Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63134
In today’s fierce competition for growth, workforce has emerged as the most effective tool for attracting jobs and business investment. Over the coming decade, companies will locate themselves where they have access to a top-quality workforce. We want to make sure Missouri is that place.
The second annual Workforce2030 Conference will explore the many strategies and programs that Missouri’s employers, educators and organizations can implement leading up to the year 2030 to make our state the home of a thriving, vibrant workforce. Stemming from the findings of the 2018 Missouri Chamber Foundation report Workforce2030, this collaborative, multidisciplinary event will offer resources, knowledge from state and national experts, and networking opportunities to help Missouri build the world’s best workforce.
Cancellations must be made by October 1 to receive a refund. No-shows will be charged full registration fee. Substitutions are welcome at any time.
Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. This program is valid for 8 PDCs for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
Governor of Missouri
Gov. Parson has been a champion for improving our state’s workforce — empowering Missourians with valuable skills that match with the needs of today’s employers. Under his leadership, Missouri passed major reforms in 2019 to make real progress toward meeting our workforce goals. Hear the governor’s thoughts on where the state stands on workforce and what must be done to continue our moving forward.
Principal, Economic Leadership LLC
Since its release last year, the Workforce2030 Report has helped guide Missouri’s efforts to transform how our state attracts, retains and develops workers. Report author Abernathy will discuss future steps Missouri must take to compete on the national level.
President & CEO, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
75% of new employees will be Hispanic in the next 8 years. With more than 50 million Hispanics in the U.S. today, understanding this segment of our workforce is essential. Cavazos will help you better understand and harness the potential of this fast-growing demographic.
Dr. Mun Choi
President, University of Missouri System
Since taking the helm of the University of Missouri System, Dr. Choi has worked tirelessly to build bridges between Missouri employers and the four UM System universities. Dr. Choi will give you a look inside Missouri’s largest workforce development engine. Learn what steps the UM System is taking to strengthen alignment and make a meaningful difference in our state’s labor pool and economy.
Director, Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED)
Dixon will join a panel discussion Zora Mulligan on the Best in Midwest and Talent for Tomorrow initiatives.
Dr. Damion S. Jones, Ph.D., SPHR
Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Bayer
Jones will discuss strategies to disrupt unconscious bias and embed inclusion into your company to help build a diverse and productive workforce.
Dr. Becca Castro
President, Castro Coaching & Consulting
Discover how to create employee experiences that align with business goals and establish a culture of collaboration, productivity, innovation and success. Castro will share strageties to motivate your team from recruitment to retirement and retain a high-performance workforce.
Vice President of Global Human Resources, Enterprise Holdings
Learn about Enterprise’s culture of promoting from within, the Enterprise Management Training program and other methods Enterprise deploys to develop new hires into leaders.
Mary Kate Morley Ryan
Senior Manager, Talent & Organization Consulting, Accenture
Finding and developing individuals with technical competency and a growth mindset is a powerful driver of organizational and community success. Morley Ryan will inspire you to reimagine your workforce and will highlight a St. Louis-based “inclusive future workforce” pilot.
Commissioner, Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
Mulligan will join a panel discussion with Rob Dixon on the Best in Midwest and Talent for Tomorrow initiatives.