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Unlocking Potential: Getting Talent Back to Work

Oshkosh Area SHRM

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (CDT)

Unlocking Potential: Getting Talent Back to Work

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Event Details

Presented by Ray Woodruff, Policy Initiatives Advisor of Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections

Presentation Description:

There are 7.8 million jobs that need to be filled by 2020 with a national unemployment rate of 3.7%. As employers, we need to start expanding our search efforts and continue to diversify our talent pool.

Did you know that one-third of adults have a criminal record?

Did you know that more than 650,000 people are released from prison each year?

SHRM’s Getting Talent Back to Work campaign states that those who have served their time should not be “re-sentenced” by employers, especially when businesses are experiencing a human capital crisis.

Ray Woodruff will educate the group on the untapped pool of incarcerated or recently released individuals, how the prison system prepares inmates for the workforce, how employers can tap into this pool of candidates and the incentives behind doing so.


Ray Woodruff, Policy Initiatives Advisor, Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Ray Woodruff has nearly 15 years of corrections and reentry experience, and he currently manages several local and statewide initiatives aimed at reducing recidivism and improving the employment outcomes of individuals who are returning to the community from incarceration. He has worked with various special populations, and provides technical assistance and training to counties, workforce agencies, and corrections professionals on offender management and program implementation.

Previously, Woodruff provided program interventions and services to incarcerated adults and juveniles in facilities in Wisconsin and Ohio. He received his MS in criminal justice and forensic psychology from Tiffin University, and his BA in psychology from the University of Cincinnati.


Pending approval for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward

aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™

through the Human Resource Certification Institute

SHRM PDCs: 1.5 (pending)

Oshkosh Area SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Cancellations are accepted up to one (1) day before the program.  Substitutions are allowed.  If you RSVP and fail to show, you will be invoiced accordingly.

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Have questions about Unlocking Potential: Getting Talent Back to Work? Contact Oshkosh Area SHRM

When & Where

The Verve Lounge at the Menominee Nation Arena
1212 S. Main St
Oshkosh, WI 54902

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (CDT)

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Oshkosh Area SHRM

The Oshkosh Area SHRM chapter was started in June of 2009 and officially chartered by SHRM on October 15, 2009.  Our goal is to provide quality HR-related programming, networking opportunities, and professional development to HR professionals who live or work in the greater Oshkosh, WI area.

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