Connect For Effect

Posted by Greer Sisson - On June 03, 2009 (EST)

“Connect for Effect” what a cool name for an Action Clinic don’t you think?  Or maybe you are thinking...who cares what you call your Action Clinic, after all wasn’t it Shakespeare who wrote “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  True, if I was talking about flowers, which I am not.  I am talking about Action Clinics and how to draw a crowd.  Iowa chose the name Connect for Effect because it reflects exactly what we are trying to accomplish through integration. We don’t see integration as just a workforce / apprenticeship partnership.  We realize to get anything done we need to bring lots of partners together to join forces in an effort to effectively connect our services.  Besides everyone wants to be connected or get connected, don’t you think?

So why am I telling you all this?  Laura is making me (just kidding) Laura suggested I BLOG about the Iowa Action Clinic because many states are in the process of doing some sort of Action Clinic.  But instead of writing about it you can actually view our Action Clinic….that’s right!  Iowa Workforce recorded it and we are using it to further train and educate partners.  You can also view the power points and handouts we developed and maybe something we have done would work for your Clinic so you don’t have to start from scratch.

BTW…Iowa’s Action Clinic was a huge success.  It was attended by 135 workforce staff, employers, organized labor and their representatives, education and workforce partners.  

So I know Laura wasn’t just making stuff up, why don’t you BLOG me and let me know what you are calling your Action Clinic and how it turned out! 



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