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Regional EPFP Leadership Forum

October 9-10, 2014


This multi-day Leadership Forum gives Fellows an opportunity to get to know one another better and to meet Fellows from the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. The first day provides a way to see the successes and failures of strategic leaders in one of this country's most important struggles - the Battle of Gettysburg. The second day of the Leadership Forum introduces Fellows to our partners at the U.S. Army War College and the concepts of strategic leadership.

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EPFP Orientation

September 14, 2015

The Michigan EPFP annual orientation seminar is designed to provide a program overview, highlight the expectations for Fellows and begin the development of a dynamic and supportive learning community.  The Fellows will gain a better understanding of how their individual learning priorities are addressed through the Michigan EPFP’s three strands: Public Policy Processes, Issues and Key Practitioners; Leadership and Skill Development; and Networking.  Background information is provided to help prepare Fellows for the October 2015 EPFP Regional Leadership Forum to be held in Carlisle and Gettysburg PA.  Also provided is a perspective on state and national education reform initiatives and some of the challenges that policy leaders are facing.

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Regional EPFP Leadership Forum

October 8-9, 2015


This multi-day Leadership Forum gives Fellows an opportunity to get to know one another better and to meet Fellows from the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. The first day provides a way to see the successes and failures of strategic leaders in one of this country's most important struggles - the Battle of Gettysburg. The second day of the Leadership Forum introduces Fellows to our partners at the U.S. Army War College and the concepts of strategic leadership.

Forum Agenda

 

Recommended Readings:

 

Presentation Material:

  • Army War College Presentations (hosted by PA EPFP)

 

 

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Establishing a Policy Framework

November 14, 2011
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This Seminar will focus on a set of concepts and strategies for creating a policy framework. Fellows will explore both the practical and theoretical aspects of how public policy is developed and implemented. Several policy issues of current concern to Michigan citizens will also be examined.

 

Resource Person:

HollisterDavid C. Hollister

Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Former President & CEO
PRIMA CIVITAS
1614 E. Kalamazoo
Lansing MI  48912
(517) 999-3382

David C. Hollister is President & CEO of Prima Civitas Foundation, a new nonprofit organization based in Lansing, that aims at taking a regional approach to boosting Michigan's economy. The organization is focusing on the promotion of four different industries that present job opportunities for area residents.  Those include life sciences, advanced manufacturing, alternative energy and homeland security.

 

Mayor Hollister was appointed as Director of the Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services in January 2003 by Governor Jennifer M.Granholm. On December 8, 2003, CIS joined with the Michigan Department of Career Development, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Michigan Broadband Development Authority to form the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth.  Under Mayor Hollister's leadership, this new department addressed labor, economic growth, and urban development issues in the State of Michigan.

Mayor Hollister has dedicated his entire life to public service. He began his career as a high school teacher in the 1960s after graduating with honors from Michigan State University. His political career began during his tenure as a teacher in the Lansing Public Schools, when he was elected in 1968 as an Ingham County Commissioner, serving through 1974.  In 1974, Mayor Hollister launched a successful campaign for the Michigan House of Representatives, where he served until 1993. He quickly became recognized as one of the top ten legislators, serving on the powerful Appropriations Committee for 16 years and chairing the Appropriations Subcommittee on Social Services for over a decade.

In 1993, Mayor Hollister ran a successful campaign for Mayor of the City of Lansing and was re-elected to his third term in a landslide victory in November 2001. Hollister's successes as Mayor included over $2.9 billion in investments, including building a new regional transportation center downtown, bringing minor league baseball to Lansing, and striking a partnership with the State of Michigan that includes new buildings for the Legislature, the Supreme Court, and various other departments. Regional partnerships were created with local governments to enable location of a major insurance company’s corporate world headquarters in Lansing and development of a new golf course and upscale housing development. One of the Mayor's most exciting successes was the commitment by General Motors to consolidate operations and build two new state-of-the-art assembly plants in Lansing.

Mr. Hollister has been a presenter to the Michigan EPFP Fellows for the past 24 years and he is consistently rated as one of our most popular and important policy resources. He was awarded the Institute for Educational Leadership's National Leadership Award at the 2000 Michigan EPFP Alumni Seminar.

Fellows should refer to the Michigan EPFP 'Links and Publications' page to review David Hollister's WebBook, "On Organizing" for additional resource material.  In addition, please review the November 7, 2001, Lansing City Pulse article and interview with David Hollister, and the September 2006 Greater Lansing Business Monthly article.

Fellows should also see David Hollister's "Public Policy Primer" published in June 2007 by IEL and The Michigan EPFP.

Resource Material

U.S. Army War College Policy Formulation Model

 

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Michigan's Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy

October 31, 2011
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This Seminar will focus on a set of concepts and strategies for creating a policy framework. Fellows will explore both the practical and theoretical aspects of how public policy is developed and implemented. Several policy issues of current concern to Michigan citizens will also be examined.

 

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 report 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. 

Resource:

PowerPoint from Lou Glazer. 

Recommended Readings:

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers Will Rule the Future
By Daniel H. Pink
Published by Riverhead Books, 2006

NY Times Magazine article on preformance character vs. moral character:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/magazine/what-if-the-secret-to-success-is-failure.html?pagewanted=all

Atlantic Monthly Magazine article, "Can the Middle Class Be Saved?"

 

Peter C. Anastor
Director of Policy, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Peter Anastor is the Director of Policy for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). In this position, Peter is responsible for developing broad policy initiatives and designing and creating new strategic initiatives at the MEDC.

Prior to his current position, Peter served as the Manager of Community and Urban Development for the MEDC. In this position, Peter was responsible for developing and implementing urban and community revitalization strategies for the MEDC. This included overseeing the Brownfield Redevelopment Program, the Community Assistance Team and the Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) tax credit programs. Prior to that Peter also served as Program Manager for Brownfield Redevelopment at the MEDC. In this position, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the program including the allocation of brownfield redevelopment tax credits and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) approvals. Peter has also served as a Senior Project Manager at the MEDC where he worked with companies to structure incentive packages to secure new jobs and investment for the state of Michigan. Prior to joining the MEDC, Peter served as a Budget Analyst in Michigan’s Office of the State Budget where he developed budget recommendations for various state departments.

Peter has also served as the Secretary to the MEGA Board and is a member of the Michigan Land Bank Authority.

Peter earned a Bachelors degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.


 

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