Getting and Using Data to Drive System Changes

WEDNESDAY 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM | Systems Change, Evaluation & Impact – State Room

Workforce problems are often complex, interrelated, and multi-factor. A system thinking approach helps practitioners learn more about how their workforce system operates, the underlying factors that drive behavior, and ways to influence system patterns. In this track, panelists share systems change strategies that move beyond programmatic interventions and seek to make the system perform better as a whole.


  • Bryan Lindsley, Program Director of Systems Change, National Fund for Workforce Solutions (Moderator)
  • Linda Dworak, Director, Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative at Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
  • Erin Olson, Research Strategist, Real Time Talent at Minnesota Chamber Foundation
  • John Thorson, Assistant to the County Manager, Dakota County