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The OSN Workgroups are where the action happens in building the skills ecosystem of the future.
As a member you can lend your voice to developing and implementing a common skills language and open, accessible, machine-actionable skills libraries​. These groups are the place to share your talents, ask questions, and engage in lively discussion.

Workgroups are open to everyone, and you can join via our community platform.



Governance meets to help set the structure and process for the administration of the OSN and to set timelines to move projects along in a smooth and orderly fashion. The Governance Workgroup manages the OSN charter, focuses our long term sustainability, and manages the development of open skills tools. The Governance Workgroup meets on an as-needed basis. Currently not accepting new members.

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Matt Gee
Deb Everhart
Credential Engine


Technical is managing how skills data is published and building the tools needed to utilize it. This workgroup is defining how to use web standards to publish skill definitions and coordinating the development of tools and technical resources that are open to the public.  The Technical Workgroup meets every other Wednesday at 11am Eastern, alternating with the Open Recognition Workgroup.

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Nate Otto
Concentric Sky
Thor Anderson

Open Recognition

Open Recognition is advancing acknowledgment of skills gained from informal settings. This workgroup is identifying cases in which worker-learners acquire skills from nontraditional job settings and learning experiences to recognize their legitimacy. The Open Recognition Workgroup meets every other Wednesday at 11am Eastern, alternating with the Technical Workgroup.

Justin Mason
Clarkson University
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Julie Keane
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