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A Call for Change: Recruiting and Retaining the New Workforce

 

February 23, 2022 | 9 am - 4:15 pm
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK | Livestreamed

 

More than ever, there is a need for evolving workforce development conversations to gather together and discuss issues and hear ideas around improving how we work which will include a 2021 survey of Oklahoma employees as well as those not in the workforce to hear opinions of what needs to change to attract people back to jobs. In these sessions, you will learn about flexible work schedules, working from home and accountability, automation and the impact on jobs, and many other pertinent topics involving attracting and retaining employees. You will have an opportunity to share ideas and experiences about promising practices.

 

Registration information:

Individual Registration: $250 per person

 

Multiple Registration Discount
(3 or more people from same company): $225 per person
(10 or more from the same company): $195 per person
Registration includes digital materials to all participants. In-person participants will also receive a continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.

 

Register Here

 

 

  • Agenda

    9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Overview

    Scott Mueller, Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development, State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

     

    9:10 – 10:00 a.m. Understanding the Labor Shortage and Needs of Oklahoma’s Workforce

    Abbey Davis, PHR, SHRM-CP, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice & Eastin Fellow, Spears School of Business, Stillwater, OK

    Jim Priest, Chief Executive Officer, Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

     

    10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Becoming a Second Chance Employer

    Introduction given by: Kris Steele, Executive Director, TEEM: The Education and Employment Ministry, Oklahoma City, OK

    Jennifer Ellis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cosmetic Specialty Labs, Inc., Lawton, OK

     

    10:20 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break

     

    10:30 – 12:00 p.m. Panel: Rethinking the 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Moderator: Abbey Davis, PHR, SHRM-CP, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice & Eastin Fellow, Spears School of Business, Stillwater, OK

    Richard Wright, CPA, Assurance Partner, HoganTaylor, Oklahoma City, OK

    Shelley Zumwalt, Executive Director, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

    Casey Kidwell, Director of Administration, AAON, Tulsa, OK

     

    12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

    Table Topic Discussion

     

    1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Networking Break

     

    1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Panel: Determining How to Automate Shallow Work Activities

    TJ Nance, Associate Director – Business Development, Accenture, Oklahoma City, OK
    Travis Gould, Oklahoma Managing Director, Accenture, Oklahoma City, OK

     

    2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Creating a Culture of Belongingness in a Hybrid Setting

    Vincent Lombardo, President, Heartland Payment Systems, Oklahoma City, OK

     

    3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Panel: The Future of Work: Are you Ready?

    Moderator: Dr. Bryan Edwards, Joe Synar Chair and Professor Management, Spears School of Business, Stillwater, OK

    Dr. Jim Utley, Vice President, Operational Excellence, Niagara Bottling Company, Blanchard, OK

    Melinda Stinnett, Managing Director, Stinnett & Associates, Tulsa, OK

  • Learning objectives

    Understanding the Labor Shortage and Needs of Oklahoma’s Workforce

    1. List reasons for the delayed return of the unemployed population re-entering the workforce.
    2. Define "The Great Resignation" and what it looks like in Oklahoma.
    3. Reiterate solutions to attract people to return to an employment status.


    Becoming a Second Chance Employer
    1. Define the obstacles to employment facing ex-prisoners, including socioeconomic factors and the impact failure to secure employment on recidivism and poverty.
    2. Define the impact on workforce through the creation of second chance employment opportunities in Oklahoma.
    3. Define the importance of "temporary" flexibility needed by the employer to onboard and support second chance employees


    Panel: Rethinking the 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    1. Identify methods used for flexibility of employers.
    2. List methods that did not work.
    3. Define what a flexible work environment is and looks like.

     

    Table Topic Discussions
    1. Reiterate strategies used by other participant companies to entice potential employees.
    2. List potential barriers others have found to finding workers.
    3. Identify new ways to become more flexible while keeping production stable

     

    Determining How to Automate Shallow Work Activities
    1. Identify automatable work.
    2. Present strategies to help your workforce become more efficient.
    3. Define deep work activities.

     

    Creating a Culture of Belongingness in a Hybrid Setting
    1. Know the purpose of belonging in a work environment.
    2. Find your perspective with your team.
    3. Communicate goals and measure progress.

