Colorado Marijuana Educational Series - Recruit, Retain And Develop Your Talent


I have long been an advocate for REAL talent in the marijuana industry. The lack of ability for high ranking members of the marijuana industry to recognize true talent hurts my head. All to often these same people try to brag to me about just how great their 'new employee' is, just for me to point out that the employee is unproven and doesn't know what they are talking about, and over time, I'm proven right. I always try to offer up someone who I think would be far better for the task/job, but my advice is almost always ignored. The National Cannabis Industry Association is putting on a seminar in Colorado early next month that deals with recruiting, retaining, and developing talent in the marijuana industry. I encourage members of the marijuana industry to swallow their pride and attend this event. Your business will be better off as a result. Below are more details about the event (you can sign up at this link here):

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Recruit, Retain and Develop Your Talent
This panel of experts will help you build your Human Resources Competencies!  They will present the latest trends in Talent Acquisition and Management.  You will learn how to select the best person for the position & your organization, discover how to set and align your teams towards organizational goals, drive and engage your best performers while managing others, up or out!  Acquire the knowledge and tools you need to ensure your employees, and your organization, are successful.


Kara Bradford, Chief Talent Officer, Viridian Staffing

Carole Richter, Principal, CRichter ~ HR Consulting, LLC

Maureen McNamara, Cannabis Trainers

Colorado Educational Series Event - Recruit, Retain and Develop Your Talent

March 2nd, 2015

History Colorado Center

Panel: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (Doors at 6:30)

Networking: 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.

NCIA will provide appetizers and a cash bar will be available. These events are complimentary to NCIA members or their invited guests.

Basic Members can register up to two individuals for free, Sponsoring Members can register up to three individuals for free and Sustaining Members can register up to five individuals for free. Non-members and additional guests of members can attend for a $100 donation each.

All ticket and sponsorship proceeds support the work of the National Cannabis Industry Association, the only organization advocating on behalf of cannabis businesses at the national level.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event. If interested in sponsoring, please email Brian Gilbert at