Feb 23, 2023
Liza Ochsendorf, Director of Workforce Development for Warren County, will speak on the Workforce Development panel at the 2023 NYS Tourism conference, held in Oswego on April 19-21. Liza will share her initiatives to recruit, train, and retain hospitality workers in the Lake George area.
Facing a high turnover in hospitality or looking for ways to upskill and retain your local hospitality workforce? As part of a greater Workforce Development panel discussion, Liza will discuss:
- The Pathways Up for Success in Hospitality (PUSH) training program between the private and public sectors
- Best practices in worker retention and building a positive workplace culture to retain workers
- Engaging youth in recruiting for the hospitality industry
Liza Ochsendorf is the Director of Workforce Development for Warren County, NY. She oversees the county operations of WIOA Title I programs in the Warren County Career Center and works closely with local and regional partners to address barriers to employment such as child care, housing, transportation, skill deficits, etc. Her work in addressing local industry needs has led to stronger private-public sector partnerships to problem solve collaboratively for short and long-term solutions to workforce challenges. Her passion for workforce development and economic development is rooted in community collaboration, effective communication, and clear goals and desired outcomes for all stakeholders. Liza has 14 years of experience working in education in Washington, DC where she oversaw Life Skills programs and was instrumental in implementing restorative practices to build community and improve student outcomes. Liza is a graduate of Syracuse University and resides in Glens Falls where she serves on the Board of Directors for the Tri-County United Way, the Executive Board for the Saratoga-North Country Continuum of Care, the Park Theater Foundation Board of Directors, and is a member of Greater Capital Region Women United.
Warren County Department of Workforce Development
Warren County Career Center
Warren County is a county of nearly 66,000 residents in the Southern Adirondacks with its county seat in the Town of Queensbury, on the northern edge of New York’s Capital District. The county is governed by a 20-member Board of Supervisors who represent 11 towns and one city, the City of Glens Falls. In addition to serving on the Warren County Board of Supervisors, 11 supervisors also serve as chief executive officer of their towns. Supervisors are elected to two- or four-year terms, depending on their town or city charter.