Workforce Innovation Center Newsletter | August 2023

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The Workforce Innovation Center actively partners and collaborates with regional, national, and global organizations that share our vision. Together, we drive inclusive capitalism, bolster worker support, solve talent challenges, and leverage resources for mutual advancement. In September, we have some exciting events with amazing regional partners to share and invite you to join.

On Friday, September 8, Cincinnati Compass presents the third annual Cincinnati Rhythm, a celebration of the array of cultures present in the Cincinnati region with food, music, performances, and awards to celebrate the immigrants and refugees who call this region home. Hosted at Waypoint Aviation’s Airport Hangar, it is a unique and vibrant event where you are sure to have a great time.

The following Monday, September 11, you can start your work week in a day of learning and discussion at the Conscious Practices for Greater Impact, an all-day summit hosted by the Conscious Capitalism Cincinnati Chapter. This year’s event features a keynote by Raj Sisodia, Co-Founder of Conscious Capitalism along with several meaningful and engaging breakout sessions to further explore related topics. The Workforce Innovation Center is pleased to be a collaborator along with B Corp Regional Group, Social Enterprise Alliance, Canopy Kentucky, Net Impact UC Chapter, and the Conscious Capitalism Cincinnati Chapter.

As the calendar turns to September, join us in honoring and celebrating community, empowering employers, and shaping a brighter workplace future

Audrey Treasure

Audrey Treasure

Executive Director, Workforce Innovation Center

Partner Spotlight

Talbert House

Almost 1,000 dedicated employees support the Talbert House mission to empower children, adults, and families to live healthy, safe, and productive lives. The agency offers programs that successfully place youth and hard-to-hire clients in the workforce. From resume writing to practice interviews, basic computer skills training to job placement and certifications. Talbert House supports the workforce in our community.

Talbert House is a non-profit health and human services agency empowering children, adults and families to live healthy, safe and productive lives. The agency’s network of services focuses on prevention, assessment, treatment and reintegration at multiple sites throughout Southwest Ohio.

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Cincinnati Compass Presents Cincinnati Rhythm | September 8, 6 to 10 p.m.

Come celebrate New Americans who contribute to a strong regional economy and a diverse, vibrant community as we kick off regional celebrations of National Welcoming Week that runs from September 8th-17th. Local food with international flavor, drinks, and entertainment will be provided. Tickets are $25 in advance or at the door.

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Conscious Capitalism Cincinnati Chapter Summit | September 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Workforce Innovation Center is pleased to be a collaborator for the Cincinnati Chapter Summit of Conscious Capitalism, featuring Raj Sisodia as the Keynote Speaker. This conference is built for business leaders looking to design and implement conscious practices in their companies and deepen their social impact.

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Applications for C-Change and Cincy Next are Open

Are you an early or mid-career professional interested in leadership development? Or maybe you know someone who would be a great candidate for a program? Check out our options for young professionals – Cincy Next and C-Change.

If you'd like to learn more about either program, make a referral, or request an application extension, please click the links below or reach out to Andrea Mersmann, at

Learn more about C-Change | Learn more about Cincy Next


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