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SRI to Lead Workshop on Leveraging Regional Economic and Workforce Strengths at Workforce Innovations 2006.

MENLO PARK Menlo Park.

1 Residential city (1990 pop. 28,040), San Mateo co., W Calif.; inc. 1874. Electronic equipment and aerospace products are manufactured in the city. Menlo College and a Stanford Univ. research institute are there.

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, Calif. -- SRI International (company) SRI International - One of the world's largest contract research firms. Founded in 1946 in conjuction with Stanford University as the Stanford Research Institute, they later became fully independent and were incorporated as a non-profit organisation under U.S. , an independent, nonprofit research and development organization, today announced that three leaders within its Center for Science, Technology and Economic Development (CSTED) will present a session titled "Assessment to Action: Leveraging Your Region's Economic and Workforce Strengths" at the Workforce Innovations 2006 conference on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 1:45 p.m.

"In today's knowledge-based economy, educational status and technological skills can be a competitive advantage and strong contributor to a region's overall economic prosperity," said Lynne Manrique, senior political economist with SRI CSTED and workshop co-host. "However, regional leaders often find it difficult to quantify competitiveness in these areas. This workshop will provide tactics for assessment and a road-map for improvement, using real-world examples."

Workshop attendees will learn about specific tools that can pinpoint workforce strengths and weaknesses, including the key indicators that regions can use to objectively define their educational quality, workforce characteristics and technology capacity, and how to build a framework for a knowledge-based workforce and economic growth.

The presenters of the workshop are three senior members of SRI International's Center for Science, Technology and Economic Development: Lynn Manrique, a senior political economist with SRI CSTED, with more than 15 years of experience in developing economic competitiveness and workforce opportunities; Kathleen Vickland, a senior economist with SRI CSTED, with more than 20 years of experience in economic and workforce innovation and a specialty in participatory strategic planning Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people.  and implementation to enhance sector-level competitiveness; and Ophelia Young, senior economist and deputy director of the Economics Practice within SRI CSTED, who is a specialist in competitiveness assessment, industry cluster analysis Cluster analysis

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 and human resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees.  development strategies.

Additional information on the event can be found at:

About Workforce Innovations

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA e┬Ěta
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), Workforce Innovations is the premier annual conference where local, state and national workforce leaders and their partners from industry, education, and economic development gather to sort through issues and confront the workforce challenges facing our country. This year's conference theme, "Regional Strategies ... Global Results: Talent Driving Prosperity," will explore the important role of workforce professionals and their partners in meeting the national challenge of global competition.

About SRI International

Silicon Valley-based SRI International ( is one of the world's leading independent research and technology development organizations. Founded as Stanford Research Institute Stanford Research Institute - Former name of SRI International.  in 1946, SRI has been meeting the strategic needs of clients for 60 years. The nonprofit research institute performs client-sponsored research and development for government agencies, commercial businesses and private foundations. In addition to conducting contract R&D, SRI licenses its technologies, forms strategic partnerships and creates spin-off The situation that arises when a parent corporation organizes a subsidiary corporation, to which it transfers a portion of its assets in exchange for all of the subsidiary's capital stock, which is subsequently transferred to the parent corporation's shareholders.  companies.
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