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Driving Employment Through Employee Engagement                                                                              Presentation

                                Jeff Burger, Director of Enterprise Solutions, Gallup, Chicago, IL                              

The Youth Apprenticeship to Registered Apprenticeship Bridge                                                            Presentation

                                Dan Barker, Training & Development Manger, Ariens Corporation

                                Ron Polum, Vice President of Operations, Pointe Precision
                                Ben Stahlecker, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
                                Eric Haban, Apprenticeship Manager, LDI Industries

 Community Corrections Employment Program                                                            
                                R. Tom Durgom, Employment Programs Coordinator, WI Dept. of Corrections                          Presentation
                                Bill Harrigan, Harrigan Solutions                                                                                                Presentation
                                Nicole Thor, West Business Solutions
Learn skills to enable you to approach businesses and provide them with an underutilized workforce.

Align. Automate. Collaborate:   The 4th Revolution                                                            

                                Danee French & Melissa Jankans, Launch Pad
Making Data Driven Decisions                                                                                    

                                Scott Hodek, Section Chief, DWD – Office of Economic Advisors

 Innovative Job Fair Models                                                                                        
                                Heather Nilsen, Employment & Training Specialist, WDWD                                                      Presentation
                                Wade Schenck and David Cruz, Business Services Consultant, WDWD                                  Presentation
                                Danica Nilsestuen, Director of Business Development and Workplace Programs, Workforce Development Board of South Central WI


Short-Term Customized Training                                                                              

                               Derek Heikkenen and Ben Stahlecker                                                                                        Presentation
                               Jane Spencer and Caralee Morrison, LifeWorks                                                                         Presentation
                               Michaela Stendahl and Carlee Norby, Culinary Academy                                                           Presentation


8:00 AM            Breakfast                                                                                                                        Rooms G,H,I

9:00 AM            Think – Make – Happen in Wisconsin:  Talent Engagement                                     Grand Ballroom
                                Rebecca Deschane, Talent Initiatives Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Learn what the State of Wisconsin is implementing to attract and retain workers to and in Wisconsin. This presentation will be providing information on how businesses can partner or collabor8 with the State of Wisconsin on their talent recruitment strategies.

10:00 AM          BREAK                                                                                                                             Lobby

10:15 AM           What Career Pathways Mean for Business Services, HR Practices & the Importance of Regional Partnerships
                                Carolyn Peckham, ACT2 Grant Facilitator, Smooth Transitions LLC
                                Scott DuBenske, Education Director, Wisconsin Technical College System

Career pathways are the new way of doing business and are identified as a key talent development strategy.  The career pathways methodology can substantively alter the way the workforce system delivers services, develops talent and strengthens relationships.

11:15 AM          WI Workforce Development Business Services Scenarios - Report Out              Grand Ballroom
                               Facilitators:  Brian Doudna, Association Manager, WI Workforce Development Association

                                                  Derek Heikkinen, Conference Planning Committee Chair

12:00 PM          Closing Comments