10th Annual Professional Development Conference

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Name: 10th Annual Professional Development Conference
Date: October 24, 2018
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Agenda
8 - 8:30  Registration
8:30  - 9:45 Leadership at the Movies
9:45 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 11:00 Breakout 1
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:15 Breakout 2
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch: Table Talk: Ask Big Questions
1:30 - 2:30     Breakout 3
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:45 Keynote Speaker: Understanding the 5 Types of people
3:45 - 4:00 Q&A for Keynote Speaker
4:00 - 5:00 Networking Cocktail Hour


Breakout #1: 
- Espresso Panel #1:Community Updates
- Balancing Vision with Execution 
- Implicit Bias #2

Breakout #2: (Repeat of breakout 1)
- Espresso Panel #1: Community Updates
- Balancing Vision with Execution 
- Implicit Bias #2

Breakout #3: 
- Espresso Panel #2: Business Development Updates
- LEAN Processing
- Introduction to Positive Psychology in the Workplace



Breakout Descriptoins: 
 

Espresso Panel #1: Community Updates
This panel will feature important topic updates from our community in a recognizable three part (where we are, where we’re going, how to get involved) format. In much the same way that espresso is a concentration from multiple different coffee beans, this panel will feel a lot like a FUSE Morning Brew discussion or the Leadership Grand Traverse Community Days… just blended and condensed for consumption in a small-time frame rather than a small cup.  
- Childcare: The lack of sufficient child care is being felt throughout the community and greatly impacts families’ decisions regarding when and if they can work once a child is born. Mary Manner from the 5 to 1 program will provide updates on this topic.
- Healthcare: The Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation is working on raising the final $8M of an $80M capital campaign that will provide a consolidated Family Birth & Children’s Center, surgical, heart and cancer service projects, the addition of four operating rooms and upgraded neonatal intensive care facilities. Deborah Henderson from Munson will provide updates on this topic.
- Arts & Culture: Megan Kelto from the Crooked Tree Arts Center will provide updates on this topic.
- Legislative Updates: The November elections are right around the corner and numerous ballot initiatives that could greatly impact the future of our local, regional and state economy will be decided. 
 
 
Espresso Panel: Business Development Updates
This panel will feature important topic updates from our community in a recognizable three part (where we are, where we’re going, how to get involved) format. In much the same way that espresso is a concentration from multiple different coffee beans, this panel will feel a lot like a FUSE Morning Brew discussion or the Leadership Grand Traverse Community Days… just blended and condensed for consumption in a small-time frame rather than a small cup.  
- Tech Industry: The Traverse City Area is home to a burgeoning tech industry and entrepreneurs in this sector are expanding fast. Russell Schindler from TC New Tech will provide updates on this topic.  
- Business Investment: Community banks and CDFI’s are making an impact on our local business climate through financial support and technical assistance. Laura Galbraith from Venture North Funding & Development will provide updates on this topic.
- Manufacturing Industry: Manufacturers in our region are being impacted by workforce shortages and trade tariffs. Rich Wolin from the Grand Traverse Manufacturing Council will provide updates on this topic.
- Downtown Development: Downtown Traverse City is under new direction and with that new direction brings a new business incubator, a public square, an experimental fish passage project and more. Jean Derenzy from the Downtown Development Authority will provide updates on this topic.

 
Balancing Vision with Execution
Whether you’re in an executive role or not, any level of employee should be able to have an idea, participant in a vision, and be able to think beyond a task. Coming up with ideas and getting into the 30,000-foot level is not really that hard, doesn’t everyone dram a bit? But coming out of the clouds, having the rubber meet the road, and executing the idea is the challenge. This session with identify why this is important but spend most of the time providing tools on how to balance the fine area a vision to execution.


Implicit Bias #2:
John Parker-Der Boghossian will introduce the concept of Implicit Bias and how individuals can begin to recognize its impact on their actions in daily life. His breakout session will take a deeper look at the science behind how implicit bias is created, how it informs our decision-making and interventions we can take to reduce the impact of our biases. This presentation breaks down the science of how our brains create implicit bias in our daily lives, how this informs our decision-making, and interventions we can take to address implicit biases that impact others can and lead to discrimination against marginalized communities. Session participants will walk away with key strategies (based on peer reviewed, evidence-based science) on how to identify and address implicit biases as well as resources for further education and support for their efforts to address implicit bias.

Lean Processing: 
Lean manufacturing or lean production, often simply "lean", is a systematic method for waste minimization without sacrificing productivity. Lean also takes into account waste created through overburden and waste created through unevenness in work loads.


An Introduction to Positive Psychology in the Workplace with Bill Palladino: 
Shawn Achor is the NY Times best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage, Before Happiness, and Big Potential. He is the world’s leading researcher on the impact of positive psychology in the workplace. He has won more than a dozen distinguished educator awards at Harvard University, and is the featured speaker in one of the top Ted Talks of all time. This breakout session will provide a brief introduction to the research and concepts from Achor’s books as presented in his award-winning workshop The Orange Frog Workshop developed by the International Thought Leader Network. Your presenter, Bill Palladino, works directly with Shawn Achor in delivering these workshops.

 

You will learn the business justification for creating happier employees. (According to Forbes, unhappy / disengaged employees cost US companies $450 Billion per year!) You’ll see some examples of the Happiness Advantage at work in businesses, schools, and medical centers around the US, and you’ll walk away with materials and some tools to bring home and immediately begin impacting your own happiness.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sherene McHenry
Title: Rock Your Engagement: Understanding the Five Types of People 
Description: Even the best leaders face difficult, distracted and disruptive individuals whose behavior negatively affects engagement and performance. Successful individuals respond strategically in order to halt destructive actions and encourage behaviors that lead to success. You will learn to: hold individuals accountable for tasks and behaviors; get slackers to pull their weight; and protect high performers from burning out.

Location:
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610
Date/Time Information:
October 24th, 8am - 7pm
Contact Information:
Molly McCallister
Fees/Admission:
Members: $105
Non-Members: $125
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