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Executive Forum – Building Your Talent Pipeline Webinar

July 20 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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Building and Engaging a Sustainable Talent Pipeline

Join IMA President & CEO Mark Denzler at this small and exclusive forum of CEO’s and executive leadership for the IMA Executive Forum – connecting leading manufacturing executives and moderated by our fantastic partners at Sikich. We will open with a short presentation and then have time for discussion with your peers about this topic or other top of mind issues.

In February 2022, the Sikich Industry Pulse found that 75% of manufacturers are looking to increase their workforce in the next 12 months with 21% of these manufacturers planning a significant increase. Meanwhile, data from the US Chamber of Commerce Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics show that, as of May 2022, there were 11.5 million job openings and only 6 million unemployed workers. So, how can the manufacturing industry compete with the labor shortage, address the skills gap, and achieve its desired growth?

Looking a level deeper, how does the next generation of workers view a career in manufacturing? How can industrial companies educate the next generation on the opportunities in manufacturing and build a robust talent pool to be well-positioned for the future? We will discuss creative strategies and provide practical applications to build and engage a sustainable talent pipeline for long-term success.

You’ll walk away with:

  1. An understanding of the current workforce demographics.
  2. Ideas and resources for educating the next generation about manufacturing career paths.
  3. Strategies for reaching and engaging talent for the future.
  4. Ideas and initiatives to attract alternative candidate pools 5. An understanding of how career pathways impact attraction and retention.

Then we’ll turn it over to you and ask the following:

  • What positions or types of roles are the most challenging for you to fill? • Do you work with community colleges or offer apprenticeship opportunities?
  • What programs or initiatives have your company tried in the past to build talent pipelines?
  • Have you found success with building talent pipelines through any unique programs or initiatives
  • Where do you see the biggest opportunities for the next generation of talent within the manufacturing industry in the next 5 – 10 years?

Note that this program is designed for manufacturing CEOs/Key Leadership.

Speakers

Darren Smith, PHR, SHRM-CP | Manager, Sikich’s Human Resources Advisory team
Darren brings in-depth knowledge of human capital management services to each client project. Darren excels at delivering change management, organizational development and strategic HR and business processes services. He has experience working within shared services and Centers of Excellence. In addition, he provides employee relations, risk mitigation, learning & development, and management coaching solutions.

Darren Smith, PHR, SHRM-CP | Manager, Sikich’s Human Resources Advisory team
Darren brings in-depth knowledge of human capital management services to each client project. Darren excels at delivering change management, organizational development and strategic HR and business processes services. He has experience working within shared services and Centers of Excellence. In addition, he provides employee relations, risk mitigation, learning & development, and management coaching solutions.
Kathleen Burley | Executive Director, the Greater Chicago Advanced Manufacturing Partnership
(GCAMP) Vice-President of Workforce Development for the Valley Industrial
Association (VIA) in Geneva, IL Kathleen has a background in tooling and manufacturing sales, as well as a former elected School District Board member and voting delegate for the Illinois Association of School Boards. Being able to direct students into promising manufacturing and industrial career pathways while building a pipeline of future employees for regional manufacturers is GCAMP’s vision and Kathleen’s passion. Kathleen has a BA in Business & Communication Management from Judson University and is a member of WiM, Women in Manufacturing.

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Contact Name: Terri Graham
Contact Email: tgraham@ima-net.org

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