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Institute for Emerging Issues

IEI Presents: Talent First Tuesdays

The 2023 Emerging Issues Forum, Talent First Economics, brought together people from different perspectives and backgrounds to discuss putting the needs of talent first, and helping underrepresented workers find employment and stay engaged in the workplace. The forum breakout sessions, featuring those with lived experience, were so well-received by attendees that the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) brought them back for a special virtual series called Talent First Tuesdays.

Starting on April 25 and continuing on most Tuesdays through late May, IEI welcomed back the breakout session panelists to continue this important conversation through virtual webinars.

Each panel discussed the barriers faced by one of the five groups of underrepresented workers included in the Talent First Economics Task Force. Panelists also shared their own lived experiences and discussed ways to bring forth real, actionable change.

Watch recordings or listen to podcasts of the completed sessions here:

Transitioning Military and their Families
Families and Caregivers of Young Children
Individuals with Disabilities and/or Neurodiversity
Opportunity Youth

About the Institute for Emerging Issues
Established in 2002 at NC State University, the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) is a nonpartisan public policy organization that connects individuals and businesses across sectors, regions and perspectives to address emerging issues in the state. Through this collaboration, IEI is connecting North Carolinians to build consensus and move to action – inspiring and preparing citizens and leaders to meet future challenges head on.