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Applications Open For Future World Of Work Innovation Awards; Summit Is Oct. 5

August 10, 2023

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Aug. 8, 2023) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has opened applications for the Future World of Work Innovation Awards. Award winners will be announced at the Future World of Work Summit scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 5 at the UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Conference & Learning Center at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.  

The Future World of Work Innovation Awards seek to honor and celebrate the success of organizations that have championed innovative efforts in talent attraction and retention to grow and develop the Greater Des Moines (DSM) region. To qualify for a Future World of Work Innovation Award, organizations must be an Investor or Regional Member of The Partnership.  

Winners will be recognized in two categories: 

  • Innovation in Talent Pipeline Award: Celebrates unique strategies a company or organization has used to create and/or strengthen the talent pipeline, including work with K-12 schools and institutions of higher education, or innovative efforts to attract employees from inside and outside the Greater Des Moines (DSM) region. 
  • Innovation in Talent Retention Award: Celebrates unique strategies a company or organization has used to support current employees, including engagement efforts, flexibility/wellness, training opportunities and more. 

“A strong workforce is a key priority for industries across the region, and innovative talent attraction, talent growth and talent retention efforts are crucial to an organization’s success and our region’s success,” said Jenae Sikkink, Senior Vice President of Talent Development at The Partnership. “Award recipients will have the unique opportunity to highlight the investment their organization has made in talent development, and will provide best in class practices for others in the region.” 

Award applications can be found here. The application deadline is Thursday, Aug. 31. To apply for a Future World of Work Innovation Award, please read through the award details, select one award to apply for, and complete the required questions via the fillable PDF. Submit the completed application along with any supporting documents to Lexi Shafer at lshafer@DSMpartnership.com

The second annual Future World of Work Summit will inform, educate and inspire the business and education community in DSM. The event will highlight ways employers and educators can adapt and thrive in the work and learning ecosystems of tomorrow. The Summit will take place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Register for the event here. Stay tuned for more program details, including presenter and session information, in coming weeks.  

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com