2022 Workforce Symposium "Solving the Talent Equation"

"Solving the Talent Equation"

September 27, 2022 | Aims Community College Welcome Center | 7:30-8:30 Registration -- Sessions 8:30-2:30.  

Engage + Empower = Retain

That's the theme of a day full of brainstorming to solve the puzzle facing employers in today's dynamic job market - attracting and retaining top talent.  REGISTER HERE ... NOW!

This regional event is presented in partnership by Elevate Training, a Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development Program, and Employment Services of Weld County. 

And for the first time, it will be hosted in Weld County! 

Leading northern Colorado businesses have adapted and rebounded from the health crisis. Now innovative business leaders are ready to share their secrets of success.

"Solving the Talent Equation" guarantees a day of learning and networking focused on inspiring concepts and practical application for every type and size of business.

We also promise a lively attendee experience featuring expert presenters, face-to-face interaction, break times for networking, and meeting space for making business connections.

At this year's event, you'll experience game-changers, even life-changers, in tracks focused on human capital, management modernization, and business leadership development.

Special thanks to our Sponsors  

  • City of Fort Collins Economic Health
  • City of Greeley Economic Health
  • Aims Community College 
  • Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Loveland Chamber of Commerce 
  • Greeley Chamber of Commerce
  • Vestas Blades of America 
  • Breeze Thru Car Wash 
  • Employers Council 
  • Colorado Workforce Development Council  




Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development and Employment Services of Weld County are Equal Opportunity employers/programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests will be honored but may be unavailable if advance notice is not provided. Please contact Russell Iverson, russell.iverson@aims.edu or (970) 339-6229, to submit your request. Please dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-659-2656 to use the TTY service Relay Colorado.

7:30 - 8:30 Registration and Networking (registration through morning) 

8:30 - 8:55 Welcoming Remarks and Regional Talent Major Announcement

9:00 - 9:30   Colorado State of the Workforce Address

9:45 - 10:45  Round 1: Concurrent Learning Sessions - 5 choices!  

11:00 - 12:00 Round 2: Concurrent Learning Sessions - 5 choices! 

12:00 - 12:15 Networking and Lunch Seating 

12:15 - 1:15 General Session: Stories from the Field  

1:30 - 2:30 Round 3: Concurrent Learning Sessions - 5 choices! 

2:30 - 3:00 Patio Networking Reception with Speakers, Exhibitors, and Peers 



9:45 - 10:45 Concurrent Learning Sessions 

  • Sector Partnerships: A Regional Approach
  • Employee Journey Map, a Breeze Thru Car Wash presentation  
  • Creative Benefits and Perks: Attract and Retain Next Level Talent, an HRx Services presentation  
  • Inclusion In Action: A Different IDEA 
  • Providing Meaningful and Genuine Gratitude, a Ripple Intent workshop

11:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Learning Sessions 

  • Work-based Learning: How Businesses Connect with Students 
  • Grassroots Culture Shaping, a Vestas Blade Builders presentation 
  • Exploring Untapped Talent Pools   
  • Legal / Regulatory Forecast, an Employers Council presentation 
  • Today's Workplace and Mental Health

12:00 - 12:15 Exhibitor Networking and Lunch Seating

12:15 General Session Panel and Audience Dialogue  

"Don't Wait! Do Tell Us" Talent Stories from the Field 

Our top workforce challenges can be summed up in a few words: child care, housing, and hybrid work. In a lively format inspired by “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!,” this session features “storytelling time” in which area innovators describe the fresh approaches they’ve taken to address big challenges. After their round-robin face-off, the audience gets its chance to share - so be ready!

1:30 - 2:30 Concurrent Learning Sessions 

Topics confirmed, scheduling subject to change

  • Creative Benefits and Perks: Attract and Retain Next Level Talent, an HRx Services presentation 
  • Providing Meaningful and Genuine Gratitude, a Ripple Intent workshop 
  • Quiet Quitting or Thriving at Work
  • Profit from Experience: A Talent Strategy   
  • Thinking Like a Leader

2:30 - 3:00 Patio Networking Reception with Speakers, Exhibitors, and Peers  

Networking and Exhibitor Engagement 

Exhibitor Lineup

  • ALLO Fiber
  • HRx Services
  • High Plains Library District
  • Partnership for Age Friendly Communities 
  • Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development 
  • Employment Services of Weld County  
  • Weld Child Care 
  • Employers Council 
  • Front Range Community College 

Peak Sponsors


Workforce Symposium 2022 Peak Sponsors - City of Fort Collins, City of Greeley, Aims Community College, Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Workforce Development Council



Foothills Sponsors

Workforce Symposium 2022 Foothills Sponsors - Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, Breeze Thru Car Wash, Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Vestas, Employers Council, HRx


Media Sponsor

Workforce Symposium 2022 Media Sponsor - BizWest