Marty Miles has over 35 years of experience as a program practitioner, trainer/facilitator, and intermediary leader in the workforce development space, helping workforce provider staff and leaders accomplish better results and work more collaboratively within their communities. She serves as part of the core faculty for the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program’s Workforce Leadership Academies and has been lead facilitator for academies in Seattle, Detroit, and Chicago.
As part-time senior policy associate at Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW), Marty co-manages the Workforce Benchmarking Network (WBN) initiative, assisting providers to make better use of data and effective practice to improve program performance and achieve more equitable outcomes. Her WBN work has included capacity-building initiatives in the Twin Cities, Atlanta, Dallas, and Philadelphia as well as leadership with the national Benchmarking survey. She is co-author of two CSW reports on the national Benchmarking survey data (Apples to Apples: Making Data Work for Community-Based Workforce Programs and Apples to Apples Data Update) and two reports on continuous improvement efforts by providers (Nurturing Inquiry and Innovation and Learning to Thrive).
Marty was a senior program director with Public/Private Ventures (P/PV), where in addition to helping launch the Benchmarking initiative she also implemented the Sector Strategies Practicum in New York City, a 12-month series to build providers’ capacity to develop sector-focused partnerships. She co-created workshops, conferences, and other resources for practitioners on a variety of workforce-related topics. She authored P/PV’s Good Stories Aren’t Enough: Becoming Outcomes Driven in Workforce Development and assisted with P/PV’s Working with Employers staff training curriculum.
Marty served as a job developer and then executive director of the Training, Inc. workforce program in Indianapolis, where she focused on developing innovative skills training and building strong employer and community partnerships. Afterwards she was director of the Training, Inc., National Association, where she developed a national data collection system for the network, led national replication, and strengthened affiliates’ staff development efforts.
Marty holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Science in Adult Education from Indiana University.