Attracting, Retaining and Developing Human Capital: Learn More with IEDC this October

Transformation, Innovation, Reinvention: Creating Tomorrow’s Economy Today
October 6-9, Philadelphia, PA
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Attracting, Retaining and Developing Human Capital

Ask any sports team or CEO – the success or failure of an organization depends on the people within it.  Communities are no different.  Attracting the right people to your city or town, and retaining those who grew up calling it home, is more important to long-term economic development efforts than ever before.

Whether the audience is a young professional looking for things to do in their spare time, a business requiring workers with the right mix of abilities, or a highly skilled immigrant looking for a welcoming environment to call home, communities must implement the right mix of strategies for attracting, retaining, and developing human capital.   At IEDC’s 2013 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, a diverse lineup of speakers and panel offerings will ensure that you go home with new insights to help make your community an appealing place to live, work, and do business.

Learn how to help your community attract, develop and retain the people who will help it succeed down the road. 

Register before THIS Friday, August 9 and save $100 with our early registration rates!

Sessions and Speakers in the Human Capital Track:

Transforming Your City into a Magnet for Global Talent

Moderator:
Fred Morley
, Executive Vice President & Chief Economist, Greater Halifax Partnership, Halifax, NS, Canada

Speakers:
Michael Iacovazzi-Pau, G.L.I.P. Program Director & Manager of Global Engagement, Greater Louisville, Inc., Louisville, KY
Simon Millcock, ACEcD, National Director, Economic Development Australia (EDA), Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Peter Paul, Project Leader, Assisting Local Leaders with Immigrant Employment Strategies (ALLIES), Maytree Foundation, Toronto, ON, Canada

Recruit, Retain, Expand: The Role of Culture, Arts, and Entertainment

Moderator:
Greg Baeker, PhD
, Director, Cultural Development, Millier Dickinson Blais, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada

Speakers:
Daniel J. Barufaldi, Director of Economic Development, City of Dover, Dover, NH
Louise Kenngott Stevens, President, ArtsMarket, Inc., Bozman, MT
Dan Taylor, President & CEO, Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Model Economic Development Partnerships with Community Colleges

Moderator:
Ray Laughter, Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, Lone Star College System, The Woodlands, TX

Speakers:
Linda Head, Associate Vice Chancellor for Workforce Education and Corporate Partnerships, Lone Star College System, The Woodlands, TX
Jennifer Worth, Program Manager, Workforce and Economic Development, American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC

EDRP Research Session: Immigration and Economic Development

Moderator:
Dennis Coleman, CEcD, FM, President & CEO, St. Louis County Economic Council, St. Louis, MO

Speakers:
Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, Director of Outreach and Program Evaluation, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, Philadelphia PA
Elizabeth Cohen, Project Director of the Immigration & Innovation Initiative, World Trade Center St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

EDRP Research Session: Sector Partnerships and Other Successful Workforce Strategies

Moderator:
Kurt Foreman, Executive Vice President, Economic Development, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Oklahoma City, OK

Speakers:
Sheila Paul Shedd, Director, Workforce Arizona Council, Arizona Commerce Authority, Phoenix, AZ

How to Develop Skilled Workers in Rural Places

Speakers:
Kelley H. Deutmeyer, Executive Director, East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA), Dubuque, IA
Wendy Mihm-Herold, Vice President, Business and Community Solutions, Northeast Iowa Community College, Calmar, IA

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Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

IEDC room rate: $239 single/double
Group rate cutoff: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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