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    Unlocking Potential: Getting Talent Back to Work

    Date: October 9, 2019, 7:30am
    Oshkosh Area SHRM
    Maple Pub, Menominee Nation Arena, 1212 S Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54902
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    Presented by Ray Woodruff, Policy Initiatives Advisor of Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections

    Presentation Description:

    There are 7.8 million jobs that need to be filled by 2020 with a national unemployment rate of 3.7%. As employers, we need to start expanding our search efforts and continue to diversify our talent pool.

    Did you know that one-third of adults have a criminal record?

    Did you know that more than 650,000 people are released from prison each year?

    SHRM’s Getting Talent Back to Work campaign states that those who have served their time should not be “re-sentenced” by employers, especially when businesses are experiencing a human capital crisis.

    Ray Woodruff will educate the group on the untapped pool of incarcerated or recently released individuals, how the prison system prepares inmates for the workforce, how employers can tap into this pool of candidates and the incentives behind doing so.


    Ray Woodruff, Policy Initiatives Advisor, Wisconsin Department of Corrections

    Ray Woodruff has nearly 15 years of corrections and reentry experience, and he currently manages several local and statewide initiatives aimed at reducing recidivism and improving the employment outcomes of individuals who are returning to the community from incarceration. He has worked with various special populations, and provides technical assistance and training to counties, workforce agencies, and corrections professionals on offender management and program implementation.

    Previously, Woodruff provided program interventions and services to incarcerated adults and juveniles in facilities in Wisconsin and Ohio. He received his MS in criminal justice and forensic psychology from Tiffin University, and his BA in psychology from the University of Cincinnati.


    Pending approval for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward

    aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™

    through the Human Resource Certification Institute

    SHRM PDCs: 1.5 (pending)

    Oshkosh Area SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

    Cancellations are accepted up to one (1) day before the program.  Substitutions are allowed.  If you RSVP and fail to show, you will be invoiced accordingly.

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