Academic Innovation for the Public Good: Van Ton-Quinlivan

Event date: 
09/28/2022 - 7:00pm

Please join our friends at Stanford Digital Education and Trinity College for a ten-part book conversation series via Zoom where leading scholars discuss how higher education can affect the public good.  The next discussion on September 28, 2022 at 4pm (PDT) features  Mitchell Stevens, a sociologist and professor at Stanford Graduate School of Education, interviewing Van Ton-Quinlivan is the CEO of Futuro Health and former Vice Chancellor at California’s community college system. and author of  WorkforceRx: Agile and Inclusive Strategies for Employers, Educators and Workers in Unsettled Times.

This event will take place virtually over Zoom. We ask that everyone register via Zoom.


WorkforceRx: Agile and Inclusive Strategies for Employers, Educators and Workers in Unsettled Times 

by Van Ton-Quinlivan

WorkforceRx is a collection of proven workforce development strategies refined for the private, public, education, and nonprofit sectors--a playbook for connecting work and workers with training in an uncertain economy.

Who will benefit from this book? Industry leaders, educational leaders, economic and workforce development practitioners, elected officials and public policy makers, foundation officers, and citizens who care about their community. Everyone can take action to form an ecosystem of the willing and approach the future of work with a new and agile mindset.

Use this playbook for the future of work--

  • If you need skilled workers but can't find them
  • If you want partnerships that move at the speed of need
  • If you want to connect well-trained students to the right jobs right now
  • If you want to grow an inclusive workforce from within
  • If you want social and economic mobility by connecting your community with well-paying jobs
  • If you want to better understand how diversity, equity, and inclusion reflect the workers of the future

Finding novel ways to collaborate and braid resources, stimulate diversity by making education and career opportunities more reachable, design the right on- and off-ramps to create supportive infrastructure for the emerging gig economy--WorkforceRx offers a clear-cut, proven strategy for each.


Van Ton-Quinlivan is a nationally recognized thought leader in workforce development. She has a proven record for guiding and implementing large system change while fostering a culture of experimentation, innovation and collaboration. Her distinguished career spans the public, private, and non-profit sectors.


Academic Innovation for the Public Good

Stanford University and Trinity College invite you to register to attend monthly book conversations in their new series, “Academic Innovation for the Public Good.” Each event features an author of a recently published scholarly work exploring the role of higher education in addressing society’s most pressing problems. An expert in the author’s field will conduct the interview, followed by audience questions. We’re excited to launch this program, which we hope will foster discussion about how to make higher education’s future more equitable and accessible.

Each of the conversations will last for one hour starting at 4pm Eastern time on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from January 26 through October 26. Stanford and Trinity are co-sponsoring the series, in collaboration with the Stanford Humanities Center’s “Recovering the University as a Public Good” initiative, the Stanford Pathways Lab, and Stanford Digital Education.

Event address: 
Zoom Event
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Published: Master Catalyst Press - September 18th, 2021

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