Talent Summit
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Talent Summit

This half-day seminar is designed for HR and talent acquisition professionals, leaders and forward-thinkers.

 Export to Your Calendar 2/20/2020
When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: University of Delaware STAR Campus - Audion Room
540 S College Ave
Newark, Delaware  19713
United States
Contact: Denise Bassett

Online registration is available until: 2/20/2020
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Talent Summit


You’re only as good as the talent on your team.


Top business and HR leaders share their secrets for attracting extraordinary professionals to their team and how to build a company culture of growth. 

This half-day seminar is designed for HR and talent acquisition professionals, leaders and forward-thinkers. In light of the current skills-gap, it is imperative that we analyze current and future workplace trends and explore solutions for the future of work. You will leave with the knowledge and motivation to inspire action throughout your organization. 

At this half-day seminar, you will learn how to: 

  • Stand out in the hiring process
  • Attract the right talent with the right skills
  • Cultivate an “ownership culture” where employees feel a personal stake in the company's performance. 
  • Activate the best talent from within your organization
  • Stop turnover by creating a growth environment for top performers 


 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast and Networking

 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM





State of the Talent Market in Delaware

Cerron Cade, Secretary of Labor, State of Delaware

Learning Objectives:

  • Keeping talent in our state
  • Upskilling and reskilling the workforce 
 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Networking and Coffee Break

 10:45 AM- 12:15 PM






Create an Employee Value Proposition People Can’t Resist

Mike Sipple, President, Centennial, Founder and Host of the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast

Learning Objectives: 

  • Are your people really your greatest asset?
  • Understanding the value and impact of your greatest asset
  • Workshop to understand and define your organization EVP
  • How proactivity defines your success
  • Creating a business case for the people!

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch and Networking

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM


Solutions for the Workforce Skills Gap

Liz Supinski, Director of Research Products, National SHRM

 2:30 PM  Closing Remarks


Speaker Lineup: 


Cerron Cade
Secretary of Labor, State of Delaware

As Delaware’s Secretary of Labor, Cerron leads efforts to promote a talented and diverse workforce while protecting the rights of workers throughout the state. Cerron will be speaking about the state of the talent market here in Delaware, keeping talent in our state, upskilling and reskilling the workforce.



Mike Sipple Jr.
President, Centennial
Founder and Host of the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast

Renowned as a ‘connector’ in the executive search and talent strategy industries, leaders have benefited from Mike’s advice, guidance, connections and expertise.  His extensive experience has created a global reputation supporting forward-thinking and growth-oriented decision makers of family owned businesses, privately held organizations and private equity firms. He believes that to become a talent magnet you not only have to attract the best but you must retain the best and bring out the best in all people! 



Liz Supinski
Director of Data Science and Research Products, Society for Human Resource Management

With an IT career spanning nearly 20-years, Liz's current focus spans research methods, data management and analytics. Her background includes industrial and organizational psychology psychology and technology including personnel assessment, training, data analytics and visualization, user experience design, training and testing for software and project management. She will be speaking the current skills gap in our workforce. 


Event Tickets: 

Early bird tickets extended!  You can still save $25. 

  • Member ticket price $125 (after February 13, price is $150).
  • Future member ticket price $145 (after February 13, price is $170).



This event is brought to you by the Delaware State Council, DelMarVa SHRM and Delaware SHRM.




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