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The Talent Challenge + Impact

August 9, 2017

10:00AM

10:45AM - 12:00PM

The Talent Challenge + Impact

Topic Discussion

Tapping Overlooked Talent Pools

C & D Concourse

Moderator:Michael Salvadore Workforce Navigator, Franklin CountyTopic Experts:Joy Bivens Director, Franklin County Department of Job & Family ServicesJoe DeLoss Social Entrepreneur & Chicken Fryer, Hot Chicken TakeoverBeth Gifford President & CEO, Columbus WorksMarjory Pizzuti President & CEO, Goodwill Columbus

With a tight labor market, the need to find capable talent continues to be a high priority. This panel will focus on the benefits of employing and leveraging talent who are recognized as veterans, re-entry, and developmentally disabled citizens. These workforce experts will discuss innovative ways to tap these diverse talent pools in order to build your organization as well as invest in the community.

2:00PM

2:30PM - 3:45PM

The Talent Challenge + Impact

Topic Discussion

Workforce Culture and Alignment

C & D Concourse

Moderator:Brad Lamone Vice President Workforce Development, Engineered Profiles LLCTopic Experts:Rhonda Bailey Project Coordinator, Project Search at DSWAlec Broadfoot CEO and Partner, VisionSparkJohn Rush Social Entrepreneur, Clean Turn Enterprises

It is no coincidence that the world's most successful organizations have a great work environment. A well-aligned workforce is one of the strongest advantages that a company can have.

What does an aligned workforce look like? How can you achieve and sustain that alignment? More an outlook than an outcome, our panel will share strategies that help align employees with the organization's goals.

August 10, 2017

10:00AM

10:30AM - 11:45AM

The Talent Challenge + Impact

Topic Discussion

CEO Insights: Workforce & Talent

C & D Concourse

Moderator:Haley Boehning Co-Founder, StoryforgeTopic Experts:Dr. Jody Fournier Provost and Vice President of Learning, Capital UniversityTheo Killion Tailored Brands, Board of Directors, Zales, Former CEOMichael Rayden Former CEO, Justice - Former Board Member, Ascena Retail Group,

Presented by Asset Strategies Group

What are skills missing in Today’s retail companies and required for future success? How does the culture need to change as Millennials and overlooked talent pools become the dominant workforce demographic? Hear directly from CEO’s, senior leaders and Board members how they are thinking about these issues and how they are directing their energies to fill the gaps.