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The war for talent has persisted and pools of talent for employers to steadily draw upon have become far and few between. This panel discussion assembles expert voices who have utilized work-based learning, internship and apprenticeship solutions; solutions that help employers proactively “home grow” talent and thus, their own talent pipeline.

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When: Thursday, September 19, 2019
11:30 AM
Where: Sheraton City Centre
31 W Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
United States


Online registration is available until: 9/19/2019
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The war for talent has persisted and pools of talent for employers to steadily draw upon have become far and few between. This panel discussion assembles expert voices who have utilized work-based learning, internship and apprenticeship solutions; solutions that help employers proactively “home grow” talent and thus, their own talent pipeline. The panel will reference their own experiences and tackle difficult questions from the moderator and audience on the subject.

BoCK Competencies Discussed:
People: Talent Acquisition

Program is certified for 1.25 SHRM and HRCI credits.

Speakers

Moderator: Kofi Darku (Workforce Development & Education Consultant)

 

Panelists: Shawn Dukes-Douglas (AVP, Talent Acquisition at OneAmerica), Mike Slocum (Executive Director at Indiana INTERNnet), Sarah Harrison (Director, Talent Programs at Conexus Indiana), Courtney Thomas (Manager at KIPP Through College), and Deborah Mullin (Manager, HR Business Partner at Versiti).

 


 

Kofi has more than 15 years experience in education, primarily in an early childhood, coupled with a few years of leading workforce development efforts. He has worked extensively along the I-65 corridor with the majority of his time spent in Louisville and Indianapolis.

 

Mike Slocum joined Indiana INTERNnet as its executive director in November 2018 and leads efforts for this statewide not-for-profit organization managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Indiana INTERNnet is the catalyst for expanding the creation and use of experiential learning opportunities as a key strategy in retaining Indiana’s top talent. Mike connects students, employers, and educational institutions with the vision of helping every Hoosier student who wants an internship to have one.

Mike earned bachelor’s degrees in history and political science from Ball State University, a master’s degree in adult and higher education from Grand Valley State University and is currently a doctoral candidate in Ball State University’s adult, higher, and community education program.

Prior to joining Indiana INTERNnet, Mike worked in a variety of capacities at Ivy Tech Community College, including advising, program management, and statewide guidance of campus career centers. Mike’s other roles in higher education, workforce development, and student success have been at
Grand Valley State University and Ferris State University.

Contact Mike at (317) 2264-6862 or via email at mslocum@indianachamber.com.

Visit http://www.indianaintern.net to learn more about the organization and/or become involved in the
internship experience.

 

Sarah joined Conexus Indiana in August of 2017.Previously her role focused on the management and support of relationships with schools offering the Hire Tech curriculum in southern Indiana. Now her main focus is on Post-Secondary Education. Sarah develops and supports strategic regional partnerships between industry, education and the public sector, as well as the promotion of the Conexus Programs and other talent initiatives and events.

Prior to joining Conexus, Sarah has held a variety of positions including Business Development, the Director of Admissions at the International School of Indiana, and the Senior Trainer, at Eli Lilly UK.

Sarah is English, graduated in Leeds, U.K. and has worked in Toronto, Canada, as well as now here in the USA. Sarah has three children, a dog and she participates in several initiatives that support women. While in the UK she was a Combat Medical Technician in a Field Hospital with the Army Reserves.

 

Courtney Thomas currently serves as the KIPP Through College Manager with KIPP Indy Public Schools. She is a Licensed K-12 School Counselor who is passionate about helping prepare all students with the knowledge, skills and mindsets necessary to matriculate to and through college, and ultimately live a life of choice. Courtney is from Indianapolis. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from DePauw University and her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Indiana University. Courtney has many years of experience in college and career counseling. In her previous role with the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Program she served as the College and Career Coordinator for underrepresented juniors and seniors at Arlington, Arsenal Tech, Ben Davis, Indy Met and George Washington High School. In that role, she worked with students in successful high school completion, college planning, college applications, completing 21st Century Scholars ScholarTrack activities, college visits, and FAFSA completion. In addition, she helped coordinate student internships in various industries. For Courtney, the most rewarding part of this work is when students realize, and get excited about, the importance of an education beyond high school in accomplishing their dreams. Outside of work Courtney enjoys working out, reading and spending time with family. Courtney is beyond excited to continue her work with KIPP students and families and serving the Martindale-Brightwood community. 


When

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Registration begins: 11:30 am
Introduction & Table Discussions: 12:00 pm
Program begins: 12:15 pm
Program concludes: 1:30 pm

Where

Sheraton City Centre
31 W Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Cost

Members: $30               ($25 before 9/12/19)
Non-members: $40        ($35 before 9/12/19)
Flat-Rate Program: $0

A $5 early bird discount will be applied to registrations received a week prior to the event.