Summit on Workforce 2019

Oct 29 - 30, 2019
Detroit, MI


Local and state governments employ over 19 million workers – a staggering 15 percent of America’s jobs. While this number has remained stable since the Great Recession, the competition for talent has increased as job markets tighten in the private sector. Public sector leaders face the challenge of attracting a highly-skilled workforce and keeping them to serve the ever-increasing needs of a 21st century constituency. Outdated civil service systems, reduced pensions and uncertain health care benefits, a lack of flexibility and access to the latest technology, increased job mobility among the youngest workers, and limited advancement opportunities mean human resource managers are looking to transform their culture while filling their positions. Future forecasts of an impending economic recession may also detract from recruiting workers to government.

This Summit will convene those state and local leaders who have found success in creating a culture that embraces their employees as the most important factor in service delivery. Learn from agency secretaries, chief learning officers, and human resource directors on how they have tackled civil service reform, provided flexible hours and telecommuting, invested in leadership development and training for retention and advancement, prioritized a diverse and inclusive work environment and filled even specialized positions with highly qualified candidates.

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Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, MI 48243

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Event Date October 29 and 30, 2019

This is an invitation-only event, open to Public Sector only. For more information or to request an invitation, please contact Jeremy Smith.

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Andrea Kleinbardt.

Contact Information

For RSVP and general assistance contact:

Jeremy Smith
Phone:  (916) 932-1402 
E-mail:  jsmith@governing.com 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Andrea Kleinbardt
Phone: (916) 932-1338
E-mail: akleinbardt@governing.com


Detroit, MI


Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, MI 48243

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Phone: (877) 901-6632
Rate: $179.00
Cut-off date: 10/7/19
Governing has secured a small block of rooms at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.
Group rate cannot be guaranteed after the cut-off date.
Please reference the Governing Summit on Workforce when making your reservation over phone or online: reservation link.