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  • 18 Jul 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

July Webinar: Enhancing Your Workforce’s Professional Development Through Jr. Achievement 

  • JA being Workforce Readiness Partner for TCSHRM and National relationship with SHRM
  • How volunteering with JA can enhance your personal & professional development of you and the employees within your organization.
  • Experience volunteering with JA from the experience of someone who’s actually volunteered with JA.
  • Built into certain L&D departments with local HR companies as a strategy to help build and enhance relationships within their HR department and on specific teams.  

In this interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Learning about JA and how to get involved
  • Benefits to the community, our future generations/workforce and their organization
  • Learning what it’s like to volunteer with JA from a volunteer’s perspective.
  • Benefits for employee’s personal and professional development.
  • Educate and inspire young people on your organization, roles and future hiring needs/struggles.       


Karyn Thompson, Community Partnership Director

Karyn Thompson is the Community Partnership Director for Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM). She has been with JAUM since 2006 & joined the organization after first being a JA volunteer.  Karyn is a skilled relationship manager who works with Twin City organizations of all sizes. Discovering and aligning common goals is at the heart of her work which results in building and strengthening mutually beneficial partnerships.

Karyn has seen first-hand that the power of the collective JA effort; to help youth dream about opportunities that they have not been exposed to within their current sphere of influence helps them understand and conceptualize a future for themselves that can be anything they want it to be - is truly changing lives.

Prior to joining JA Karyn worked for ten years with the City of St. Paul Parks department at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Karyn has also worked for KTCA, channel 2 & 17.

Karyn attended college at Winona State University.

Karyn, her husband and 25 year old son live in Shoreview. She is a big Gophers Woman’s Hockey fan. Her 

volunteer efforts include:

Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition; a non-profit bringing together individuals and organizations to improve the personal financial literacy of Minnesota’s youth

  • Board of Directors since 2009, Board Chair 2017/18

Twin Cities North Chamber

  • Board of Directors 2015-2017; Workforce Committee, Chair 2016-2017 & current member.

Chamber, Workforce Development Committee, member since 2011, Chair 2014-2016


Please visit the TCSHRM website for registration information.

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