WORKCON 2018 “Unlocking the Power of Partnerships”Conference Program & Plenary Overview
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Details & descriptions of everything WORKCON 2018; Pre-Cons, Sessions, Plenaries & MORE! Scroll down for a quick overview of the conference plenaries and mini-plenaries. WORKCON Conference Program April 18
WORKCON 2018 PLENARIES / MINI-PLENARIES
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
12:45 – 2:15 OPENING PLENARY Garden Pavilion
The Principles of Successful Partnerships and Collaborations
Gino Chirio, Executive VP for Growth Services, Maddock Douglas
Leveraging over 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 clients, Gino has uncovered the secrets to keeping collaborative teams focused on reaching their goal. In this opening keynote, you’ll experience what it takes to join with others in making large scale significant change, and the keys to building successful, powerful partnerships.
4:00 – 5:00 AFTERNOON PLENARY Garden Pavilion
Mike Fazio, Co-Founder & CEO, Workforce 180
Over the years, I have discovered a major key to successful partnerships is to identify areas of weakness and then make every effort to strengthen them. It means being completely honest with yourself. It requires you to put ego aside for the sake of achievement. Not so easy, right? Journey with me as we look back, then ahead to the many, many ways we should be, partnering in our communities to achieve performance outcomes! More about Mike at workforce180.com/mike
Mike Fazio is the Founder and CEO of Workforce180—a national training, consulting and marketing company for workforce boards and non-profits. They have served more than 550 organizations nationwide, from all 50 states, DC, US Virgin islands, Puerto Rico, Guam and Canada! Mike is a well-known speaker at conferences across the country, but always says “I don’t do speeches”. Instead, he makes presentations, so the audience can decide how relevant his content is. He also hosts the worldwide 180PODCAST (www.workforcepods.com)each month and will be available here in The Podcast Zone to conduct free interviews all day May 3. Learn more here at workforce180.com/mike
Thursday, May 3, 2018
8:30 – 9:45 MORNING PLENARY Garden Pavilion
Addressing the Great Divide: Closing the Equity Gap
Donna Harris, Co-Founder, 1776
Donna Harris is an American businesswoman and entrepreneur. Donna believes we need to acknowledge the critical work we are engaged in to address the equity gap in the U.S. She will be sharing her thoughts on the importance of a shared vision, and why this bigger why motivates people and moves us toward an even bigger what.
Donna is part of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Startup America Partnership and the World Academy for the Future of Women. In January 2013, she co-founded Washington, D.C. startup incubator 1776. She has appeared in Forbes, Bloomberg News, CNN Money, and The Chicago Tribune.
4:00 – 5:15 THREE MINI-PLENARIES
How to Get Others to Willingly Do What Needs to Be Done, Riviera & Monte Carlo
Silver Rose, Silver Rose Enterprises
Workforce Systems Design and Regional Planning: A Poetic Conversation, St. Tropez
Walter Dario di Mantova, Partner, Powerminds, Tim Rainey, Executive Director, CWDB Bob Lanter, Executive Director, CWA John D. Baker, President, Core Factors
Walt Di Mantova has spent thirty years in workforce and economic development. He grew the extraordinary teams that built the US’s largest university corporate training center educating over 250,000 employees from Fortune 100 companies and unions in 11 countries. He helped transform – and improve — California’s Community Colleges. And he is creating unprecedented programs in occupational health and safety, continuous improvement and adult workplace skills. “I’ve enthusiastically dedicated my work life to one thing: trying to save lives, build jobs, disrupt poverty and reduce trauma through learning. Period.” Walter Dario Di Mantova
Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Digitization, Sorrento & San Marino
What It Is and What We Need to Know as Workforce Professionals and Educators
Friday, May 4, 2018
8:30 – 9:30 MORNING PLENARY Garden Pavilion
The Power of Partnerships Deciphered
Moderator: Bob Lanter, Executive Director, California Workforce Association
- Patrick Henning Jr., Director, Employment Development Department
- Kim Johnson, Chief, CalWORKs and Child Care Branch, California Department of Social Services
- Dr. Jeffrey A. Mrizek, Dean, Effective Practices, California Community College Chancellor’s Office
- Tim Rainey, ED, California Workforce Development Board
- Joe Xavier, Director, California Department of Rehabilitation
State leaders will share their insights, as well as promising practices from around their state where partnerships are leading to even better outcomes for individuals, for business and for communities.
11:00 – Noon Closing Session Garden Pavilion
End the conference on a fun note while reflecting on what you have learned and what ideas you are taking back home.