Now and Later: Understanding the Present to Plan for the Future of Workforce Development

Greg Wilson with the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson of Government will present: Now and Later: Understanding the Present to Plan for the Future of Workforce Development IAWP’s Workforce360.

 COVID-19 has upended every aspect of our personal and professional lives. The global pandemic has severely impacted workers, employers, and our economy. Despite these challenges workforce development professionals have served their states and communities to support workers and help individuals weather the current challenges.  This session will help workforce development professionals to understand the current economic and labor market situation and also consider the long-term impacts and changes that may be ushered in by the pandemic. The goal of this keynote address will be to arm workforce professionals with the data, context, and strategies to help with economic recovery efforts and prepare for the future of workforce development.

Greg Wilson

Greg Wilson is the Workforce Development and Economic Analysis Unit Manager at the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. He leads the Institute’s workforce development and economic development technical assistance program. He assists state agencies, local workforce development boards, economic development organizations, and educational institutions with workforce development, economic development, and public engagement projects. He focuses on data analysis, program implementation, meeting facilitation, decision support, and strategic planning. Wilson helps communities and organizations use labor market, census, and education data to make decisions.

Mr. Wilson served as the lead analyst and author of the Governor’s High Demand Career Initiative report, which detailed high-demand occupations and skills in key Georgia industries. He has taught workforce development at state, regional, and national conferences. Prior to joining the Institute of Government, he served as a financial management analyst for the Office of Naval Intelligence. He has a BA in Political Science and International Affairs and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, both from the University of Georgia.

Workforce360 will be held virtually on April 15-16, 2020. Please register here.