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Work of the Future Series Bundle

As workplaces and the types of skills people need for certain jobs change, we will need to explore multiple solutions to mitigate challenges and uplift what’s working. Chambers of commerce are uniquely positioned to collaborate with members and other stakeholders to identify strategies that lead to long-term economic success. To help chambers learn, prepare and plan for what’s ahead for both workplaces and workforce, ACCE hosted a Work of the Future Series from November – December 2022.

Session 1: How Workplace Trends will Impact Economic Development (30 minutes)
The pandemic and ensuing trends like the Great Resignation shifted the power dynamics between employers and employees. Julie Whelan from CBRE, a commercial real estate services and investment firm, will share current employer and employee workplace expectations and how changes to the physical work environment create new opportunities for economic development.

Speaker: Julie Whelan, Head of Occupier Research for the Americas, CBRE

Session 2: Emerging Trends in Employment Practice (30 minutes)

Chambers cannot anticipate every disruptor to the world of work, but they can utilize existing data and forecast what their communities may face in a few years. Elise Freedman from Korn Ferry will discuss their Future of Work Trends 2022 Report and explain how your chamber can help members modernize their methods, as well as how you can adopt new practices to be an employer of choice.

Speaker: Juan Pablo Gonzalez, Senior Client Partner, Sector Leader, Professional Services from Korn Ferry

Session 3: Promising Practices for Reskilling Talent (30 minutes)
Technology, disruptions to business models and other factors have changed the nature of jobs and the skills employers seek. Chambers can support employers by encouraging them to be advocates for lifelong learning through reskilling and upskilling efforts. Learn the ways employers are adapting how they train talent to reflect industry changes by partnering with post-secondary institutions. Shayne Spaulding of the Urban Institute will share how strategic employer engagement, such as providing input for non-degree programs or determining what goes into a quality credential, can help build a stronger talent pipeline and workforce ecosystem for your community.

Speaker: Shayne Spaulding, Senior Fellow, Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute