New England Workforce Network Conference
Reimagining the Workforce.
Friday, March 17, 2023, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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.
keynote speaker: jack warner, senior advisor, education strategy group
Jack Warner joined Education Strategy Group in July 2015 as a Senior Advisor helping advance ESG's work with higher education systems and institutions. Prior to joining ESG, Jack served as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the South Dakota Board of Regents overseeing six public universities in South Dakota. Prior to his service in South Dakota, Jack was Commissioner of the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education from 2002-2009, responsible for governance and policy oversight of Rhode Island's public system of higher education. Jack also spent nearly five years as Vice Chancellor of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and 17 years as Dean of Student affairs at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA. Jack taught in the Boston College Graduate School of Education for 18 years. Jack holds degrees in Education Administration from Boston College (Ed.D.), Student Affairs Administration from Springfield College (M.Ed), and Psychology from the University of Vermont (B.A).
There are two options this year; virtual or in-person attendance. Use the links below to register for your preferred format. Registration is $89 if enrolled by February 17, or $109 if enrolled after February 18.
We have special rates for you at two area hotels, plus a few other recommendations. Information is available on our accommodations page.