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REDI Conference & Workforce Summit

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Ohkay Conference Center

68 New Mexico 291

Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566

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8:00-8:30 Full Breakfast/Registration

8:30-8:45 Welcome: Val Alonzo, RDC Executive Director and Harry Burgess, Los Alamos County Manager

8:45 – 9:15 Opening Address: Alan Webber, Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Fast Company magazine

9:15 – 10:15 Target Cluster Break-out Sessions:

  • Technology
  • NM's Teacher Shortage
  • Film
  • Outdoor Rec/Tourism

10:15 Break

10:30-11:30 Target Cluster Break-out Sessions:

  • Healthcare
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Value-Added Agriculture
  • Green Technology

11:30-2:00 Lunch/Keynote: NM Cabinet Secretary of Workforce Solutions Celina Bussey “Creating our Workforce Pipeline”, REDI Update & LANL Forecast

2:00-2:45 Northern Area Workforce Board Update

2:45-4:00 Break-out Sessions with Workforce Service Providers (Help NM, SER Jobs for Progress, LANL HR, NM Workforce Connection)

The agenda will feature hands-on breakout sessions in eight areas where workforce is a major concern–Technology, New Mexico's Teacher Shortage, Film, Outdoor Recreation/Tourism, Healthcare, Entrepreneurship, Value-Added Agriculture and Green Technologies. Each breakout session will feature a panel of professionals who will lead the discussion. The opening address will be provided by Alan Webber, entrepreneur and co-founder Fast Company Magazine. Over lunch, our keynote speaker, NM Cabinet Secretary of Workforce Solutions, Celina Bussey, will discuss the creation of New Mexico’s workforce pipeline. In the afternoon, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will discuss the hiring opportunities and challenges they are facing. The day will conclude with workshops from regional workforce service providers, including LANL's Human Resource department, SER Jobs for Progress, HELP NM and NM Workforce Connection.



About Our Speakers

Keynote: Department of Workforce Solutions Cabinet Secretary Celina Bussey

Celina BusseyCabinet Secretary Celina Bussey will be our keynote speaker, discussing New Mexico’s workforce pipeline. Secretary Bussey began her career in state government at the Department of Workforce Solutions in 2002 when she was the State Director of Apprenticeship with the formerly named New Mexico Department of Labor. Prior to her appointment as Cabinet Secretary in 2011, Secretary Bussey served as the Executive Director for the Northern New Mexico Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC) for five years. Born and raised in Albuquerque, Ms. Bussey received a bachelor of arts in political science and communications from the University of New Mexico.


Morning Address: Alan Webber, Entrepreneur and Co-founder, Fast Company magazine

An award-winning, nationally-recognized editor, author and columnist, Alan Webber co-founded Fast Company magazine, which then sold in 2000. He was named Adweek's Editor of the Year in 1999, along with co-founding editor William Taylor. Alan's columns and articles have appeared in numerous national publications, including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and The Washington Post.



History of REDI
The REDI plan was developed in 2008 and 2009 with funding provided by Los Alamos County as a 25-year strategic economic plan for Northern New Mexico. In 2010, the plan was adopted by seven local governments (Santa Fe County, City of Santa Fe, Los Alamos County, Rio Arriba County, City of Española, Taos County and the Town of Taos) and the 8 Northern Indian Pueblos Council. Each year since its adoption, REDI has held an annual State of the Region Conference which brings together elected officials, state, tribal and local government representatives, private businesses, educational entities and business organizations from throughout the region to review and provide input on the plan and the activities and progress toward shared economic goals.

A Focus on Workforce Development
Last year, workforce development in Northern New Mexico emerged as a major concern. To address this, the RDC has partnered with the Northern Area Workforce Board and NM Workforce Connections for this year's conference, which will include a Workforce Summit. Join us to address these concerns and identify possible paths forward in our challenging environment. New Mexico Workforce Department Cabinet Secretary Celina Bussey will open the conference with an update on workforce in our region.



Our Sponsors
Thank you to the following sponsors who have helped make this Workforce Summit possible: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, CH2M, Terranear PMC, the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, Edgewater Technical Associates, SN3, Rio Arriba County and New Mexico Workforce Connection (Northern Area). We are grateful to Los Alamos County for continuing foundational support for REDI and our annual conference.

Our Sponsors
Thank you to the following sponsors who have helped make this Workforce Summit possible: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, CH2M, Terranear PMC, the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, Edgewater Technical Associates, SN3, Rio Arriba County and New Mexico Workforce Connection (Northern Area), Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board. We are grateful to Los Alamos County for continuing foundational support for REDI and our annual conference, and also to the City of Española for providing office space to the RDC.

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Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566

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