Attract + Retain: A Four-Part HR Best Practices Virtual Series

Are you struggling to attract talent and retain your workforce? Is your company having trouble meeting demand due to a lack of available talent?

We hear your frustration and concerns. Join DVIRC for a four-part virtual series on HR best practices to help your organization attract and retain skilled employees. Led by Denise Cowburn, a Workforce Development Specialist for Tooling USME, this series will cover the current state of attraction and retention for manufacturing companies, best practice on using branding to attract talent, structured onboarding, on-the-job training, and more.

Each virtual session is under 45 minutes. Companies who attend all four sessions will have an opportunity to have a one-on-one discussion with Denise on how to implement these strategies.

What You’ll Learn

The program’s 4 one-hour sessions will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM ET and will cover the following

1. State of Attraction & Retention – 7/25/23

  • The current state of attraction and retention from around the country
  • The cost of turnover
  • Discussion/Q&A

2. Attraction & Branding  – 8/1/23

  • The importance of branding to attract talent and where to find your talent
  • Best practices
  • Discussion/Q&A

3. Generations & Culture – 8/8/23

  • The Gen Z and Millennial workforce
  • Discussion/Q&A

4. Structured Onboarding & On-the-Job Training – 8/15/23

  • Keeping employees engaged
  • Discussion/Q&A

Meet Your Instructor

Denise Cowburn

Tooling U-SME

Denise Cowburn is a Workforce Development Specialist for Tooling U-SME. Her experience in manufacturing equips her to implement best practices in workforce development and facilitate workshops across the country to organizations of all sizes. For nearly 90 years, Tooling U-SME has been providing manufacturers with the tools and resources they need to succeed.

Attract + Retain: A Four-Part HR Best Practices Virtual Series

Start Date

July 25, 2023

End Date

August 15, 2023


Four 45-Minute Sessions


10:00-10:45 AM


Virtual - Live Instructor


Complementary - Spots are limited

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received up to 5 business days prior to class start date. Cancellations must be submitted via email to

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