The field of professional development and workforce training is dynamic as technology continues to drive change. Last month the Continuing & Professional Studies launched a speaker series called Fridays for Workforce Innovation to help business leaders in our region address these changes.

Nicole Tucker-Smith, founder and CEO of LessonCast, kicked off the series with a discussion on how technology can help connect trainers and instructors to improve professional development. Although it was a snowy morning, a diverse group of leaders from business, government, and non-profit sectors turned up and had a great conversation. Hear what they had to say in the video below.

Fridays for Workforce Innovation

Listen to what business leaders are talking about.

On Friday, May 6, our conversation will focus on the preferred models of training evaluation and what technologies are available to implement them. Denise Madaras, chief marketing officer, and Eugene de Ribeaux, president and CEO, of PTG International will lead the discussion. They are doing great work around this topic and are a leading 8(a) certified small business that provides comprehensive automated solutions that measure training effectiveness. They streamline survey processes and provide in-depth evaluation and analysis of training feedback data using online dashboards and ad hoc reports.

“Industry leaders are constantly striving to improve the output and efficiency of their workforce and often look to training to spur necessary change. Training represents a piece of the overall puzzle, but effective leaders emphasize comprehensive analysis and the use of effective training evaluations to succeed in achieving success within the workforce and that is a component that the Continuing & Professional Studies prioritizes within our partners.”

Jeff Beeson,
Executive Director, Continuing & Professional Studies

Join Us May 6

Fridays for Workforce Innovation is held in our training rooms at 7400 York Road, Towson. And, as we like to say, getting here is easy and parking is free.

To join our discussion, register on our website or email us at firstfridays@towson.edu. I think you’ll be glad you did!