Workforce Summit 2019

The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation hosted its inaugural Workforce Summit on March 13, 2019.

The Workforce Summit provided businesses tools to support talent development and attraction strategies. Creating robust talent pipelines is essential to business growth and requires partnerships between employers, education and training providers, and government. The Workforce Summit highlighted effective partnerships that support business growth through enhanced talent pipelines.

The Summit also displayed effective career awareness strategies, industry-led apprenticeships, strategies to recruit diverse candidates, and methods to engage with education providers to enhance the supply of talent needed to grow your business.

See the 2019 Workforce Summit agenda and view the presentations below:

Opening Remarks
Jennifer Mellor, Chief Innovation Officer, Greater Phoenix Chamber

Title Sponsor Remarks
Joe Carella, Assistant Dean, University of Arizona Eller College of Management

Host Remarks
Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, Chancellor, Maricopa Community Colleges

Overview of Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation Workforce Efforts
Jennifer Mellor

Workforce Demand in Arizona
Trevor Stokes, Workforce Program Manager, Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity

Breakout Session 1
Diversity & Inclusion
Collaboration as a Workforce Strategy

Breakout Session 2
Redefining Training Models
Importance of Workplace Wellness: Wellness AtoZ

Lunch & Keynote Presentation
Cheryl Oldham, Vice President of Education Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce & Senior Vice
President of Education and Workforce Program, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Breakout Session 3
Talent Pipeline Resources: Pipeline AZ
Partnering with Education Providers

Breakout Session 4
Industry-Led Apprenticeships
Keeping Up with HR Laws

Nashville Academy Study Visit

Closing Keynote
Steve Johnson, Global Director of Associate Career Development, Amazon

Closing Remarks
Jennifer Mellor