Introducing our innovative monthly Policy Outlooks. These concise 30-45 minute virtual meetings unite subject matter experts, government officials, and businesses to discuss critical topics like business climate, taxes, workforce recruitment, and infrastructure. These sessions will cultivate conversations that shape the future of North Dakota's economy.
Katie Ralston Howe - Workforce Development Division Director, ND Dept. of Commerce
KATIE RALSTON HOWE serves as the Workforce Development Director for the North Dakota Department of Commerce and has led the state’s Workforce Development Council since joining the Commerce team in October 2019. Over the last four years, Katie has effectively increased board member engagement, leading the council to develop a cohesive system for researching workforce issues and developing comprehensive recommendations that influenced recent workforce policies and appropriations. Under Katie’s leadership, the Commerce workforce team has developed an effective funding model for supporting locally-led workforce solutions and a talent attraction system with unique relocation tracking capabilities.
The event will be remote/virtual. To receive call-in information, attendees will need to register in advance.
Topics covered by presenters
Informed Insights: Experts will dissect current policy issues and program parameters.
SWOT Analysis: To showcase the opportunities and challenges related to the policy issue
Interactive Dialogue: Engage in dynamic discussions, ask questions, and challenge the status quo.
Who should attend
GNDC Policy Council members
Those looking to learn more about what is going on within the specific policy topic area.
Members whose organizational success relies on the policy topic
Individuals with feedback for policy makers on the policy topic
This is part of our monthly Policy Outlook Series. As we prepare for the 2025 Legislative Session, GNDC will use the input from these sessions to guide our Policy Councils and policy position work.