Markus Brauer, Professor from the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
|To start the day, Markus Brauer will present “Effective Ways to Reduce Prejudice and Create an Inclusive Climate.” As Bauer states, “Many pro-diversity initiatives have one shortcoming: They don’t work! Reviewing empirical studies conducted by his and other research teams, he will discuss effective ways to get people to develop positive attitudes towards members of other social groups and to engage in inclusive behaviors (in schools, organizations, and communities).”|
|Caleb Frostman, Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development|
|Caleb Frostman will also be joining us to speak from the state level on employee retention and the workforce shortage we as a state are currently experiencing.|
|Kelly Lietz, Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy and
Rebecca Deschane, Talent Initiatives Director for the
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
|Also joining us to speak on behalf of the state level will be Kelly Lietz and Rebecca Deschane. Their presentation will include an update on the state’s talent attraction strategy. Key audience takeaways include opportunities for businesses to participate in Wisconsin’s veteran attraction program and a demonstration of how businesses and economic developers can leverage the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s talent marketing assets to create videos, social media posts and digital and print ads to promote career and lifestyle opportunities in their areas.|
|Melanie Romas, Coach, Living As A Leader|
|Melanie Romas, a coach with the Living As A Leader team will join the line-up of speakers with her presentation: “Lead Across Generations." Her presentation will serve as a way to explore the knowledge, tools and strategies to more effectively lead multiple generations within the workplace. A key premise is creating an environment in which members of each generation can be motivated to be productive and inspired to stay. She will discuss the predictable differences in the generations and demonstrate that generational differences are not wrong; each generation brings strengths.|
|Scott Schmidt, Scout – n – About|
|Scott Schmidt from Scout-n-About will be leading interactive break-out sessions throughout the morning. In addition to these sessions, Scott will also be presenting "Changing Company Culture for the Better - Where to Start?"
Following Scott's presentation, a panel consisting of members from four generations: Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers will be answering questions and sharing their experiences about their generation in the workforce along with their perception of the other three generations in the workforce. As Generation Z enters the workforce and Baby Boomers begin to leave, find out how they have created a culture of inclusion to embrace this diversity to ensure strong leadership at every level.
David Zimmermann, President and Owner of Zimmermann Co.
David Bolland, President/CEO of Plymouth Foam Inc.
Stuart Schmidt, Advancement Coordinator for Lakeland University
Dante Williams, Lakeland University Student