Workforce development 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.
We have an exciting line up of presenters joining us this year. To start the day, Markus Brauer, a professor from the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be presenting “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 our and other research teams, I 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).”
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.
Along with Secretary Frostman, Kelly Lietz, Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy & Rebecca Deschane, Talent Initiatives Director, both from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will be joining us to speak about their recent initiatives.
Other presenters include Melanie Romas from Living As A Leader and Scott Schmidt from Scout-n-About who will not only speak, but will also lead a variety of interactive break-out sessions. More information will be added as it develops