Task Force Meetings

SMHC Task Force Agenda, July 21 & 22, 2008, Washington, DC, Ritz Carlton Hotel

Goal:   Create a common understanding of strategic management of human capital in education, develop a common language to discuss the issues, and identify how action can be taken to address the talent and human capital challenges in large urban school districts.

Monday, July 21, 2008

12:00 – 12:30  Lunch

12:30 – 1:00  Welcome by Governor Tim Pawlenty.
Task Force Introductions.

1:00 – 1:10 The Importance of Human Capital Reform in Education: Comments by Michele Cahill, Vice President, National Program Coordination and Director of Urban Education, Carnegie Corporation of New York.

1:10 – 1:25 Overview of the SMHC Project and Expectations of Task Force Members by Jim Kelly and Allan Odden, SMHC Co-Directors.

1:25 – 2:00 Strategic Management of Human Capital in Public Education: Why and What, by Jim Kelly and Allan Odden, SMHC Co-Directors.
2:00 – 4:00 Why SMHC?  How To Do It Well.  Where to Start.  What are the Barriers?
First comments by Task Force Chair Governor Tim Pawlenty.
Next comments by Task Force Vice-Chairs: Carl Cohn, Michael Barber and Michelle Rhee.
Discussion by Task Force members.

4:00 – 5:30 Panel on Talent and Human Capital Initiatives in Urban Districts:
Facilitator: Michael Barber
Tim Daly, New Teacher Project; Amy McIntosh, New York City; LaVerne Srinivasan, New Leaders for New Schools

5:30 – 6:00 Break

6:00 – 7:00 Reception for leaders of national organizations interested in education policy & reform.

7:00 – 8:30 Task Force Dinner
Presentation: “The Business Community and Human Capital in Education,” by Janet M. Knupp, Founding President, Chicago Public Education Fund.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

7:30 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30 Presentation with ongoing Questions and Answers.

“Strategic Talent Management in the Private Sector”by Professor Ed Lawler, University of Southern California, Task Force Member.
Discussion by Task Force members about application to urban school reform.

10:30 – 11:30 Demonstration of the 2.0 SMHC Web Site, designed to be a digital forum for those interested in strategic talent management in education, by Widmeyer Communications.
Discussion by Task Force members regarding how the website can be useful to them and to advance SMHC reforms (facilitated by Allan Odden and Jim Kelly).

11:30 – 12:00 Update on Case Studies and Next Steps, by Allan Odden and Jim Kelly.
Second Task Force Meeting: November 17-18, 2008 in Washington, DC.
First Annual Conference, November 18-19, 2008 in Washington, DC.

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