New Workforce Solutions

 Tuesday, November 10th

8-10 am

During this unprecedented time of change, how can we learn from successful innovative workforce strategies?

How might we collaborate to generate new solutions and find new partners?

  • Community Strengths Reflection: County of Summit Executive Ilene Shapiro; City of Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan; Steve Millard, President & CEO, Greater Akron Chamber
  • Success Stories
  • Panel Discussion: Patrice Russell, Talent Acquisitions Program Manager, Akron Children’s Hospital; Beth Henry, HR Manager, Landmark Plastics; Harun Rashid, CIO, Akron Children’ Hospital
  • Breakout Conversations

The Imperative for Racial Justice in the Workplace

 Thursday, November 19th

1-3 pm

A second pandemic, fueled by systemic racism, has been further exposed in 2020.

How can we socialize the conversation we need to have in the workplace?

Experience a frank conversation with some of our community’s most respected leaders and dialogue with talent ecosystem peers to explore new strategies and policies.

  • Panel Discussion: Andre Lessears, Director Diversity & Inclusion, Cleveland Clinic Akron General; Robert DeJournett, VP Opportunity & Inclusion, Greater Akron Chamber; Lorraine Washington, Sr. VP for HR, Summa Health
  • Breakout Conversations

align highlights

Kent Display and Excelsior Marking talk about repurposing & retooling to make PPE.

Ignite IT is a powerful collaboration between the Akron Urban League and ConxusNEO that helps groom candidates for a career in IT.

Summa Health & The Well CDC are working together to reduce barriers to employment

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