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    NCHRA Presents: Andrea Chirich & Mike Kohler GSD Employers are Building Age-Diverse Workforces

    Date: July 14, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    In Person at Ptarmigan Country Club
    5416 Vardon Way, Fort Collins, CO 80528
    $25 for NCHRA Members; $35 for non-NCHRA Members Premium Members no charge (must register)
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    About the Program

    Managing America’s first five-generation workforce presents unprecedented opportunities. While the youngest workers have heightened the importance of purpose-driven cultures, the oldest workers lend the work ethic and essential people skills employers seek. Experienced job candidates with strong resumes - including age 50+ - are poised to onboard rapidly and make swift impact on productivity and profitability. That’s why "hiring up" makes good business sense to employers who like to Get Stuff Done! 

    Key Takeaways include:

    • Data-driven analysis of the benefits of hiring experienced job candidates age 50+.
    • Real corporate examples illustrating changes made, cost, ROI.
    • Easy-to-use, practical tools for identifying and hiring those candidates.
    • Linkage to a high-potential candidate field with essential skills and experience.

    About the Presenter

    Andrea Chirich

    Age-Friendly Workplace Initiative

    Informatics Coordinator

    Andrea Chirich has spent her career in Sales and Performance Management and Cultural Change Initiatives in the travel industry at Avis Budget Group, and most recently Leadership and Self-Empowerment Workshops through her Equine Advantage LLC.   Andrea works with the Northern Colorado Age-Friendly Workplace Initiative to create awareness amongst employers concerning changing demographics and the advantages of workplace diversity.

    Andrea has a BA in Industrial and Organizational Communications from the University of Michigan, and additional Masters level coursework with Lesley University at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Mike Kohler, Elevate Training Coordinator

    Elevate Leadership and Workforce Development Training

    Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development Department

    Mike Kohler has been a business owner, business coach, and communication consultant and was a communications executive for two of the largest U.S. broadband companies. He now manages leadership and workforce development training for the Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development Department. He is an active member of the Northern Colorado Human Resources Association and Association of Talent Development.

    Mike co-authored The Educated Franchisee, a guide for prospective franchise entrepreneurs. In 2015, he received a Teacher of the Year honor from West Virginia University’s marketing and communications graduate program, which was recognized in 2015 as America’s top online grad program. In 2018, he was recognized as Teacher of the Year in Purdue University’s graduate program in strategic communications.

    Mike earned his MBA and a Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he was honored with Distinguished Service Awards from the College of Public Affairs and Community Service and the Department of Communication.

    ***Deadline to Register is by Noon, Friday, July 9, 2021***

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