Making a Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative America
In June, I had the opportunity to represent EDSI at the 5th annual Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting in Denver, Colorado. This year’s meeting convened nearly 1,000 leaders from business, foundations, Non-Governmental Organizations and government sectors to advance solutions that encourage economic growth, support long-term competitiveness, and increase social mobility in the United States. I was thrilled to represent EDSI and be a part of this energizing and solution-driven initiative.
EDSI is excited to launch a new Commitment to Action, Virtual Career Sculpting. EDSI proposes to pair 50 of our clients across all populations with 25 employers - one employer per two clients is the intended ratio. The employers will meet with the clients once a week for the first month to facilitate a positive and sustainable rapport. Monthly meetings will be scheduled for the balance of year. EDSI will provide the tools and guidelines for conducting successful meetings, and video teleconferencing will be leveraged when possible. EDSI will also provide a virtual platform to use for blogging client experiences. Additional tools will be deployed, such as EDSI’s proprietary software Skilldex to understand unique skills, and AcuMax Index to best understand how clients are hardwired.
It was an honor and privilege to meet President Clinton at the CGI meeting. I had the opportunity to thank him for all of his work and told him that because of his push for welfare reform in the late 90’s, I found a profession and company that changed my life!
We look forward to participating in the Clinton Global Initiative for years to come!