Wednesday 20 Mar 2019


WAYNE Forward Community Summit

November 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

WAYNE Forward Community Summit – November 14th
Building from our assets to advance opportunity
Where: Goldsboro Event Center
Purpose: Celebrate the work of WAYne Forward to date, update the community on progress, reflect on leveraging existing assets and outline next steps in the work
Check-In and Light Breakfast (8:30 to 9 AM)
Welcome (9 am)
Co-advocates frame the day and the purpose around developing action steps through a community-driven process, review the agenda and logistics and make clear where the process is and where it is headed
Workshops (9:30 am to 12 PM)
To run concurrently, each one 60 minutes with a break for switching so that each workshop will be held twice.
Workforce/Industry Alignment
Framing WAYne Forward Luncheon (12:30 PM to 2:00 PM)
o Overview of the WAYne Forward initiatives
o Presentation of Working Group Progress Report
Interactive Activity to Gather Input/Engage Attendees (2:00 to 2:30 PM)
Creating the Infrastructure for Change (2:30 to 4:00 PM)
This panel discussion will be moderated by Alexandra Forter Sirota, Director of the Budget & Tax Center and include panelists working across NC communities and the south to advance economic mobility and institutionalize practices that sustain solutions for the long-term. The panel will discuss themes like: what communities are doing to build collective impact on poverty and opportunity, how are they thinking about data and existing assets, what are they learning from the process about readiness, what is needed to build and keep the structure sustained.
Question and answer with attendees and those joining on-line will be facilitated.
Moving WAYne Forward (4:00 to 4:30 PM)
Co-advocate, Matthew Whittle, will facilitate the contributions of four panelists representing different sectors of the community. These panelists will be asked to share briefly why they have engaged in WAYne where they see the work heading to include business and civic leaders, community voices (each person would have five minutes). The co-advocate will close the session with a call to the attendees to continue to engage and fill out a pledge card and join the reception.


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