2018 Workforce Development Conference

The Leading Event for Workforce Professionals

June 17-20, 2018 – Cincinnati Ohio

From Last Year’s Attendees:

  • “What a great event! I learned so much and met so many wonderful people. Everyone was welcoming and willing to answer my many questions.
  • “The keynote speakers were awesome and the breakout sessions were relevant to today’s workforce needs. I came away with renewed energy.”
  • “This was such a great opportunity to network, I now have many names and contact information to draw from as we move forward.”
  • I got a lot out of the educational programs and enjoy networking with other attendees.
  • “The educational program was exceptional.”
  • “The conference was great and look forward to the next one.”

The Date is Set

Mark your calendar for June 17-20, 2018 to join workforce professionals from across the globe to learn, network and discuss the latest trends and information relative to workforce professionals.

Winston Churchill once called Cincinnati “the most beautiful of America’s inland cities” because of the city’s rich architecture, sweeping hills, breathtaking views and cultural heritage.

Enjoy a stay at the historic Hilton Netherland Plaza, our host hotel, a shining example of French Art Deco and one of the acclaimed Historic Hotels of America.  And while you’re there, be sure to enjoy local fare at the Orchids at Palm Court, one of only 64 AAA Five Diamond Restaurants in America.

Kick off your learning with Josh Davies, CEO of the Center for Work Ethic Development, who possesses a deep understanding of the critical role of engagement and volunteerism locally and nationally. Davies utilizes curriculum, certification, and consulting to equip organizations across North America, the Middle East and Asia with the tools necessary to prepare their local workforces for employment and life-long success. Davies serves as a member of the Colorado Workforce Development Council and was names one of the top 10 trainers under 40 in America by Training Magazine.

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Conference Dates – June 17-20, 2018

Opening Keynote

Seven Secrets to Become the Leader You Never Thought You Could Be

With constant change increasing the pressure placed on all of us, how can you adapt to meet the needs of your customers and yourself? How do you deal with the difficulty of doing more with fewer resources?  How do you stop spending your days putting out fires? Simple: stop letting your title or organizational structure keep you from being a leader.

In this spirited and interactive session, you will learn seven secrets that great leaders apply to make great results happen.  Find out how you can apply these same secrets to your job – no matter what you do. Josh Davies, CEO of The Center for Work Ethic Development, will share strategies, specific tactics, and case studies to help everyone develop the secret behaviors that drive leadership. Discover how to awaken the leader within you!

By the end of the session, attendees will learn:

  • Why leadership is important for everyone
  • How modern leaders influence and inspire for results
  • Seven daily tactics that will improve performance and deliver results

Josh Davies Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Work Ethic Development

Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as a speaker and trainer, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia. An in-demand speaker, Josh gives keynote presentations and workshops to more than thirty education, workforce, and corporate conferences annually. In preparation for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, he led the training for all 10,000 volunteers and more than 4,000 local service professionals for the event. Training Magazine named him as one of the top 10 trainers under 40 in America and the Denver Business Journal tapped him as one of Denver’s 40 Under 40.

Davies is currently the CEO of The Center for Work Ethic Development, an organization committed to developing foundational soft skills in the global workforce. Partnering with organizations in 47 states and 8 countries, they equip trainers to build the in-demand skills of the 21st Century. He is a published author, and frequently cited in national publications, including the New York Times. An avid runner, Josh has been awarded the Mile High Energy Award by Visit Denver, and an honorary Doctorate of Foodservice by the North American Food Equipment Manufacturers Association for his contributions to the industry. He has been appointed by the Governor to serve a second term on the Executive Board of the Colorado Workforce Development Council, and to Chair the State Education and Training Steering Committee. He also chairs the P-Tech Selection Committee for Colorado, and serves on the board of the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. Josh previously served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, was President of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART), and co-chaired the Colorado State Youth Council.

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