Just A Few Days Away – 2018 Talent Summit Agenda

May 4, 2018 | Chamber News

The Talent Summit and Talent 2.0 partners were established to actively support employers in finding, attracting and retaining the talent they need by connecting regional employers with residents and residents with better economic opportunities.

The Talent 2.0 Regional Partners


2018 Talent Summit

7:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., May 8

Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway in Loveland

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here


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2018 Talent Summit Agenda

7:30AM – Employer Resource Fair & Breakfast Buffet

8:00AM – Keynote Presentation: ‘The Future of Work’ by Elisa Webb Hill, XYZ University – Learn about the chief workforce indicators of change and how to position your organization to be innovative and responsive to these changes to attract top talent and win the marketplace
Elisa Webb Hill is a workforce strategist and innovation expert. She previously held senior roles in innovation, marketing and global licensing for such notable companies as Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola and Federated Department Stores. She brings these executive management insights to her presentations, helping organizations navigate workforce shifts, engage young professionals and implement future-focused talent strategies.


9:30AM – Update on Talent 2.0

  • Overview:  David May, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Child Care:  Mims Harris and Bev Thurber, Early Childhood Council of Larimer County
  • Role of the County:  Jacob Castillo, Larimer County Workforce Center
  • Trailing Spouse Concept:  Mindy McCloughan, Loveland Chamber of Commerce
  • Resources for Business:  Ann Hutchison, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Emsi:  Amanda Repella, Larimer County

10:30AM -Breakout Conversations

  • Employee Engagement:  Mark Weaver, Open Door
  • Employer of Choice, Our Story:  Kate Baker, Brinkman
  • Child Care and the Work Place:  Bev Thurber, Early Childhood Council of Larimer County
11:30AM – Closing Presentation:  Zach Mercurio, author of “The Invisible Leader
Zach Mercurio is one of the leading experts on the role of purpose and meaning in organizations and life. Through speaking, consulting, and research, he has helped diverse organizations and individuals from around the world understand how purpose and meaning unleashes human potential to create thriving organizations and lives.


12:30PM – Adjourn

Tickets are $20 and on sale now at: https://fortcollinscococ.wliinc31.com/events/Talent-Summit-1376/details

2018 Talent Summit Sponsors:

City of Fort Collins
Elevations Credit Union
Platte River Power Authority

Talent 2.0 Partners

City of Fort Collins Economic Health Department
City of Loveland Economic Development Department
Larimer County Economic Development Department
Larimer County Workforce Center
Loveland Chamber of Commerce
Northern Colorado Economic Alliance
United Way of Larimer County

Northern Colorado Prospers Goal 2: Align, Attract and Retain Talent

The region needs a dynamic labor market that provides employers with the workforce they need both today and in the future. 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. The Chamber will implement strategies to ensure a competitive advantage for area employees through quality workers and for area workers through quality jobs. Click here for more.

About the Fort Collins Area Chamber

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading membership-based organization in Northern Colorado, dedicated to helping business succeed. Investing in the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce puts members in contact with more than 1,200 business owners and managers in the market. For more than 100 years, the Fort Collins Area Chamber has influenced efforts to maintain and grow the business community in Fort Collins. For more information about the Chamber, call (970) 482-3746 or visit www.FortCollinsChamber.com.