Conference Agenda

Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast

Talent Acquisition Strategy Forecast

In the last 5 years, successful corporations have been transforming Talent Acquisition from Re-active to Pro-active recruiting. Organizations are strengthening their ability in identifying, pipe lining and engaging candidates in anticipation of the need for talent or a position opening. In this presentation participants will learn from personal experiences, specific examples, practical ideas & case studies as well as sharing some of the current practices from national and international companies including; Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo and Disney.


Culture Shift: The Slow Steady March Towards Change

Creating and changing corporate culture is not an easy process and it does not happen overnight. Leaders need to take a long view if they desire cultural change and evolution in their business. If committed long term, corporate culture can become permanently intertwined into everything that your organization does and reflected in every action of your team. John and Mike will share the evolution of their, “Unmistakably EV” brand and highlight both the success internally and externally, as well as some stumbles along the way.


Enhancing Organizational Performance through the Power of Inclusion

In this session, we will understand inclusion as an organizational and personal (or individual) behavior that is key to optimum performance. We will review the organizational domains that will provide the construct for inclusion to manifest within the fabric of your business. We will also examine the strategic framework to assess your organization’s capacity to support an inclusive work and service environment, and define the value proposition of inclusive business and community growth.


Networking Break

Community Project: Hispanic-Center of West Michigan

Join us in this community initiative as we be will making school supply kits for the Hispanic-Center of West Michigan as it relates directly to our mission of Better Business, Richer Lives, Stronger Communities.

Networking Break