollegeAPP to share what they discovered in their recent report, Intent Matters: Avoiding the Enrollment Cliff. During this learning session, we explored their findings from more than 150,000 surveys they have conducted since 2019 to predict the likelihood an adult intends to pursue postsecondary education, along with their preference for institution-level and modality. Peer-to-peer conversations on what we learned and its implications for equitable postsecondary outcomes for adults were part of this session, closing with a fantastic demo of the CollegeAPP tool. We invite you to watch this session, and learn of our discoveries!