BB4 Action Accelerator

Action Accelerator

BeBold Workforce Recruitment & Retention
Action Accelerator

Carroll University
November 25, 2019

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Participant Bios: Click here to view biographies of our moderators and panelists

THE CHALLENGE

Historic workforce shortages threaten Wisconsin’s economic wellbeing, the strength of its communities and its quality of life.

THE GOAL
Gain the edge Wisconsin needs to recruit and retain residential workers in the current global competition for talent.

THE OPPORTUNITY
Competitive Wisconsin, Inc. has identified opportunities to fund workforce recruitment and retention incentives that do not require new or additional taxes.





Action Accelerator Program

Opening Panel 
A Competitive Wisconsin - equipping Wisconsin Employers with the tools they need to compete for the talent they must have
Panel Facilitator

Mr. Michael Gousha, Distinguished Fellow, Marquette University Law School
 
Session Participants
Mr. Darin Buelow
Principal
Deloitte
Mr. Dale Knapp
Director
Forward Analytics
Mr. James Wood
Strategic Counsel
Competitive Wisconsin



Demographics, migration, and Wisconsin’s labor shortage - Dale Knapp, Forward Analytics





Session I: Part 1 -  VIEW SPEAKER INTRO VIDEOS
High Stakes & Pain Points - A Private Sector Perspective on Wisconsin's Workforce
Session Facilitator

Mr. Tim Sullivan, President & CEO, The REV Group
Mr. Sullivan is a former President and CEO of Bucyrus-Erie. After overseeing the sale of Bucyrus- Erie to Caterpillar in 2010, Mr. Sullivan has helped bring numerous companies (and jobs) to Wisconsin. He served as Chair of the Governor’s Commission on Workforce Investment under both Governor Doyle and Governor Walker; authored “The Road Ahead: Restoring Wisconsin’s Workforce Development” in 2011; and served as Chair of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce.
Session Participants
Health Care Agriculture Manufacturing
Mr. Tim Size
President & CEO
Rural Wisconsin Health
Cooperative

Mr. Daniel Smith
President & CEO
Cooperative Network

Mr. Tim Sullivan
President & CEO
The REV Group
Objectives:
1. Test the premise that addressing Wisconsin's workforce shortages is urgent by providing private sector leaders and opportunity to share their thoughts about how workforce shortages are - or are not - affecting them and what their experience means for Wisconsin.
2. Encourage audience engagement with the information and opinions shared.


Session I: Part 2 
Workforce shortages and per capita income
Session Presenter
Mr. Dennis Winters
Chief Economist
Wisconsin Department of
Workforce Development
Objectives:
1. Test the premise that addressing Wisconsin's workforce shortages is urgent by examining the impact of workforce shortages on per capita income and household income.
2. Encourage audience engagement with the information and opinions shared.

Session I: Part 3 - VIEW SPEAKER INTRO VIDEOS
High Stakes & Pain Points - A Public Sector Perspective on Wisconsin's Workforce
Session Facilitator

Mr. Tim Sullivan, President & CEO, The REV Group
Session Participants
Housing Education Public Services Education Transportation
Dr. Kurt Paulsen
Professor of Urban and
Regional Planning
UW-Madison
Ms. Pattii Balacek
Regional Director of
Workforce Development
Western Technical
College
Mr. Chris Holman
County Executive
Portage County
Dr. Cindy Gnadinger
President
Carroll University
Mr. Craig Thompson
Secretary-Designee
Wisconsin Department
of Transportation
Objectives:
1. Test the premise that addressing Wisconsin's workforce shortages is urgent by providing public sector leaders an opportunity to share their thoughts about how workforce shortages are - or are not - affecting them and what their experience means for Wisconsin.
2. Encourage audience engagement with the information and opinions shared.

Honorable Guest Speaker  


Secretary & CEO
Melissa Hughes

Competitive Wisconsin, Inc. is honored to welcome Melissa Hughes, Secretary & CEO, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to the Action Accelerator on Workforce Recruitment and Retention as the luncheon guest speaker.


Session 2: Part 1 - VIEW SPEAKER INTRO VIDEOS
Priorities - Supporting and building on the good work being done now
Session Facilitator

Mr. Jim Buchheim, Vice President, American Family Insurance
Session Participants
Mr. Caleb Frostman
Secretary-Designee
Wisconsin Department of
Workforce Development
Mr. Scott Rogers
Workforce Director
Eau Claire Area
Chamber of
Commerce
Ms. Laura Catherman
President
Waukesha-Ozaukee-
Washington Workforce
Development Board
Objectives:
1. Test the premise that addressing Wisconsin's workforce shortages is possible by looking at the feasibility, effectiveness and sustainability of the available options.
2. Encourage audience engagement with the information and opinions shared.

Session 2: Part 2 - VIEW SPEAKER INTRO VIDEOS
Priorities - Making Wisconsin a preferred residential destination for high-demand workers
Session Facilitator

Mr. Jim Buchheim, Vice President, American Family Insurance
Session Participants
Competitive
Incentives
Opportunity Early Child
Development
Sustainable
Incentives
Mr. Darin Buelow
Principal
Deloitte
Ms. Nyra Jordan
Director
Social Impact Investment
American Family Insurance

Mr. Kaleem Caire
President & CEO
One City Schools
Mr. James Wood
Strategic Counsel
Competitive Wisconsin
Objectives:
1. Test the premise that addressing Wisconsin's workforce shortages is possible by looking at the feasibility, effectiveness and sustainability of the available options.
2. Encourage audience engagement with the information and opinions shared.

Session 2: Part 3 - VIEW SPEAKER INTRO VIDEOS
Priorities - Making Wisconsin a preferred residential destination for high-demand workers
Session Facilitator

Mr. Jim Buchheim, Vice President, American Family Insurance
Session Participants
Education Housing Public Services Early
Child Development
Sustainable
Incentives
Mr. Jim Rickabaugh
Sr. Advisor
Institute for
Personalized
Learning
Mr. Mike Theo
President & CEO
Wisconsin REALTORS®
Association

Mr. Paul Farrow
Waukesha County
Executive

Mr. Kaleem Caire
President & CEO
One City Schools
Mr. James Wood
Strategic Counsel
Competitive Wisconsin
Objectives:
1. Test the premise that addressing Wisconsin's workforce shortages is possible by looking at the feasibility, effectiveness and sustainability of the available options.
2. Encourage audience engagement with the information and opinions shared.


Session 3 
Getting Results...a discussion focused on getting done what needs to get done

ACTION ACCELERATOR 1: A Legislative Vision
Session Facilitator

Mr. Mike Theo, President & CEO, Wisconsin REALTORS® Association
Operating Premise: In order to sustainably support the workforce recruitment and retention strategy and tactics Wisconsin needs, we need to invest a portion of the revenue streams generated as a result of filling high-demand into the filling of those jobs.
Desired Outcome: Key components for draft legislation


ACTION ACCELERATOR 2: An Employer Vision
Session Facilitator

Mr. Tim Sullivan, President & CEO, The REV Group
Operating Premise: We need to address our structural workforce recruitment and retention issue now.
Desired Outcome: Identification of priority opportunities to enhance workforce recruitment and retention.


ACTION ACCELERATOR 3: A Provider Vision
Session Facilitator

Mr. Tim Hanna, Mayor of Appleton
Operating Premise: We need to create an environment in which the changes we need are more likely to happen.
Desired Outcome: Identification of priority opportunities to enhance workforce recruitment and retention.