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Business/Industry Connect 2022

You are invited to VGCC Business/Industry Connect 2022. Banner background has an audience of business professionals applauding.Imagine the Future of Work, A Regional Workforce Conference

Conference Highlights

Create innovative programs for attracting new talent.

Understand the neuroscience of successful hiring.

Institute a highly motivating onboarding program.

Develop a company culture that energizes co-workers, unlocks their potential, and leads higher retention rates.


Encourage co-workers to think more broadly about how their unique interests and talents could be leveraged by their organization to “invent the future.”

Help management envision what talents, skills and work experiences will be needed enable every employee to succeed in new roles within the organization, while making significant contributions to its future success.

Foster deep employee engagement so they feel more committed to their company both now and in the future.

Infographic: How can today’s innovative and forward-thinking organizations compete for – and ultimately succeed – in attracting and retaining the best talent?

BIC 2022 Facilitators

Portrait of Phil Dixon
Phil Dixon graduated from Warwick University with a degree in Computer Science. He began in IT and was hired by Apple in 1980 to build the IT department infrastructure needed to run the company. After six years, transitioned into the field of Leadership Development at Apple University. In 1989, Phil left Apple and started his own consulting firm. In 2010, he earned a Master’s degree from Oxford University, in Coaching & Counselling to Change. En route, he encountered the Neuroscience of the brain, his life’s passion. Phil has worked with the Executives of many successful companies, including Google, Facebook, and Yahoo. He is the author of three recent books about the brain and is working on a fourth. He is a sought-after speaker and lives in Oxford, NC, with his wife, two boxer dogs and a cat.
Portrait of Bryan W. Mattimore
Bryan W. Mattimore is Cofounder and “Chief Idea Guy” of the Growth Engine Company, a twenty-three-year-old innovation agency based in Stamford, Connecticut. In his business consulting career, Bryan has given over one-hundred keynotes, facilitated over a thousand brainstorming sessions, and managed two hundred successful innovation projects, leading to over three billion dollars in new sales annually for one-third of the Fortune 100 companies. Bryan is also a Senior Fellow with The Conference Board, and an innovation and marketing instructor for Caltech in their Executive Education Department. Bryan’s three books on ideation and innovation processes include 21 Days to a Big Idea (Diversion Books), 99% Inspiration (Amacom), and Idea Stormers (Wiley Jossey-Bass). His new book Islands of Invention, How to Create Extraordinary Innovation Centers, co-authored with McKinsey consultant Claus Raasted, will publish in late 2022.

Date & Location

Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center
Thursday October 20, 2022
8:30am – 4:00pm


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