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The Complete Skills-Based Hiring Lifecycle Training (July - Sep. 2024)


The ACCE Foundation, with support from the The Rework America Alliance: A Jobs for the Future Initiative, presents a learning series designed to equip chamber staff to coach local businesses on skills-based hiring, a talent recruitment strategy where companies identify skills needed to fill open positions and reduce bias.

Each of the eight, 90-minute weekly sessions will focus on various elements of this talent recruitment strategy, with a review of key concepts, small group activities and limited homework. Sessions will include group discussions, learning activities and data-supported casemaking on the following topics:

  • How to develop job descriptions
  • Sourcing candidates
  • Building an interview process
  • Screening and evaluating candidates
  • Onboarding
  • Employee development, retention and promotion
By gaining a foundation of the entire skills-based hiring lifecycle, participants can upgrade their area's talent attraction practices and can consider how to use their knowledge to form a non-dues revenue opportunity for their chamber.

The series will meet on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET on the following dates: July 24, July 31, Aug. 7, Aug. 14, Aug. 21, Aug. 28, Sept. 4 and Sept. 11.

Registration is limited to 25 participants. Questions about the training? Contact

Earning the Certificate
To receive the certificate, participants must:
  • Attend six of the eight sessions. If sessions are missed, participants must make up assignments.
  • Participate in session activities and complete brief homework assignments.
  • Complete the eSkillful Talent Series online training modules by the end of the series.

Special Offer for Previous Skills-Based Hiring Participants
If you attended prior Skill-Based Hiring Training sessions and are interested in joining the final three sessions covering onboarding, employee development and scaling skills-based practices, you can register at a discounted rate. If you are not seeing the special rate, please contact You must have attended a previous ACCE or Rework America Alliance Training on skills-based hiring to qualify.

Refund policy: If a cancellation is received one week (seven days) before the start date, ACCE will refund the registration amount minus a $15 processing fee. If received three days before the start date, a 50% refund minus a $15 processing fee will be issued. No refunds will be given afterwards.

After you register for this event, a button to join will appear on this page 30 minutes before the start time. You will also receive an email confirmation with a link to this page that you can add to your calendar and the information necessary to access audio by phone. A full list of Zoom dial-in options is here.


  • Amy Shields

    Amy Shields leads the work of the ACCE Foundation. The ACCE Foundation focuses on community impact in the areas of education and talent development, diversity, equity and inclusion, and economic and community development. Amy leads the development of signature programs like ACCE’s Fellowship, convenings for members, and foundation-related programming at the annual ACCE Convention.

    Prior to joining the ACCE team, Amy was a program manager at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations where she developed publications, conference sessions, digital content and workshops for grantmakers across the country. She previously worked in at the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership as the Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives.

    Amy earned her B.S. in political science and her M.S. in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Rumsha Ahmed

    Rumsha Ahmed (she/her) supports the work of ACCE and the ACCE Foundation which focuses on community impact in education and talent development, diversity, equity and inclusion and economic and community development. She assists with the development and execution of Foundation programming, such as convenings, Fellowships and other peer learning opportunities and Foundation initiatives.

    Rumsha has experience in program design and management, facilitation and youth workforce development. Most recently, she was Program Coordinator, Internship Services at Genesys Works National Capital Region, where she worked with youth from underserved communities in the DC-MD-VA Metropolitan area and companies to ensure youth growth and success in the corporate workplace.

    You can find Rumsha exploring the States and beyond, learning about cultures and languages and trying her best in the kitchen in her free time. Rumsha earned two bachelor of arts degrees from George Mason University in Economics and Global Affairs, concentrating in International Development.

July 24, 2024
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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