Leadership Matters Series Concludes April 15 with Discussion on Building a Diverse and Skilled Workforce in St. Louis
Presenters include representatives from Ferguson Commission, Urban League and Building Union Diversity
On Wednesday, April 15 the Emerson Leadership Institute and the John Cook School of Business are proud to present, “Leadership Matters: The St. Louis Confluence on Workforce Inclusion.” The event, taking place in the Cook School’s A-B Auditorium, begins at 5 p.m. and will bring together thought leaders on workforce diversity to showcase existing initiatives and future plans for equitable economic development in St. Louis, from rebuilding Ferguson to executing workforce development programs for underserved populations throughout the region.
- Pat Sly, executive vice president at Emerson and a member of the Ferguson Commission
- Dave Spence, CEO of “Ferguson 1000”
- Michael McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, will discuss the “Save Our Sons” program
- Dr. John Gaal, director of training and workforce development for the Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis & Vicinity, will discuss the “Building Union Diversity” program
After brief presentations, the session will follow a town hall meeting format, inviting an open dialogue with the public to explore issues and opportunities in building St. Louis into the most diverse and inclusive workforce in the nation.
There are important efforts underway to address years of racial and socio-economic injustice in St. Louis. Many of these efforts are focused on building a diverse and highly skilled workforce, the underpinning for sustainable economic development. The “Leadership Matters” event will highlight these efforts and serve as a forum to bring together organizations and community leaders who are committed to making St. Louis a national leader in equitable economic development.
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