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September 30, 2021

Workforce Development & Reskilling: Releasing the Energy of America’s Workers

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Workforce Development & Reskilling: Releasing the Energy of America’s Workers


The Catalyst for Change Series explores how business leaders use moments of disruption to change the course of their companies to accelerate growth, expand services, meet new needs, and re-design the way toward a brighter future. Catalyst for Change is organized by the NOVA Economic Development Alliance (NOVA EDA).

Potential Energy.

That’s the scientific name of energy waiting to be released. Once it is, it can move mountains. It’s the same with the millions of adults; young, middle age, older, unemployed, underemployed, or in dead-end jobs who need the training and education to release their creative energy into the economy.  How about companies that need to reskill workers based on new technologies or market needs?

The U.S. is experiencing a shortage of skilled workers at the same time as unemployment and  underemployment remain high, and while wages have barely moved in 10 years. Why?  The answer: Too many people don’t have the training or skills needed to secure those higher paying and rewarding jobs.

That’s where workforce development and reskilling come in.

What are the well-paying jobs, in which industries? What are the skills and training workers need to secure one? How do I transform my company through worker reskilling? Should my company develop an apprentice program?

Topics to be discussed:

  • What are the high-growth, well-paying jobs I should target?
  • What are the skills and training needed to get a good job?
  • What should my company do differently to attract high potential workers?
  • How does my company assess its new needs and reskill workers?
  • How do I plan for a career and not only a job?
  • What are the programs to help me get started?



Nigel Paine, Author & Change Leader, London, UK

Patrick Small, CEcD, Executive Director, Dept. of Economic Development, City of Manassas, VA

Amber Clayton, SHRM-SCP, Director, The Knowledge Center,  Society for Human Resource Management


Who Should attend: Business Leaders, Business Owners, Managers, HR Professionals, Organizational Development Professionals, Change Leaders, Innovators

Cost: No charge.


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Date & Time

September 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm