2017 State of the Region


March 20, 2017 |  8 a.m. | Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons in Perrysburg, Ohio

The 2017 State of the Region Conference will provide an overview of economic conditions in our region as well as data and analytics on the current workforce in Northwest Ohio.  The conference will also highlight innovative and actionable strategies for overcoming workforce challenges in our region, with a focus on strategies for bridging the generational divide between employers and the millennial workforce.   Across Northwest Ohio, employers in sectors ranging from health care to manufacturing face a significant challenge in recruiting and retaining talent.

Workforce challenges have many root causes including mass retirements, disjointed training programs, a lack of alignment between education programs and in-demand jobs, inadequate soft-skill development, and generation differences that result in a lack of understanding around workforce and career expectations.   

Despite these challenges, several organizations in our region and around the country are developing best practices for developing talent in this competitive environment.  Hyland Software and Welltower, Inc. will share their strategies during the best practice panel following our keynote address by Lauren Rikleen, author of You Raised Us, Now Work With Us: Millennials, Career Success, and Building Strong Workplace Teams.

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