Seizing the Opportunity for Systems Change

WEDNESDAY 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM | Systems Change – Continental Room

Change – political, bureaucratic, social – sometimes presents the opportunity to transform public policy, employer practices, and workforce investment. As this panel shows, interest in cross-sector collaboration can jumpstart buy-in to embark on major changes to workforce systems. Learn how funders and employers in Atlanta are collaborating with workforce boards on human-centered design and how funders in Syracuse are collaborating with a new mayor, businesses, and a college to diversify the construction and tech industries.


  • Bryan Lindsley, Program Director of Systems Change, National Fund for Workforce Solutions (Moderator)
  • Cinda Herndon-King, Director of Atlanta Career Rise, United Way Atlanta
  • Karen Kaplan, Director of Work Train at The CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity
  • Dominic Robinson, Vice President for Economic Inclusion, The CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity