Super Sessions

26 Sep 2017
10:40 am - 11:55 am

Super Sessions

Innovative Solutions for the Talent Marketplace

Innovation in the marketplace requires change in the use of data, the work within communities, and engaging the next generation workforce. Join this expert panel working on new techniques that are leveling the playing field, enabling a more inclusive workplace and connecting to the candidates they need.

Moderator: Nate Williams, Head of Civic Engagement, LinkedIn

Panelists: Charles Ashley III, President and Founder, Cultivating Coders, Andrew Avrin, Enterprise Account Director, Pymetrics, Monique Miles, Director, Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund, Aspen Institute

Location: Marshfield

Apprenticeship Strategies for Developing Talent

Apprenticeships combine the best of what we know about work-based learning with the ability to create opportunities for more learners with positive results for employers thereby becoming the hottest new strategy for developing talent. However, they require thoughtful partnering and commitment on the part of the employer, training provider and learner. Hear from these practitioners why they have embraced this strategy and how they are making it work for all participants.

Moderator: Eric Seleznow, Senior Advisor, Jobs for the Future

Panelists: Al Crook, Head of HR Business Partners, Zurich North America, Rebecca Lake, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, Harper College, Daniel Villao, Deputy Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, US Department of Labor

Location: Madison

Moving from Reactive Response to Strategic Development: How Talent Acquisition is Using Economic Insight and Labor Market Analysis to Get Ahead in a Competitive Market

Learn how HR professionals are using data to improve their approach to finding talent in the existing workforce, on college campuses, and in the workforce system. Explore how existing data from labor markets, job ads and resumes is used and how new approaches to help employers, educators, students and jobseekers connect in more meaningful ways.

Moderator: Rob Sentz, CINO, EMSI

Panelists: Tim Herbert, SVP, Research & Market Intelligence, Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), Catherine Gihlstorf, Senior Manager – Education Practice, SAS, Abdel Tefridj, Chief Innovation Officer, CareerBuilder, Andrew Crapuchettes, CEO, Emsi

Location: Logan

Economic Mobility from Education to Training to Employment

Moderator: Scott Carlson, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

PanelistsMike Berlint, District Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company, Liddy Romero, Managing Director, WorkLab Innovations, Michael Simpson, CEO and Co-Founder, PAIRIN, Kyle West, Director of Workforce Development, Chmura Economics & Analytics

Location: Kimball

A View from Chicago: Progressive Pathways to Post-Secondary Success

Come learn about Chicago’s career pathway system building efforts. In 2015 workforce funders and education funders in Chicago came together to advance a shared interest in improving the transition from secondary programs to post-secondary career pathways. Together they formed a new fund to expand the universe of transparent and accessible Progressive Pathways to Post-Secondary Success. Progressive Pathways is moving the region to a new normal where a “college for all” mindset is replaced with the vision of a well-connected and transparent career pathway system with multiple entry points and multiple exit points for all.

Moderator: Matthew Bruce, Executive Director, Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance

Panelists: Bridget Gainer, Vice President Global Public Affairs, Aon, Emily Rusca, Policy & Programs Manager, Education Systems Center at Northern Illinois University, Erin Steva, Midwest Director, Young Invincibles

Location: Indiana

A vision for change: Let’s start a workforce development ‘Revolution’?

How might we more effectively spend the billions of federal workforce development dollars? How might a focus on user-centered design, digital service delivery, and better use of data improve employment and training outcomes? Join this panel for a conversation featuring workforce development leaders and employers on how the public workforce system can better meet the needs of the multi-sided market it serves.

Moderator: Josh Copus, Vice President & COO, National Association of Workforce Boards

Panelists: Gayatri Agnew, Directory of Opportunity, Walmart Foundation, Efrem Bycer, Director of Economic Development, Code for America, Sarah Sternberg, Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Patricia Wallace, Executive Director, Maricopa County Workforce Development Board, Stephen Yadzinski, Chief Technology Officer, Innovate+Educate

Location: Wilson