New England Workforce Network Conference

Reimagining the Workforce.

Graphic of an open head with gears coming outFriday, March 17, 2023, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.A QR code, the text Scan me conference evaluation, and the NEWN logo
Virtual & In Person Conference

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040

The New England Workforce Network (NEWN) Conference is a collaborative effort with workforce professionals from all over New England. This year's theme is Reimagining the Workforce, reflecting the turbulent times and the tremendous synergistic value of planning and acting in concert with the various stakeholders in workforce areas. NEWN was conceived in 2001 in response to the desire among workforce development providers to share best practices and network in a larger context that goes beyond state boundaries. Since 2002, NEWN has held 11 conferences that focused on a range of topics that resonate among professionals who are involved in workforce development within community colleges, workforce development boards, economic development agencies and other settings. 

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keynote speaker: jack warner, PRESIDENT, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (RIC)

Dr. Warner was appointed President of Rhode Island College (RIC) on July 1, 2022. Prior to joining RIC, he was an Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Johnson & Wales University and Senior Advisor at Education Strategy Group, a strategic consulting firm helping clients with strategies to improve career readiness, postsecondary transitions, and postsecondary attainment. Prior to these positions, he was Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (2009-2015) of the South Dakota Board of Regents, which provides governance and leadership for the six universities, three university centers, and two special schools in the State of South Dakota's public higher education system. Prior to that, Dr. Warner spent seven years as Commissioner of the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education, the governing board of the public research university, master's comprehensive college and community college in Rhode Island.

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Registration for the 2023 event is now closed.


We have special rates for you at two area hotels, plus a few other recommendations. Information is available on our accommodations page.

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