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ND Workforce & HR Conference

September 17 – 19, 2019
Grand Forks, ND
Alerus Center
The ND SHRM State Council – an affiliate of SHRM invites you to attend the 2019 ND Workforce and HR Conference at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. They are excited to host workforce professionals at this event including HR teams, recruiters, trainers, talent developers, office managers, economic developers, legislators, and public sector employees. Team rates will be available this year. 

Full agenda, registration, and sponsorship information can be found at NDSHRM.com. Any questions related to the conference can be directed to ND SHRM State Council

The partnership between the ND SHRM State Council and the Department of Commerce was established in 2012 when it was identified both entities were working toward identifying strategies to overcome the impending statewide workforce shortage in the state. This partnership allowed both organizations to rally resources to solve the workforce challenges by providing an educational setting where HR professionals and business leaders could come together. This effort benefited both organizations by renewing focus on workforce development strategies; increased leadership on workforce initiatives; and provided networking and resources to human resource and business leaders.
Over the last year the state workforce team has been working on the identification and validation of workforce related challenges. This data has been provided in a Workforce Development Council Report for executive, agencies, and legislative consideration. Based on the areas in which the state has the more pervasive workforce issues, additional focus must be given. This will require trade-offs in priorities predicated on today’s environment. One such trade-off is the dissolution of the partnership formed by ND SHRM State Council and the Department of Commerce. Although it was a successful partnership, the Department of Commerce has recommended a “divide and conquer” approach to the conference strategy based upon the resources restraints. This approach will allow the ND Workforce team to focus on the strategies outlined by the Governor’s office and the Workforce Development Council. Meanwhile, ND SHRM State Council will continue to support human resource and workforce development leaders across North Dakota by providing leadership, connections, development opportunities and resources.
Therefore, the 2019 Workforce and HR Conference will be transitioned to and hosted solely by the ND SHRM State Council. The Department of Commerce will support the conference through sponsorship and transitional support.
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