Registration Open for Reenvisioning Retail 2021

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March 17, 2021 - Registration is now open for Reenvisioning Retail 2021. We hope you will join us April 14-16 for this no cost, interactive virtual convening. Register now to secure your spot -- all sessions will be limited to the first 300 registrants. Register

Reenvisioning Retail on April 14-16, 2021
Why attend Reenvisioning Retail? 

Retail, hospitality, tourism, and food and beverage service are some of the industries that continue to be the most heavily impacted by COVID-19. As Lives Empowered looks ahead to understanding equitable economic mobility for frontline workers in these industries, this convening will highlight actionable steps employers and public partners can take to stabilize businesses and keep workers moving forward. 

  • Company decision makers and HR professionals from retail, tourism, hospitality, and food and beverage businesses across Colorado.
  • Public partners from workforce development, chambers of commerce, education and training providers and economic development.
  • Funders and thought leaders interested in advancing frontline workers.

Keynote: Thriving in Chaos (April 15, 9-10 a.m.)
Corinne Hancock, International Keynote Speaker & Chaos Coach
What can leadership look like during uncertainty? In 2020, retail, hospitality, food and beverage, and tourism were Colorado's most heavily impacted industries from COVID-19. Join us as we explore how businesses, educators, and workforce centers can best move forward in this new environment.

Day 1: Business leaders and frontline employees share how integrating employee feedback into an organization’s structure can improve engagement and retention. Below are session titles and times of Day 1:

  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Thriving in Chaos
  • 10:05 - 10:35 a.m. - Listen & Lead Your Employees
  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Don't Talk About Us, Without Us

Day 2: Retail has experienced a great deal of change and uncertainty. Join us as we explore data trends and discuss the future of the industry. Day 2 will also walk employers through skills-based hiring approaches and partnerships intended to strengthen your ability to attract and retain quality employees and increase benefits (such as childcare). Below are session titles and times of Day 2:

  • 9:00 - 9:20 a.m. - Industry Trends
  • 9:20 - 9:40 a.m. - Partner Spotlight
  • 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. - Let's Talk Skills: A Skills-Based Workshop

Day 3: Colorado businesses share how they develop employees through in-house training, including actionable steps that can be integrated into existing programs or used to develop new training for employees. Below are session titles and times of Day 3:

  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Upskilling Panel
  • 10:05 - 11:30 a.m. - Taking Action & Moving Forward

To enhance our opportunities to connect virtually, this event is utilizing the Whova platform. You must create a Whova account after registering in order to attend virtual sessions. Information on how to create your Whova account will be sent in your registration confirmation email and will provide full access to Reenvisioning Retail’s agenda. You will be able to customize your schedule and sync to your calendar with ease. 

If you are having trouble accessing your Whova account or registering for this event, please email the Lives Empowered team at


Register now to secure your spot for Reenvisioning Retail 2021. All sessions will be limited to the first 300 registrants.


Lives Empowered brings together retail businesses interested in working collaboratively to increase economic mobility for frontline workers across Colorado and contribute to a strong economy. Lives Empowered is made possible by a $4.1 million grant from Walmart to the Colorado Workforce Development Council.