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Recruiting & Retaining a Diverse Workforce Part II

March 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (EST)


This two-part virtual event series focuses upon diversity and inclusion education, initiatives, and resources for our Northeast Ohio manufacturing sector. The first event (February 25th, 2021) will provide education upon diversity within Lake County Ohio, and help assess your organization's current diversity state. The second virtual event (March 4th, 2021) will provide the opportunity for best practice sharing, discussion, and networking among manufacturers and diversity-centered organizations. One registration will provide you with entry to both virtual events. 

Schedule of Events on Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Welcome from the AWT FoundationJuliana Petti, AWT Foundation                      10am-10:05am

Why are you here?John Gallagher, Component Repair Technologies (CRT)       10:05am-10:10am

Diversity Metrics—Ryan Ellis, Lincoln Electric                                                             10:10am-10:20am 

& Patrick Mohorcic, The Office of the Lake County Commissioners                                                                                                                              

Your organization's Diversity State Break-out Room                                                    10:20am-10:40am 

  • Break out Room 1 facilitated by John Gallagher, CRT
  • Break out Room 2 facilitated by Ryan Ellis, Lincoln Electric
  • Break out Room 3 facilitated by Juliana Petti, AWT Foundation

Debrief from Break-out Room                                                                                         10:40am-10:50am

Announcements for next Session –Juliana Petti, AWT Foundation                               10:50am-10:55am

  • The Top 5 Ways to Recruit a Diverse Workforce
  • Learn more about the Transit Go Program
  • Best practice sharing/networking with other manufacturers & diversity and inclusion organizations

Schedule of Events on Thursday, March 4th, 2021

AWT Foundation Welcome 10am-10:05am—Juliana Petti, AWT Foundation  

The Purpose of Today’s Event 10:05am-10:10am—John Gallagher, Component Repair Technologies (CRT) 

***Each person will have 15 minutes in each break-out room & have the opportunity to go through each room***

Break Out Rooms    10:10am-10:55am 

  • Break Out Room 1: The Value Proposition of Diversity & Inclusion with John Gallagher, CRT
  • Break Out Room 2: Connections to Diversity & Inclusion Organizations Ryan Ellis, Lincoln Electric
  • Break Out Room 3: The Five Top ways to Recruit & Retain a Diverse Workforce with Juliana Petti, AWT

Report out & Take-aways from Each Group 10:55am-11:05am

Invitation to Opportunity Lake County Committee & Wrap-up  11:05am-11:15am



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