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Date: October 8, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Please join us for the 2019 Workforce Development Symposium presented by the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce. This year's symposium focuses on cultural impact in the workplace and how it revolves around leadership preparedness for the emerging workforce, which ultimately narrows in on effective traits that all organizations can use. It is important to notice the involvement scattered throughout the generations and how employers can effectively honor all work styles. Getting outside of your box will introduce you to a world of new opportunities, which will only strengthen and grow you as an individual and as a company overall. 
The Workforce Development Symposium allows participants to expand their focal points and gather information that is needed in an organization. Everyone plays a role in advancing workforce development by bringing a number of qualities to the table and understanding the important factors to take action.
This is a great opportunity for Educators, Human Resource Professionals, Executive Leadership and everything in between to come together and learn ways to prepare our organizations to embrace a changing workforce across generations.

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.

Panelists include:

    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 
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Pine Hills Country Club
4914 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53083
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, October 8th
7:30am - 11:30am
Registration 7:30am - 8am
Contact Information:
Alexis Hardin
Chamber members & SHRM members - $50 (includes breakfast)
Non-members $60 (includes breakfast)
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