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 March 2021 – 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 will meet quarterly starting in May/June of 2021. Location will be determined by COVID-19 safety guidelines. 


    • Human Resources Professionals
    • Key Hiring Managers

    For more information, contact Kate Walker at  kwalker@rcedc.org or 262.898.7438.

    Talent Resources News

    The pandemic has changed recruiting but the workforce system is still here to help you find the talent that you need. We’re hosting a Click Thru Job Fair on January 27, 2021 as part of a statewide, unified approach to let job seekers know that there is still opportunity available in their local areas!

    Living As A Leader invites you to join the Public Leadership Development Series beginning this Spring.

    Carthage College and the Business and Professional Coalition will welcome businessman, investor, television personality, author, and motivational speaker Daymond John for a virtual engagement highlighting his successful business career and his expertise in goal setting and self-motivation.

    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.…

    Racine County businesses are expanding, business parks are bustling with newly constructed speculative buildings, and the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park construction is underway. To meet the current and future talent needs of local businesses, the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) launched a new talent recruitment program. This new talent recruitment effort is intended to complement existing workforce resources available in Racine County.

    BRIDGING THE TALENT GAP IN RACINE COUNTY How do we recruit the qualified talent to work in Racine County to bridge the gap in workforce supply and demand?That’s the question we are facing with the results of a ManpowerGroup study…


    RCEDC’s mission is to grow Racine County’s property tax base and by supporting business expansions, provide employment opportunities to Racine County residents. Over the last three years the RCEDC staff assisted 72 projects that, when completed, will result in 1,000’s of new full time jobs, and will substantially boost local property tax revenues. Your investment allows RCEDC staff to continue these positive efforts.


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