We are pleased to announce that EMSI’s second annual conference will take place September 10-12, 2012 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. With sessions for educational, workforce, and economic development professionals, the conference will be a great opportunity to hear from other EMSI users, share best practices, and learn more about the data and new product developments.
(A roundup of last year’s event is available here.)
Registration details and further information on the conference are coming soon. For now, here are the key things to know:
- Monday, Sept 10 will feature a full-day, pre-conference training session with two tracks: one for beginners and novice users, and the other for advanced and intermediate users.
- Tuesday, September 11–Wednesday, September 12 will be similar to last year. EMSI clients will conduct concurrent sessions on a broad range of topics where data and analysis have helped them achieve their goals. We are in the process of lining up speakers now. A learning lab will also be included.
- Early-bird registration is $450 per person. To receive this rate, register by June 1, 2012.
NOTE: If you are interested in attending and would like to reserve a space, please let us know soon. We are going to cap this event at 150 attendees.
Here is a closer look at what we plan for the training day:
TRACK 1 = Beginners, Novice | TRACK 2 = Advanced, Intermediate
8:00-8:45 – Welcome to new Analyst and Career Coach users/clients
9:00-12:00 – Analyst Training (sessions will be offered once per hour)
- Basics of the Economy (industries, occupations, demographics, building reports, regions, interpreting data, and best practice / case study)
- How to Use the Program (program mapping, IPEDS and labor market data, communicating with the broader college, understanding the demand for programs, and best practice/case study)
- Input/Output and Social Accounting (understanding IO, building the right region, how to run an economic impact scenario, what the data tells you, what you should be able to communicate, and best practice / case study)
9:00-11:00 – Career Coach Training
- Basics of Career Coach Implementation and Marketing (two back-to-back sessions)
9:00-11:00 – User Feedback Session
- Feedback from Analyst and Career Coach users
- Discussion on new developments
10:00-12:00 – Advanced Consulting Session
1:30-3:30 – Overview of EMSI Data
- Where does EMSI’s data come from?
- What do these various sources tell us? What does it help us understand?
- What is labor market data?
- How can the data help us assess our regions / labor force?
- What are the various ways different client types use the data?
- What are the limitations of the data?
3:30-5:30 – Learning Lab and One-on-One training
- Work together with EMSI staff on various issues
More details coming soon!
For further information, please contact Gwen Burrow (email@example.com) or call us at 208.883.3500.