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December Meeting: Boost Your Workforce of Tomorrow, Today
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When: December 10, 2019
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Noah’s Events Center
1805 90th St
Noahs Event Center
West Des Moines, IA  50266-1868
United States
Contact: Central Iowa SHRM
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Please join us at our December 10th Chapter Meeting!

Registration and Networking3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. 
Announcements and Introductions: 3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Presentation: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Topic: Boost Your Workforce of Tomorrow, Today
Meghan Baeza

Has your company considered creating an internship program but struggled to find the ROI? Are you ready to hire entry-level talent but don’t feel your current sources are providing the right talent? Is your company forecasting a new skillset need?

Developing a strategic and high-quality internship program can offer your organization a strong and continuous talent pipeline for your future hiring needs while providing an immersive educational experience for the next generation of workers, but it takes the right approach, partners, and program design.  Join this session to derive best practices on implementing an internship program at your company and managing strong community partnerships to get the talent you need for today AND tomorrow.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify your company’s unique talent needs and reflect on opportunities for goal alignment with an internship or apprentice program
  • Learn how Principal partners with local non-profits such as iJAG and academic organizations for a blueprint to fuel your own talent pipeline
  • Takeaways for creating a high-impact internship program

Presenter Bio:

Meghan A. Baeza holds a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs from Iowa State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Meghan joined the Principal University Relations team in 2017 and uses her higher education knowledge to cultivate strong corporate-university partnerships and navigate campuses to find the best entry-level talent. She brings a student-centered approach to the corporate space to influence high-impact programming for a program of 240+ interns each year. Prior to Principal, Meghan worked and taught in higher education for three years. She is passionate about youth career development, impact of equitable access to education on career trajectories, and creating inclusive work environments.