Jointly organised by the OECD LEED Programme and Danish Business Authority (DBA)
The upgrading of workforce skills is key to the competitiveness of SMEs. In today’s business environment there is a premium on innovation that enables firms to develop new products and services, new production processes and new business models. This requires both in-house innovation and the ability to absorb knowledge from other firms and organisations, both of which call for a skilled labour force. Skills are also a critical but understated resource for entrepreneurship seen in the sense of business creation. Similarly to workforce skills, entrepreneurship skills will boost the competitiveness of local businesses thanks to the improved strategic and management competences of the entrepreneur.
The morning session of the workshop will be fully dedicated to the theme of the development of workforce skills in SMEs through different channels, including training, work-based learning and learning through interaction with external firms and consultants.
The afternoon will see two parallel sessions, one on management skills for (growth-oriented) start-ups and another on skills for socially inclusive self-employment.
Three keynote speakers will introduce each of the three sessions. Presentations by the OECD LEED Programme and the Danish Business Authority will complement the sessions.
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Marco Marchese, Economist
OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme
Tel: +33-1-4524 7856