Re-Skilling Your Supply Chain Team

Discuss priorities and approaches to upskilling and retaining supply chain talent.

- 2:00 PM

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  • 3. Next Practice Advisors Presentation Slides: Measuring and Moving Performance in the Real World of Work.pdf thumbnail
  • 4. GE HealthCare Presentation Slides: Supply Chain Capability & Talent Development.pdf thumbnail


This has become an annual event to bring our UWEBC supply chain leaders together (on campus and virtually) to talk about talent.  It is a great session to network with some amazing people leaders!

Today's supply chain teams - and their leaders - need to continually upskill to remain responsive and resilient in an ever-changing environment:

  • A recent McKinsey report called out upskilling workers as one of three key priorities that will help companies operate more efficiently while accelerating growth.
  • The World Economic Forum’s 2023 Future of Jobs Report found that 60 percent of organizations around the world face skills gaps and struggle to attract talent.

We will hear from Amy Leschke-Kahle, Founder and Principal Advisor of Next Practice Advisors, who will talk about measuring and moving performance in the real world of work. We will also hear from UWEBC member company GE HealthCare, plus engage in insightful discussions with fellow UWEBC members.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the agenda for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting and selecting topics for break-out discussions. Once the agenda is complete, you choose the discussions you want to join. This will be a highly interactive session so come prepared to share your questions, challenges and insights!

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Agenda Items

9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
  Jenny Patzlaff - Supply Chain Practice Director, UWEBC
9:20 AM Expert Spotlight: Measuring and Moving Performance in the Real World of Work
  Amy Leschke-Kahle - Founder and Principal Advisor, Next Practice Advisors
10:20 AM Break
10:30 AM Member Spotlight - GE HealthCare
  Craig Schaefer - Executive, Supply Chain/Services Capability & Talent Development, GE HealthCare
11:15 AM Breakout discussions (virtual)
  All Participants
11:30 AM Lunch & Networking (In Person)
12:00 PM Adjourn (Virtual)
12:30 PM Breakout discussions (In Person)
  All Participants
1:40 PM Closing Remarks and Wrap Up (In Person)
  Jenny Patzlaff - Supply Chain Practice Director, UWEBC
2:00 PM Adjourn (In Person)

Additional Information

Location: UW-Madison Pyle Center (In-person); EventsAir (Virtual)
Location Address: 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
Contact: Events Team,