Katie Dykstra

Campus and Diversity Recruiting Manager
American Family Insurance

Katie has over 15 years of Human Resources specializing in the employee experience, employee relations, diversity recruitment and leadership development. She has her master’s degree in human resources management from Roosevelt University and a designation in executive coaching. Katie volunteers her time with Best and Brightest executive board along with being Vice President of the Northwest Human Resource Council, a SHRM Chicagoland chapter. In Katie’s free time she spends time with her two kids and exploring the great outdoors.

Katie Dykstra’s Session(s):

1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Pacific — Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Case Study: Partnering with the Community to Build a Workforce through Programs

This session will cover how to use non-profits and your community to build out a workforce by utilizing transferable skills. Now more than ever it’s important to give back to our communities and help others. What better way than to collaborate with community partnerships and non-profits to open opportunities for groups of people who don't have the same opportunities as others. In this session you will take away the following:

  • Where to start if you want to start looking at talent in areas you haven’t been before.
  • What transferable skills means and how it applies to your organization.
  • How to have your leaders support and help your initiative
  • What basics you need to have in order to build a workforce program

This session is focused on innovative ways to create hiring programs and tap into talent that you previously haven’t looked at. 

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