8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Umbrella Workforce Program
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Breakout Sessions
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Wrap up
We have heard from our surveys that the biggest challenge is workforce development. With that in mind, we put together a program that touches on three workforce development programs that IFOB member family businesses are using to get new employees.
We will start by having a short program, then have the attendees choose what breakout session they would like to attend. The program will be wrapped up with a panel that will sum up key take-aways from each break out.
Umbrella Program Topics and Speakers:
Speakers: Linda Varrell with her new program with WordLab and how Shipyard Brewing company used them to spread the news about their Root Beer, showing how WordLab can help other businesses with PR and how companies can learn to have their own apprentice programs.
b. Military Members in Transition:
Speakers: Jen Fulmer and Bill Benson from Boots to Roots and Dead River Company who works with active military people who want to move to Maine when they leave the military, going over how they transition them from military life to civilian life using their skills learned in the service.
c. Maine Community College System:
Speakers: Dan Belyea, the Executive Director of Workforce Training, from the Maine Community College System and how he’s working with Jean Ginn Marvin from The Nonantum Resort on doing a Math Boot Camp / program from January-March for her employees on their down time. Jean is also currently an Executive Board member for Hospitality Maine, and The Maine Community College System Board.
Program Breakout Groups/ Topics:
a. Help Your Employees Help You Attract Talent
Lead by David Lee HumanNature@Work, this program will help employers capture and use “Why this is a great place to work” stories to increase their ability to attract talent and how to help their employees share these stories with their network.
New employees referred from current employees are 55% faster to hire. After two years, they are 25% more likely to still be working at their employer than those recruited through a job board. So, it’s no surprise that 82% of employers rate employee referrals as the best, and most economical, source for recruiting talent.
Given that this is the best source for talent, are you doing everything you can to help your employees help you recruit talent? Do your employees know how to communicate your Employer Brand, your Employee Value Proposition and simply…why their talented friends should work for YOU? In this session, you will learn how to help your employees tell your story in a compelling way that allows you to attract talent in the most effective, efficient, and economical way.
b. How to Really Build Effective Teams & Groups… It’s Not Just Bowling and Beer!
Lead by John Shorb and Dana Morris Jones of The Delphi Group, participants will have and understand a specific model for building effective teams in a way that focuses team performance on alignment with business objectives and engages team members in deliberately establishing their operating practices and how to be mutually supportive. Team building is often associated with social events. While useful, these activities seldom produce really effective high-performing teams.
The best way to build effective teams is to engage them in a deliberate process of identifying Purpose, Goals, Roles, Practices and Team Relationships with relevance to their actual situations. This program can be delivered to in-tact work teams (best option) or to those responsible for teams. It would be possible to invite several work teams to this training where they would all be exposed to the same model; however, they would apply the model to their own team.
c. Culture isn’t one thing… Culture is everything
For the vast majority of businesses, there is an asset whose importance is widely recognized. Yet almost universally underdeveloped and underleveraged….Culture. In this session Gil Roberts of Value Creation Advisors will cover the following to help you and your clients:
Shift your perception on culture
Understand culture as a strategic asset that deeply impacts the value of a company
Find out how CIS provides tangible commercial focus, accelerating growth
Align the three pillars of CIS and deliver your Brand Promise
Learn how investing in culture can “Future Proof” your business