2021 Talent Summit

2021 Talent Summit

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Virtual Event
Registration is Free and Compliments of the 2021 Sponsors
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The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce presents the fourth annual Talent Summit from 8:00-10:00 a.m. on April 21. Finding and keeping key talent will continue to be a critical mission for employers throughout the Northern Colorado region, made even more complicated with the pandemic and changing trends and laws. This online event will provide an opportunity for employers to gain new insights, resources and tools that can create their future workforce.

The keynote presentation will feature Andrea Alexander, an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company. Andrea helps transform large organizations to deliver lasting performance improvements against a backdrop of changing workplace needs and expectations.  She leads McKinsey’s thinking on reimagining the workforce, with a focus on integrating virtual and in-person work. McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm working with leading organizations across the private, public and social sectors to transform their organizations, embed technology into everything they do, and build enduring capabilities.


8:00 AM Welcome
Ann Hutchison, President & CEO, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
8:15 AM KEYNOTE: Reimagining the Post Pandemic Workforce
Andrea Alexander, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
8:40 AM Showcase Snapshot: Employee Culture and Community
Phil DelVecchio, Head of Culture & Talent, JBS USA
8:45 AM The Demand for Skilled Talent
Karen Policastro, Senior Regional Vice President, Robert Half
9:00 AM Showcase Snapshot: Mainstreet Pivoting

Tiffany Helton, Co-Founder, Stuft: A Burger Bar, Lonesome Buck Brewery and Online Restaurant Academy




Val Miller, General Manager, Timnath Beerwerks

9:10 AM How to Prepare the Office for Employee Return
Pete Gazlay, President, Total Facility Care
9:25 AM Showcase Snapshot: Future of Workforce
Jim Nottingham, Global Head & General Manager of Advanced Compute & Solutions, HP
9:30 AM Human Resources in 2021
David Zwisler, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
9:45 AM Tools for Talent

Ann Hutchison, President & CEO, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

10:00 AM Closing


Registration is free and compliments of the 2021 Sponsors: City of Fort Collins, BizWest, Columbine Health Systems, Elevations Credit Union, Madwire, Northern Engineering, Robert Half, UCHealth, Canvas Credit Union, North Forty News and Signarama.

Each attendee will also receive exclusive access to McKinsey & Company content and other speaker handouts.

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Thanks to the 2021 Talent Summit Sponsors: 


About the Talent Summit

The Talent Summit was established as part of the Align, Attract and Retain Talent initiative in the Chamber’s Northern Colorado Prospers Campaign. More than ever before, successful communities will be those whose employers can find talent and whose residents can find jobs that let them work to their full potential. Resources, an employer toolkit and other information to elevate your hiring strategies can be found at WorkInNorthernColorado.com

Date: Wednesday, April 21st
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Location: Online

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