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Attracting and Retaining New Talent: What You Need to Know

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:00 - 4:45 PM ET

Webinar Description
Anyone involved in looking for a job, hiring a new employee, retaining an existing employee, particularly those employees just starting out in our profession, know firsthand of the unique challenges our profession faces in competing for and keeping the good talent we need to keep pace with the changes our profession is experiencing as our mobility patterns and modes of transportation change almost daily. 
We have put together an all-star panel to share thoughts and “secrets” on the what and how of talent acquisition and retention!

Starting with an insight from some young talent from both the public and private sectors as to what they are looking for in a career. To our academia partners who have the task of educating our next generation of professionals where “soft” skills can be as challenging as the technical skills they need to be prepared with to join the workforce. From our public and private sector employers, on what training programs, compensation packages, PTO, office environments and career paths that keeps them engaged. Then onto HR, as to what they see is working and what are they hearing from those that are moving on. And finally, a wrap-up from a talent acquisition professional on what are the young candidates looking for and how are employers going about competing for talent, right or wrong.” Don’t miss out on an informative, thoughtful, and broad look at the topic of attracting and retaining young professionals!

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the factors that contribute to potential employees decisions on choosing an employer.
  • Summarize the combination of soft skills and technical skills that academia is preparing the young generation for to enter the profession.
  • Identify and embrace inclusivity and diversity in corporate America.
  • Assess programs and training's to keep up with the constant change in private sector.
  • Guide implementation of innovative and new project delivery in public sector.
  • Describe what the younger generations’ workforce desires are in establishing their careers in this profession.


  • Christine Potocki, PE, PTOE,  Senior Transportation Engineer | VHB (Younger Member Private Sector representative) 
  • Karyn Robles, AICP,  Director of Transportation | Villiage of Schaumburg, IL, USA (Younger Member Public Sector representative)
  • Dr. John Mason, Ph.D., PE, Chancellor | Penn State Harrisburg (Education representative)
  • Raj v. Ponnaluri, Ph.D., PE, PTOE, PMP, State Connected Vehicle and Arterial Management Engineer | Florida Department of Transportation (Public Agency representative)
  • Jeff Gerken, PE, PTOE, | Albeck Gerken (Private Sector representative)
  • Julie Johnson, HR Director SE region Florida | VHB (HR representative)
  • Harry Griendling, Founder and CEO | DoubleStar, Inc West Chester, PA (Talent acquisition representative)
$49 member/ $99 non-member
This fee includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.5 PDH credits, and a certificate of completion.