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KACE Summer Drive-in 2019

  • 07/24/2019
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Washburn University, Topeka, KS


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Location: Washburn University Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center


8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. - Check-in and Grab and Go Breakfast

9:00a.m. - 9:30a.m. - Introduction and KACE Business

9:30a.m. - 10:45a.m. - The Importance of Brand - Marketing to a New Generation

Caleb Asher, President & CEO of Sprout Creative, Topeka, KS

Your brand isn't just important for marketing your programs and services, it's also critical in attracting the right type of employee. As a new post-millennial generation of students are heading to college and into the workforce, are you positioned to attract top talent? Learn how to connect through your brand and marketing.

10:45a.m. - 11:00a.m. - Break

11:00a.m. - 11:45a.m. - Panel Discussion: Supporting and Recruiting Underutilized Candidates Returning to the Workforce

Gary Westerman, Veteran’s Employment Service Manager for Kansas Department of Commerce

Dan Decker, Director of SNAP Employment Services for Kansas Department of Children and Families

Bettina Sparkes, Alternative Workforce Specialist for Kansas Department of Commerce & Kansas Department of Corrections

11:45a.m. - 12:45p.m. - Lunch

Presentation by Visit Topeka

1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m. - Kansans Can School Redesign Project

Randy Watson, Commissioner, Kansas Department of Education

Kansans are demanding higher standards in academic skills, employability and citizenship skills, and the need to move away from a system that relies exclusively on state assessments. The Kansans Can Redesign process is focused on creating learning environments that develop those skills and encourage long-term student success. Learn more about how this project prepares Kansas students the workforce and college experience.

2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. - Have a Cookie and Network/Exchange Ideas

3:00p.m. - 3:15p.m. - Wrap up and Evaluations

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