Planning and Implementation of a Hartford Workforce Recruitment and Retention Summit

A member of the West Bend Community Foundation (WBCF) board contacted Paul to assist with the planning and implementation of a Hartford Workforce Recruitment and Retention Summit. Paul has previously assisted the WBCF with similar community conversations. At the summit, representatives from business, local government, education, and nonprofit sectors discussed workforce recruitment and retention issues and identified strategies for the community to support employers’ workforce challenges.


For this summit, Paul trained table facilitators, facilitated large-group conversation sharing during the event, compiled event notes, evaluated the event, and developed a report summarizing key concepts from the participant table conversations.


From evaluation (N=32), 100% agreed that they increased their awareness of the demographics and statistics impacting Hartford’s employers, 94% agreed that their table conversation identified current strategies local organizations have put into place to address the challenges discussed at the event, 94% agreed that their table conversation identified priorities the community needs to move forward with to address the challenges discussed, and 100% rated the overall event as good or excellent. One participant commented that the event was “Very worthwhile. Felt like a ‘community’ coming together to address a very real challenge we all face.” Another commented “Thoroughly enjoyed. Great ideas to work with.”

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