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Washington State ESD - SharedWork Conference

June 8 - June 9, 2021 

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Keynote Speakers

 

  Photo of Cami Feek 

Acting Commissioner Cami Feek
Employment Security Department

Michele Evermore
Senior Policy Advisor
US Department of Labor

 

Serilda Summers-McGee

Serilda Summers-McGee
Principal & Chief Human Resources Officer
Workplace Change

Dr. Rebecca Heiss

Dr. Rebecca Heiss 
Founder and CEO of Icueity

Angela Shen

Angela Shen 
Founder, Savor Seattle

Agenda

(Earn up to 6.75 SHRM recertification PDC)

DAY ONE

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


8-9:00 a.m.
Get to know each other - Experience and Solutions Sharing Session Between STC States
Rafael Colón, Business Outreach Manager, SharedWork
Cheryl Brown, Program Supervisor, SharedWork

8:30 a.m. 
Meet and Greet Business Showcase
Get to know your local Workforce and WorkSource services team representatives

9:30-9:35 a.m. 
Opening and Conference Overview
Rafael Colón, Business Outreach Manager, SharedWork

9:35-9:45 a.m. 
Welcome Remarks and Introduction of Michele Evermore
Theme - A new path forward to economic recovery using SharedWork
Cami Feek, Commissioner, Employment Security Department

9:45-10:15 a.m. 
Keynote: Michele Evermore
Senior Policy Advisor, Unemployment Insurance, USDOL

10:15-10:50 a.m. 
Keynote: Serilda Summers-McGee
Principal & Chief Human Resources Officer, Workplace Change

10:50-11:55 a.m. 
Business Panel: SharedWork Top Industries

12:00 p.m.
Lunch B-R-E-A-K, Replay of Welcome, and Resource Room Visits

1-1:30 p.m.
WA Cares Fund (Long-term Supports and Services)

1:30-2:15 p.m. 
Breakout Sessions

2:20-3:05 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

3:30 p.m.
Adjourn

 

Breakout Session Topics

1:30-2:15 p.m. 

  • The Bottom Line: The Impact Shared Work has on Employer Taxes and Tax Rates
  • Exciting news about the SharedWork approval process & new EAMs rollout
  • Learn to use LMEA information to make better decisions for your business and workforce
  • Business talk with LMEA: How to leverage LMEA info as a business representative (session only for WDC/WS business service reps/RR coordinators, Labor, Educators, others)

 

2:20-3:05 p.m.

  • Grow your business TODAY! 
  • WIN with SharedWork (session only for WDC/WS business service reps/RR coordinators, Labor, Educators, others)
  • What is a business-friendly audit? Learn the most important tips in preparing for and managing an ESD audit
  • Learn to use LMEA information to make better decisions for your business and workforce
  • Leveraging YesVets: A Portal for Exceptional Talent

DAY TWO

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


8-9:00 a.m.
Lessons Learned from WDC Marketing Campaign (only for WorkSource & Workforce Business Service Teams) 
Leigh Rowley, Program Coordinator, SharedWork
Aimee McElroy, Program Coordinator, SharedWork

8-9:00 a.m.
Get to know each other - Experience and Solutions Sharing Sessions Between STC States
Rafael Colón, Business Outreach Manager, SharedWork
Cheryl Brown, Program Supervisor, SharedWork

8:00 a.m.
Resource Rooms Open for Registered Businesses

9-9:05 a.m. 
Welcome Back, Recap of Day 1, Conference Overview
Rafael Colón, Business Outreach Manager, SharedWork

9:05-10:10 a.m. 
Keynote: Dr. Rebecca Heiss 
Founder and CEO of Icueity

10:15-11:10 a.m. 
Business Panel: SharedWork Top Industries

11:15-11:50 a.m.
Business-Friendly Program Showcase and Q&A

  • Donna Mack, Rapid Response Manager, Policy, Data & Performance
  • Jason Barrett, Senior Policy Analyst, Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • Alice Barney, State Coordinator, WOTC and Federal Bonding
  • Denice Craig, Tax and Wage Administrator, UI Customer Support

11:55 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Legislative Updates Related to Business: 2021 Updates on Programs
Stasha Espinosa, Director, Government Relations

12:30 p.m.
Lunch B-R-E-A-K, Replay of Welcome, and Resource Room Visits

1:30-2:15 p.m. 
Breakout Sessions

2:20-3:05 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

3:10-3:55 p.m. 
Closing Keynote - Angela Shen
Founder, Savor Seattle 

 

Breakout Session Topics

1:30-2:15 p.m. 

  • The Bottom Line: The Impact Shared Work has on Employer Taxes and Tax Rates
  • Exciting news about the SharedWork approval process & new EAMs rollout
  • Grow your business TODAY! 
  • Leveraging YesVets: A Portal for Exceptional Talent
  • What is a business-friendly audit?
  • This is what we do: Infusing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in your recovery & talent acquisition plan

 

2:20-3:05 p.m.

  • Recruiting a new workforce and the tax benefits available
  • WIN with SharedWork (session only for WDC/WS business service reps/RR coordinators, Labor, Educators, others)
  • The Bottom Line: The Impact Shared Work has on Employer Taxes and Tax Rates
  • Learn the business certification process from OMWBE