Workforce Development Summit

Event Overview

This dynamic, half-day event explores workforce development efforts at the local, regional and state levels. Attendees share best practices and concerns during facilitated conversations.

Whether you’re a small, medium or large business owner, a company executive, human resource professional, K-12 administrator, educator or school counselor, post-secondary educator, technical education or community leader — you will benefit from attending this educational and wide-ranging event.

To learn more, contact Tammy Graf, Director of Workforce Development, by email or phone at 920-395-8708.

Workforce Development Summit 2018

September 25, 2018 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. John Michael Kohler Arts Center


“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” ― John C. Maxwell

Survival in today’s global economy requires people and organizations to be flexible and adapt readily to the ever-changing marketplace, technology, and skill sets.

But change is occurring faster and faster than ever before. What use to take 30 years to change, now occurs in five years.

Join us for this dynamic, half-day event that brings together business, education and community leaders to address our biggest workforce issues. This year, we’re talking about change.

7:30 am to 8:00 am - Registration and Breakfast Mini Quiche Creme Brulee French Toast Fresh Fruit Bagels and Cream Cheese Coffee and Water

7:55 am WELCOME

8:00 am - 8:30 am CHANGE MANAGEMENT Teri Engelke, Assistant Dean for Human Resources School of Education - UW-Madison


Large Business: Ariens Company - Larry Weyers, Group President

Small Business: Sharon-Cutwell Co. - Jeff Prom, President

School District: Plymouth Joint School District - Dan Mella, Assistant Superintendent


9:40 am - 10:10 am CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS: WISCONSIN TALENT INITIATIVES Tricia Braun, Chief Operating Officer Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

10:10 am to 10:40 am CHANGING THE PROCESS: LAKELAND UNIVERSITY CO-OP PROGRAM EMPLOYER PANEL DISCUSSION Moderated by: Scott Niederjohn, Lakeland University

Masters Gallery Foods Tammy Flora, Vice President - Human Resources

The Osthoff Resort Jodie Baus, Director of Human Resources

Schenck SC Jill Dequaine, Talent Acquisition Manager

10:40 am to 10:55 am CHANGE FOR SUCCESS: SHEBOYGAN COUNTY CHAMBER’S BUSINESS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP Tammy Graf, Director of Workforce Development Sheboygan County Chamber


WHAT WILL YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THIS EVENT? • EVERYONE IS AFFECTED BY CHANGE. Our change management expert will share tools to help you cope, adapt and implement change. • HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION ADAPTING TO CHANGE? Learn how a small business, large business and a school district have successfully embraced change. What is their philosophy and approach to change? What are their challenges? What lessons have they learned? What advice do they have for you? • LEARN FROM YOUR PEERS. Share best practices with your peers through a half-hour facilitated small group discussion. • WHAT IS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN DOING TO ATTRACT TALENT? Learn about talent initiatives such as Think-Make-Happen, INSPIRE Wisconsin, alumni and veteran attraction campaigns. • COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATE WITH LITTLE OR NO DEBT, WHILE EMPLOYERS HAVE WORKERS. Hear from employers who are having success with Lakeland University’s Co-Op Program - the first university in the Midwest to offer such a program. • BUSINESS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP: Learn how this Sheboygan County Chamber committee is partnering with schools to impact positive change for our students’ success.

2018 Workforce Development Summit Sponsors:
Kohler Small(Web) Masters Gallery logo
SargentoCorporate Logo no tagline2014 Small(Web) Sheboygan Area SHRM


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