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    Date: September 29, 2016
    Lakeshore Technical College - Centennial Hall
    1290 North Avenue
    Cleveland, WI
    Chamber and SHRM Members $25/person General Admission $35/person Admission fee includes lunch.
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    2016 Sheboygan County
    Workforce Development Summit


    Keynote Speaker:  
    'Bridging the Generations Gap'

    Angela Damiani, Co-Founder and CEO of NEWaukee​

    Angela Damiani is a serial entrepreneur and currently the co-founder and CEO of NEWaukee, her third venture.  After graduating with summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she briefly worked overseas for the International Press Services.  Stationed in Athens, Greece during the economic downturn, she completed two special country reports for Newsweekand Fortune magazines before moving to Milwaukee in 2009. 

    Damiani founded a small public relations firm when she was 23 years old. Shortly thereafter she co-founded Art Milwaukee, an arts advocacy organization, and NEWaukee, a social architure firm that later assumed Art Milwaukee's program offerings. Damiani has been the CEO of NEWaukee since 2014. 

    NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that specializes in community-based signature experiences centered on high-profile issues of importance for cities across the country.  NEWaukee also provides consumer, employer brand and talent engagement services to major employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their business. 

    Damiani has received the following recognition for her civic contributions:

    2016 Milwaukee Business Journal: 40 Under 40 Award

    2014 Milwaukee Business Journal: Eureka Award

    2013 Milwaukee Public Theater: Champion of the Arts Award

    2012 Westown Association: Downtown Champion Award

    2012 Milwaukee Business Journal: Most Quotable Business Leader of the Year

    2016 Summit Mission

    Business, education and community leaders met last September to discuss and assess Sheboygan County's workforce development efforts. Together, we identified our community's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.  

    Our mission this year is to (1) continue this important conversation about how we can attract, retain and develop Sheboygan County's future workforce, and (2)explore local/state initiatives and resources that address our community's priority workforce issues identified in the SWOT.



    8:00 am   Registration

    8:30 am   Welcome

    8:40 am   SWOT Overview and Panel Introduction

    9:00 am   Moderated Panel Discussion

    -Resource Alignment:  Mental Health, Transportation and Workforce Development

    Mental Health:

    Rep. Paul Tittl - Chair of Mental Health Reform Committee

    Jessica Miner, Mental Health Resource Specialist - Mental Health America in Sheboygan County

    Workforce Development:

    Rep. Terry Katsma, Assembly Committee on Workforce Development

    Dan Mella, Governor?s Council on Workforce Investment & Co-Chair of Partnership Development & Resource Alignment Committee


    Rep. Tyler Vorpagel, Committee on Transportation

    Austin Van Treeck, Workforce Development Assistant - SCEDC 

    -Perceptions: Talent Attraction

    Someplace Better:

    Jane Brill, Marketing & Program Director - Sheboygan County Chamber

    Dane Checolinski, Executive Director - SCEDC

    Young Professionals:

    Angela Damiani, CEO - NEWaukee

    -Talent: Academic and Career Planning

    Nikki Kiss, Executive Director, INSPIRE Sheboygan County

    10:15 am   BREAK

    10:30 am   'Bridging the Generations Gap' -Keynote: Angela Damiani, CEO of NEWaukee

    11:35 am   LUNCH and Facilitated Conversation

    12:45 pm   BREAK

    1:00 pm     Breakout Sessions - ROUND 1

    2:10 pm     Breakout Sessions - ROUND 2

    3: 20 pm    Breakout Sessions - ROUND 3

    4:30 pm     Wrap-Up and Group Discussion


    For more information and to register: