Winning the talent war requires inclusive leadership

September 22, 2021 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Eastern Time
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |



The labor force participation rate has been falling in this country for nearly two decades. This workshop addresses the loss of critical talent in manufacturing. With a perfect storm of aging boomers, the wage gappers, and women who have left the workforce, we now have a war to win what talent is left. You can't fully automate your way out. The sustainability of your organization depends on a reliable and productive workforce. But now potential employees have changed their expectations towards the companies for which they want to work. You need to adapt to find and keep them!

Learn the leadership model required to attract and keep the best! Understanding how the inclusive leadership model motivates talent and drives revenue and sustainability. Identifying how executives and managers can use specific leadership skills to address the gap in the labor force participation rate.


Leili McKinley

Leili McKinley is an award-winning designer and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of leadership experience. She is a 3X founder with a successful track record of building, growing and selling her brands. She created the Identitype System, which helps CEOs, entrepreneurs and founders scale faster by clarifying and aligning the company’s mission, vision and core values with their leadership. Her previous clients include Pacific Business Women of California, Cisco, Nick Lowery Youth Foundation, and BLL Conference. Honored for her work by the Small Business Association (SBA), McKinley has appeared on ABC, PBS and CNN.

  1. The declining labor participation rate.
  2. Mitigating the effects of the talent war.
  3. Evidence-based leadership skills required to adapt.
  4. Explaining the inclusive leadership model.
  5. Comprehending the labor crisis and how to adapt for it with new leadership models and senior leadership and management skills.

Senior leadership and all management levels


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