Jumpstart: Workforce Development

Tuesday, November 10 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada)

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Title: Jumpstart: Workforce Development


The manufacturing workforce faced crisis levels even before 2020’s COVID-19 and social strife. Explore employee and consumer issues including keeping your workers safe, salaries, cultivating a diverse culture and ensuring the right brand messaging. Join Bumble Bee Seafood Company's Jan Tharp for a special PPWLN one-on-one on women in packaging and leading through chaos.


Worker Safety – COVID-19:

  • PwC Report: Returning to the Workforce—What to Consider When Bringing People Back, with OEM Magazine’s Stephanie Neil
  • How Other Industries are Doing It: Ford Motor Company’s “Return to Work Manufacturing Playbook”

Food Industry Update:

  • COVID-19, Worker Safety, and Industry Response, with Joyce Fassl

Women's Growing Role in Packaging:

  • Introduction to PMMI’s Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network, by PMMI’s Tracy Stout. Sponsored by Morrison Container Handling Solu­tions, Plexpack, Septimatech and SMC Corporation of America
  • Leading Through Chaos, the Story of Bumble Bee Seafoods, by Jan Tharp, CEO of Bumble Bee Seafoods
  • Q&A with Jan Tharp and OEM Magazine’s Stephanie Neil

Diversity in the Workplace:

  • IoPP Salary Survey Results: How Do You Stack up? by Jane Chase of IoPP, with Packaging World’s Matt Reynolds
  • NAM’s Pledge for Action: Advancing Justice, Equality, and Opportunity for Everyone by National Association of Manufacturers executives
  • Cultivating a Diverse Corporate Culture, by Rashida Thomas, Chief Diversity Officer, Lear Corp, with OEM Magazine’s Stephanie Neil
  • General Mills engineers talk about building more diversity into STEM initiatives and its impact on the brand

Emerging Leaders:

  • What Skills Do Future Leaders Need? by Alicia Lomas, Manager of Automation
    Systems at Intuity Medical

Automation and the Future Workforce:

  • How will Automation Impact the Workforce of the Future, by Donna Ritson, DDR Communications, with Automation World’s David Greenfield

Type: Jumpstart