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2019 Session Info + Speakers

Beyond the Bottom Line: Modern Benefits for the Millennial Worker

Millennials are rewriting the rules on everything from mayonnaise to marriage. Are they also changing the traditional workplace? This roundtable session explores how local employers are using creative benefits and shifting workplace culture to successfully recruit and retain millennial talent. The session will be an opportunity to bring new ideas to the table, as well as to hear what’s already working for our young workforce on Cape Cod.

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Redefining the Cape Cod Professional

Cape Cod's hospitality, fishing, and landscaping/trades industries make up a significant part of our local economy and account for a large percentage of the Cape's career and job opportunities. So why don't more young workers in these fields consider themselves "young professionals?" Hear from representatives in these industries on how they are advancing professionalism in their fields, and making a mark on the Cape's long-term economic vibrancy in the process.

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From NIMBY to YIMBY - Solving the Cape Cod Housing Crisis

Skyrocketing prices and limited year-round housing options affect our community's most vulnerable populations, and limit our region's potential for attracting and keeping young workers. So what can you do to help? Attend this special "Housing Advocacy" training, co-hosted by local nonprofits Community Development Partnership (CDP) and Housing Assistance Corporate (HAC) to learn how you can advocate for increased housing opportunity on Cape Cod and overcome common objections to housing development.

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How to Make Networking FUN!

Take the pressure out of meeting new people by taking part in this action-packed, interactive session with leaders from some of the Cape's most exciting and engaging social events. Whether you're a fitness junkie, a creative maker-type, or just like to play a good board game every now and then, this session will help you expand your network AND have fun at the same time!

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Critical Career Conversations

Effective interpersonal communication is a learned skill that even the most successful leaders have to work to refine. As you gain responsibilities in your workplace and community, your success can be impacted significantly by how you navigate challenging situations and those inevitable "critical conversations." From asking for a raise, to terminating an employee, to dealing with workplace gossip, learn techniques to confront "critical conversations" head-on in a positive and productive way.

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Accelerating Cape Cod's Startup Community

Cape Cod offers a unique business landscape, with more than 90% of local businesses classified as "small business" (the highest in the state!). But did you know that our region is also rapidly becoming a hub for startups and innovation? Hear from local startup companies, co-working proponents, and officials who are working on the ground level to advance Cape Cod's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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So You're Finally the Boss - Now What?

Local business and community leaders will share successes and challenges they have encountered along their career path, and offer a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite management techniques, trainings, and philosophies.

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Mock Town Meeting

Are you intimidated or confused by Town Meeting? You're not alone! Join us for a special Mock Town Meeting Session, where you'll have the opportunity to participate in a mock discussion and proceedings led by a real Cape Cod Town Moderator! After the Mock Town Meeting, stick around for a special panel discussion and recap where we'll answer audience-submitted questions about the Town Meeting process and take your suggestions for improving community engagement and local decision-making on Cape Cod.

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Policy Update: What's Being Done to Keep Young Families on Cape Cod?

Cape Cod's young workers with families face a particularly daunting set of challenges, from rising housing costs to limited child care options. But there is hope! From scholarship and grant opportunities, to policy and advocacy, to quality of life initiatives, learn about some of the great work that is already being done to help keep young workers and families on the Cape, and keep our communities strong and vibrant for years to come!

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Live & Work Success Stories: How Creative Workforce Recruitment Efforts Are Shifting Economic Landscapes Nationwide

While Cape Cod's median age climbs, community leaders and local employers are grappling with how to recruit and retain a quality workforce to sustain - and hopefully grow - our local economy into the future. But we aren't the only region facing this problem. Hear from officials working on some of the country's most creative workforce recruitment initiatives and learn what Cape Cod might take away from their experiences. As a rallying force for the Cape's young workforce, CCYP is deeply invested in working with regional decision makers to find creative ways to attract - and keep - young people on Cape Cod.

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