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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Michigan's Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy

October 26, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

During this seminar Fellows will have an opportunity to explore the simultaneous shifts in economic forces -- from muscle to mind and from national to global -- that have pummeled the state for the past 10 years and that present fundamentally different policy challenges to lawmakers and educators. During the second part of the program we will share leadership lessons from the Regional Leadership Forum and discuss Adaptive Leadership as a framework for capacity building in an uncertain world.

Resource People:

Glazer

Lou Glazer President,

Michigan Future, Inc.
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Mr. Glazer is President and co-founder of Michigan Future, Inc., a non-partisan, nonprofit organization. Michigan Future’s mission is to be a source of new ideas on how Michigan can succeed as a world class community in a knowledge-driven economy. Its work is funded by Michigan foundations. Its two latest reports are: Michigan’s Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy which provides a progress report on how well Michigan is positioned to succeed in a flattening world; and Young Talent in the Great Lakes, an analysis of Michigan’s success in retaining and attracting college educated Millennials.

Mr. Glazer currently is heading efforts to:

• organize leadership to implement a new agenda for a knowledge-based Michigan;

• implement a high school in partnership with the Ferndale Public Schools and Lawrence Technological University designed to connect students to good paying careers in the 21st Century automotive industry;

• implement an innovative system for reducing chronic unemployment with Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit.

Prior to joining MFI, Mr. Glazer served as Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Commerce during the Blanchard Administration. He received Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan. 


Resources:

Lou Glazer's Presentation Slides

Recommended Readings:

  • The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, Published by W.W. Norton, 2014.