Webinars

Stay informed on the state of the economy while you work from home. Dr. Chris Chmura, a Blue Chip Economic forecaster, gives updates on the national economy. She and the Chmura team also recommend resources for you to help your community. Whether you serve workforce, economic development, education, or a local business, it's worth tuning in.

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Using Labor Market Information in Career Counseling

Presenters: Dr. Chris Chmura and Lori Strumpf

Time: Wednesday September 16, 2020 | 11am to 12:30pm EDT

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Are you responsible for career counseling and have a vague feeling you should be using labor market information…but don’t know where to get started? If so, then this webinar is for you. We know that understanding your local economy can feel overwhelming, and we believe you shouldn’t have to get a PhD in economics to make data-driven decisions.

This week, Dr. Chris Chmura is teaming up with Lori Strumpf to present a free online workshop on how to use labor market information to help people find jobs. This 1.5 hour webinar will provide career counselors with an introduction to key LMI data sources and programs, as well as basic analytical methods that will support you as you help jobseekers navigate choices for careers and training. 

 

 

Past Webinars

Let's Get to Work: Workforce Data for Higher Ed & CTE 

Presenters: Dr. Bryan Shelly, Director of Sales & Wilson Cox, Senior Account Manager

Time: September 9, 2020 | 12pm EDT

In this webinar, Dr. Bryan Shelly will give a brief update on the state of the US economy. Then Bryan and Wilson will discuss how educators can use JobsEQ’s labor market data to help their students and institutions. They’ll answer important questions like…

  • Are my institution’s CTE programs aligned to the demands of the labor market?
  • What skills will benefit my students in the job market, and how can we better teach them?
  • How can we best address Perkins V and the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment?

 

 

 

How to Reopen Job Centers Without Getting People Sick

Date: Friday August 28, 2020 | 12pm EDT

Presenters: Dr Chris Chmura, Chmura; Lori Strumpf, Strumpf Associates

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How can we reopen our job centers and offices while keeping everyone safe?

In this webinar, Dr. Chris Chmura will give an update on the national economy. Lori Strumpf, Founder of Strumpf Associates, will return as our co-host to examine many of the complex issues that leaders need to think about for reopening organizations that provide services that help jobseekers get jobs and businesses find the talent they need as they reopen. 

 

 

 

How is COVID-19 Impacting Real Estate Trends? 

Presenters: Dr. Chris Chmura; Marianne Skorupski, Director of Research & Marketing at Newmark Knight Frank

Date: Wednesday August 12, 2020 | 1-2pm EDT

In this webinar, Dr. Chris Chmura will give an update on the national economy and trends in remote work.  Our guest speaker, Marianne Skorupski, is the Director of Research & Marketing at Newmark Knight Frank. She has extensive experience in the real estate industry. Marianne will discuss how COVID-19 has sped up preexisting trends in corporate real estate and future trends. She’ll also address key questions like: Is work from home here to stay? Will companies begin relocating to smaller cities and counties to accommodate social distancing? What should I be doing right now to keep my employees safe at work?  

This webinar is a must-see, especially for anyone working in economic or workforce development, site selection, and corporate real estate. 

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Where’s the Money? Developing Workforce Funding Models During COVID-19

Presenters: Dr. Chris Chmura |  Lori Strumpf, Owner of Strumpf Associates: Center for Strategic Change

Time: July 31, 2020 | 12-1pm EDT

Are you worrying about how to fund your workforce programs? In this webinar, we will share practical tips on how to get the money you need to help people find jobs.

Dr. Chris Chmura will give an economic update on COVID-19, with a focus on the industries and occupations that have been hardest hit. She will be joined by Lori Strumpf, founder of Strumpf Associates: Center for Strategic Change. Lori has over 30 years of experience in the field of change management and workforce development, and has helped design and implement over 300 one-stop career development centers. Lori will update viewers on what federal funding is available for workforce; she will also share how to diversify workforce funding sources.

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Is This the Second Wave?: Tracking COVID-19's Evolving Economic Impact 

Presenter: Dr. Chris Chmura

July 14, 2020, 12pm EDT

In this webinar, Dr. Chris Chmura provides an updated economic forecast that takes into account the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in June-July 2020. She will highlight how this new surge of COVID-19 impacts industries, regions, and occupations; she will also cover the June jobs report. 

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Where’s the Growth?: More Signs of Recovery

Presenter: Dr. Chris Chmura

Friday June 26, 2020, 12pm EDT

In this webinar, Dr. Chris Chmura will present the Chmura team’s updated forecast, assessing the economic recovery of regions, industries, and occupations. This forecast also takes into account more optimistic estimate of when vaccine will be widely available. Chris will also show how you can use labor market data in JobsEQ by Chmura to assess how COVID-19 has affected your region.

