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Education Policy Fellowship Program

2009-10 EPFP Orientation

September 21, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

The EPFP Orientation is designed to provide an overview of the program, review of the Coordinators' expectations for the Fellows and begin the development of the EPFP learning community. The participants will have an opportunity to discuss their policy interests and expectations for the Michigan EPFP. During the afternoon a facilitated discussion focusing on a set of policy issues that are impacting Michigan and its future will be held.


9 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Dan Schultz, Michigan EPFP Coordinator
Jacque Thompson, Ph.D. Michigan EPFP Coordinator

Sharif Shakrani, Ph.D. Co-Director, The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University

Barbara Markle, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for K-12 Outreach, College of Education, Michigan State University

9:30 AM
Michigan's Transition to a Knowledge-Based Economy - Lou Glazer
President, Michigan Future, Inc.
11:00 AM
11:15 AM

EPFP Overview and Expectations

  • Program Purpose and Goals
  • Program and Fellow Expectations
  • Program Format and Design
    1. Policy Seminars
    2. Learning Teams
    3. Electronic Learning Community
  • National Leadership Forum
  • Washington Policy Seminar
  • Michigan Policy Seminar
  • Future Meeting Dates - Review Program Calendar
  • Hospitality Committee
12:00 Noon
12:45 PM
Group and Individual Photos - Kellogg Center Patio
1:00 PM
EPFP Overview and Expectations (continued)
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
Leadership Forum - October 8-9, 2009 Session Overview
4:00 PM

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.


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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