     

    Panel: The Future of Work: Are you Ready?
    1. Determine how people work best.
    2. Identify ways to focus work on that is supported and enabled by technology.
    3. Link work environments that demand creativity, flexibility and insight versus non-empowering environments

  • Speakers

     

    Abbey Davis

    PHR, SHRM-CP, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice & Eastin Fellow, Spears School of Business, Stillwater, OK


    Dr. Bryan Edwards

    Joe Synar Chair and Professor Management, Spears School of Business, Stillwater, OK


    Travis Gould

    Oklahoma Managing Director, Accenture, Oklahoma City, OK


    Casey Kidwell

    Director of Administration, AAON, Tulsa, OK


    Vincent Lombardo

    President, Heartland Payment Systems, Oklahoma City, OK


    Scott Mueller

    Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development, State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK


    TJ Nance

    Associate Director Business Development, Accenture, Oklahoma City, OK


    Jim Priest

    Chief Executive Officer, Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK


    Melinda Stinnett

    Managing Director, Stinnett & Associates, Tulsa, OK


    Dr. Jim Utley

    Vice President, Operational Excellence, Niagara Bottling Company, Blanchard, OK


    Michael Waits

    Senior Continuous Improvement Manager, SSM Health, Tulsa, OK 


    Shelley Zumwalt

    Executive Director, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Sponsorship Information
    Partnering Sponsor: $10,000

    12 registrations for the Workforce Development Conference
    • Partnership naming rights
    • Opportunity to introduce a speaker
    • Opportunity to play a 2-minute promotional video during one of the conference breaks
    • Logo included in marketing/conference materials and on website
    Gift: $7,060; Non-gift: $ 2,940


    Diamond Sponsor: $7,500

    10 registrations for the Workforce Development Conference
    • Opportunity to introduce a speaker
    • Opportunity to play a 2-minute promotional video during one of the conference breaks
    • Logo included in marketing/conference materials and on website
    Gift: $4,975; Non-gift: $ 2,525


    Platinum Sponsor: $5,000

    8 registrations for the Workforce Development Conference
    • Opportunity to introduce a speaker
    • Opportunity to play a 2-minute promotional video during one of the conference breaks
    • Logo included in marketing/conference materials and on website
    Gift: $2,625; Non-gift: $ 2,375


    Gold Sponsor: $3,500

    6 registrations for the Workforce Development Conference
    • Opportunity to play a 2-minute promotional video during one of the conference breaks
    • Logo included in marketing/conference materials and on website
    Gift: $2,100; Non-gift: $1,400


    Silver Sponsor: $2,500

    4 registrations for the Workforce Development Conference
    • Logo included in marketing/conference materials and on website
    Gift: $1,575; Non-gift: $925


    Bronze Sponsor: $1,000

    2 registrations for the Workforce Development Conference
    • Logo included in marketing/conference materials and on website
    Gift: $500; Non-gift: $500


    Luncheon Sponsor: $5,000
    • Logo included in marketing/conference materials and on website

    Gift $5,000

     

    Livestreaming Sponsor: $5,000

    Gift: $5,000

     

    All above sponsorships – checks payable to the OSU Foundation

     

    Booth Space: $500

    Non-gift: $500 (Check payable to Oklahoma State University)


    If you would like more information on sponsorship, please contact shyannm@okstate.edu or 405-744-5208.

  • Sponsors

    Gold

    Heartland logo 


    Silver

    Niagara


    Bronze

    Hogan Taylor logo 

    Inteworks

    AAON

     

    Booth

    Goodwill


    Break

    CSBI

  •  Program information/policy

    Earn up to seven hours of CPE credit

    The Center for Executive and Professional Development, Oklahoma State University, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

    Instructional delivery method: Group Live - Experts share their knowledge with participants through live, in-person presentations and virtual live streaming with question and answer opportunities.


    If a participant would like to cancel her/his registration less than 5 days prior to the program, you are welcome to send a substitute. A refund is available given notification no later than 6 days prior to the program. If you are cancelling your registration or transferring your registration to a colleague, please contact the OSU Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208 or cepd@okstate.edu. CEPD will send you an email confirming your cancellation and refund if applicable.

    For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints, please contact the program coordinator, Shyanne Yeager, at 405-744-5208 or shyannm@okstate.edu.

    The program content is appropriate for all human resources professionals, managers and directors from entry level to executive. For CPE purposes, the knowledge level of the course is "basic." The prerequisite education/experience required for this conference is to have a basic understanding of human resources matters. There is no advance preparation required for participating in this conference.

 

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