2015 October Chapter Meeting
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The Untapped Potential of Atlanta’s Workforce System & Who Has the Key to Unlocking It Speaker: Katie Kirkpatrick, Chief Policy Officer, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

When: 10/6/2015
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: The Fox Theatre - Egyptian Ballroom
660 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30308
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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The Untapped Potential of Atlanta’s Workforce System & Who Has the Key to Unlocking It

Workforce is a growing concern for many employers in the region. Luckily for Atlanta, we have a robust selection of workforce resources to pull from. However, the complexity of the system itself makes it challenging for businesses to take advantage of these resources. Katie will provide a map of the workforce system, including who the players are, what they do, and what programs and resources are available. She’ll review what’s working and what’s not and discuss the important role of business in our workforce system. 
Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the various parts that make up the Atlanta Workforce System.
2. Learn about program and funding resources available to help address your workforce needs.
3. Learn how employers can connect with the workforce system to develop innovative solutions.

Speaker: Katie Kirkpatrick, Chief Policy Officer, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Katie Kirkpatrick is the chief policy officer for the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), leading the Public Policy team which focuses on public policy, government affairs and political action. Kirkpatrick joined MAC in 2007 as vice president of Environmental Affairs, overseeing the Chamber’s work on sustainability, including water, air, energy and quality growth issues. She has served in various key roles shaping environmental policy and overseeing water related issues. Following her environmental role, she served as senior vice president for Business Higher Education, which focused on driving discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship through collaboration of business and higher education.

Before joining MAC, she served as director of environmental engineering for Gold Kist, Inc. Her duties there included regulatory compliance, strategic planning, external affairs and designing various treatment systems.

Kirkpatrick graduated from Auburn University and is a registered professional engineer in several states. She is currently vice-chair of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District and past board chair for the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership. She is a 2011 recipient of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s prestigious “40 Under 40” award and is an active alumni of Leadership Atlanta. She is the chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Government Relations Division. She also volunteers for various youth sports leagues, Peachtree Road UMC, the Atlanta Track Club and is a member of the parent volunteer association for Christ the King School.


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration & Networking
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Lunch, Announcements & Speaker

Advance Registration Deadline: October 2, 2015
Cancellation Deadline: September 29, 2015

Please note, if you register on site, validated parking will not be provided.  

 Registration Rates:
   Advanced  On-Site
 Member  $35  $45
 Non-Member  $55  $65
 Student Member  $20  $25
 Student Non-Member  $35  $35

If paying via check, please note that your registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received. Please mail your check, along with the invoice to:

3525 Piedmont Road
Building Five, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds will not be granted if cancellation is not received by the specified deadline. Send all cancellation notices via e-mail to info@shrmatlanta.org. Substitutions are allowed, however the non-member rate may apply. If we do not receive a cancellation notice you will be required to pay for this event, even if you are unable to attend.