Talent Pipeline Management: A New Approach to Closing the Skills Gap

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20062
United States

Today, the engine of the U.S. economy is facing a serious crisis. Our education system is failing to keep pace with our economy and employers are struggling to find skilled workers who can contribute to their growth and competitiveness.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is working with employers to close the skills gap by leveraging lessons learned from supply chain management and applying them to education and workforce partnerships.

On November 19, USCCF will hold a national conference in Washington, D.C., to begin building a movement around these employer-driven solutions.

Registration is closed.

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AGENDA

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome

John R. McKernan, Jr, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Meeting the Demands of Today's Workforce

William Hansen, President and CEO, USA Funds

9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Talent Pipeline Management Overview

Jason A. Tyszko, Senior Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce

9:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Employers Leading the Way

  • Greg Bashore, Global Director, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Development, Alcoa

  • Darlene Miller, President and CEO, Permac Industries

  • Ellyn Shook, Chief Human Resources Officer, Accenture

  • Danny Vargas, President, VARCom Solutions, LLC

Moderator: Cheryl Oldham, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce

11:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Disrupting the Provider Marketplace

  • Julian Alssid, Chief Workforce Strategist, College for America at Southern New Hampshire University

  • John Barge, State School Superintendent, Georgia Department of Education

  • Ray Laughter, Vice Chancellor, External Affairs, Lone Star College System

  • Guy Loudon, Executive Director, Jane Addams Resource Center

  • Tim Welsh, Senior Vice President, Industry Strategy, Apollo Education Group

Moderator: Peter Hutchinson, Managing Director, Public Services Strategy, Accenture

12:10 p.m. - 12:25 p.m. Break
12:25 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Lunch

Keynote: Joseph Fuller, Senior Lecturer in General Management, Harvard Business School

1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Taking Action to Accelerate Talent Supply Chain Solutions

Jason A. Tyszko, Senior Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce

1:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Break
1:40 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Regions Taking Action

  • Peter Beard, Senior Vice President, Regional Workforce Development, Greater Houston Partnership

  • Jeff Mays, President, Illinois Business Roundtable

  • Jack Pfunder, President and CEO, Manufacturers Resource Center

  • Heather Weber, Dean, Occupational Education, Estrella Mountain Community College

  • Rhonda R. Whitaker, Director, Government and Community Relations, Duke Energy Kentucky

Moderator: John Colborn, Director, Skills for America's Future, Aspen Institute

2:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m

Looking Forward: Interactive Discussion with Audience

Facilitator: Bob Sheets, Research Professor, George Washington University Institute of Public Policy

4:05 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Taking Action Today

Carol D'Amico, Executive Vice President, National Engagement and Philanthropy, USA Funds

4:15 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Cheryl Oldham, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce

4:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception

Legislative employees should consult with the House and Senate ethics office, as appropriate, to determine whether there would be any prohibition on their attendance at this event. Executive branch employees should obtain written permission to attend this event from their designated agency ethics office and should send a copy of the permission to Carrie Winslow either by email (cwinslow@uschamber.com ) or by fax (202-463-3129) prior to the event.