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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

Schedule-at-a-glance

This year’s Annual Workforce Summit will take place virtually November 17-19. Our programming will include expanded educational offerings, keynote presentations, networking forums, and even a bit of social time.

Almost two dozen concurrent sessions will be offered in the following tracks:

  • Managing Workforce Development and Workforce Planning
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Training and Skill Development for Our Future Workforce
  • Workforce Development Outside the HR Suite
  • Staying One Step Ahead of the Changing Workplace Culture

Tuesday, November 17

10:00-5:30

Registration and Help Desk

10:00-11:00

Networking Lounge: Coffee and Conversation

11:00-12:00

Opening General Session: How Other Business Sectors are Addressing Their Workforce Development Needs

12:10-1:00

Concurrent Sessions

  • After the Statements: What Actions Have Been Taken Following Issuance of Statements Against Systemic Racism?
  • Making Workforce Planning an Industry and Corporate Priority
  • Effective Messaging About Trade Jobs and Industry Opportunities
  • Lessons in Leadership

1:00-1:15

Break

1:15-2:15

General Session: The Future of Work: From Board and C-Suite Expectations to Strategy Execution

2:15-2:30

Break

2:30-3:20

Concurrent Sessions

  • Lessons Learned: What Our Industry Did to Become More Diverse
  • Follow the Money: Understanding Workforce Development Policy
  • Technical Training in a Virtual World
  • What in the World Has Happened to our Culture?

3:30-4:30

General Session: Solving Generational Challenges to Drive Workplace Performance: New Insights and Specific Actions You Can Use Right Away

4:30-5:30

Networking Lounge: Cocktails and Conversation

7:00-8:00

Optional Event – TRIVIA NIGHT (Bring the family!)

Wednesday, November 18

10:00-10:30

Stretch and Mindfulness Session

11:00-12:00

General Session: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roadmap for Change

12:10-1:00

Concurrent Sessions

  • Program Spotlight: AABE Virtual Energy Academy
  • CASE STUDY: Why Workforce Development is No Longer Only HR’s Responsibility
  • Preparing for Jobs of the Future
  • Recruiting Resource Round-Up

1:05-2:15

Lunchtime Learning Labs and Networking Lounge

  • What’s Everyone Doing About Telework?
  • What’s Everyone Doing on the DE&I Front?
  • Recruiting Veterans During COVID
  • Educators Dialogue: Educating Through COVID

2:15-2:30

Break

2:30-3:20

Concurrent Sessions

  • CASE STUDY: Dominion Diversity Conference
  • Succession Planning in the Age of COVID
  • How and Why to Connect with Your Local Workforce Development Board

3:30-4:30

General Session: Recommendations for Virtual Everything: Research Recommendations from Accenture for CEWD

4:30-5:00

Networking Lounge: Cocktails and Conversation

Thursday, November 19

10:00-11:00

Networking Lounge: Coffee and Conversation

11:00-12:00

General Session: How Exelon Has Shaped the Imperative Around Economic Empowerment Through Employment

12:10-1:00

Concurrent Sessions

  • What We Learned from Recruiting at Minority Serving Institutions
  • Preparing Today for Tomorrow’s Skill Shifts
  • Ford Next Generation Learning/Powerful Partnerships Made Easy
  • All Work and No Play…

1:15-2:00

Concluding General Session: State of CEWD and Presentation of Impact Awards

2:15-4:00

National Forum for State Consortia

Legend

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Managing Workforce Development and Workforce Planning
  • Training and Skill Development for Our Future Workforce
  • Workforce Development Outside the HR Suite
  • Staying One Step Ahead of the Changing Workplace Culture