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

    RCEDC partnered with local companies to develop, implement and manage a digital advertising campaign, targeting primarily qualified audiences in Northern Illinois. The campaign delivers messages of high quality of life and career opportunities with the goal of bringing more people to Racine County to meet the talent needs of our employers.

    As the Great Resignation puts retention at the top of everyone's to-do list, one thing employers may overlook is the importance of internal career growth. This workshop takes a holistic approach to meet both the needs of the individual as well as the needs of the organization.

    Professionals throughout southeast Wisconsin are invited to explore Eastern Racine County as part of the Greater Racine County Familiarization Tour.

    The Racine County Economic Corp. (RCEDC) and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) launched a marketing campaign encouraging young professionals in the Chicago area to consider living and working in Wisconsin. According to Redfin's 2022 4th quarter search results, about 17% of home-seeking Chicagoans were looking to relocate to a new metro area. Lower cost of living, lower home prices, short commute times, and accessibility to Chicago and Milwaukee, has positioned Southeast Wisconsin as the ideal location for a majority of these home seekers.

    During this session, you will learn why engagement matters. Disengaged employees cost US companies more than $450 billion in productivity losses annually. Join RCEDC, RAMAC and Living As A Leader for this in-depth conversation as we uncover the importance of engagement and how you can assess and increase engagement levels at your company.

    Come and see how Gateway Technical College students stand out and learn how their hands-on career training has prepared them to meet employers' needs. The School of Manufacturing, Engineering and Information Technology is hosting six Reverse Career Fairs that will take place at various Gateway Technical College locations during the month of March.

    Professionals throughout southeast Wisconsin are invited to explore Racine County as part of the Spring 2023 Greater Racine County Familiarization Tour.

    The Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) program is a state-funded grant program that provides employer-led worker training grants. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $400,000 per grantee.

    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.


    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 2023, RCEDC staff were able to facilitate 64 projects that included comprehensive site selection, loans, grants, and incentives resulting in $1.36 billion in private investment and $1.05 billion in new construction.











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