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Michigan's Economic Outlook

December 13, 2010
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

During this seminar the Fellows will have an opportunity to explore the status of the Michigan economy, some of the key trends and indicators that are used in making fiscal projections, and the economic forecast that the new Governor and Legislature will address in January 2011. In addition, during the 2010-11 program year the Fellows will participate on a Learning Team and gain experience working on a collaborative policy or leadership project. Each Learning Team will be responsible for planning a future EPFP session on a topic selected by the participants. During this session the Fellows will review and propose topics, establish diverse cross boundary teams, and develop strategies for effective team participation.

Resource Person

Dr. Eric Scorsone
Senior Economist
Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency

Dr. Eric Scorsone is the Senior Economist for the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency. His responsibilities include preparing economic forecasts for the U.S. and Michigan economies, estimating future State Government revenues, estimating the potential fiscal impact of proposed tax legislation, and evaluating tax policy issues. Prior to joining the Senate Fiscal Agency Dr. Scorsone served as an Extension Specialist and faculty member for State and Local Government in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University. Prior to coming to Michigan, he served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Director of Kentucky Rural Health Works at the University of Kentucky, Economist for the Colorado Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budget and as Senior Economist for the City of Aurora, Colorado. He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Colorado State University in Local Public Finance and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University. For his undergraduate training, he received a B.B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago. Dr. Scorsone’s extension and outreach education work focused on assisting communities in the areas of state and local public finance, local government service delivery, intergovernmental agreements and strategic planning. Dr. Scorsone has provided formal training to county, city and township officials in the areas of intergovernmental cooperation, public finance and budgeting and general government. He has also worked on international development projects in Macedonia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Resource Material

Eric Scorsone PowerPoint on Local Control

 

Learning Team Activity -- Generating Topics for Learning Teams Project

Notes on December 13th EPFP Learning Teams Topic Activity

 

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Leading & Learning: Developing Learning Teams

January 10, 2011
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This session is designed to support the development of the 2010-11 EPFP Learning Teams.  This is an opportunity for the Fellows to coalesce on proposed topics and make key decisions on Learning Team membership, roles, resources and dates.

Resource Person

Fellows and Coordinators

 

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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

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.   Lou Glazer

Resource Person:

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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:

Michigan Future: Michigan’s transition to a knowledge-based economy (PowerPoint)

Recommended Readings:

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


 

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The Role of Local Control in Public Policy

December 10, 2012
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

During this seminar the Fellows will have an opportunity to examine the historical roots of the home rule and local control policies that continue to exercise such a force in our state. In addition, during the 2012-13 program year the Fellows will participate on Learning Teams and gain experience working on a collaborative policy or leadership project. Each Learning Team will be responsible for planning a future EPFP session on a topic selected by the participants. During this session the Fellows will revisit their 2012-13 EPFP learning priorities, review and propose topics, establish diverse cross boundary teams, and develop strategies for effective team participation. 

Resource Person

Dr. Eric Scorsone
Work Group Leader and Faculty Member
Public Policy and Land Use Work Group
Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics & MSUE Greening Michigan Institute
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Michigan State University

Our policy expert for this discussion is Dr. Eric Scorsone, a faculty member in MSU's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Previously Eric served as Senior Economist for the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency. His academic experience includes development of award winning extension programs as an Assistant Extension Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky in the areas of rural health economics and economic development. He also served as an Economist for the Colorado Governor's Office of State Planning and Budget and as a Senior Economist for the City of Aurora, Colorado. He received his Ph.D. in State and Local Public Finance from Colorado State University. He received his Master's degree from Michigan State University and a B.B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago. He has also worked on international development projects in Thailand, Macedonia and Indonesia and has taught at the University of Bologna, Italy and University of Valencia, Spain in public performance management. He has published in State and Local Government Review, Growth and Change, Journal of Appalachian Studies, Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Federal Studies, Public Money and Management and International Review of Administrative Sciences. Dr. Scorsone is from Saginaw, MI and currently resides in DeWitt, MI.

Resource Material

Eric Scorsone PowerPoint on the Role of Local Control (forthcoming)

 

Resource Materials

This cohort's list of learning goals


 

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Internationalizing Michigan Education Conference

November 21, 2011
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Office of K-12 Outrreach Programs
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
9:00 am-5:00 pm

This conference will focus on how .

Agenda goes here when available.

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