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St. Louis Workforce of the Future

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Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis

6350 Forsyth Blvd. (for GPS purposes)

Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Forum, 2nd Floor of Hillman Hall

St. Louis, MO 63105

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Audubon Associates and The Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis invite you to join us for an in-depth look at the St. Louis workforce -- past, present and future. Distinguished experts in academia, workforce development, economics, and corporate human resources will shed light on ways our St. Louis region can develop the highly-skilled and diverse talent pool necessary for economic growth.

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St. Louis Workforce of the Future is presented in collaboration with COCAbiz, LaunchCode, the Nine Network of Public Media, and Regions Bank.

  • Framing the Discussion of Workforce Development
    Dean Mary McKay, Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis - Dean McKay will begin our program by offering some guiding principles that are needed, and proven, to create an effective community-wide Workforce Development program, and how this applies in StL.
    Samantha (Sam) Evans, Community Development Advisor, Workforce Development, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Samantha will provide a data-based understanding of the workforce and employment in StL, past, present and future. She will also discuss the Fed’s research on the potential effects of technology and machines on jobs and job loss in StL.

  • Community Aspects of Workforce Development in StL
    Bill Mitchell, CEO, ScholarPath - Bill will discuss technology and a proven model for selecting curriculum and career pathways that is now being used to engage and educate high school students in StL in making better career choices. Bill, and his company’s work were influential in the Missouri Legislature’s recent decision to form a new combined Department of Education and Workforce Development.
    Jeff Mazur, Executive Director, LaunchCode - The Wall Street Journal recently reported: "One key element of a competitive workforce almost entirely overlooked in the U.S. is apprenticeships." Jeff will discuss how LaunchCode is using apprenticeships to effectively address both our growing shortage of qualifed IT workers and the underemployment of intelligent hard-working adults in StL.
    Dr. Sean Joe, Associate Dean, Brown School, and Founder, HomeGrownStL - Dr. Joe will discuss efforts underway to increase the upward mobility of the roughly 60,000 black boys and young men ages 12-29 in StL. We'll hear about the diverse group of regional stakeholders invested in this effort and the importance of collaboration in achieving the goals of HomeGrownStL.
    Dr. Tara Mott, Co-Chair, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) St. Louis Area Working Group, and an NGA Account Manager for the Geospatial Software company known as Esri.
    The St. Louis Area Working Group brings together professionals from the government (both NGA and local), military, industry, academia and community to create lasting educational and community pathways to geospatial degrees, certifications and/or careers in the St. Louis Region; it also works to introduce and advance geospatial curriculum in K-12 in the greater St. Louis region.

  • Economic Engines for Workforce Development
    Ann Marr, Vice President, Global Human Resources,World Wide Technologies and Charlie Hall, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, MasterCard, will participate in a panel discussion. Among the topics to be covered will be their company’s talent management strategies, what they would like to see continue, what changes they would like to see in StL’s workforce development efforts, and what steps can be taken to give StL a bigger role in meeting each of their respective company’s future talent needs.

  • A Collaborative Model for Change
    Dean Mary McKay, Jeff Mazur, and Ann Marr will participate in a panel discussion focusing on why (or why not) a collaborative effort is needed to make StL workforce development efforts succeed going forward and the different ways all members of the StL community can contribute to this effort.

Networking Cocktail Reception hosted by The Brown School – Be sure to stick around after the meeting for cocktails, appetizers, and networking with our presenters, collaboration partners, Audubon members, and area nonprofit executives.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available in the East End Garage. Click here for driving directions via Google Maps. To approximate the address for GPS, use 6453 Centennial Parkway, St. Louis, MO.

Individual buildings at Washington University do not have stret addresses. To approximate the Brown School's Hillman Hall Campus address on GPS, list the location as the intersection of Forsyth Blvd. and Hoyt Dr.: 6350 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Carol Wolf Solomon, carol@audubonstl.com.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, the ticket is for your information and reference. We'll have a list of all registered attendees.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, you may transfer your registration and have someone attend in your place, but we ask that you update your registration with the name and e-mail of the person attending.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, please register and list the name and e-mail address of the person who attends.

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6350 Forsyth Blvd. (for GPS purposes)

Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Forum, 2nd Floor of Hillman Hall

St. Louis, MO 63105

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