Attracting & Retaining Gen Z in the Future Workforce

The Center for Nonprofit Resources is excited to announce our partnership with the Northwest Ohio Human Resources Association (NOHRA) for an upcoming free workshop. Register here.

Workshop Details:

Topic: Attracting & Retaining Gen Z in the Future Workforce
Date: October 5, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Toledo Club – 235 14th St Suite 508, Toledo, OH 43604
Presenter: Michelle Wing, SHRM-CP from HCR Consulting Services
Additionally, Denise Dahl, MPA from Epiphany Planning & Development, will be facilitating a Panel Discussion during the workshop featuring Nancy Disbrow, Lori Miller and Emily Lewallen.

What to Expect:

During this free workshop, participants will gain valuable insights into:

  • Current workforce trends and how they have contributed to a worker shortage
  • Identification of different generations and their distinguishing characteristics
  • Understanding Generation Z (people born from 1997 to 2012)
  • Strategies for attracting and retaining Gen Z workers
  • Professional Development Credits


Michelle Wing is a highly accomplished HR consultant with a deep understanding of talent acquisition, employee engagement, and performance management. With her strategic approach and exceptional communication skills, she has helped numerous organizations optimize their human capital and drive organizational growth. Michelle’s expertise and dedication make her an engaging and impactful speaker on topics related to HR strategies and maximizing employee potential.

Panel Discussion Facilitator:

Denise Dahl has over 25 years of experience working with businesses, governments and organizations in increasing organizational ROI though strategic planning, economic development, and construction management consulting and services.  She also sat on boards and committees such as the International Economic Development Council, Great Lakes Economic Development Council Advisory board, Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development and the Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association.  Additionally, Denise is/has been a professor at three universities teaching International Business, American Government, Public Administration, and Leadership. She has also created university curriculum on numerous topics. 


Over the past 20+ years, Nancy Disbrow has led Human Resources teams within multiple industries with Organizational Development as her primary focus. Until recently she was the Vice President, Human Resources for The Bostwick-Braun Company, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. This year she decided to begin consulting specifically within her favorite aspects of HR. She has always enjoyed working with leadership executives to create and develop high-performing teams. Solving the “people puzzle” — right person, right seat, right culture — is what she lives for.

While she has been part of the HR community in Northwest Ohio for years, she is now able to give back and would love the opportunity to help support and develop the next generation of HR leaders within the area. Throughout her career she has found tremendous value in professional networking organizations such as NORHA as they are the foundation for building peer relationships and partnerships and believes HR professionals could use a peer network and support system now more than ever!

Lori Miller serves as the Manager of Talent Development for Metroparks Toledo. Lori is a certified Talent Optimization Leader with the Predictive Index. In her role, Lori supports Metroparks in its continued effort to grow and develop the employees of the park system and works directly with the managers and supervisors to enhance their ability to create a stronger, more engaged workforce. Lori has been a part of the Metroparks team for 16 years.

Emily Lewallen is the Corporate HR Leader supporting Owens Corning’s global IT organization. In this role she partners with the CIO and IT leaders to create talent strategies that attract, develop, and retain talent of all generations. In early 2023, Emily supported the organization through a CIO retirement which resulted in the promotion of several individuals into key senior leadership roles, some of which had been employed by Owens Corning since their college internships. Outside of work, Emily is the mother of an active toddler. She keeps herself busy with mommy & me swim lessons, weekend runs, and playing outside in the yard.

By attending this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to earn HRCI and SHRM professional development credits.