April 23, 2022


Attracting and retaining talent is becoming more crucial for every industry. Associations, being company agnostic, can help the industry as a whole. Associations can become the conduit and resource to attract, train, and retain talent for their industry. Small and medium-size employers, companies where most people are employed, lack the education, training, and outreach budgets; this is an opportunity for associations to increase non-dues revenue. Associations are the pioneers of lifelong learning and need to better position themselves as they face greater competition. Unfortunately, when people outside of the association world discuss workforce development, associations are often not part of the conversation. Understand how associations can address workforce shortage, how to leverage income share agreements, and how to upskill for retention.



Pew Research on the Great Resignation –

The Great Resignation Didn’t Start with the Pandemic 

What is ‘The Great Resignation’? An expert explains – 

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Here’s How Climate Change May Affect The Future Of Work

Climate Change Impacts Across California  – Workers & Employers – CA Legislative Analysts Office CALAO –

ISA: Mentorworks:

Legislation: Abstract

SHRM: Report: Employers Turn to Partnerships to Develop Employees’ Skills:


US Chamber of Commerce Talent Finance:


Why Sustainable Development Goals should be in your business plan:



Panel: Workforce Development:  Key to Long-Term Growth


Heather Wetzler – Cue Career-connecting Associations to Students

Shelly Alcorn – Alcorn Associates Management Consulting

Kiki L’Italien – Tecker International