Date(s) - September 16, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Register at: https://vermont4a.org/2022-conference
CGVT is pleased to share this V4A event. For questions about this registration, email Nita Solomon [email protected].
Older Vermonters, including those who are retiring early bring a wealth of experience, wisdom, and know-how to Vermont’s workplaces. Vermont is known for its innovation and for acting to tackle our challenges such as our workforce shortage. One obvious solution is to bring more older workers into the workforce. What strategies will help employers and older workers come together?
To help tackle this question, the V4A “Creating Age Positive Workplaces” conference will bring together experts to explore strategies for creating workplaces which are welcoming to our mature workers. We will explore best practices in recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and retention of mature workers as well as policies and “tips” for supporting mature workers and their employers. This half day conference will start with an overview of the employer perspective from Betsy Bishop, Executive Director of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and will also feature a panel discussion including experts from state government including Department of Labor, Agency of Commerce, and the Human Rights Commission. We will break out into groups to brainstorm strategies for employers to attract and retain older workers. The goal of the panel session will be to present current labor-economic data, learn about workforce and economic development policies, and understand barriers to mature workers entering or re-entering the job market.
1:00 – 1:15 Welcome Message
1:15 – 1:45 Keynote Address
1:50 – 3:20 Panel Session
3:20 – 4:20 Group Discussions
4:20 – 4:30 Closing Remarks
Betsy Bishop is the President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the largest statewide business organization in Vermont. During her tenure she has transformed the organization to focus on policy advocacy to ensure a strong economy for our people, our communities, and our businesses. She is also the founder of the Vermont Futures Project, a research and education foundation providing data-based recommendations to secure a robust economic future for Vermont. She has a passion for the ideas that spark new endeavors and sustain mature businesses, all while providing opportunity for Vermont and her people.