Talent Development

Leadership and professional development opportunities in Racine County support individuals in their personal and professional growth goals so they can fulfill their potential and thereby become better leaders in their company and the community. Quality leadership and professional development programs can positively affect businesses talent retention and attraction efforts.

Upskill existing employees through Apprenticeship, Customized Training, and Professional Development. These programs can assist with your talent pipeline while further engaging your current employees.

    Living As A Leader

    For over 20 years, Living As A Leader’s research and data-driven leadership development has transformed thousands of leaders across the nation. Living As A Leader believes that leadership development isn not just a one-time event or a short-term program, but a lifelong pursuit of growth in our careers, families and communities. For this reason, Living As A Leader partners with you or your organization in a variety of ways, all designed to create sustainable differences in the leadership of people.

    • DISC Assessment
    • 360º Assessment
    • Leadership Coaching
    • eLearning

    CEO Roundtable

    The Racine County CEO Roundtable helps owners of small and emerging companies develop focused strategies for business growth. The CEO Roundtable includes 8–12 business executives from noncompeting industries, providing a confidential forum where participants share challenges, experiences, and solutions to grow their business

    • Engaged OwnersCEOs, and Presidents
    • Companies with Growth Potential (Markets, Revenue, Employees)
    • Small/Mid-Sized Companies (15-100 Employees)
    • Racine County Companies with Sales Primarily to Other Businesses

    Public Leadership Development Series

    This 12-month Leadership Development Series is designed to help you and your organization’s leaders improve the employee experience and drive business results through more effective leadership.

    • 12 monthly skill-building workshops
    • 12 one-hour 1:1 coaching sessions
    • Success assurance tools

    Equipping Leaders of All Levels – We provide common language and skills to all leaders, whether you are a frontline supervisor or a member of the C-suite.


    Conveniently Located – No need to book flights or hotels, this Series will be held virtually until it is safe to meet in person.

    Next Series starts April2022 – LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS UPCOMING SERIES.

    Racine County HR Roundtable

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    The Racine County Talent Roundtable provides guidance for the Greater Racine County (GRC) talent recruitment initiative – an initiative designed to meet the talent needs of local employers. Members of the roundtable will join a confidential forum where they can share challenges, barriers and dialogue to inform GRC programming. Members meet monthly. Locations are determined by COVID-19 safety guidelines. 


    • Human Resources Professionals
    • Key Hiring Managers

    For more information, contact Cassandra Hathaway at  chathaway@rcedc.org or 262.898.7438.

    Talent Resources News

    The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) recently awarded the Village of Waterford $250,000 as part of the Community Development Investment (CDI) Grant program. The grant will go towards construction of what will become the Waterford Lofts, located at 506 E Main Street.

    The Greater Racine County initiative was developed by the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) to showcase the abundance of opportunities available to those who decide to take root here. The GRC Newsletter highlights talent recruitment and retention resources as well as community promotion and examples of those who chose Racine County.

    Greater Racine County serves as a portal for those who decide to explore, work and take root in Racine County. From new housing development to the expanding opportunities in the manufacturing industry, discover the latest updates in the February 2022 GRC Newsletter!

    As a group of 18 institutions, HERA represents more than 140,000 students across southeastern Wisconsin who are key to driving our economy forward. However, finding and recruiting talent can be a challenge. To combat this, HERA established the Best Practices for Recruiting to share creative ideas on how employers can collaborate with and recruit from our region’s universities and colleges.

    Fiduciary Real Estate Development (FRED) plans to bring their new brand, Seasons, to the corner of Braun and Greeen Bay Rd in Mount Pleasant.

    Join us for a live webinar to learn about how Student Loan Assistance can help reduce employee stress at work and increase retention.

    USING HANDSHAKE TO ENHANCE YOUR EARLY TALENT RECRUITING Join career service experts for a training webinar hosted by Racine County Economic Development Corporation to learn about recruiting today's young talent. Handshake is the most widely used job posting and career…

    WEBINAR EXPLORES OPTIONS FOR ADULT LEARNERS AT UW-PARKSIDE Adults have work and family commitments to consider when planning to earn a Bachelor’s or an Associate’s degree. To support adult students throughout their educational journeys, the Center for Adult and Returning…

    MRA, M3 and RCEDC have combined time and resources to help navigate cost-saving reductions, employee recalls, and what the new realities will be in the workplace. Join this free, live session on May 21st as we cover the strategies you will need to re-engage your workforce after COVID-19.

    Susan Kegal was born and raised in Villa Park, Illinois. After traveling across the country and living paycheck-to-paycheck for years, the Susan and her family found a home in Racine County, and for the first time they're not looking to move.

    The military veteran is an increasingly valuable and talented workforce commodity. But is your business truly veteran-ready? KABA, RCEDC, and local employers with veteran-friendly cultures explored best practices when recruiting transitioning service members and their families. Download Event Presentation Download…

    When the ManPower Group conducted a study in 2018 indicating a significant gap in workforce supply and demand throughout Southeast Wisconsin, RCEDC (Racine County Economic Development Corporation) and partnering organizations took it upon themselves to tackle this gap head on.…


    RCEDC’s mission is to grow Racine County’s property tax base and by supporting business expansions, provide employment opportunities to Racine County residents. In 2021, RCEDC staff were able to facilitate 95 projects that included comprehensive site selection, loans, grants, and incentives resulting in $360 million in private investment and $210 million in new construction. These business expansion projects will result in 500 new full-time jobs.

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