Reenvisioning Retail

Reenvisioning Retail

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Webinar Format

In the age of COVID-19 the need for scalable models for upskilling the frontline workforce and filling jobs with skilled workers is more important than ever.

Reenvisioning Retail is an opportunity to convene partners in discussions about equitable strategies for economic recovery and identified opportunities for upskilling, reskilling, and redeploying displaced workers that could be implemented to support the economic well-being of frontline workers in communities now and in the future.



DAY 1: Business leaders and frontline employees share how integrating employee feedback into an organization’s structure can improve engagement and retention.

Below are session titles and times of Day 1:

  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Thriving in Chaos with Corinne Hancock, International Keynote Speaker & Chaos Coach
  • 10:05 – 10:35 a.m. Listen & Lead Your Employees
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Don’t Talk About Us, Without Us

DAY 2: Retail has experienced a great deal of change and uncertainty. Join us as we explore data trends and discuss the future of the industry. Day 2 will also walk employers through skills-based hiring approaches and partnerships intended to strengthen your ability to attract and retain quality employees and increase benefits (such as childcare).

Below are session titles and times of Day 2:

  • 9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Industry Trends
  • 9:20 – 9:40 a.m. Partner Spotlight
  • 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Let’s Talk Skills: A Skills-Based Workshop

DAY 3: Colorado businesses share how they develop employees through in-house training, including actionable steps that can be integrated into existing programs or used to develop new training for employees.

Below are session titles and times of Day 3:

  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Upskilling Panel
  • 10:05 – 11:30 a.m. Taking Action & Moving Forward



Retail, hospitality, tourism, and food and beverage service are some of the industries that continue to be the most heavily impacted by COVID-19. As Lives Empowered looks ahead to understanding equitable economic mobility for frontline workers in these industries, this convening will highlight actionable steps employers and public partners can take to stabilize businesses and keep workers moving forward.

• Company decision makers and HR professionals from retail, tourism, hospitality, and food and beverage businesses across Colorado.
• Public partners from workforce development, chambers of commerce, education and training providers and economic development.
• Funders and thought leaders interested in advancing frontline workers.