Learning Lab Series

Free seminars will help business owners and managers understand key employment issues

The Learning Lab Leadership Series targets business leaders in Douglas County and offers free presentations on trending employment topics such as legal and financial issues, healthcare benefits, and hiring and retention tactics. Please join us for one or all of these free seminars presented by regional experts. This series is sponsored by Southern Oregon Goodwill® Industries and Regence Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Oregon.

Expanding Workforce Diversity: Resources to Find Workers in a Tight Labor Market

Oregon’s Employment First policy, adopted in 2008, makes guiding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to integrated jobs in the community a priority.
This presentation will cover:
• The state’s policies, initiatives, and orders related to this goal
• The benefits of Employment First
• The positive impact it can have on the community

Date: Thursday, Oct. 5
Time: Check in opens at 1 p.m., one-hour program begins at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Ford Family Foundation Conference Room, 1600 NW Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, Oregon

Darci Shivers
Transition Network Facilitator
Douglas Education Service District
Cindy Cameron
Transition Network Facilitator
Southern Oregon Educational Service District
Register for the Oct. 5 seminar!
Health Care for Employers: How to Prepare for Changes in the Affordable Care Act

Competing visions for providing healthcare have been in the news.
This presentation will cover:
• Potential changes to the ACA and how it affects your business
• Cost saving tips to get your best plan
• Anticipated future changes

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17
Time: Check in opens at 8:30 a.m., one-hour program begins at 9 a.m.
Location: Douglas County Fairgrounds, Cascade Hall, 2110 SW Frear St., Roseburg, Oregon

Jim Walton
Vice President-Business Development
Regence Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Oregon
Paul Schmitt
Benefits Manager
Roseburg Forest Products Co.
Register for the Oct. 17 seminar!
Retaining Top Talent: Develop Intelligent Teams and Keep Your Best People

Finding and retaining top talent is a big challenge, so in a competitive job market, astute leaders develop intelligent teams to promote a culture of performance, engagement and well being.
This hands-on workshop will:
• Explain and demonstrate essential tools to develop intelligent teams
• Share ways to harness your team’s collective potential
• Equip you to optimize your team’s function for constructive collaboration with tangible results

Date: Thursday, Nov. 9
Time: Check in opens at 1 p.m., 90-minute program begins at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Southern Oregon Wine Institute, Danny Lang Event Center, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg
Chris Cook
President & CEO
Capiche, an Ashland-based consulting firm offering marketing, branding, culture and coaching services

Register for the Nov. 9 seminar!