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Indiana Workforce Summit Materials

October 24-25, 2019

Below are the materials for the Indiana Workforce Summit. Click on the session title to access the materials for that session. If the session title is not linked, the materials have not yet been received from the speaker(s), unless otherwise indicated. Materials will be added as they are received.

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October 24, 2019

8:30 a.m.  Welcome and Program Overview
Kevin Brinegar, President and CEO and Jason Bearce, Vice President, Education and Workforce Development, Indiana Chamber

8:45 a.m.  Skillful Talent Workshop 101: Attract the Right Talent
Natalie Heustis, Manager, Employer Initiatives, Skillful

10:00 a.m.  Utilizing State Data for Supply and Demand Planning
Tyler Brown, Director of Engagement and Analytics, Management Performance Hub and Fran Valentine, Dept. of Workforce Development

10:45 a.m. Importance of Inclusion: Adding Veterans to Your Team
Wes Wood, Director, INVets, Conexus Indiana

11:30 a.m.  Lunch Keynote: Going Beyond Diversity and Inclusion to Cultivate a Culture of Belonging
Katara McCarty, CEO, Katara Enterprises

1:15 p.m.  Workforce Strategy: Talent Pipeline at Work (No materials for this panel)
Panelists: Dan Peterson, Vice President, Industry and Government Affairs, Cook Group Incorporated; Angela Carr Klitzsch, President and CEO, EmployIndy; Kent Kramer, President & CEO, Goodwill of Southern Indiana; and Tim Myers, Honda. Moderator: Jason Bearce.

2:45 p.m.  Filling Jobs with Qualified Workers: Promising Workforce Programs from Across Indiana (No materials for this panel)
Panelists: Haley Glover, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation; Jason Kloth, Chief Executive Officer, Ascend; Danny Lopez, Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President, Strada Education Network; Mike Rutz, Tmap; and Bill Turner, Skillful. Moderator: Paul Perkins, President, Amatrol, Inc.

October 25, 2019

8:30 a.m.  Policy and Programs: National and State Perspective
Kevin Brinegar, President and CEO, Indiana Chamber


Back to School: What Adults Without Degrees Say About Pursuing Additional Education and Training
Certified Value: When do Adults Without Degrees Benefit from Earning Certificates and Certifications
From College to Life: Relevance and the Value of Higher Education

9:00 a.m.  Results of the 12th Annual Employer Workforce Survey
Jason Bearce, Vice President, Education and Workforce Development, Indiana Chamber

Institute for Workforce Excellence

9:15 a.m.  Preparing Leaders for the Workforce of the Future
Cara Silletto, Founder and President, Crescendo Strategies LLC

10:30 a.m.  Strategies for Implementing and Scaling Intern- and Apprenticeships in Your Workplace (No materials for this panel)
Panelists: Mike Slocum, Executive Director, Indiana INTERNnet; Carrie Lively, Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship, Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development; and Jill Lehman, Chief People Officer, Ontario Systems. Moderator: Allison Kuehr, Indiana INTERNnet.

11:45 a.m.  Lunch Keynote: Key Characteristics in Building a Strong Workforce System
Darrel Zeck, Executive Director of Indiana’s Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship

1:30 p.m.  Education Partners Providing Skill Development for Your Workforce (No materials for this panel)
Panelists: Aleesia Johnson, Superintendent, IPS; Chris Lowery, Ivy Tech; Jennifer Lasater, Vice President for Employer and Career Services, Purdue Global; P.J. McGrew, Executive Director, Governor’s Workforce Cabinet; and Maureen Weber, President and CEO, Early Learning Indiana. Moderator: Dan Elsener, President, Marian University.

3:00 p.m.  Turning Your Weed(s) into Flowers: Substance Use Disorder and Your Workforce
Mike Thibideau, Director of Workforce Recovery, Wellness Council of Indiana