Strategic Reskilling: Aligning Talent Development with Business Goals

Explore strategic reskilling, upskilling, expert insights, and real-world examples

- 11:00 AM

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In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, aligning talent development with strategic business goals is more critical than ever. Join us for an engaging peer learning session where we will explore innovative approaches to reskilling and upskilling your workforce to meet the demands of the future. This session will feature member spotlights, showcasing real-world examples of successful reskilling initiatives, and expert insights from industry leaders who have effectively navigated the complexities of talent development. Participants will gain practical knowledge and actionable strategies to drive organizational growth and ensure their teams are equipped with the skills needed to thrive.

Announcing our Agenda and Author Talk

We will open with an Author Talk with Julia Hobsbawm. Julia has been described as ‘our foremost futurist of the workplace’ (Barbara Kellerman, Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University) and is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, keynote speaker and consultant about the past, present and future of work. Julia’s latest book, Working Assumptions: What We Thought We Knew About Work Before Covid and Generative AI – And What We Know Now, has been called “a must-read for anybody concerned about the future of work.” There is no better context upon which to build our conversation on talent and business goals. We will follow this Author Talk with Member Spotlights and small group breakouts so you might discuss and apply what you have learned.

Likely Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a Strategic Reskilling Plan: Learn how to create a comprehensive reskilling plan that aligns with your organization's long-term business objectives, ensuring that your workforce is prepared for future challenges and opportunities.
  • Implement Data-Driven Talent Development: Discover how to leverage data analytics to identify critical skills gaps within your organization and make informed decisions about where to focus your reskilling efforts for maximum impact.
  • Foster a Culture of Continuous Learning: Gain actionable ideas for promoting a culture of continuous learning and development within your organization, including strategies for engaging employees in their own growth and aligning their personal development goals with the company's strategic vision.

No one of us is as smart as all of us!

We are thrilled to have registrants from Associated Bank, CNH Industrial, Colony Brands, Inc., Delta Dental of Wisconsin, Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations, FarWell, First Supply, Fiskars, Foremost Farms USA, GE HealthCare, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Hy Cite Enterprises, Inpro, Kohler Co., Lakeside Foods, Madison Gas and Electric Company, Mason Companies, Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, National Guardian Life Insurance Company, Oshkosh Corporation, Plexus Corp., Promega Corporation, Schneider, Springs Window Fashions LLC, Tormach Inc., Uline, Werner Electric Supply, Wick Buildings, and Wm. K. Walthers, Inc. Join us!

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Agenda Items

9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
  Doug Barton, Director, UWEBC
9:05 AM Author Talk with Future of Work Futurist Julia Hobsbawm
  Doug Barton with Julia Hobsbawm, award-winning writer, broadcaster, keynote speaker and consultant about the past, present and future of work
9:30 AM Member Spotlights
  We will feature 2-3 case studies of UWEBC member companies.
10:30 AM Breakout Discussion – Discuss and Apply
10:55 AM Wrap Up
  Doug Barton, Director, UWEBC
11:00 AM Adjourn

Additional Information

Location: Zoom
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