Keynotes that Engage & Inspire

Paul Osterman

Paul Osterman is the NTU Professor of Human Resources and Management at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and the Department of Urban Planning, M.I.T.

Osterman’s recent books include: Who Will Care For Us? Long Term Care and the Long Term Care Workforce (Russell Sage, 2016); Economy In Society (MIT Press, 2013) and Good Jobs America: Making Work Better For Everyone (Russell Sage, 2011); Securing Prosperity: How the American Labor Market Has Changed and What To Do About It (Princeton University Press, 1999). In addition, he has written numerous academic journal articles and policy issue papers on topics such as the organization of work within firms, labor market policy, and economic development.

Osterman has been a senior administrator of job training programs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and consulted widely to firms, government agencies, foundations, community groups, and public interest organizations.

Aaron Dale

A lifelong resident of Boston, Aaron Dale learned about striving, struggling, and succeeding while being raised in a single-parent household and on the streets of Dorchester (Boston, MA). Those experiences have constantly shaped and transformed his perspectives and framed his understanding.

He brings that “real” outlook to his current role as post-secondary coach for X-Cel Education. His background and outlook are invaluable resources as he helps youth successfully navigate their transition into adulthood and through the post-secondary education and training opportunities in Boston.

Amanda Bergson-Shilcock

Amanda Bergson-Shilcock is Director of Upskilling Policy at the National Skill Coalition (NSC). She leads NSC’s work on adult education and workforce policies that support US-born and immigrant adults with foundational skills gaps.

In this role, she analyzes policies, makes recommendations, and coordinates with National Skills Coalition member organizations to address issues facing adult learners and job seekers, including immigrant workers.

Amanda has authored numerous publications and policy recommendations on immigrant integration, workforce development, and adult education. She has extensive experience engaging state and federal policymakers. Amanda joined NSC in 2015.



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