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    Find the Good Life - ND Workforce Attraction Campaign

    Date: March 17, 2022, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    HOPE Church

    1601 17th Avenue South

    Grand Forks, ND 58201
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    Join us for our March meeting where the ND Department of Commerce, Workforce Division will share more information on their upcoming North Dakota Statewide Talent Attraction Program and partnership with RoleCall to recruit and retain employees to North Dakota!

    *Approved for 1 SHRM Credit and 1 HRCI Credit pending*

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    Katie Ralston Howe will present on what led to the creation of the program, how they are planning to execute the program statewide and what their timeline for the program looks like, what they envision for the program and hope to achieve, and how you as HR professionals can assist with the creation of and leveraging the program in your own companies.


    Speaker Bio:

    Katie Ralston Howe has served as the Workforce Development Director for the North Dakota Department of Commerce since January 2020, and has led the state's Workforce Development Council since joining the Commerce team in October 2019. Over the last two and half years, Katie has effectively increased board member engagement, leading the council to develop a cohesive system for researching workforce issues and developing comprehensive recommendations that influenced policies and funding allocations in the 67th North Dakota Legislative Assembly and in Governor Burgum's AccelerateND proposal, which received a $20M appropriation in the 2021 special session.



    This meeting is available virtually through Zoom on in-person at the Hope Church Big Connection Center. Our speaker will be presenting virtually.

    11:30am - 12:00pm: Lunch & Networking

    12:00pm - 1:00pm: Meeting


    Directions: Park on the North side of the Grand Cities Mall in front of Hope Church (towards the West side of the mall). Enter the Hope Church main door (the door that is furthest West). The Big Connection Center can be found on the right side of the lobby area.

    Please bring your own brown bag lunch, or feel free to order from a restaurant in the Grand Cities Mall, like French Taste in Ferguson Books or Mo's Cafe and get it to go!

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