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    INSHRM Presents "How We Turn Unicorn Hunting into Talent Acquisition"

    Date: February 14, 2017, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Centerplace Regional Event Center
    2426 North Discovery Place
    Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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    INSHRM Luncheon & Seminar!


    *Registration closes on Thursday, February 9th*

     Topic:  How We Turn Unicorn Hunting into Talent Acquisition

     Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Time: Check-in opens at 11:00 AM; Announcements start at 11:30 AM; Program is from 12 PM - 1 PM.

    Centerplace Regional Event Center
    2426 North Discovery Place
    Spokane Valley, WA 99216

    Presentation Summary:

    First, a look at the data: this program will begin with an executive summary of key outcomes of the Spokane Area Talent Alignment Survey and provide a demonstration for utilizing the analytics dashboard. Next, how do we take this data and interpret it into useful information to drive decision making and take action? A case study will be presented by a local employer who has identified a major skills gap at their organization and their actions of teaming up with local community college programs and educators to create a customized program to provide the specific training they need now! Learn how current educational attainment initiatives and programs are culminating together to help employers and the workforce prosper with the skills needed for the future!

    Learning objectives:

      • How does my companies’ skills gap compare with other companies in my industry and of similar size? We will review key outcomes of the Spokane Area Talent Alignment Survey.
      • How do I take this information back with me and use it? All attendees will be given access to the data dashboard and instructions for cutting the data into meaningful pieces.
      • What are other companies doing to address a skills gap? A local case study of building a new program with a local higher education institution will be presented. Take it from theory to action!
      • Learn how Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Greater Minds Initiative is working with the Graduate Network and Bridging the Talent Gap to increase the culture of education attainment resulting in actively developing our region’s talent.

    Speaker Information:

    Bridgett R. Strickler, MBA, MAT   

    Director of Network Engagement, The Graduate! Network
    Co-Principal Investigator and Business Engagement Lead, Bridging The Talent Gap

    Bridgett Strickler is the Director of Network Engagement with The Graduate! Network.  She is the former Executive Director of Education Matters Southern Indiana and Degrees At Work in Louisville, Kentucky. Strickler earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from Bucknell University in 1988 where she was also a Division I student athlete. In 1993 she earned her first Master’s degree from University of Louisville and began her teaching and coaching careers.  She rose within Kentucky’s education system as a Director for the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program and also served as professional development leader and consultant for multiple initiatives related to high school drop out prevention. Later, she discovered a passion for adult learners while teaching GED.  In December 2015, she completed her MBA as part of the University of Kentucky & University of Louisville joint Executive MBA program.



    Dan Ash, Ph.D.

    Co-Principal Investigator and Research Director, Bridging The Talent Gap

    Dr. Dan Ash is an expert in workplace psychology and training program development.  He served as the founding executive director of Metropolitan College at its inception in 1998, which has since established itself as a national and international model for education business partnerships and has received praiseworthy coverage by a multitude of media outlets including CNN, the Chronicle for Higher Education, the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, and the Wall Street Journal. Metropolitan College provided more than $7 million in educational benefits to more than 8,000 participants who successfully completed more than 89,000 college credit hours. Dr. Ash was instrumental in establishing similar programs at Norton Healthcare, Humana, ResCare, and the UPS Chicago Area Consolidation Hub. Since 2009, Dr. Ash has served on the leadership team responsible for creating a regional education initiative—55 Thousand Degrees—with the goal of moving Louisville, Kentucky into the top tier among its peer cities by raising education attainment. 




    Jodi Strote

    Education Attainment Navigator

    Greater Minds, an initiative of Greater Spokane Incorporated

    Jodi Strote is the Education Attainment Navigator for the Greater Minds, an initiative of Greater Spokane Incorporated. Jodi comes with many skills and experiences in the higher education industry, previously working with adult students as an advisor and recruiter at a local higher education institution. Jodi is a member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in Management, Human Resource Management and Management Information Systems from Eastern Washington University.


    *Approved for 1 General HRCI/SHRM Credit*

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