News Category: Comprehensive Workplace Solutions

Sept. 17 Meeting Highlights from the Comprehensive Workplace Solutions Team

The following are highlights from the Sept. 17 Comprehensive Workplace Solutions team meeting: Continued group work to review opportunities, issues, and develop potential strategies for creating a comprehensive model of workplace solutions. Prospective questions were identified for the gallery walk sessions. Gail Ruhland, Center for Continuing Studies St. Cloud State University presented a brief history […]

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Sept. 4 Meeting Highlights from the Comprehensive Workplace Solutions Team

The following are highlights from the Sept. 4 Comprehensive Workplace Solutions team meeting: Continued conversation about interest in making CWS what the words describe, a more comprehensive model of workplace solutions Review of individual responses to the team assessment prompted agreement that an “executive summary” of the individual comments would be sent to the core […]

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Aug. 27 Meeting Highlights, Comprehensive Workplace Solutions

The following are highlights from the Aug. 27, 2014 meeting of the Comprehensive Workplace Solutions team: Chris Ellingson, Human Resource Manager, Schwan Food Company presented on building a future labor workforce.  He indicated that there is a shortage of skilled technical/trade workers and a need to communicate to our students that there are very good manufacturing […]

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July 29 Meeting Highlights, Comprehensive Workplace Solutions

The following are highlights from the July 29, 2014 meeting of the Comprehensive Workplace Solutions team: Diane Dingfelder, Winona State University; Jan Bauer, Mankato State University shared the role CE/CT plays at their universities. Addie Habstritt Turkowski, St. Cloud State University Career Services Center Director, Michelle Schmitz, Associate Director Career Development and Outreach, and Margie Thomas […]

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July 22 Meeting Highlights, Comprehensive Workplace Solutions

The following are highlights from the July 22, 2014 meeting of the Comprehensive Workplace Solutions team: Layne Harpine, senior consultant for LERN presented on LERN.org and shared information on states that are exploring corporate college models for consolidating CE/CT efforts and resources. Patrick McQuillan (Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College), Lisa Larson and Cherie […]

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July 15 Meeting highlights, Comprehensive Workplace Solutions

The following are highlights from the July 15, 2014 meeting of the Comprehensive Workplace Solutions team: A new model of collaboration was presented by Trent Janezich (AdvancED Minnesota) and discussed by the team. Team members reviewed key ideas from the Luoma Leadership Academy white paper and the MnCECT report presented by Suzanne Ciebara. Craig Schoenecker from the System Office led […]

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June 25, 2014 Meeting Highlights, Comprehensive Workplace Solutions

The following are highlights from the second meeting (June 25, 2014) of the Comprehensive Workplace Solutions team: Team members came to agreement on our “working definition of consensus” and reviewed/edited guiding principles. Resultant document is final. The “historic and current state of CE/CT” was presented by Mary Rothchild and Sam Bowen followed by general discussion. […]

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June 11 Meeting Highlights, Comprehensive Workplace Solutions

The following are highlights from the first meeting (June 11, 2014) of the Comprehensive Workplace Solutions team: Team norms were modified to language that expresses what we will do rather than what we should do. Considerable discussion lead to an understanding that “comprehensive workplace solutions,” as written in the recommendation, involves employees and that “preferred […]

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