Brynn Downing

Brynn Downing

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It's #talentdividend alignment time

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: Hi Karen and Jill,   Could you elaborate on ways TalentDivident communities are involving...

Jill Miller Zimon

Karen, what have you seen Talent Dividend participants come up with to address the issues you first described?

The #talentdividend data is coming

I responded to Joseph Cortright: This is good to know- thanks Dan and Joe!

Joseph Cortright

These data cover completions through 2011.  Metros will be able to see how much degree-granting increased in the first year, and which institutions contributed the most to the growth in the metro area total.  Data for... Continue reading

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Patrick Britton: as one of the main newsletter writers, I feel your pain- good luck getting tomorrow's out!

Patrick Britton

I would only let you know that sending them out more frequently makes the newsletter writer have to do A LOT of work the day before and day of the sending (he said knowing he has a newsletter to go out tomorrow). I think... Continue reading

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Haley Glover: I agree about needing to earn credit- I think we in Colorado are a little spoiled (!), since CSU...

Haley Glover

It's my hope, though, that MOOCs continued to be talked about only to the extent that they actually contribute to college credentials. VERY few institutions right now offer credit for their MOOCs. And few institutions... Continue reading

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Patrick Britton: Sorry to be confusing Patrick-- I meant, have you seen your newsletter recipients respond the...

Patrick Britton

I love that idea Brynn.  You can see some of our newsletters here - http://www.noche.org/294.  How does it fit in? We try to only focus on issues relevant to college completion, with more emphasis on the colleges and... Continue reading

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: I agree that MOOCs and college loans are the buzz words/phrases of the day-- I think one place TD...

Dan Moulthrop

I'm curious as to what everybody perceives media to be interested in right now, and how we can tie talent dividend successes and challenges to what the media seems to gravitate toward. For instance, there's a story about... Continue reading

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Patrick Britton: Patrick, out of curiousity, how much of the newsletter connects into the bigger picture? in...

Patrick Britton

We have had success with our own email newsletter that we send out on the last day of every month.  We also host an annual Northeast Ohio Talent Dividend Summit (typically in December) to share some of the good news.  Continue reading

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Patrick Britton: I think this is a great question- the call to action is very different if you're speaking to a...

Patrick Britton

Can I also ask what kinds of "calls to action" you use when telling your stories? 

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to Haley Glover: Thanks Haley! I think something that Denver has been striving to do, regarding the diverse...

Haley Glover

I like Brynn's question very much. It's important, obviously, to know your audience and to know how they might react BEFORE you start messaging. And of course, certain things are going to resonate with certain groups.... Continue reading

How to tell your #talentdividend story

I responded to How to tell your #talentdividend story: I suppose one question is: how do we tell our city's story in a way that doesn't alienate diverse...

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