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Expanding the Talent and Capacity of IT

  • Thursday, November 10, 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Davenport University Sneden Center, 6191 Kraft Ave SE • Grand Rapids, MI 49512
  • 18


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Meeting details coming soon.  Doing more with the same - best practices in increasing the impact and loyalty of your current IT talent.  West  Michigan is hungry for more IT Talent. Organizations like West Michigan Works!, Talent 2025, West Michigan Tech Talent, Michigan Council of Women in Technology and all of our local schools are focused on expanding the quantity, quality and diversity of the IT Talent pool. But, what are you doing to increase the impact and loyalty of your existing IT employees? This ITMA session will feature West Michigan companies sharing best practices and results from employee programs designed to increase impact and employee retention.
  Topics to be covered include:

  • What coaching is, why it works and why you're doing it all wrong
  • A framework for effectively coaching someone through a problem while increasing their ownership of the solution
  • How to start improving your employee development
  • Companies with formal development programs that have had a positive impact on IT
  • Real world examples and results of following the coaching framework and guidelines


8:00 - 8:30 | Registration & Networking

8:30 - 8:45 | Welcome & Introductions

8:45 - 9:15 | Building a Diverse Talent Pipeline - A Collaborative  Effort to Impact the Health of our Community and Improve our Talent Pool - Tracy DeWent, Supply Chain Transformation & Innovation, Spectrum Health
Jeremy Moore, Manager, Community Health Programs, Healthier Communities Initiative, Spectrum Health

9:15 - 9:30 | Break

9:30 - 10:30 | From IT to IT Management: Why I stifled the growth of my own team for 10 years and what I'm doing to fix it.  French Williams, IT Manager, Royal Technologies
10:30 - 10:45 | Working Session with Audience

10:45 - 11:30 | Panel
French Williams, IT Manager, Royal Technologies
David Seidl, Senior Director of Campus Technology Services, University of Notre Dame
Mary Fenske, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director, Human Resource Business Partner, Spectrum Health
Jason Masternak, Manager - Human Capital Consulting, IT , Finance, Legal and HR, Amway

11:30 - 12:00 | Discussion and lunch

Our Panel will cover:

  • Approach to growing internal IT
  • Keys to retaining talent
  • Opportunities for improvement
  • Barriers and struggles
  • Making this a priority

Who should attend:  IT Professionals, Managers, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition

Map & Parking
Please note the special parking instructions. Parking is free, but you must print a copy of the Special Parking Pass and place in your windshield.

Map to Davenport's Sneden Center

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