Dr. Arthur Langer, Founder and Chairman of Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) and Director of the Center for Technology Management at Columbia University will be speaking at the HR West Conference on March 12, 2019, at 3:25 pm on the topic of Untapped Talent of Underserved Communities.
In this session, conference attendees will learn how companies can simultaneously fill their talent gap, improve their bottom line and diversify their workforce by embracing untapped talent from underserved communities.
In a period of relatively low unemployment, underserved and veteran communities still lag behind. Even with unemployment rates below 4 percent, we see significant talent shortage in leading industries. Dr. Langer’s presentation at HR West explores the initiatives launched by WOS, a nonprofit that builds tech education and development into underserved communities, with the goal of filling future positions in fields like cyber security and IT.
Those who attend the session will leave with a greater understanding of the lack of adequate and accessible resources available to underserved and veteran communities; how companies can improve the access to and quality of their training programs to assist underserved populations in overcoming socio-economic barriers; and the benefits for corporations in investing in untapped talent, including examples from WOS’ partner organizations.
March 11-13, 2019 will bring three days of professional development, insightful discussions, networking, and practical tools for attendees to take back to their workplaces. Attendees create their own attendee experience with more than 80 concurrent sessions (most for HR recertification credits) to address specific professional and organizational needs.
As the premiere HR conference on the West Coast, the HR West Conference selection committee receives hundreds of speaker proposals for the concurrent session slots and scores them based on the conference’s prestigious criteria. Dr. Langer was selected in a highly competitive speaker proposal selection process.
For a full agenda and more information, visit HRWest.org. Fans of Dr. Art Langer get $100 off conference registration when they use promo code PRESENTER19.
About Workforce Opportunity Services
Founded in 2005, Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) is a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to developing the skills of untapped talent from underserved and veteran communities through partnerships with organizations dedicated to diversifying their workforce. Utilizing a scientifically-based model derived from research conducted at Columbia University, we recruit, educate, train, and place high-potential candidates with leading organizations around the world. To date, WOS has served 4,000+ individuals through partnerships with more than 65 corporations in 40+ locations worldwide. For more information, visit wforce.org.
About HR West
The HR West Conference, where you go to find out “What’s Next,” is produced by Next Concept HR Association, the second-largest HR association in the U.S. Convening annually for 35 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, the conference takes place in one of the most innovative places on earth—home to the world’s leading-edge companies. Practicing HR in the West requires skills beyond the ordinary. Join these three phenomenal days of learning, networking and inspiration. More than 80 concurrent sessions (most for HR recertification credit or ATD points) to address specific company needs March 11-13, 2019. Follow #HRWest19 on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for the latest online conference buzz. For more information visit HRWest.org.