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Keynote Session

2022 Keynote Session

We will post news of the keynote speaker for the 2022 CASAS National Summer Institute as soon as that information is available.

2021 Keynote Session

Josh Davies

Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Work Ethic Development


Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as a speaker and trainer, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia. His engaging and connecting speaking style combined with relevant content make him an in-demand speaker, giving more than 75 keynote presentations and workshops to education, workforce, and corporate events annually. For the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Josh led the training for all 10,000 volunteers and more than 4,000 local service professionals for the event. Training Magazine named him as one of the top 10 trainers under 40 in America, and the Denver Business Journal tapped him as one of Denver’s 40 Under 40.

Davies is the CEO of The Center for Work Ethic Development, an organization committed to developing workplace skills in the global workforce. Partnering with organizations in all 50 states and 6 countries, The Center equips trainers and teachers to build the workforce of the twenty-first century. A graduate of American University, Josh has received a number of awards for his contributions to workforce development and training and to education and industry.

He finished serving his second term on the Executive Board of the Colorado Workforce Development Council, where he chaired the State Education and Training Steering Committee. He also led the P-Tech Selection Committee for Colorado and served on the board of the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. In addition to his work in the public sector, Josh also served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, was President of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and co-chaired the Colorado State Youth Council.

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