Noel Harmon

Noel Harmon

National Director of the Talent Dividend at CEOs for Cities.

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What's next for the #talentdividend?

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Please feel free to contact me at any time. We didn't have time to do a deep dive into specific...

Dan Moulthrop

That wraps up the "live chat" moment, but this conversation will remain open, and everyone is invited to keep it going and share it widely with your colleagues and networks. If you have suggestions for future guests for... Continue reading

What's next for the #talentdividend?

I responded to Amy Elliott Bragg: Hi Amy! Yes, I'm super excited too!  I just got word that  we will be hearing from U.S....

Amy Elliott Bragg

Noel, can you give us a sneak preview of the next National Talent Dividend meeting in Philadelphia? I am really excited about what we're going to learn there and the conversations we'll be having.

What's next for the #talentdividend?

I responded to Michael Bennett: Weathering the Economic Storm: http://www.luminafoundation.org/tag/anthony_carnevale/   To...

Michael Bennett

I was more focused on tuition, since that's an out of pocket expense for a student and requires "recovery" before the overall economic benefit is felt. I suppose the cost of maintaining (and expanding!) institutions has... Continue reading

What's next for the #talentdividend?

I responded to Michael Bennett: Big question- I definitely want to point you to Anthony Carnevale's recent report (out of...

Michael Bennett

This also rasies the question of the cost of college attainment vs. the reward. With costs varying so greatly (even with the financial aid that Dan points out), how does the Talent Dividend correlate costs with eventual... Continue reading

What's next for the #talentdividend?

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Oh right!  Yes!  Folks should visit www.ceosforcities.org and click on Talent Dividend to find...

Dan Moulthrop

I think Sarah wasn't asking about Houston specifically but more about how cities generally are successfully publicizing their Talent Dividend efforts. Can you speak to any success stories there? 

What's next for the #talentdividend?

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Nothing is too small to have an effect!  Scholarship programs are important can have a huge...

Dan Moulthrop

The latest Talent Dividend Network e-magazine has a great piece about the importance of financial aid, which makes me think about the "leg up" that communities might have if they have well-endowed scholarship programs.... Continue reading

What's next for the #talentdividend?

I responded to Sarah Miller: As it happens- Houston's TD efforts are amazing!  Houston's TD initiative is called My Degree...

Sarah Miller

Do you have any insight as to how the public is being involved in these initiatives?  If I live in Houston, for example, have some college but no degree how can I connect with Talent Dividend efforts?  How do I even know... Continue reading

What's next for the #talentdividend?

I responded to Leetonia Beehive Coke Ovens Park: You bring up a very good point.  We don't see this as an either/or... Many communities in the TD...

Leetonia Beehive Coke Ovens Park

I am always curious why college attainment equals success these days? I went to a college with low admission standards, but relatively decent academic standards. There were a lot of first year drop outs because the school... Continue reading

What's next for the #talentdividend?

I responded to Leetonia Beehive Coke Ovens Park: Yes, I like think of our efforts as a "healthy" competiton.  The Talent Dividend Initiative is...

Leetonia Beehive Coke Ovens Park

I've been working on collaborating with rural communities, it has been difficult to overcome the "Competition" view of community development. People think that if my community is thriving, it means that theirs is not. I'm... Continue reading

What's next for the #talentdividend?

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Absolutely.  We want to be sure the reward is reflective of the effort (blood, sweat, and tears!)...

Dan Moulthrop

Is that to prevent a winner being named where the gains were all passive (just the result of population growth, for instance), instead of a city such as Houston or Philly that are highly focused?  

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