IEDC held a webinar on April 28, 2015 from 2:30-4:00 titled Bolstering Workforce - Adapting to Changing Economic Landscapes. After a disaster, your workforce landscape may be radically changed. A few residents will not not return, others may come to assist with recovery and decide to stay. Some businesses will stay shuttered indefinitely; others will explore new growth opportunities.This web seminar explored strategies and resources to address changing workforce needs after a disaster.
- Strategies on adjusting to a change in supply and demand of workers,
- Resource suggestions to assist a changed workforce,
- Tips and techniques to identify which workforce needs will exist after a disaster.
Steven Perdia is the GM of Strategy and Planning for Canterbury Development Corporation, Christchurch’s economic development agency. His key accountabilities include the development of the Christchurch Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) which sets out a vision of growth for Christchurch until 2031. He also worked with CERA on their Economic Recovery Plan. His team publishes economic research and monitoring for local and central government agencies and the private sector. The research Centres of Expertise focus on regional economies, workforce, infrastructure and technological change. He is also responsible for CDC’s Project Management Office, Strategy, Marketing and Communications functions.
About this Webinar Series
With funding from a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, the 2015 Disaster Preparedness and Economic Recovery Webinar Series is produced by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). This training series provides practical information on key topics in disaster preparedness, recovery and resiliency for economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, and community stakeholders. The views and statements expressed in these webinars are those of IEDC and presenters, and does not necessarily reflect the views of EDA. Please note: Web seminars in this series are not eligible for CEcD certification points.