Register for our Fall 2023 Peer Learning Strategy Sessions

Fall 2023

Peer Learning Strategy Sessions

October 4, 6 & 20 + November 1 & 15

Workforce Matters is pleased to offer five Peer Learning Strategy Sessions this fall. These sessions are designed as topic-specific, one-time conversations where workforce grantmakers interested in a particular grantmaking strategy, approach, or topic can come to learn from their peers, brainstorm, ask questions and share resources. Hosted by peer grantmakers, these one-hour sessions offer the opportunity for networking, learning and community building. Register above to learn more and join one of four upcoming sessions.

  • October 4, 12-1 pm ET - Storytelling, Narrative Change & Workforce Development
    Stories are a core component of making the case for workforce development investments and they play a critical role in sharing the impact of workforce development services on the lives of those who access these services. But are we doing enough to make sure that we’re telling the right stories with the right context and framing and are we making sure that we’re expanding the pool of those who write about workforce development challenges and potential solutions? Join us for a conversation with Surabhi Jain who will share about her partnership with The Philanthropist Journal and their new workforce writing fellowship.


  • October 6, 12-1 pm ET - Higher Education and Workforce Opportunities for Justice-Impacted Individuals
    Join Workforce Matters and the Higher Education in Prisons Funder Collaborative for a conversation about ensuring returning citizens have access to higher education and training opportunities that put them on a viable career pathway with connections to holistic supports. What are some promising practices and lessons learned from the field, and what are the implications for funders?


  • October 20, 12-1 pm ET - Supporting and Implementing Skills-Based Hiring
    Skills-based hiring has become part of the lexicon, with many employers committing to use this as a tool that advances more equitable hiring. Yet even after employers commit to skills-based hiring, they often do not have the systems set up to implement it effectively. What are the ways in which philanthropy, including but not limited to corporate philanthropy, can support the systems that make skills-based hiring more than just a buzzword?   


  • November 1, 12-1 pm ET - Re-imagining a Worker-Centered Workforce System
    How are workers experiencing the current economic climate, and what are their views on workforce development and related supports? Come learn about the research that the Annie E. Casey Foundation has sponsored, and discuss the role of funders in advancing a worker-centered vision for workforce development.


  • November 15, 1-2 pm ET - Corporate Funder Strategy Session - Aligning CSR and HR Priorities
    Come join other corporate workforce grantmakers to discuss ideas for better aligning CSR and HR priorities and bringing these two groups together by linking internal mobility and philanthropic investments. What are some opportunities and roadblocks, and how have we leveraged these to make progress toward shared goals?

Please note that participation in these events is limited to workforce grantmakers who work for a qualifying philanthropy.

Approved registrants will receive a Zoom link for this event via email.