Course Detail: IMM3 - Immigrants in our Midst Conference: Attracting Talent for a Dynamic & Diverse Workforce

Immigrants in our Midst is an annual conference held on behalf of the Latino Roundtable of Southwestern Illinois and the Conference Planning Committee. The goal in mind is to help educate and expand our knowledge on the unique and complex challenges and barriers faced by immigrants while navigating life. The conference will be held in person on the campus of SIUE, Morris University Center. 

  • Agenda:
  • German Gonzalez Herrera - Immigration 101
  • Break/Networking
  • Keynote Speaker: Betsy Cohen - St. Louis Mosaic Project work leads to writing the book "Welcome to the UDA - You're Hired! A Guide for Foreign-Born People Seeking Jobs"
  • Caroline Crozier - From Barriers to New Opportunities in Digital Leadership
  • Lunch and Business Success Stories - Riz Khan and Farah Alam
  • Workforce Development Panel
  • Tony Furhmann, Madison County Workforce Development     
  •  Lee Reese, St. Clair County Workforce Development
  • Break/Networking
  • Chambers of Commerce Panel -
  • Benjamin Brink - Afghan Chamber
  • Martha Garcia Kampen - Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Dr. Linda Ogbah Fass, African Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis

Available Sessions