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    NoCoHRA Presents a Mini-Conference: 2024 Workforce Trends - Labor Market/Workforce/Economic Trends-Navigate, Connect, Collaborate Together

    Date: May 7, 2024, 12:00pm – 5:30pm
    Ptarmigan Country Club
    5416 Vardon Way
    Fort Collins, CO 80528
    $50 for NoCoHRA Members; $75 for non-NoCoHRA Members
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    About the Program

    Please join our panel of speakers around the topics of the current labor market, workforce trends. Topics will revolve around navigating, connecting, collaborating together around current workforce trends. 

    About the Presenters

    Adam Crowe, Economic Development Manager for Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development (LCEWD)

    LCEWD connects people to meaningful work and businesses to talent and resources, improving our community’s economic wellbeing. Adam grew up in Estes Park and Loveland and settled in Fort Collins where he received a BA in History and Master’s Degree in Education from Colorado State University. In his free time Adam enjoys hiking the mountains and trying to keep-up with his busy family. Passionate about building a community that fosters business growth and meaningful employment for its residents, Adam is grateful to live in an area where so many other people share the same passions.    

    Dani Kimlinger

    Dr. Daniél (Dani) Kimlinger is the Chief Executive Officer of MINES and Associates. Dani has a background in human resources and organizational psychology and leadership. Beyond her professional endeavors, Dani actively contributes to the community by volunteering and serving on various non-profit and professional boards. Her dedication and contributions were acknowledged in 2021 and 2022 when she was honored as a Titan 100 CEO in Colorado.

    Dani’s academic background includes an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology, and she holds a Master of Health Administration (MHA). She furthered her education by completing a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, specializing in Business Psychology. To enhance her leadership skills, Dani also earned a certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University. With a passion for people, she finds joy in various activities such as reading, running, weightlifting, and outdoor pursuits like backpacking, hiking, snowboarding, trail running, and camping.

    Brynn Shader with Brynn Shader Consulting

    For the last 16+ years, Brynn has helped her clients embrace and craft change, learning how to skillfully/positively transform challenges/disruptions associated with change into opportunities for growth, improvement, and success through cutting-edge strategies applicable in any environment. Whether the change is people, process, or technology-related, she leverages her extensive background in strategic human resources, talent development, and employee engagement to provide a distinctive perspective that zeros in on the human experience, driving organizational change one person at a time.

    Sylvia Torres, Executive Recruiter & Founder of SPANG Career Collective

    Sylvia has established deep roots in Denver where she’s become the go-to for non-traditional recruiting methods, crafting genuine connections within the community and has a magical touch for fostering relationships that last. With a BA in Communication Studies from California State Northridge, and a toolkit of certifications in Facilitation and Executive Leadership Interviewing, Sylvia is not your everyday recruiter. She’s a board member of Mile High SHRM, a spirited community volunteer, and takes pride in being a mentor and guiding light for personal growth, creativity, and self-expression. Beyond matching resumes with job descriptions, Sylvia is on a mission to create lasting change in Talent Acquisition by challenging norms and pushing boundaries.


    About our Sponsors

    This mini-conference is possible through a network of sponsors:

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    ***Deadline to Register is by Noon on Monday, May 6, 2024***