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Identifying the Workforce Development Needs of Your Team

Identifying the Workforce Development Needs of Your Team

Identifying the Workforce Development Needs of Your Team


Kathy L. DesRoches, Ed.D.


When you manage a team, how well it performs often depends on how well you've trained and developed your people.

Individuals need ongoing training and development to help them become more effective, and take on bigger and more significant challenges. More than this, they need help learning new skills as the nature of their work – and of your organization – changes.

Too often, companies limit training and development to new hires and to people moving into new roles. This is a mistake, because ongoing training helps people adjust to changing job requirements. It also creates a pool of qualified and available people, who are ready to step into new roles as your organization needs them. This process helps you develop a more effective, efficient, productive, and motivated workforce. Done properly, this will ensure that you achieve your objectives and improve your competitive position.

Come and join us to assist you in identifying the workforce development needs of your team! We will also have some hands-on exercises that you and your team can use to assist potential areas of improvement.



About the Speaker


Dr. Kathy DesRoches is the program director for the masters in leadership at Granite State College, this is a faculty leadership role and she serves as an advisor to her students. Kathy is also the chair of the graduate curriculum committee. US News and World reports has awarded Granite State College the Best online graduate business program in 2017. The program is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The program offered in an online, blended, and hybrid format.

Across New Hampshire, Kathy is a respected collaborator with business partners. In 2015, she was recognized by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development with the Commissioner’s Teamwork Award for her work developing a strategic training formation with Axenics, GE, Scotia Technology, and Titeflex.

Prior to joining the College, DesRoches worked at Manchester Community College as the Director of Workforce Development. Kathy has connected numerous companies with New Hampshire Job Training Grants and provided training for thousands of employees across the state of New Hampshire. In addition, Kathy served in the past as the Director of Educational Programs at the University of New Hampshire’s Technology Transfer Center.
DesRoches holds a master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Doctorate in Education from Plymouth State University.

Kathy DesRoches resides in Epsom, New Hampshire with her husband. She serves on numerous boards and is the chair of the planning board in the Town of Epsom, an elected position. In her free time, she practices yoga, organizes NHVegFest, reads, and knits.


Portsmouth Country Club 

80 Country Club Lane

Greenland, NH 03840

Phone (603) 436-9791

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Event Properties

Event Date 10-18-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date 10-18-2017 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-18-2017
Cut off date 10-18-2017
Portsmouth Country Club, Portsmouth
80 Country Club Ln, Greenland, NH 03840, USA
Portsmouth Country Club, Portsmouth

Monthly Food Drive for NH Food Bank

Bring an item to donate to the NH Food BANK to the Chapter Meeting.

New Hampshire Food Bank requests non-perishable shelf stable foods. ie

  • Canned Soups
  • Pastas
  • Cereals
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Peanut Butter
  • Other non-perishable items - Cash or check made payable to NH Food Bank

If you are interested in volunteering collecting, delivering, and/or sorting, contact Communications.

Since February the Chapter collects donations at  each Chapter Meeting and drops them off at the NH Food Bank. The items are then distributed throughout the New Hampshire area.  Thank you for supporting this activity.

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