Mark your calendar and plan to join us April 18-19, 2023 at Little America in Cheyenne for valuable industry-focused programming and networking. Keynote speaker Shari Harley, author of How to Say Anything to Anyone, will provide insight on attracting and retaining the right employees, as well as managing business relationships and professional reputations.

Day One offers an in-depth series of half- and full-day workshops, including a look into the ever-changing digital world with a Social Media Masterclass. Those considering starting an apprenticeship or internship program, and need assistance with the costs and expenses of implementing a program will appreciate DWS’ Business Training and Support Unit’s insightful workshop, A Deep Dive into Business Training Grants on available grant programs, eligibility requirements and assistance in applying. DWS’s Risk Management division will host a workshop on Workers’ Compensation Discount Programs, and the OSHA department will host an all-day Fall Protection Training workshop.

Day Two features breakout sessions by Edwin Foulke, Former Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA under George W. Bush, who will speak on Safety Leadership, Rules, and Engagement: How Leaders Drive Safety Culture Success; John Jenks, Economic Initiatives Director with the Wyoming Business Council and Melody Norris, DWS Workforce Specialist, who will speak on Second Chance Hiring and the benefits of hiring formerly incarcerated individuals; and Zach Shifflett with Premier Virtual who will be speaking on The Great Resignation vs. The Great Return.

If you have questions about the Summit, please email