How to Make Minnesota the Skilled Workforce State

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Name: How to Make Minnesota the Skilled Workforce State
Date: October 9, 2012
Time: 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

"How to Make Minnesota the Skilled Workforce State” will feature keynote speaker Jamie Merisotis, president and chief executive officer of the Lumina Foundation. The national organization is dedicated to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by 2025.

Panel presentations will address ways to engage all stakeholders and include specific attention to the role of the business community. The event will preview
the Minnesota Chamber’s higher education agenda for the 2013 Legislature.

Hear from these esteemed speakers and panelists:

Greg Buck - president, Productivity  Inc.
 Paula M. J. Frings - Owner and CEO, Maven Perspectives LLC
J. Domenic Giandomenico - director, Education and Workforce Programs U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for a Competitive Workforce
Larry Goodwin - president, The College of St. Scholastica 
 Eric W. Kaler - president,  University of Minnesota
Sean Kershaw - executive director, Citizens League
 Sanjay Kuba - senior vice president of business development, GSS Infotech
 Stephen Lehmkuhle - chancellor, University of Minnesota Rochester
 Joe Maher - manager, UPM, Blandin Paper
James P. Merisotis - president and CEO, Lumina Foundation
David Olson - president, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Lisa Paxton - CEO, Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Steven J. Rosenstone - chancellor, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Molly P. Toot - area talent manager, Iowa and Missouri, Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Craig Yolitz - vice president, customer operations, Thomon Reuters - FindLaw

Click here for a full agenda with specific speaker times.

Overnight Accomodations
If you are coming in early for the summit, the DoubleTree Hotel has a special rate for the attendees. 
Monday, Oct. 8 rate is $129.00
Call the main hotel reservation number at (952) 832-7800 and reference the name "Minnesota Chamber of Commerce" to receive the special rate.  Reservations must be made by Sunday, October 14 by midnight.

Thanks to sponsor support and a Leaders and Laggards Grant received from the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, we are able to offer this event at a discounted rate.


Doubletree by Hilton
7800 Normandale Boulevard
Bloomington, MN 55439
Date/Time Information:
October 9, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Contact Information:
Joan Rausch, (651) 292-4654
Summit and Lunch
Members - $75
Non-members - $95

Table of Ten
Members - $400
Non-members - $650

Lunch Only
Members - $45
Non-members - $65
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