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KACE Summer Drive-in 2019

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



Location: Washburn University Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center


8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m. - Check-in

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

9:30a.m. - 10:45a.m. - Marketing to a New Generation

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

As a new post millennial generation of students are heading to college and into the workforce is your office or business properly branded?  If you want top talent for your positions or want to ensure this new generation is using your services, then how you market to them is important.  Learn more about current marketing and branding techniques for this up and coming generation.

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 Sarkles, 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. - Networking/Exchange of Ideas

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

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