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Washington County 2035

This innovative event focuses on the unique challenges facing Washington County and how the individuals there will live, work and play by 2035. The topics covered will include workforce development and leadership issues, specifically covering training, transportation, economic development, access, and the future of work with both a keynote presentation and roundtable sessions.

A Futurist Toolkit: Seven Practical Ideas on How We Get to 2035

Join us in June as Futurist David Zach shares his insights on the future of Washington County for the David Zachnext fifteen years and beyond. Instead of just fascinating and/or frightening forecasts, you’ll get a “toolkit,” a set of questions to ask on how to put all those fads and trends in a practical perspective. Following the keynote, local CEOs will discuss how upheavals like COVID-19, technology trends, and innovation are changing the face of Washington County and what you can do to remain relevant and competitive for the next two decades. Presenters:

  • David J. Decker, President, Decker Properties, Inc.
  • Kent Lorenz, CEO, Lakeside Consulting, LLC
  • Paul Manley, President, MGS, Germantown
  • Debbie Seeger, Advisor, Patina Solutions

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Following the presentations, the program continues with four breakout sessions led by subject matter experts. Attend two live; the rest will be available on demand.

4 Costs Your 401(k) Plan Could be Hiding From You

Presented by: Tom Parks, Director of Retirement Plan Services, Annex Wealth Management

For most business owners, CFOs and HR directors the company retirement plan is just one of many responsibilities. We’ll help you uncover the costs of your plan and understand your duties to navigate some common fiduciary pitfalls.

Continuing Education Vision 2035

Presented by: Paul Price, Associate Professor of Geography and Geology, UWM-Washington County and Holly Wehrhahn, Continuing Education Director for UWM-College of General Studies at Waukesha and Washington County campuses

Living and working virtually the past few months has provided a sneak peek into the year 2035, where managing virtual teams will be an everyday task for supervisors. How will businesses know if their workers are on task? They will need to begin preparing their managers now to successfully manage virtual teams by working with their learning institution. Partnering to prepare and train staff will be part of this inevitable change. Learning will become more flexible, with many platforms available to accommodate different learning styles, travel and work-based experiences will become learning options, with dual languages an expectation for many employees. Businesses will work closely with learning institutions, as employee trainings will be connected virtually to assess employee progress and portfolios. 2035 has a lot of development in store for Washington County, with endless possibilities! UWM CGS is looking forward to serving the vast array of new business development, as well as continuing its current partnerships the community.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Workplace

Presented by: Laura L Radke, MD, Medical Director, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Occupational Health Services

Lessons Learned for the Future Dr. Radke will be our speaker and will review how COVID-19 adjusted workplace safety for all businesses, what they can consider as businesses welcome back more employees or how they can keep remote workers safe and engaged. She will speak to what all of these lessons and changing regulations mean to employers in the near- and long-term.

Identifying Key Liability Risks in the Workplace and Among Your Workforce

Presented by: Kathy L. Nusslock, Litigation Attorney and Laurie E. Meyer, Employment and Litigation Attorney, Davis|Kuelthau, s.c.

Panicked employees. Hesitant customers. Today’s business environment is under rapid-fire change. Join Kathy L. Nusslock and Laurie E. Meyer of Davis|Kuelthau, s.c. for a look at key factors to address in your efforts to establish and maintain resiliency during this challenging time. Kathy and Laurie will walk through a couple of real-life scenarios and identify areas of possible exposure, including common-law negligence, statutory premise liability, OSHA, requests for accommodation and claims of discrimination, workers compensation, failure to protect, and return to work issues.

More information about our sponsors

Annex Wealth Management® brings together high-quality, client-focused professionals from the investment advisory, retirement planning and estate planning fields to form a client service team prepared to meet the financial needs of a diverse client base.

Today’s business environment is under rapid-fire change. Davis|Kuelthau is here to guide your efforts to establish and maintain resiliency during this challenging time. Visit our Navigating Disruption: Business Resilience Resources hub at:

Workforce Health is a strategic ally you can trust to meet the needs of your business, employees and budget through exceptional health care. More Is Possible with Workforce Health.

UWM at Washington County is a special place to go far close to home for students young and old, and is proud to serve organizations and the community. Get started today.

Virtual Event Details

June 30, 2020 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

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Interested in sponsoring an event? To reap the benefits of the ultimate in-person marketing opportunity contact Linda Crawford, Director of Sales, to discuss opportunities. Event sponsorships are limited.

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