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Ohio Edition: Surviving the School Budget Crunch with OEDA

Presenter: Dr. Bryan Shelly

Wednesday June 17, 2020. 10am EST

COVID-19 has threatened the funding of colleges and school divisions across the country. Join us for this free webinar with Dr. Bryan Shelly to learn why Chmura forecasts less dire cuts than you might expect and how labor data can help you identify, prioritize, and preserve your most effective programs. Bryan will also discuss how you can maximize your use of JobsEQ by Chmura to lead your institution through this crisis.

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The Urban-Rural Divide: COVID-19's Varying Impact

Presenter: Alex Doherty

June 12, 2020, 11am EST

Chmura economist Alex Doherty will unpack the May jobs report and use real-time data in JobsEQ to explain how urban and rural economies are recovering differently. Learn about what factors will affect your region's rebound and how real-time data can paint a detailed landscape of your region's road to recovery.

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Tracking the COVID-19 Recovery: Regions, Occupations, and Industries 

Presenter: Dr. Chris Chmura

June 4, 2020

How are different industries, regions of the USA, and occupations recovering from COVID-19? Dr. Chris Chmura will give an update on the economic impact of COVID-19 by affected regions, industries, and occupations. She will share our updated analysis of the national recovery by industry, our most recent job postings trends, and updates to our COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index. 

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Surviving the School Budget Crunch: Planning for the New Year

Presenter: Dr. Bryan Shelly

Friday May 22, 2020. 11am and 2pm EST

COVID-19 has threatened the funding of colleges and school divisions across the country. Join us for this free webinar with Dr. Bryan Shelly to learn why Chmura forecasts less dire cuts than you might expect and how labor data can help you identify, prioritize, and preserve your most effective programs. Bryan will also discuss how you can maximize your use of JobsEQ by Chmura to lead your institution through this crisis.

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Site Selection in an Era of COVID-19

Presenters: Dr. Chris Chmura, Didi Caldwell of Global Location Strategies

In this webinar, Dr. Chris Chmura will share on the US economy, including Chmura’s projections for re-opening the economy. Didi Caldwell, President and Founder at Global Location Strategies, will discuss how the coronavirus is impacting global supply chains, foreign direct investment, and project trends. She will also advise economic developers on how to “embrace the chaos” and flourish in the new reality.

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Reopening the Post-COVID Economy

Presenters: Dr. Chris Chmura & Dr. Xiaobing Shuai

Friday May 8th, 11am & 1:30pm EST 

Lead your community to recovery.

Dr. Chris Chmura and Dr. Xiaobing Shuai gave an update on the national economy. They shared our analysis of the national recovery by industry, our most recent job postings trends, and updates to our COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index. Dr. Chmura will also discuss how you can maximize your use of JobsEQ by Chmura to lead your institution through this crisis.

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Career and Technical Education & COVID-19

Presenters: Dr. Chris Chmura & Dr. Bryan Shelly

Thursday April 30th, 11am and Friday May 1st, 12pm

Dr. Chris Chmura gave an update on the national economy. Dr. Bryan Shelly shared on what financial challenges the current crisis has created, how government and schools are responding, and what CTE-relevant topics are best suited for remote education. Bryan also discussed how you can maximize your use of JobsEQ by Chmura to lead your institution through this crisis.

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Preparing for Recovery: The Importance of Business Intelligence

In collaboration with the Ohio Economic Development Association.

Presenter: Dr. Chris Chmura

Friday April 24, 10am

This webinar focused on the Ohio economy specifically; Dr. Chmura gave advice on how to use data to make your region more resilient.

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How Will COVID-19 Impact Higher Education?

Presenters: Dr. Chris Chmura & Dr. Bryan Shelly

Friday April 17, 12pm and 3pm 

In this webinar, Chmura's CEO and Chief Economist Dr Chris Chmura discussed how COVID-19 is impacting the national and regional economy.  She was joined by Dr Bryan Shelly, who has over 20 years experience in higher education research. He addressed how COVID-19 may impact the higher education industry. Topics included what to expect for higher education enrollment, and how higher education professionals can use JobsEQ to identify opportunities for students during and after the pandemic.

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Economic Development and COVID-19

Presenter: Dr. Chris Chmura

April 9, 2020

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Workforce and the Coronavirus

Presenter: Dr. Chris Chmura

March 31, 2020

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