When: May 7, 2015

Where: Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center | RTP, NC

What: Our members consistently tell us that one of their top concerns is identifying, securing and retaining the best and brightest talent. This conference will cover just that by discussing the skills gap, coordination between business and education systems and more.

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Silver Sponsor:

Duke Energy
Novant Health, Inc.


A M King
Verigent, LLC

Draft Agenda:

8:00 am 

8:30 am 
Welcome Remarks/Recap of Chamber Workforce Study
Mr. Lew Ebert, President, NC Chamber

8:50 am 
Managing the Talent Pipeline: A Look at What Other States are Doing
Cheryl Oldham, Vice President, Education Policy, US Chamber

9:30 am
State and Local Programs to Help Companies Grow Their Talent Pipeline
Jo Anne Honeycutt, NC Department of Public Instructions
Will Collins, Assistant Secretary of NC Commerce for Workforce
David Hollars, Executive Director, Centralina Workforce Development Board
Maureen Little, Associate Vice President, Customized Training, NC Community College  System

10:15 am

10:30 am
Case Study 1 – TBD

10:50 am
Workforce Innovation Panel – Business and Education Partnering Together
Katie Galbraith, President, Duke Regional Hospital
Korey H. Coon, Human Resources Director, Caterpillar
Lisa Zannoni, Global Head, Regulatory Affairs & Stewardship, Syngenta
David Schwenker, Principal, Wake NCSU STEM Early College High School
Lynne Garrison, Senior Vice President NC New Schools (Moderator)

11:30 am
Case Study 2 – Case Study 2 – AARP: Doug Dickerson, State Director AARP North Carolina

11:50 am
Why Hiring from the Military is Right for Your Company
Michael Veysey, Director, Veterans Programs, Cisco Systems
Major General Cornell A. Wilson, Jr. (Ret), Governor’s Military Advisor
Joe Quinn, Senior Director, Public Affairs & Government Relations, Walmart
Geoff Cramer, CEO, Futures Inc.

12:30 pm
Lunch and Keynote
Yes, You CAN Have a High-Performing Workplace!
Jim Jubelirer, Owner, Jim Jubelirer Results Group

2:00 pm
Closing Remarks