Monday Keynote - Vicki Clark

Building the Capacity of Organizations

Vicki Floyd Clark has devoted the past 30 years of her life to building capacity in organizations and inspiring community and business leaders. A noted speaker, facilitator, consultant, and trainer, she has extensive experience in the nonprofit, government, and private sectors. Her work includes numerous specialty areas: board development, inclusion and diversity, leadership development, strategic planning, project planning, membership engagement, volunteer resource development, and effective communication.

Each year, she speaks to thousands of community and business leaders and has made presentations in 49 of the 50 United States. Her international experience includes engagements in England, Russia, Canada, and Venezuela.

She works with a variety of companies and organizations including Dun & Bradstreet, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, Centers for Disease Control, St. Jude Bar Association, National Center for Family Literacy, Delta Leadership Institute, Ronald McDonald House Charities, United Way, and the Association of Junior Leagues International.

Clark has long been an advocate for literacy and libraries. She was a member of the Literacy Powerline consulting team. Literacy Powerline developed a national network of literacy coalitions and spearheaded the “Right to Literacy” Campaign. She has been a featured speaker at the National Center for Families Learning Conference and for the Midland County Public Library Foundation.

For 12 years, Clark was Vice President at the Points of Light Foundation, Washington, DC.

Clark was trained by Dr. Peter F. Drucker and Frances Hesselbein and was a member of Dr. Drucker’s training and consultation team. She is a Senior Governance Consultant for BoardSource. She has been a guest lecturer at University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texarkana College, University of South Carolina, University of Houston, Texas A & M, and the Memphis Theological Seminary.

Clark serves proudly as a member of the boards of the National Diaper Bank Network and the Youth Volunteer Corps. She attended the University of Missouri and lives in Memphis, TN.

Tuesday Keynote - Anson Green

State Director of Adult Education and Literacy

For over 20 years Anson Green has been a leader adult education, workforce development, and community college instructional design.  His passion is developing and deploying innovative programs for Texans who desire to increase their education and preparedness to attain their career ambitions.  He loves to challenge legacy perspectives and the status quo in education.

In 2013 Anson joined the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) as the State Director of the Adult Education and Literacy program, managing the transfer and transformation of the $73,000,000 program into a fully integrated part of the Texas Workforce Solutions system. In his first two years he introduced a rigorous performance and accountability quality model, expanded distance learning and career pathways options while increasing funding and engagement with non-profit organizations, libraries, and community colleges. Mr. Green is a member of both the National Reporting System Technical Workgroup and WIOA Data Infrastructure workgroup. He also served as a member of Workforce Solutions Alamo Board of Directors.

In 2000, Mr. Green served as a research fellow at the National Institute for Literacy in Washington studying women’s barriers to employment and education.  He has held teaching posts at St. Philip’s College, San Antonio College, Northwest Vista College, Florida State University, Texas Lutheran University, and Northside Independent School District.

Mr. Green’s diverse background spanning national, state, and local leadership positions in adult and developmental education, workforce development, and in community colleges affords him the ability develop and direct a wide variety of innovative service delivery models to support student success.

His publications include Job Readiness in the Adult Education Classroom (Oklahoma Department of Education) and Ready for Work! An Employment Curriculum for Women (Grassroots Press, 2001).