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Indiana State Representative Nominee Katrina Owens
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Nominee Bio -
I am an Indianapolis native but have resided within two others states along with being well traveled domestically/internationally bringing a wealth of multi-cultural knowledge to any table. I have dedicated my life assisting individuals and organizations obtain high achievements within quick turnaround timeframes. My daily purpose and life's work are around workforce development and helping many reach greatness. I am a highly educated and extroverted individual that has a natural ability to lead.

What is your vision for the workforce development profession?
My vision for the workforce development profession is simply transformation. Transformation of systems, workforce practices, employer practices, policies, procedures, mindsets and more beyond what we are used to or have always known. What the future holds has many unknown components and we must always move with the unknown in mind.

 

Do you have a particular interest area or passion in workforce development?
I do not have one area of interest identified as I can bring a value add to various areas within the ecosystem. My overall passion is around the industry as a whole with no particular parts in mind as they all work together for the good. 

 

Why do you want to serve on the Board?
Having experience serving on boards along with advising boards; this board piques my interest. I would love to serve on this board because I have something to offer many in ways of support, wisdom, success, principles, ethics and more on a wider spectrum. I have a greater calling and purpose on my life therefore serving on this vary board would allow me to fulfill what I am put on this earth to do.

 

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the profession today and how can NAWDP address that challenge?
Right now, our greatest and biggest challenge in front of us all is COVID-19. This is not just challenge as we move through the worldly pandemic but the aftermath is what we as workforce development professionals will be addressing for years to come.

As the national association of work development professionals one must now move to develop solutions, strategies, initiatives, partnerships and recovery plans that will help our system successfully move past a time of national disaster.