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2016 Impact Summit - XIIth International Conference of the Community Indicators Consortium
GPS for Well-being: Navigating Data for Sustainable, Equitable Communities 
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Monday, September 26 • 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Large-scale Partnerships: 1) Gulf Coast Workforce Report Card; 2) Sustainable Jersey: Connecting Local Implementation to Statewide Indicators; 3) MAP Dashboard: How a Partnership is Transforming Southern Arizona

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Three presentations on the challenges of using regional-scale goals and indicators to guide local actors:
1) Gulf Coast Workforce Report Card (Ramirez/Harvey) The Gulf Coast Workforce Board and its operating affiliate Workforce Solutions are the public workforce system in the 13-county Houston-Galveston region of Texas. In 2006, the Gulf Coast Workforce Board produced the first Report Card as a tool to gauge the region's competitiveness in relation to similar metropolitan areas across the United States. We will show how a series of community round-table discussions have created a new and unique opportunity for the Workforce Board and employers to interact with education leaders around the shared interest of helping young people succeed in a global economy. 
2) Sustainable Jersey - Connecting Local Implementation to Statewide Indicators (Solomon/McDermott)   Two related challenges commonly face community sustainability programs: (1) to establish clear linkages between local actions and measurable progress towards sustainability at higher scales, and (2) to assemble of a network of communities and partners that enables such collective progress to be made.  This presentation will explore how Sustainable Jersey, a network and movement of over 400 municipalities across the state of New Jersey, has made strides towards meeting these challenges. 
3) MAP Dashboard: How a Partnership is Transforming Southern Arizona (Pullen) This presentation will describe how the Making Action Possible (MAP) Dashboard has successfully measured the well-being of Southern Arizona and facilitated decision making across a wide range of socio-economic indicators. The MAP fills a gap in our community by providing a common collection of information upon which to evaluate performance and take action. This presentation will include an example of how the MAP Dashboard has influenced discussions on education issues within our community and best practices for delivering accurate well-timed data. The presentation will conclude with an example of how the MAP Dashboard has informed discussions within our community about where we stand, how we compare, and where change is needed. 

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Lyle Wray

Executive Director, Capitol Region Council of Governments
Executive DirectorCapital Region Council of Governments

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Parker Harvey

Sr. Regional Economist, Gulf Coast Workforce Board/Workforce Solutions
I'm a graduate of the London School of Economics. I've lived, worked, and/or studied in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.
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Melanie McDermott

Senior Researcher, Sustainable Jersey
With degrees in interdisciplinary social science (PhD.) and forestry (MSc.), MELANIE MCDERMOTT has over 20 years’ experience in the U.S., Asia, Southern Africa, and the Caribbean in academic and applied research and consulting. Major topics of this work include community forestry... Read More →
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Jennifer Pullen

Research Economist and Program Coordinator, MAP Dashboard, Economic and Business Research Center, University of Arizona
As a research economist in the Economic and Business Research Center at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, Jennifer is currently project manager and analyst for the Making Action Possible (MAP) Dashboard. The MAP Dashboard was created to measurably improve... Read More →
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Michelle Ramirez

Strategic Planning Manager, Gulf Coast Workforce Board
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board is the public workforce system for the Houston-Galveston region of Texas. Together with our operating affiliate Workforce Solutions, we help employers build a stronger workforce and help people build careers.
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Randall Solomon

Sustainable Jersey
Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey and The Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey. Mr. Solomon has 20 years of experience working as a change agent and policy entrepreneur in government, academia, and the non-profit sector. He is a founder, and current... Read More →

Monday September 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:20pm EDT
Angle 8th Fl