The preliminary program is subject to change.  The final program, including session descriptions, will be published by early September.

Section times are listed in Eastern Time, reflective of the Washington, D.C. program location. 


  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Track
  • Skill Development for the Future Energy Workforce Track
  • Community Engagement and the Future of Work Track 

Monday, November 14, 2022 – Special Programming:
Collaboration and Innovation for State Energy Workforce Consortia

4:00 – 6:00

State Energy Workfoce Consortia Meeting

6:30 – 8:30

State Energy Workforce Consortia Dinner

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

8:30 – 12:00

CEWD Board of Directors and Workforce Development Executive Council Meeting

10:00 – 12:00

Early Arrivers Learning Lab

12:10 – 1:00

Café Conversations (Non-Hosted Lunch)

1:00 – 2:30

Opening General Session:  The Industry’s DE&I Roadmap for Workforce Change

2:30 – 4:00

The Blueprint for Our Future:  A National Career Awareness Initiative for the Energy Sector

4:00 – 5:00

Looking Outside Our Window:  How Other Industries are Addressing their Workforce Challenges

5:30 – 7:00

Reunited and It Feels So Good Reception


Optional Dinner:  Welcome to Washington Dine Around (Additional fee will apply.)


Late Night Cocktails and Conversation

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

7:30 – 8:30

Round Table Discussions

    • Reducing Barriers for Entry Level Positions
    • Progress Toward Gender-Neutral Titles
    • Worker Transition Program and Plans
    • Second-Chance Hiring
    • Strategic Workforce Planning
    • Using Social Media to Attract Talent
    • Are You Seeing the Great Resignation?


    • Effective Externships
    • Using AI in Workforce Development
    • Expanding Neurodiversity in the Workforce
    • ERG/BRG Discussion Group
    • Ideas for Inclusion Moments
    • Building Retention for Gen Z and Millennials
    • Managing DE&I Staff Burnout

    …and more

    8:45 – 9:45

    Rethinking Expectations of Work.  Can We Change Historical Roles and Responsibilities to Attract the Talent We Need?

    10:00 – 10:45

    Concurrent Sessions

    • Results Matter:  Programs That Attract Women to the Skilled Trades
    • Connecting the Dots:  Educational Pathways to Energy Sector Employment
    • Effective Data and Analytics Tools that Support People Strategies

    11:00 – 12:00

    Concurrent Sessions

    • Culture Transformation to Create Full Inclusion
    • The Results Are In:  What We’ve Learned Since We Omitted the CAST and Cast R tests
    • Creative Approaches to Engaging Youth

    12:15 – 1:45

    Lunch Presentation:  Department of Labor’s Outlook for Future Employement and Competitive Workforce Strategies

    2:00 – 2:45

    Concurrent Sessions

    • Battle of the Apprenticeships – To Be Registered or Not to Be
    • Stop the Exodus! Creative Appraoches to Retention in a Post – Covid Workforce

    3:00 – 4:00

    Concurrent Sessions

    • How Corporate CEOs Are Modeling Their Commitment to DE&I
    • Effective Strategies to Recruit and Retain Veterans
    • Restoring the Dignity of Work – Importance of Investments in CTE

    4:15 – 5:30

    Crystal Ball Report:  The Future of Work in America

    6:00 – 8:00

    Optional Dine-Around Dinner (Additional fee will apply.)

    8:15 – 10:00

    Optional Evening Event (Additional fee will apply.)
    Program information will be released in September.

    Thursday, November 17, 2022

    8:00 – 9:00

    General Session:  Industry Selected Topic
    This general session will be selected by industry vote.  Watch for LinkedIn voting in early August.  Tell us what you want to learn! 

    9:00 – 9:50

    Using AI To Ease the Great Resignation

    10:00 – 11:00

    Decarbonization and the Future of the Energy Workforce:  A Critical Report

    11:10 – 12:00

    Concurrent Sessions:

    • Real Time Updates:  Lessons Learned from the Pre-Apprenticeship Partnership Between the National Urban League and CEWD
    • Priority Partnerships:  Best Practices in Empoyer Collaboration with CTE Systems
    • The Veterans of Today and How to Recruit Them

    12:15 – 1:15

    General Session and Impact Awards Luncheon and Salute to 10 Years of Troops to Energy Jobs

    1:30 – 3:00

    A Workforce Development Policy Primer:  Essential Insights on Policies to Know and How to Follow the Workforce Development Money Trail from the Nation’s Capital to Your Community

    3:00 – 3:30

    Concluding Networking Session:  Take-Aways and Conclusions

    3:30 – 5:00

    Committee Meetings

    • Troops to Energy Jobs Community of Practice
    • Diversity, Equity , and Inclusion Community of Practice
    • Reimagining Energy Industry Fundamentals Work Session (Tentative)

    *Note:  All are welcome to these meetings.