2021 Business and Education Forum: The Future of Talent Development

May 26, 2021

Via Zoom

About the Conference

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed the employment landscape in the near-term and long-term. Join us to discuss where we are and where we go from here in regards to talent development with industry, education, and government leaders.

We'll be releasing the initial results of the statewide Business Workforce Survey, discussing higher education's role in educating adult learners, innovations in talent development, childcare and more! 

We hope you can join us Wednesday, May 26, 2021 for the virtual 2021 Business and Education Forum - Register Today!

Who should attend:

  • Business leaders interested in improving the talent pipeline for their industry
  • Businesses interested in partnering with innovative talent development solutions
  • Non-profit organizations involved in training and education policy or programs
  • Education policymakers
  • Educators interested in partnering, or currently partnered with business and industry



Wednesday, May 26, 2021
12:00 p.m.

Welcome & Housekeeping

  • Amber Rangel Mooney [BIO]
    Director of Workforce Development, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
  • Paul Speranza [BIO]
    Chair, The Business Council's Board Education and Workforce Development Committee
    Chief Executive Officer, Paul Speranza Advisors
12:05 p.m.

Business Workforce Survey Results

  • Heather C. Briccetti, Esq. [BIO]
    President and CEO, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
  • Honorable Roberta Reardon [BIO]
    Commissioner, New York State Department of Labor
1:15 p.m.

How Colleges and Universities are Serving Adult Students


  • Amber Rangel Mooney [BIO]
    Director of Workforce Development, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.


  • Anthony Collins, Ph.D. [BIO]
    President, Clarkson University
  • Johanna Duncan-Poitier [BIO]
    Senior Vice Chancellor, State University of New York
  • Marsha Pollard, Ph.D. [BIO]
    Provost, Berkeley College
2:00 p.m.


2:05 p.m.

Digital Upskilling for the Future Workforce

  • Reggie Isaac [BIO]
    National Lead, Accelerate Program, Microsoft Corporation
2:30 p.m.

Talent Development Innovations

  • Coral Benedict Scovner [BIO]
    Emerging Talent, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Barbara Chang [BIO]
    Executive Director, CareerWise NYC
3:15 p.m.

Supporting the Workforce via Childcare Infrastructure

  • Meredith Chimento [BIO]
    Executive Director, Early Care and Learning Council
  • Honorable Sheila Poole [BIO]
    Commissioner, New York State Office of Children and Family Services
4:00 p.m. Social Time!  
4:30 p.m. Conclusion

Registration Information


Member Registration Fee  $79
Non-Member Registration Fee  $99

Cancellation & Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to five days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $30 processing fee.  Cancellations received after May 21, 2021 will not be eligible for a refund. We encourage you to send a substitute in your place if you cannot attend.

Register Here

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Account Sign-up

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Heighten your corporate presence! Sign up now as a Conference Sponsor - call 800.358.1202 for more information.

Sponsorship Level Investment
Gold $3,000
Lunch $2,500
Social Time! $2,500
Silver $2,000
Bronze $1,000

Included in your sponsorship:

  • Complimentary Registration(s)

  • Your logo will appear on slide show at the beginning and end of the event.

  • Your logo included on all promotional material leading up to the event, this includes emails, social media and website.

  • The Gold Sponsor will have the opportunity to speak for 1 minute at the beginning of the event.

  • The Lunch Sponsor will allow each attendee to receive a coupon good for a meal delivery service. 

Have questions or need more information?  Contact Maribeth Riley by email or call 518.465.7511 x232

Our Sponsors

Berkeley College