51st Annual Convention Recap
Schedule of Events

51st Annual Convention Educational Session 2:
Addressing Current Labor Challenges

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM | Butler

Today’s labor market is especially tight with more jobs available than people to fill them. Retaining existing employees and attracting new talent to fill openings is especially challenging and requires some creative approaches.

This session will be highly interactive and sharing ideas will be strongly encouraged. Three interrelated topics will be covered:

  1. Defining and embracing your company’s culture or guiding principles;
  2. Strategies for retaining your employees; and
  3. Novel approaches for attracting new employees.

Come prepared to share what your organization is doing and learn from others. 

About the Presenter

Dave Brenner, Owner, The David Brenner Consulting Company, LLC

Dave Brenner is a business consultant and the owner of The David Brenner Consulting Company, LLC. His consulting practice offers planning, communications training, leadership development and related services to small businesses, non-profits, government departments and traditional corporations. The Velvet Ice Cream Company has worked with Dave for over 12 years.  

Dave’s diverse business experience spans more than 40 years and included a 33-year career with State Farm Insurance Companies. While at State Farm he held leadership positions in the underwriting, claims, public affairs, marketing, and learning and development departments, making lasting, innovative contributions to each area.

Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Willamette University and a master’s degree in psychology from Western Washington University. He also earned several insurance designations.  

Because of his extensive business and leadership experience, Dave has frequently been a guest speaker to aspiring and current business leaders and a guest lecturer at The Ohio State University, Denison University, and Ohio University. He has also served as a director on several Boards and is currently Board President for the Cumberland County Tennessee Habitat for Humanity Chapter.

Dave is now semi-retired and resides in Crossville, Tennessee with his spouse of 47 years, Beverly. Their daughter Julia is compliance and finance manager for a pediatric clinic in Charleston, SC.