Michael Ferraro's Speeches and Publications

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The following is a list of speeches and articles where C. Michael Ferraro presents or is included:

Published Articles

Research Contributions

  • October 2015, ATD, Bridging the Skills Gap White Paper
  • May 2013, ASTD Infoline: Strategies for Narrowing the Skills Gap
  • January 2010, ASTD Research Report: Bridging the Skills Gap: New Factors Compound the Growing Skills Shortage
  • May 2008, ASTD, TCB, CVWF and SHRM Research Report: An Unprepared Workforce: Calculating the Cost to Business.
  • November 2008, SHRM Symposium on Workforce Readiness of the Future US Labor Pool, Executive Summary.
  • June 2007, ASTD Infoline, Career Planning and Talent Management: Using Public Tools for Career Success.
  • October 2006, ASTD Research Report: Bridging the Skills Gap: How the Skills Shortage Threatens Growth and Competitiveness….And What To Do About It.

Speaking Presentations

  • May, 2016, ATD International Conference and Expo, Denver Colorado: "Bridging the Skills Gap: Workforce Development Is Everyone's Business."
  • May, 2016, ATD International Conference and Expo, Denver Colorado: "Learn how to Access Resources of the Public Workforce System."
  • May, 2015, ATD International Conference and Expo, Orlando Florida: "Learn how to Access Resources of the Public Workforce System."
  • May, 2014, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Washington, DC: "Learn how to Access Resources of the Public Workforce System."
  • October, 2013, ASTD Chapter Leaders Conference, Alexandria, VA: "Congressional Conversations Debrief: ASTD Public Policy Updates."
  • May 2013, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Dallas, TX: "Bridging the Skills Gap: Help Wanted, Skills Lacking, Why the Mismatch?"
  • October, 2012, ASTD Chapter Leaders Conference, Alexandria, VA: "Congressional Conversations Debrief: ASTD Public Policy Updates."
  • July 2012, Business Focus Interview of C. Michael Ferraro.
  • June 2012, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Denver, CO: "Top 10 Tips for Marketing Yourself and Your Business."
  • June 2012, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Denver, CO: "Accessing Public Resources for Individual and organizational Training."
  • June 2012, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Denver, CO: "Public and Private Partnerships for Training Success!"
  • October 2011, ASTD Chapter Leaders Conference, Alexandria, VA: "Congressional Conversations Debrief: ASTD Public Policy Updates"
  • June 2011, HRLA (Human Resource Leadership Awards) event. Michael was a founding co-chair of this special annual event. He is interviewed in this video about the awards program.
  • June 2011, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL.: "Top 10 Tips for Marketing Yourself and Your Business."
  • June 2011, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL.: "Successful Engagement with the Public Workforce System."
  • June 2011, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL.: “Find Public Funding: Build Your Plan to Apply for Training Incentives.”
  • September 2010, ASTD Chapter Leaders Conference, Alexandria, VA: "Leveraging Public Partnerships to Train Your Workforce"
  • October 2010, Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Entrepreneur Center, Herndon, VA: "Building and Compensating Your Organizational Team"
  • June 2010, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL: C. Michael Ferraro welcomes over 1000 attendees at the welcome orientation session. Read all about it here!
  • June 2010, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL: "Top 10 Tips for Marketing Yourself and Your Business."
  • June 2010, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL: "Building a Working Successful Partnership with the Public Workforce System."
  • June 2009, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Washington, DC: "You’re On Your Own – Now What? Challenges Facing Independent Consultants."
  • June 2009, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Washington, DC: "Building a Working Partnership with the Publicly Funded Workforce System"
  • March 2009, C. Michael Ferraro was a guest speaker at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He spoke on "Public Policy: Building a Working Partnership with the Publicly Funded Workforce System." This presentation was offered through the Wharton School's Executive Program in Work-Based Learning Leadership within their course block entitled "Workplace Learning and Performance Leadership: The CLO as Learning Leader."
  • March 2009, Presented "Managing the Learning Function During Tough Economic Times" at the Inscape Publishing conference.
  • November 2008, Michael Ferraro is featured as a speaker on this ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) video which was produced to present the importance of developing a skilled workforce to the McCain and Obama campaigns.

  • November 2008, SHRM National Leadership Conference, "Accessing and Influencing Public Funds for Training."
  • June 2008, SHRM Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, "Workforce Readiness: Who Is Responsible?"
  • June 2008, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, San Diego, California: "What No One Tells You About Becoming an Independent Consultant."
  • June 2008, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, San Diego, California: "Building a Partnership with the Publicly Funded Workforce System."
  • April, 2008, Inscape International Business Conference, Orlando Florida: "Minding Your Business."
  • June 2007, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia: "Federal, State and Local Support for Training: A Guided Tour."
  • April 2007, Inscape International Business Conference, San Diego, California: "Ten Tips to Market Yourself and Your Company."
  • February, 2007, Northern Virginia SHRM Chapter, Tysons Corner, Virginia: "Federally Funded Job Training Programs: A Guided Tour."
  • October 2006, Inscape International Business Conference, San Antonio, Texas: "Branding Yourself."
  • July 2006, Department of Labor, Workforce Innovation Conference, San Diego, California: "Public Policy and Workforce Development, What Does the Future Looks Like."
  • June 2006, American Bankers Association, Manage the Business of Learning Forum, Chicago, Illinois: "Federal and State Funds to Use for Your Employee Training."
  • June 2006, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Dallas, Texas: "The Workforce Investment Act: Help Your Company Gain Skilled Workers."
  • June 2005, American Bankers Association, Manage the Business of Learning Forum, Reston, Virginia: "Federal and State Funds to Use for Your Employee Training."
  • June 2005, ASTD International Conference and Exposition, Orlando, Florida: "Federally Funded Training Programs: Past, Present and Future."
  • April 2005, Inscape International Business Conference, Orlando, Florida: "Marketing Your Company, the Power of PR."