Events

Big Picture Series

Today, we stand on the cusp of the most transformative labor market evolution in a century. The combined impacts of the pandemic, the cultural awakening around racial justice, and the existing disruption of the 4th Industrial Revolution—changes in automation, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things—have introduced fundamental changes to the labor market. Amidst rapid change and crisis response, it’s hard for employers to see the big picture. Our vision with the Big Picture Series is to offer a broader view to inform your strategic hiring objectives.

Panel 3: How Employers Can Hire for Skills and Close the Opportunity Divide

Date: Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

This cross-sector panel of subject matter experts on workforce development will provide insight and guidance to employers on how to address the most difficult labor challenges and opportunities in a century.

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Our Speakers

Freda Ceaser

Freda Ceaser

Chief Equity Officer
Mikaela Kiner

Mikaela Kiner

Chief Executive Officer
Natalie Spievack

Natalie Spievack

Research Assistant
Cathy Walters Miclat

Cathy Walters Miclat

Director of Career Services
Dr. Joyce Loveday

Dr. Joyce Loveday

President

Past Event Videos & Clips

Panel 2: Retraining the Workforce for the (Now!) Future

Shellie Willis: Soft Skills Are Essential Skills

Lauren Sato: Build an Equitable Workplace

David Chavey-Reynaud: Create a Culture Where Learning is Valued

A big thanks to our past speakers!

Shellie Willis

Shellie Willis
Senior Director of Systems Alignment
WorkForce Central

Lauren Sato

Lauren Sato
Chief Executive Officer
Ada Developers Academy

David Chavey-Reynaud

David Chavey-Reynaud
Chief Operating Officer
Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council

Bhavani Arabandi

Bhavani Arabandi
Senior Research Associate
Urban Institute

Samara Thomas

Samara Thomas
DEI & Training Consultant
King County

Fred Krug

Fred Krug
Managing Director
Year Up

Carol Lwali

Carol Lwali
Associate Director Career Engagement External Relations
Seattle University

Ryan Davis

Ryan Davis
Executive Director
Seattle Jobs Initiative

Galiana Fajardo

Galiana Fajardo
Senior Portfolio Manager
REDF