Registration, Hot Breakfast and Networking
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Join us for this dynamic, half-day event that brings together business, education and community leaders to address our biggest workforce issues. Each year, we roll up our sleeves, working together through facilitated conversations and drive toward better and more effective ways to recruit, develop and retain talent in Sheboygan County.
Part 1 - 8:30 am to 10:00 am
- Scrambled Eggs
- Sausage Links
- Breakfast Potatoes with Green Peppers and Onions
- Fresh Fruit
- Coffee and Tea
Part 2 - 10:15 to 12 Noon
- Keynote Speaker - Chief Economist Dennis Winters
- Facilitated Small Group Discussion
- Presentation of Education Awards by State Superintendent Dr. Tony Evers
- 30,000-foot View of Wisconsin's Academic and Career Planning by State Superintendent Dr. Tony Evers
- Aligning Resources to Develop Tomorrow's Workforce - Anne Troka, Workforce Development Liaison, Sargento Foods, and Tom Malmstadt, Executive Director, United Way of Sheboygan County
- Facilitated Small Group Discussion
SPECIAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Economic Outlook for Wisconsin and
Future Workforce Needs for Sheboygan County
Director of the Bureau of Workforce Information and Technical Support & Labor Market
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Dennis Winters is a nationally recognized expert on human resource challenges in the competitive global economic environment. He has presented on the increasing value of talent to numerous audiences, including the Milken Global Conference, the Society of Business Editors and Writers, the National Association of State Legislators,
and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Winters has expertise in economic analysis, modeling and forecasting; encompassing everything from designing commodity derivative strategies to long-term policy initiative scenario assessments. Winters' areas of focus include regional and national macroeconomics, energy and labor markets, and economic impact analysis.
He has served as an advisor to private industry, government agencies, and elected federal, state, and local officials. Winters has testified before governmental investigative bodies and appeared in television and radio interviews and been quoted in the national press such as the Wall Street Journal, Investors Daily, USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, the Journal of Commerce, and the Swedish equivalent of Business Week, as well as many local newspapers.
Winters has authored many studies on economic development in Wisconsin including Wisconsin?s Economy in the Year 2010, Wisconsin High-Tech Opportunities, Economic Development Strategies for Neighboring States, the Northeast Wisconsin Economic Opportunities Study, and The Impact of Population Aging on Wisconsin?s Labor Force. He also wrote four papers for the Wisconsin Economic Summits and presented
Help Wanted: Talent Challenges for Wisconsin's Economy back in 2000.
Winters has been a consulting economist for over thirty years including senior positions at Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates (WEFA), DRI / McGraw-Hill (now combined into IHS Global Insights). He was Vice President and Director of Research for NorthStar Economics. Winters was educated at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Colorado State University.
Presentation of Education Awards:
Sheboygan County Educator of the Year and
Sheboygan County Business Friend of Education
Wisconsin's Academic and Career Planning
By: Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Dr. Tony Evers
Dr. Tony Evers was first elected Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction in April 2009. He was re-elected to the post in 2013 and 2017. Tony has dedicated his life to public education in our state, working with students, parents and citizens of Wisconsin for more than 38 years as a teacher, principal, superintendent and regional administrator.
Prior to his election, Tony served eight years as the Deputy State Superintendent of Public Instruction, working to ensure a quality education for students across Wisconsin and supporting parents and educators. He has served in schools and lived in communities across Wisconsin, from Tomah to Oakfield, Verona to Oshkosh.
Born and raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Dr. Evers graduated from Plymouth High School and earned his bachelors, masters and doctoral degree in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Evers has been married 43 years to his wife Kathy; they met in kindergarten in Plymouth. Tony and Kathy are the parents of three adult children, all public school graduates, and have six grandchildren.