Our Work

What We Do

To achieve its mission, the Annapolis Coalition has focused on a set of functions that aim to build awareness and consensus and promote change at the local, regional and national level.

These functions include:

  • Synthesizing published recommendations on strategies for improving the quality and relevance of workforce recruitment, retention, education and training.
  • Convening expert panels to identify best practices in workforce development.
  • Identifying innovation in workforce development through national searches for innovative workforce practices, with reviews of these practices by panels of workforce experts.
  • Identifying strategies and tactics for overcoming the obstacles to improving workforce development practices.
  • Creating and maintaining a network of stakeholders concerned about the future of this workforce.
  • Routinely disseminating information to stakeholders about best practices, innovation and change strategies.
  • Linking stakeholders who have similar interests or those who can be of assistance to each other in implementing workforce best practices.
  • Organizing educational events for stakeholders.
  • Providing state agencies and non-profit organizations technical assistance on workforce development. 
  • Advising federal agencies and commissions on workforce development best practices.
  • Conducting strategic planning on workforce issues on behalf of federal agencies.
Overview of Workforce Activities (PDF)