April 8, 2015
Host a Good Jobs Summit in your area!
Local summit organizing tips:
It’s not hard to put on a local Good Jobs Summit. Here are some simple pointers:
- Contact possible partners: An effective Good Jobs Summit will involve participation by the full range of economic stakeholders, including: local businesses or the Chamber of Commerce, local labour unions, universities or colleges, municipal or regional government, student organizations, and community and anti-poverty groups. Contact them and set up a planning committee.
- Invite speakers and resource persons: Academics, community researchers, activists, and business leaders could all speak knowledgeably about the problems and prospects for good jobs in your community. Participatory workshops help to involve the audience, and can make a nice change from “talking heads.”
- Make logistical arrangements: Find a suitable venue, organize a sound system, refreshments, and other requirements. Colleges, universities, or municipal agencies might provide space for free.
- Publicize the event: Issue a news release to local media, and promote the event on social media. Ask Summit co-sponsors to help spread the word through their own membership lists and networks.
- Let us know! Keep us posted on your local plans, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you contact resource persons and speakers, and help publicize the event through our own networks of Good Jobs partners.