Workforce and talent development are the top challenges in economic development today. The Tennessee Workforce Development Course is a hands-on course covering pertinent topics and trends such as the widening skills gap, the multigenerational workforce, the changing nature of the workplace and the importance of collaboration among allies.
The one-and-a-half-day course is designed to help economic development practitioners, government officials and other community leaders at state, regional and local levels understand best practices, available resources and partnership approaches to building a competitive workforce.
This course is one of a series provided by UT Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) designed to share best practices and trends with Tennessee’s economic development practitioners, private industry leaders, community leaders and elected officials.
Coming to Jackson June of 2024!
Registration $445 | Early Registration $395 (By: TBA)
The registration fee covers course materials, instruction, selected meals and refreshment breaks. It does not cover hotel and other travel expenses. Registration is limited to 35 participants and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please remit payment for the course no later than 10-days prior to the course start date. If payment is not received, you risk having your registration cancelled to make room for those on the waitlist.
Onsite check-in: 9:30 AM
Day 1: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Day 2: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Meals provided: Day 1 - Lunch; Day 2 - Breakfast
Cancellations made 7 days or more prior to the course start date will be eligible for a full refund or credit. Cancellations made less than 7 days will be eligible for credit only for a future course.
This link and rate code is only available for class attendees. If this link and special rate is used by someone outside of the class, the reservation will be cancelled and a fee will be applied to the credit card used to book the reservation.
A limited number of scholarships are available to course participants from Tennessee. Scholarships cover $295 of the $395 early registration fee, and do not include hotel, travel or meals. Scholarship recipients will be required to pay $100 of the tuition cost, which will not be refundable should the participant withdraw from the course. Applications must be received by: TBA to be considered.
If applying for a scholarship, please register for the class to save a seat and choose the "Invoice" option. If a scholarship is not received, the participant may decide to keep the seat or withdraw at the time of notification with no penalty. Scholarships are non-transferable.
Applications for scholarships can be downloaded here: Scholarship Application.
The attire for the course is business casual.
Mo Collins is a nationally recognized advisor, researcher, author and training consultant contributing to entrepreneurship economic development, workforce and women's economic health from more than 20 years.
She has trained for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OUEDI) for more than a decade, serving several hundred economic development professionals annually with research, emerging best practices and CeCD preparatory instruction around entrepreneurship and tech-led economic development.