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Enlightened HR Luncheon - Recruiting KC's Next Generation of Talent
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When: July 11th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand
Kansas City, Missouri 
United States
Contact: Lori Maher, Executive Director
(913) 948-8623

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Jessica Nelson, Managing Director, TeamKC: Life+Talent, KC Area Development Council

July 11, 2017 | 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning age 65 daily and retiring at a rapid rate, and the Gen X population being 20 percent smaller, there are more skilled jobs available than there are talented individuals to fill them.


Today, more than 80 percent of professionals pick a lifestyle and community before a job opportunity. Jessica Nelson, who leads the Kansas City Area Development Council’s Talent Recruitment Initiative, will share insight on how your company can stay competitive in this global race for talent. 


Through understanding the psychology, behaviors and values that connect with the Gen X, Millennial workforce, and the next generation of talent, learn how to promote the Kansas City region’s livability alongside your company’s recruiting efforts.   

About the Speaker


As managing director of TeamKC: Life+Talent at the Kansas City Area Development Council, Jessica Nelson drives communication strategies to attract corporate investment, jobs and talented people. Working to showcase the business and livability assets in the KC region, she encourages the world to recognize Kansas City as a hub for creativity and innovation. 


Jessica works with the top 250 companies in the region to showcase Kansas City’s lifestyle to talented individuals from around the world. Jessica oversees an exclusive group of global HR and recruiting executives in the KC community, and she acts as publisher of KC Options magazine.


In the community, Jessica serves on the Executive Committee of the KU Edwards Campus Workforce Advisory Board, Olathe School District Business and Technology Advisory Board, and is the executive vice president of the Kansas City Network KU Alumni Association Board of Directors.


In 2015, Jessica was recognized as a NextGen Leader by the Kansas City Business Journal and one of Kansas City’s most influential women by KC Magazine, and most recently was accepted into the KC Chamber’s prestigious Centurions Leadership Program.


Jessica has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Minor in Business from the University of Kansas. Jessica joined KCADC in 2011 and is a native of Kansas City.


This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of PHR/SPHR  recertification credit through the HR Certification Institute ( and SHRM CP/SCP professional development credit through SHRM (

Registration Fees

Members - $35

Non-Members - $50

Student Members - $10

Program Schedule

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - New Member Orientation

11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Luncheon & Program

A special thank you to our July 2017 Sapphire Sponsor!


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