Wednesday, April 12
1:00 — 4:30 p.m.
Beers and Careers Reception
4:30 — 6:00 p.m.
DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Meeting Rooms – 303 Monroe Ave. NW
Before you register, please view the breakout session topics below.
Talent is the top issue impacting growth and success for the West Michigan business community. That’s why we’ve made talent the concentration at the first in the Chamber Summits series.
Through this Summit, the Chamber will bring together businesses and community leaders to provide insight on developing, attracting and retaining talent. From the keynote speaker and breakout panel discussions, you will:
- Learn best practices from innovative talent experts
- Network with peers who are facing the same concerns as you
- Leave with practical and strategic takeaways
Finish the day at the Beers and Careers reception, giving you a first look at the MiCareerQuest expo.
1:00 p.m. — Registration
1:30 p.m. — Opening Remarks/Speaker
2:05 p.m. — Keynote Speaker Dr. Irving McPhail
3:00 p.m. — Develop, Attract, Retain Breakout Sessions
4:15 p.m. — Debrief: Talent & Legislation Update
4:30 p.m. — Beers and Careers Reception
6:00 p.m. — Conclude
Develop Talent Breakout Session
What can business do to better prepare job seekers for in-demand careers in Michigan? What opportunities exist for businesses to help craft future talent for their organization?
DeWys Manufacturing, Inc.
Attract Talent Breakout Session
Business is in a race for talent. Finding the right people and onboarding them can be time consuming and costly. How do you keep and grow the talent you have?
Dr. Irving McPhail
National Action Council for Miniorities in Engineering
Team Lead Talent Solutions
Director Talent Acquisition
Hello West Michigan
Retain Talent Breakout Session
How do you increase the success rate in your efforts to recruit top talent? What collaborations exist to help you find the right people to take your business forward?
Grand Rapids Area Chamber
Cascade Engineering, Inc.
Butterball Farms, Inc.
Universal Forest Products, Inc.