To help us kick off the Summit in that spirit, our keynote address will come from Dr. Michelle Rozen, a dynamic and forward-thinking psychologist who is the top-booked speaker on the subject of leading change. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to be inspired by Dr. Michelle to define for yourself what the "new normal" will look like.
||BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1
- Workforce: Cryptocurrency/Blockchain
Presenter: Prof. Steven Lupien
Wyoming is poised to be a hub for cryptocurrency due to groundbreaking legislation. How can industry and entrepreneurs in Wyoming take advantage of this trend.
- Workforce: The Secure Home Office
Presenter: Jenny McCalla
This session will provide practical suggestions for securing home work environments, as well as procedures to enhance cybersecurity in any environment.
- Safety: It Pays to be Safe: Success Stories from Around the State
Presenters: Nichole Brommer & Lauren White
Employers around Wyoming have used the DWS Safety Improvement Fund to both increase safety and reduce operating costs. Learn more about the Safety Improvement Fund and how it might benefit your business in this informative session
- Safety: Enhancing Safety & Workplace Culture Through Technology
Presenter: Laura Atchley
Technology and web-based programs are here to stay, which means we all need to adapt and utilize these time- and cost-saving applications. However, how do employers and leadership within a company implement these tools to enhance safety and workplace culture, and then require this workforce to utilize, embrace and navigate change seamlessly? This presentation's goal is to provide clarity and information on the foundations of what makes a successful safety and workplace culture and how the technology that most people already have available can be fantastic tools to aid in collaboration, consistent communication, transparency and accountability.
||Sponsor Spotlight/Open House - Black Hills Energy
Presenter: Laurie Farkas
||2021 Safety & Workforce Awards
||Sponsor Spotlight/Open House - Samson Energy
Presenter: Cherice Wheeler
||BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2
- Workforce: Net Zero and Energy's Future
Presenter: Dr. Holly Krutka
The mission of the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) is energy-driven economic development. SER carries out its mission through interdisciplinary research and academic programs that cover topics including carbon capture, use and storage; rare earth elements and critical minerals; hydrogen; novel approaches to oil and gas production; hydrogen; wind and solar. SER Executive Director, Dr. Holly Krutka, will discuss the range of energy technologies being developed at SER and how energy can continue to be the foundation of the state's economy, even as the US and global energy mix changes.
- Workforce: The Vanishing Workforce
Presenter: David Robb
Talk to any business owner right now and you're likely to hear the question: where did all the workers go? Join this discussion for a deep dive into the many factors that are causing the current talent crisis -- and find out what we can do to find (and keep) the workforce we need.
- Safety: Making Sense of the COVID-19 Regulations
Presenter: Karen Godman
This session will provide an update of where Wyoming OSHA stands on COVID regulations and discuss time frames on when businesses would need to comply with regulations.
- Safety: How Risk Management Can Help Your Business
Presenter: Steve Jones
This session will provide a tutorial on Qualitative Analysis Assessment Methods for employers. Topics will include Risk Mapping, Risk Register, the Delphi Method, Critical Task Assessment and Root Cause Analysis.
||Sponsor Spotlight/Open House - Rocky Mountain Power
Presenter: Sharon Fain
||BREAKOUT SESSIONS 3
- Workforce: Small Business Survival Kit/ARPA Resources
Presenter: Renny MacKay
This will be a presentation on the Governor's plan to determine what the state needs to do to survive, and what can be done to better drive to a future where all of Wyoming can thrive.
- Workforce: Combating Burnout in a Post-Pandemic World
Presenter: Dr. Matt Mishkind
This session will offer practical tips on how to navigate increased stressors in the workplace due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Safety: Set up a Healthy Home Office: Ergonomics 101
Presenter: Melissa Cunningham
Cover the safety aspects of working from home -- what employees need to consider before working remotely, including ergonomics of workstations, safety equipment to have on hand, trip hazards, and possibly the Workers' Compensation implications of remote work.
- Safety: Staying Safe at Work: De-Escalation Techniques Anyone Can Learn
Presenter: Jeff Schulz
During times of stress, it's important to know how to keep yourself and others safe at work. This session will teach simple deesclation techniques that anyone can learn, and demonstrate how to defuse potentially dangerous situations before they arise.
Join us as we talk about some of the innovative ideas discussed during the day and delve into what the future of Wyoming's workforce will look like.