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The Talent Journey Conference

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Name: The Talent Journey Conference
Date: October 27, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Registration: Online Registration is no longer available. Please contact the office for more information.
Event Description:
Designed to tackle tough attraction and retention issues, this conference brings together executives, higher education and available resources for many different industry sectors including: advanced manufacturing/skilled trade, technology, healthcare, automotive/engineering, and professional services.

Representatives from a plethora of state-wide, local, public and private resources will be presenting and part of our trade fair to assist you and your company with your needs.


Keynote Executive Panel Discussion:

Attraction and Retention in Today?s Environment

Our expert panel introduce a unique perspective on the talent journey, challenges with finding & keeping great qualified staff, and prioritizing next steps and initiatives from a global, state and local perspective.
Ryan Rasmussen, Founder & CEO, Fieldstone Architecture & Engineering
Carolyn Wilson, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Beaumont Health System
Scott Cieslak, CFO US & Canada, Faurecia
Sammie Lucaskiewicz, Deputy Director, Marketing & Strategy, Michigan Department of Talent & Economic Development


Breakout Sessions Include (Please choose your two session choices at the time of registration in the drop down list.):

Building Your Employment Brand From the Inside Out: Developing Your Next Generation of Leaders 
Creating a culture of development is a key success factor in developing, recruiting and retaining talent. Top talent is highly interested in a tw-way benefit, especially, "What's in it for me?" Learn several practical tips you can do to create a culture where staff wnat ot stay, grow and contribute.
Steve Gravenkemper, PhD, Partner, Talent & Organizational Development, Plante Moran
Tony Sapienza, Director of Communications, Faurecia
Changing the Perception of the Professional Trades
One of the most talked about topics and the year?s biggest initiatives, hear what?s being done and future plans to change the next generations image of skilled/professional trades.
Jennifer Llewellyn, Manager of Oakland County Workforce Development & Oakland County Michigan Works!
Doug Smith, Director, Workforce Development, Oakland Community College
Sammie Lucaskiewicz, Deputy Director, Marketing & Strategy, Michigan Department of Talent & Economic Development

Retention in Today?s Environment
Misunderstanding the ?employee value proposition? can be a dangerous way to lose your best workers. Learn how to develop proven steps to surpass your employee?s expectations.
David Darbyshire, Engineer / Co-Owner, DASI Solutions
Paul LaFrance, Owner, General Manager, Regional Developer-Michigan, Express Employment Professionals

Training, Development and Mentorship ? One Size Does NOT Fit All
Key experts provide their unique methods to cultivate their talent ultimately growing their business. Find out how you can do the same leveraging similar techniques that work for your company.
Timothy Taylor, PhD, Vice Chancellor, Oakland Community College
Susan Cathcart, PhD, Program Director of Business Administration, Instructional Effectiveness Specialist, Baker College
Sandy Fiaschetti, Co-Founder & Managing Principal, Magnet Consulting

I Need HELP with Resources
Skilled trades, technology, healthcare, automotive, engineering, the list goes on? This session explores creative ways to assist your company with filling open positions.

Brandon Malson, President, EAM Staffing

Blaine Schultz, President-Staffing Division, AccessPoint
Rob Wicker, VP of Recruitment & Operations, Reliance One

Selecting the Right Talent to Find "The One That Fits"
Hiring managers and company executives should know exactly what type of workplace they are striving to create.  Learn valuable techniques to find the right candidate to  meet your company objectives.
Carolyn Wilson, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Beaumont Health Systems
A representative from Aerotek

For more information, click HERE to view the Talent Journey Conference event flyer

Marriott Auburn Hills/Pontiac
3600 Centerpoint Pkwy
Pontiac, MI 48341
Date/Time Information:
8:00 am to 1:30 pm
8:00 am ? 8:30 am        Breakfast, Registration, Visit Resource Center
8:30 am ? 9:45 am        Speaker Panel 
9:45 am ? 10:30 am      Networking Break, Visit Resource Center
10:30 am ? 11:15 am    Breakout Session #1
11:15 am ? 11:25 am    Break
11:25 am ?12:10 pm     Breakout Session #2
12:10 am ? 2:00 pm      Working Lunch with Roundtable Discussion

Contact Information:
Catherine Lewis, Business & Event Operations Manager
Registration Fee:
Future Members: $149

For Sponsorship information: Contact Jean Jernigan at

Buy 5 tickets, receive a 10% discount! 

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Refund & Registration Policy 
Payment is considered final, and non-refundable, unless there is a quality issue that cannot be otherwise addressed. Registration for all events, programs and membership is considered complete upon full payment.  An invoice payment option will be available on most events until 14 days prior to the event date. Cash and credit cards are always accepted. A confirmation will be sent for all transactions with the Auburn Hills Chamber.

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