Healthcare is the fastest growing Industry in the country…and already represents more than one-sixth of all employees in the labor force!

Impacts due to changes in funding/insurance, technology, regulations and more are changing the healthcare industry dramatically!

If healthcare is a high-growth industry for your region, bring a Team from your region to learn what is on the horizon of Developing a Talent Pipeline for the Healthcare Industry!

 The purpose of the Summit and post-conference course (one webinar per month) is to assist local higher education, workforce development and economic development professionals to align their strategies to improve local workforce capabilities in Healthcare and boost a competitive advantage for your region.


The Details:

Day 1 of the Summit (Tuesday, September 17) will  be spent on

Understanding the Vast Changes Going on in the Healthcare industry

Day 2 of the Summit (Wednesday,  September 18) will be spent on

Best Practices

The Summit will conclude with teams learning from experts how to collaboratively  “Create a Strategy” for their region to address their local area Healthcare talent Pipeline needs!

We are asking regions to attend the Summit as TEAMS if possible (minimum of four people -see registration information) to

You may attend the Summit as an individual, but you will be more effective in your region if you attend the Summit with your region’s team to learn the methodology of “collaborative strategic planning and alignment.”

Support beyond the conference – the post-conference course:

After the conference, NERETA, along with our expert colleagues from around the country, will be providing an eight session course to continue to support your efforts in developing your alignment strategies.  This course is FREE to full conference attendees!

This conference and the follow-up course are specifically centered on the methodologies that are used in developing industry partnerships, sector strategies and cluster initiatives.

Academic underpinning:

The processes and course are based heavily on the work of The Global Practitioners Network of Competitiveness, Clusters and Innovation (which is based on the work of Michael Porter of Harvard Business School).

This truly will be an opportunity to learn, grow, align strategies…and develop a plan of action for your region that will make a difference!

Why should you come?

The economy is transforming, but our systems are stagnant.

This event will address the major aspects of the burgeoning economy!

  • Transforming our economy with a more technically proficient workforce


  • Transforming the workforce to be creative, independent innovators who drive economic growth!