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Tuesday, January 25 • 10:00 - 10:45
(On-demand session released) Engaging Employers in Workforce Solutions that Enhance Equity and Access in the Workplace

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In this session, Danielle Olsen and Meg Saxby of Purpose Co will share innovative approaches to employer engagement that can increase access to employment, skill development and mobility and improve employment retention. This session will include discussion of best practices and practical applications in working with employers to enhance their practices and develop solutions to attraction/recruitment, reskilling and employee retention.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Be able to describe specific characteristics of effective employer partnerships that improve access, equity, skill development and retention    
  • Be able to describe specific tactics and strategies to engage employers to improve access, equity, skill development and retention
  • Understanding of specific case study examples of how workforce partnerships and solutions can improve employer practices and increase access, equity and retention

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Danielle Olsen

Managing Partner, Purpose Co.
Danielle Olsen is focused on advancing solutions and multi-sector collaborations that improve economic opportunities for low-income populations, while meeting the skills and labour needs of employers through sustainable and scalable approaches.
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Meg Saxby

Lead, Learning and Development, Purpose Co.
Meg Saxby leads Purpose Co’s learning and development work, focused on building capacity in workforce systems and co-designing solutions with employers and workforce leaders to find creative and actionable solutions to complex problems.

Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST