The Future of the Workforce is in Your Hands
Thursday, Dec. 7, 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Room: Ballroom D
We know that government agencies are facing retirement waves, skills shortages, and a limited supply of staff, but what can we do about it? Everyone - no matter what position, title or agency - holds the keys to creating and maintaining the future workforce. Join Dr. Craig Waldron, lecturer in public administration at Hamline University, as well as a panel of your peers from city, county and state government, to explore and discuss the role employee engagement and work culture play in addressing current and future workforce concerns. You will walk away from this session knowing how to identify and address barriers to your own engagement, as well as how to influence the kind of work culture you want to see in the future.
Dr. Craig Waldron
Craig Waldron is currently a full-time faculty member at Hamline University in the School of Business, where he serves as Director of the Public Administration Programs and Co-Director of the Center for Public Administration and Leadership (CPAL). He has held a variety of public servant positions throughout his career, as well as serving as adjunct faculty at Hamline University, Metropolitan State University, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota State, and the University of Minnesota. Craig holds a Doctorate in Public Administration from Hamline University and has completed post-doctoral work at Hamline. He has a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Studies from Minnesota State University, and a BA in Sociology from the University of Iowa.