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2018 State of Talent Conference

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Event Schedule

24May, 2018
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Registration7:30 AM - 9:00 AM6th Floor
2Pre-Conference Workshop - TBD8:00 AM - 8:45 AMSea Star
3Pre-Conference Workshop - Resilience, Sleep & Brain HealthNatalie Johnson 8:00 AM - 8:45 AMCoral Bay
4Opening Session / BreakfastSteven Pedigo 9:00 AM - 10:15 AMTriton Ballroom
5Talent Track - Session 1Dr. Robert Shindell 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMSea Star
6Leadership Track - Session 110:30 AM - 11:30 AMCoral Bay
7Innovation in Workforce LuncheonDavid Houle 11:45 AM - 1:15 PMTriton Ballroom
8Talent Track - Session 2Steve Shenbaum 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMSea Star
9Leadership Track - Session 21:30 PM - 2:30 PMCoral Bay
10Talent Track - Session 3Kathy McDonald 2:45 PM - 3:45 PMSea Star
11Leadership Track - Session 32:45 PM - 3:45 PMCoral Bay
12Closing Session4:00 PM - 5:00 PMTriton Ballroom
13Networking5:15 PM - 7:00PMEVOQ Terrace

Who's Speaking?

Steven Pedigo
Steven Pedigo
Director of Cities & Research
Steven Pedigo is the director of cities and research for the Creative Class Group, a global think tank comprised of ...
Kathy McDonald
Kathy McDonald
Assistant Director of Network Partnerships
Kathy McDonald is the Assistant Director of Network Partnerships for the Florida College Access Network, ...
Natalie Johnson
Natalie Johnson
President
Natalie Johnson has worked in the Population Health Management Industry for over 30 years in a variety of ...
David Houle
David Houle
Futurist
David Houle is a futurist, thinker and keynote speaker.  He has keynoted numerous conferences across the country ...
Dr. Robert Shindell
Dr. Robert Shindell
President & CEO
Dr. Robert Shindell is the President & CEO of Intern Bridge, the nation’s premier experiential education ...
Steve Shenbaum
Steve Shenbaum
President & CEO
Steve Shenbaum is a classically trained actor/comedian and the President and Founder of the nationally acclaimed ...

Buy Tickets

$199/day
Early Bird
  • Conference (5 CE Credits)
  • Breakfast
  • Workshops
  • Innovation in Workforce Luncheon
  • Networking Event
$60/lunch
Innovation in Workforce Luncheon
  • Sponsored by: Ringling College of Art + Design

  • 2018 Innovation in Workforce Luncheon

Conference Learning Outcomes

Better Recruiting

Learn from experts on what does it take to find the right talent for your organizations. What programs and best practices are being used to hire the best workforce for your organization.

Better Training

In today’s “gig” economy and multi-generational workforce, we must find opportunities to create learning environments for everyone. Learn how to build your team into a 21st century workforce.

Better Retaining

There’s no doubt the cost associated with losing employees. What are you doing to create a culture where employees stay engaged, which increases performances and ultimately makes you more successful.

Economic & Community Development

What’s businesses’ role for increasing the quality of life in a community? Join us as we look at best practices.

2017 Innovation in Workforce Luncheon

Join us for the first annual Innovation in Workforce Luncheon presented by Ringling College of Art + Design during the 2018 State of Talent Conference. We hope you will join us for the conference but if you can only attend this year’s luncheon, you can purchase a separate ticket below.

For those registered for the 2018 State of Talent Conference, the Innovation in Workforce luncheon is included in your conference registration.

Highlights from 2016

Recruit. Train. Retain

The 2016 State of Talent Conference was our inaugural SOTC. We brought together some of the regions top leaders to speak to a sold-out crowd on best practices in the areas of recruiting, training, and retaining talent on the Suncoast. We hope you will join us for the 2017 conference!

Westin Downtown Sarasota

This year’s conference will be held at the Westin in Downtown Sarasota. We’re excited to celebrate this beautiful new hotel in our downtown core with beautiful views of both downtown and the Sarasota Bay. Don’t forget to join us for our networking event following the conference on the terrace.