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St. Louis, MO Ameren’s Bright Return Program: An Innovative Solution for Building a Diverse Mid-Career Talent Pipeline

Ameren's Bright Return Program: An Innovative Solution for Building a Diverse Mid-Career Talent Pipeline

Now more than ever, attracting, developing, and retaining diverse talent is a critical need for organizations as they undergo massive workforce changes. HR professionals are increasingly asked to design innovative solutions to address unprecedented talent shortages and build a strong, diverse talent pipeline. One innovative approach that Ameren is taking is through their Bright Return Program, collaborating with iRelaunch and The Mom Project to attract hard-to-fill skills and talent through a career re-entry program supporting working parents and caregivers. Join us to learn about Ameren’s Bright Return Program; the best practices, approach and lessons learned by two internal OD Consultants at Ameren, who have supported the program’s success in different ways.

This session will enable you to:

  • Discuss culture factors that support innovative solutions for building a Diverse Pipeline Strategy.
  • Discover how partnering with organizations like the Mom Project can create career re-entry opportunities for mid-career professionals looking to return to work after voluntarily leaving the workforce.
  • Gain insights to program design factors supporting the success and retention of participants.
  • Learn how programs that recognize the importance of balance with work and family obligations can have a ripple effect across the organization to drive engagement and investment in growing talent across the business.

Join us for a lively conversation about finding innovative solutions to strengthen talent management capabilities and drive strategic success. Additional Information about Ameren’s Bright Return Program.

Presenter Bios:

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MEGAN O’LOUGHLIN, MA Leadership and Organization Effectiveness Consultant, Ameren Services

Megan leads the design and execution of strategic engagements and programs that support organizational effectiveness and leadership development and is the program lead for Ameren’s Bright Return program. As an organizational development professional, Megan is passionate about creating meaningful, high-impact experiences that drive strategy and shape culture. Megan earned a Master of Arts in Industrial from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Nevada.

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ANNA LEHRKE, MHR Leadership and Organization Effectiveness Consultant, Ameren Services

Anna leads the design and delivery of Ameren’s high potential leadership development, collaborating with key stakeholders to build a focused approach for accelerating leadership capability. Anna served as a mentor for a participant of first cohort of Ameren’s Bright Return program. Anna earned a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Tulsa. Anna’s experience includes internal and external consulting in HR, OD, and L&D. In addition to volunteering with BJC Hospice, Anna has served in Board leadership roles for STL-ODN and Lewis & Clark SHRM.

HRCI and SHRM Credits currently pending.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Monthly sponsor, Paycor.

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Annual sponsor, UKG.

Sponsored by UKG

Major sponsor, Lockton.

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Contributing sponsor, Sonus.