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WEDA's 2017 Fall Conference will be using a new format to advance efforts to align workforce and economic development strategies. The conference is co-hosted by the Wisconsin Workforce Development Association www.wwda.org . Conference Partners include the Council on Workforce Investment, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Conference will focus on garnering private sector insights on workforce funding, programming and policies.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/27/2017 to 9/29/2017
When: 9/27/2017
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The Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Ave
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin  53020
United States
Contact: Brian Doudna
608-255-5666


Online registration is available until: 9/22/2017
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Conference Location and Room Information

Join us at The Osthoff in Elkhart Lake, WI.    

2 bedroom Corner Lakeside Premier:  $269.00

Guest Room & One bedroom suites: $169.00

For room descriptions:  Tour of Rooms at the Osthoff

For reservations, please call: 1-800-876-3399.  The rooms cut-off on your room block is August 31, 2017.

 

Wednesday, Sept 27                                      

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM            Exhibit Set-up available                   

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM            New to the Profession - Exhibitor Exchange

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM             Welcome Reception: The Osthoff                                 

                                                                                     

Thursday, September 28, 2017                                    

6:30 - 7:30 AM     Exhibit Set-up for all remaining exhibitors                                  

7:30 AM                 Registration                     

7:30 - 8:30 AM     Continental Breakfast - View Exhibits                          

8:15 - 8:30 AM     Welcome - WEDA Board President and WWDA Board President                             

8:30 - 8:45 AM     The Convening – Opening Comments – Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch                     

8:45 - 9:30 AM     Current Efforts of our State Organizations and Educational Institutions                       

9:30 - 9:50 AM     Funding Models and Trends in Federal and State Workforce Training                                          

9:50- 10:05 AM    WEDA Proposals on Training, Retention, Attraction            

10:05 - 10:20 AM                Break - View Exhibits                       

10:20 - 12:00 PM  Sector Breakout Discussions - Sectors Efforts in Training, Retention & Attraction

              Sector 1: Construction Related Occupations               

              Sector 2: Advanced Manufacturing Occupations         

              Sector 3: Information Technology Occupations                          

              Sector 4: Science/Math/Engineering Occupations                     

12:00 - 1:15  PM   Lunch - Exhibitor                              

1:15 - 1:45 PM      Re-entry Services Dept. of Corrections - Current and Future Efforts  

1:45 – 2:10 PM     Reporting on Occupation Discussion

2:10 - 2:30 PM      Break - View Exhibits                       

2:30 - 3:10 PM      Council on Workforce Investment – Committee Structure and Purpose                            

                              Council on Workforce Investment - Strategic Initiatives                           

                              Council on Workforce Investment - Resource Alignment                         

                              Council on Workforce Investment - Partnership Development                 

                              Council on Workforce Investment - WIOA                    

           

3:10 - 4:05 PM     

Track 1A: Talent Attraction Incentives and Partner Roles   

Discussion:  This session will discuss incentives for talent attraction and the potential role that different organizations can take in  advancing efforts.

 

Track 2 A:  Training Consortium's - Forming Occupation/Sector Partnerships

Discussion:  This session will focus discussion on private sector led training consortium models and the forming of additional partnerships.

 4:05 - 4:40 PM    

Track 1B: Building and Managing Talent Relationships – Youth & Adults

Discussion: The session will focus discussion on methods to enhance current efforts to build and maintain relationships with WI based youths and adults.

Track 2B: Retaining Talent in Wisconsin

Discussion: The session will focus discussion on potential strategies and policies that can help the private sector retain critical talent that drive

5:00 - 7:00 PM      Evening Event:  Reception                             

                                                     

Friday, September 29                                    

   

7:00 AM - 8:15 AM             Buffet Breakfast - View Exhibits                     

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM             General Session - Creating Talent Anchors in your Communities                   

                                               Community Development Strategy                               Allan Hooper  

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM             General Session - Employer of Choice - On Site and Near Site health care

                       C4 Solutions, LLC             

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM           Break - View Exhibits                    

                                         

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM        

Track 1 A:  TBD

             

Track 2 A:  Joint Public Hearing & Testimony

Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Military Affairs and Senior Issues

And Assembly Committee on Workforce Development

 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM        

            Track 1 B:  TBD

 

Track 2 B: Joint Public Hearing & Testimony

Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Military Affairs and Senior Issues

                  And Assembly Committee on Workforce Development              

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