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Talent Talks- With Rick Maher

Apr 30, 2019

In this 30 minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Shannon Block, Executive Director of Skillful Colorado, as she discusses how Skillful is developing skills-based training and employment practices to help the majority of Americans get good jobs in a rapidly changing economy. Discover the innovative tools that...


Apr 9, 2019

In this 25-minute episode (the second in a 2-part series), host Rick Maher is joined by “innovators in action” -- Judy Emery from the Colorado Urban Workforce Alliance, Bruce Ferguson from CareerSource Northeast Florida, and Jacob Maas of West Michigan Works. Each guest shares sector-based strategies and reflects...


Apr 9, 2019

In this 30-minute podcast episode (the first in a 2-part series), host Rick Maher is joined by three “innovators in action” -- Judy Emery from the Colorado Urban Workforce Alliance, Bruce Ferguson from CareerSource Northeast Florida, and Jacob Maas of West Michigan Works. Discover how each guest took a different...


Feb 8, 2019

In this 35-minutes episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Stuart Andreason, Director of the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Stuart explains the role of the Federal Reserve in the workforce development system, and how data drives that work. Discover the...


Oct 10, 2018

In this 30-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Dr. Ken Ender, President of William Rainey Harper College and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Chicago/Cook Workforce Development Board. Dr. Ender explains how the “Carnegie Unit” became the standard for packaging and delivering learning, and how that...