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Date: September 29, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Special Keynote: Angela Damiani, Newaukee
Event Description:

2016 Sheboygan County Chamber
Workforce Development Summit

It's your chance to explore a variety of critical workforce issues and initiatives with colleagues & community partners. We have brought together experts from our own communities and some from afar to liven up the conversations. 

Day At A Glance

If your schedule does not allow you to attend the full day, that's no problem! Please attend what you can. Just be sure to indicate whether you would like to have a lunch provided in your registration comments.

8:00 am   Registration
8:30 am   
8:40 am   SWOT Overview and Panel Introduction
9:00 am   Moderated Expert Panel Discussions

1. Resource Alignment:  Mental Health, Transportation and Workforce Development
2. Perceptions: Talent Attraction
3. Talent: Academic and Career Planning

10:15 am   BREAK
10:30 am   Special Guest Keynote: "Bridging the Generations Gap" - Angela Damiani, CEO of NEWaukee
11:35 am   LUNCH and Facilitated Conversation
12:45 pm   BREAK
1:00 pm     Breakout Sessions - ROUND 1
2:10 pm     Breakout Sessions - ROUND 2
3: 20 pm    Breakout Sessions - ROUND 3
4:30 pm     Wrap-Up and Group Discussion


Company Culture and Talent Attraction
Company culture is key to talent attraction, but what fosters a strong company culture?  This discussion features panelists from award-winning companies recognized for their exemplary company culture.​
Brian Hoover, Senior Financial Analyst Human Resources, Greenheck Fans
Tammy Flora, Vice President - Human Resources, Masters Gallery Foods, Inc.
Amanda Salazar, Coastal YPN & JMKAC

Healthy Sheboygan County 2020: Mental Health & Addiction Threats
Mental health and addiction issues are threats to our workforce. Healthy Sheboygan County 2020, with its partners in business and education, is leading initiatives to address these threats. Learn how these issues impact your employees and what you can do about it.
Libby Holte, CHES, Public Health Educator, Sheboygan County Health and Human Services
Jessica Miner, Mental Health Resource Specialist, Mental Health America Sheboygan County

Building the Health Care Talent Pipeline
The Lakeshore Health Care Alliance has been collaborating to solve workforce health care issues since 2000. Learn about its efforts to meet State requirements for academic and career planning. Best suited for the health care business sector, school counselors and educators.
Ann Bachrach, Community Outreach, Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
Brenda Birringer, Health Careers/Prevention Coordinator, NE WI Area Health Education

Financial Literacy Pathways for K-12 
This session will focus on the need forfinancial education in Wisconsin's schools and a path forward to help assure that all young people gain the financial literacy skills they need.
Scott Niederjohn, Dean, School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Professor of Business Administration, Lakeland University

The 123s of ACPs -- Maximizing Your Relationships with Schools and Students 
How can you and your business maximize the value of being a guest speaker at school or by participating in job fairs and other activities -- the best ways for students to learn about your company?  Brainstorm and collaborate with educators to learn how you can maximize these opportunities.
Nikki Kiss, Executive Director, INSPIRE Sheboygan County
Steve Schneider, Sheboygan South High School

Someplace Better Workshop (Put it to Work for You!)
Someplace Better was created with you in mind - to help you attract and retain talent.  In this personalized and interactive workshop, Jane Brill and Dane Checolinski will offer best practices and insight to help you incorporate Someplace Better into your company's branding, marketing, recruiting, onboarding and retention efforts.
Jane Brill, Marketing & Program Director, Sheboygan County Chamber
Dane Checolinski, Director, Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation

Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protege Program
Ready to take your growing business to the next level and become a protege?

Ready to share your success advice to mentor another growing company?
As a new benefit to your Chamber membership, the Sheboygan County Chamber is partnering with the Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protege Program, which pairs emerging businesses (proteges) with established, knowledgeable and committed companies (mentors) to help provide exposure, resources and guidance in order to reach the next level of business growth. 
Anna Steinfest, President/CEO, AFF Research, Inc.

The Commons
The Commons is a bold collaboration between 24 southeast Wisconsin colleges and universities, the local business community and the region's entrepreneurs. The program blends start-up ventures with corporate innovation and layers on 150+ mentoring professionals for a truly unique, real-world experience. 
Explore how the Commons could make its way to Northeast Wisconsin.

Joe Poeschl, The Commons
Scott Niederjohn, Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Professor of Business Administration, Lakeland University
Jackie Joseph-Silverstein, ​Regional Officer and Dean, UW Colleges Southeast Region

NEW Manufacturing Alliance
If you are a manufacturer - big or small - you need to be part of the NEW Manufacturing Alliance. Learn why at this session.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary as the voice and resource for manufacturing across the northeast region of Wisconsin,  the Alliance continues to focus on talent development from K-12 to higher education.
Bill Bartnik, Chair,NEW Manufacturing Alliance and VP of Manufacturing, Sargento Foods, Inc.

Meet Your Business Solutions Team
If you haven't visited your local job center lately, here's an opportunity to get reacquainted with the wide variety of resources available to you.  Agencies housed within the Sheboygan and Manitowoc County Job Centers are aligning their mission and together they are your Business Solutions Team. 
Learn what's new and how they can help YOU!
Jolene Wilkens, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Ron Kamke, Forward Services Corporation
Brian Ognacevic, Great Lakes Training
Paul Sjollema, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Scott Schlicher, Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

Harnessing the Power of
The Job Center of Wisconsin offers employers a powerful tool with its recently revised website.  Jolene Wilkens from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will teach you how to navigate the site with efficiency and help you harness the power for your organization.

Jolene Wilkens, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Attracting Talent with Social Media
Social media is an important tool to have in your recruitment arsenal, but with so many networking sites and social media channels to choose from, where do you begin?  Join Lindsay Harrison-Eirich from Engaged Social Networking to learn how you can use social media to attract talent.

Lindsay Harrison-Eirich, Engaged Social Networking


Event Sponsors:
Lakeshore Technical College - Centennial Hall
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Who Should Attend?
C-Level and Senior Business Leadership
Operations Managers
Human Resource Professionals
Education Leaders and School Counselors
Government Officials
Non-Profit Leaders

Chamber and SHRM Members $25/person
General Admission $35/person
Admission fee includes lunch.
Contact Information:
Tammy Graf, 920-395-8708
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