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Garrett College Hosts CEWD Workforce Summit

Last Updated on Nov 4, 2022 at 9:18am | Business Resources

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It’s no secret that companies have faced numerous workplace challenges, which include staffing shortages, employee retention, and generational differences, to name a few. Due to these issues, business leaders and professionals scramble to find solutions.
Garrett College’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development division, in partnership with the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, took initiative to start a conversation about these issues.
More than 50 human resources and management professionals from around the County came together last Tuesday at Garrett College for a Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) Workforce Summit. Participants discussed the internal challenges, successes and collaborative strategies that could address workforce issues.
Keynote speaker Rod Bourn spoke from his perspective as founder and lead Ninja of Down, Set, Lead, which is a strategic consulting group focused on helping organizations grow their business and people through coaching. Bourn shared his wisdom and knowledge gained from working in organizational development and leadership programming positions in industries which include manufacturing, services, and higher education.
Bourn’s presentation covered generational differences in the workplace, employee retention, hiring, and more. He touched on everything from employee happiness and the importance of mentor programs to taking the time to carefully select the right member for your team when hiring.
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