The Workforce Summit: Western Wisconsin’s Labor Market Future

Family Friendly Workplaces is pleased to partner with the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau to bring The Workforce Summit: Western Wisconsin’s Labor Market Future to the campus of the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.

Who & What

The summit is intended for senior leadership and HR professionals, and intentionally designed to discuss the most pressing issues facing western Wisconsin’s employers and workforce. These issues include talent attraction, healthcare cost control, culture, and maintaining a strong workforce over the long-term.

The morning’s agenda is below:

  • 7:30AM – Check-in and Breakfast Buffet Opens
  • 8:00AM – Welcome & 1st Keynote
    • Keynote 1 – Wisconsin’s Economy & Workforce
    • Cari Redington, Administrator, Research and Policy Division, Wisconsin Department of Revenue
    • John B. Koskinen, Chief Economist, Wisconsin Department of Revenue
  • 9:45AM – Breakouts
    • Breakout 1 – Reigning It In: An Employer Case Study in Controlling Healthcare Costs
    • Jill Gorres, Consultant, JA Counter, Alera
    • Abby Klatt, Human Resource Director, OEM Fabricators
    • Breakout 2 – Purpose + Compassion in the Workplace: Creating Workplace Culture
    • Ben Leibl, Public Relations Specialist, Kwik Trip, Inc.
  • 11:00AM – 2nd Keynote
    • Keynote 2 – The Future of Work: People, Technology, and Skills
    • Brent Orrell, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)


Tuesday, October 31st, 2023
7:30AM – 12:00PM

UWRF University Center
Falcon’s Nest
501 Wild Rose Avenue
River Falls, WI 54022

Register Today

Registration for The Workforce Summit: Western Wisconsin’s Labor Market Future is open! Registration fees per registrant are as follows:

  • General Registrant: $50
  • River Falls Chamber Member or Certified Family Friendly Workplace: $40

Click on the button below to be directed to the River Falls Chamber website to complete registration and payment.

If you have any questions, please contact Neil Kline, Executive Director of Family Friendly Workplaces, at [email protected].