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2018 Workforce Summit

Wednesday, March 21

Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018

Hilton Bellevue

Please use the following link to make your reservation in the AWB room block - Hilton Bellevue.

Back by popular demand, AWB's Workforce Summit: Innovation in Education & Workplace Practices to Prepare the Next Generation Workforce will zero in on filling the workforce pipeline through workforce development, innovative workforce training and apprenticeships.  The event kicks off at noon with a keynote from Matt Poischbeg, vice president and general manager at SEA-LECT Plastics and will include panel discussions on innovation in education and workforce programs as well as employee engagement and retention.  This event is perfect for human resource professionals, business owners and business leaders looking to learn new ways of recruiting talent and engaging employees.

Agenda as of: 2.13.18

11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Are You Pipeline Ready?
  Matt Poischbeg, VP & General Manager,
SEA-LECT Plastics
1:00 p.m.
Ask a Lawyer: Legal Considerations for Workplace Practices
  Shannon Lawless, Associate, Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
  Britenae Pierce, Member, Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
1:30 p.m.
1:45 p.m.
Innovation in Education
  Jake Riddell, Senior Public Relations Manager, WGU Washington, Moderator
  Dr. Jenny Rodriquez, Principal, Delta High School
  Camille Nielsen, STEM Academy Principal, Spokane Valley Tech
  Therese Tipton, Principal, Aviation High School
2:15 p.m.
Business Engaging in Innovative Workforce Programs
  Kevin Leneker, Chief Executive Officer, Single Handed Consulting, Inc.,
  Mark Behrends, Vice President, Pioneer Human Services
  Scott Anderson, Owner, CSR Marine
2:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Debunking Apprenticeship Myths: The Future of Work Based Learning Models
  Eric Wolf, Director of Policy and Programs, Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
  Chris Nesmith, CTE Director, West Valley School District
  Julie Orchard, Human Resource Client Manager, Providence Medical Group
  Lynn Strickland, Executive Director, Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee
3:40 p.m.
Employee Engagement & Providing a Great Place to Work
  Rich Rhodes, Senior Bank Business Analyst, State Farm Bank
  Michele Beehler, Senior Human Resources Manager, Schweitzer Engineering Labs, Inc.
  Steve Lorence, Human Resources Manager, Energy Northwest
4:30 p.m.
Networking Reception
  Heavy Appetizers, Entertainment & FUN!
7:00 p.m.

Find photos from last year's event online here

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