Workforce & Talent Summit: Part of the Six Pillar Conference Series 5/30/2019 8:00 AM – 5/30/2019 4:00 PM

Workforce & Talent Summit: Part of the Six Pillar Conference Series 5/30/2019 8:00 AM – 5/30/2019 4:00 PM

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Workforce & Talent Summit: Part of the Six Pillar Conference Series

The Vermont Workforce & Talent Summit is the inaugural event in the Vermont Chamber’s Six Pillar Conference Series focused on promoting the long-term economic health of our state and providing opportunity for Vermonters. This event will provide tools to support talent recruitment and retention strategies which are essential to business growth and require partnerships between employers, educators, training providers, and government. The people, skills and training that power the economy today and the challenge of ensuring a new workforce generation will be at the heart of this event.

Partners for this event include the Vermont State Workforce Development Board, the Vermont Department of Labor, Advance Vermont, the Vermont Futures Project, and SHRM.

Please welcome our Keynote, Brooks Harper! Is your team approaching the day with anticipation or apprehension?  Re-energize your leadership and staff and let Brooks adjust the lens by which they view their jobs and excite them about the tremendous opportunities their positions provide EVERY DAY. Brooks discusses the power of gratitude, value development, investing in others and managing stress in the workplace; increasing your team's morale and ability to provide passionate performance. 

Links to tracks and seminar listings are below. You can choose to follow a track or build your schedule across all 5 tracks.

Building the Modern Workforce

Data and Analytics

Evolving Your Work Environment

Finding New Employees in Unexpected Places

Success Stories



8:00 am – 8:30 am




Opening Remarks and Guest Speakers

Shana Louiselle, VELCO

Adam Grinold, Exec. Dir. Brattleboro Development Corp.


9:30 am – 10:15 am Seminar Breakouts #1

How Data Can Inform Decisions

Progressive Employment: No-Risk Options to Find Your Next Great Employee

Partnership Development for Successful Pipelines

Diversity and Inclusion: Building Your Business Diversity and Inclusion Core Strategy

Responding to Today's Recruiting Challenges


10:40 am – 11:25 am Seminar Breakouts #2

Students Today, Employees Tomorrow: Data, Strategies, and Success Stories of Vermont High School Students

How to Grow Your Workforce with New Americans and People in Recovery

Win Win for Employer and Employee – Killington School of Resort Management

Reducing Bias in Hiring

Utilizing the Untapped Potential of Vermont's Workforce


11:25 am – 12:45 pm

Luncheon – Keynote Brooks Harper


12:55 pm – 1:40 pm Seminar Breakouts #3

AI Built for Action

Hiring for Success using J & H Work Visas

Recruiting for Retention

Tomorrow Starts Today: Business Leaders Creating the Road Map to Grow Vermont's Future Workforce

Impassioned in Your Profession – Keynote Brooks Harper


1:50 pm – 2:35 pm Seminar #4

Resources to Enhance Career Pathways Development

Strengthening your Workforce and Mitigating Barriers to Employment through Partnerships with Adult Education

Embracing Apprenticeships

Meeting the Needs of Talented Employees

The ABCs of X, Y, Z Generations and their Role in the Future of Work


2:40 pm – 4:00 pm



For assistance with registration or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ariel Bertenshaw, Director of Events, at [email protected] or 802-262-0147.

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