Economic Development Australia Workshop: Knowledge Work: Building a Ladder of Opportunity

In this workshop, hosted by ICF and Economic Development Australia (EDA), participants who have completed ICF’s Accelerator Training course Knowledge Work: Building a Ladder of Opportunity will have a chance to participate in a discussion of the content with presentations by experts.

Speakers include:

  • Robert Bell, Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum
  • Jamie Leduc, CREATE Department Head, Sisler High School, Winnnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Simon Potter, Director, College Office of Research Enterprise, New Brunswick Community College, Fredericton NB Canada



brand-work-rounded-update.pngKnowledge Work: Building a Ladder of Opportunity: Today's economy demands a higher level of skills and knowledge in every job, making education the leading determiner of personal prosperity. The course teaches how cities and regions can engage primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities with local government and employers to turn education into a ladder of opportunity for children and adults. It offers examples from multiple countries and communities of different sizes on the successful integration of education and employment to lift up their people while supplying the talent their employers need. The course includes comprehension testing and an assortment of helpful additional content to enrich understanding.

To get full value from this workshop, registrants should complete the above one-hour, self-paced online course on their own between 20 May and 29 May, then attend a two-hour online workshop to discuss the content and conclusions of the course, hear from ICF community leaders and share their own experiences.

Course Schedule:


Welcome and orientation


Overview of ladder of opportunity and community examples


Q&A #1




The CREATE Program: Jamie Leduc, Sisler High School


Q&A #2


Meeting the Need for Knowledge Workers: Simon Potter, New Brunswick Community College


Summing up & closing: next course and workshop


For more information, contact [email protected].

May 30, 2024 at 10:00am - 12pm | New Caledonia

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