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8/6/2020 to 8/7/2020
When: Thursday, August 6 - Friday, August 7, 2020
Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
United States

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On August 6 - 7, upgrade your workforce development toolkit with help from IEDC.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 

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Workforce Development Strategies

August 6 - 7 | Online
10:30 - 5:00 PM ET
Regular Registration Deadline: July 24

 

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This course is held in partnership with theWisconsin Economic Development Association.

Economic Development professionals play a variety of roles in the workforce system. From brokering for workforce development programs to addressing barriers to retention, such as transportation and childcare, your role is multifaceted. This means your understanding of workforce development must be equally so.

Join this August online course to take stock. Tune in to make sense of the existing occupational data at your fingertips, learn how to strengthen your support system for local workers,and review the latest on which federal and state resources you may be eligible for.Read on to learn more about the course, andbe sureto sign up before July 24to save on registration pricing!

 

Learning Outcomes

· Identify current local barriers to workforce development

· Review programs and strategiesthat support workforce development

· Understand best practices for implementing and monitoring these programs, and more

 

 

 

Who Should Attend

· Economic Developers looking to improve their EDO's Workforce Development strategy

· ED Professionals at all levels responsible for tracking local job creation and opportunities

· Economic Developers seeking to fulfill an electivecourse requirement for the CEcD exam

 

INSTRUCTORS

 

Vernon Gerth, CEcD

Vernon Gerth, CEcD

Assistant City Administrator for Community and Economic Development
City of Franklin, Tennessee
Arrington, TN

Vernon serves the City of Franklin, TN as Assistant City Administrator for Community & Economic Development. He has over 30 years of community and economic development experience and has also served the cities of Kenosha, Wisconsin and Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Vernon’s primary responsibilities include managerial oversight of Franklin’s development services and support of the Planning & Sustainability, Engineering, and Building & Neighborhood Services Departments. He understands the value placemaking has in economic development and embraces the philosophy that public input is essential to preserving a community’s heritage.

 

Diane Lupke, CEcD, FM

Diane Lupke, CEcD, FM

President
Diane Lupke & Associates, Inc.
Newton, WI

Ms. Diane Lupke, CEcD, FM has more than thirty years of experience, currently as President of Diane Lupke & Associates, Inc., an economic development consulting firm.

Ms. Lupke has special expertise in working with distressed communities and emerging markets. Ms. Lupke wrote tax and financial incentive legislation creating or modifying enterprise zones in seven States and provided technical assistance to eleven Federal Empowerment Zones. Ms. Lupke has also written legislation to create seed and venture capital funds and support angel investments.

 

John Metcalf

John Metcalf

President
Workforce Systems Associates
Charlotte, NC

John Metcalf brings outstanding private industry experience coupled with public consulting work related to his role as president at Workforce Systems Associates. The organization has ledworkforce, education, and community visioning efforts for over 15 years, and managed projects in over 41 states at both state and local levels.

Previously, John spent 30 years at AT&T in a broad range of sales, marketing, and executive leadership positions, allowing him to bring a business focus to his current role in workforce and community planning.

 

 

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Earn CEcD Credits

Thiscoursemeets the professional development requirements for theCertified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam. CEcDs earn recertification credits for participating.

 

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