How to get your organization unstuck. 9-10:30
Learn why typical programs are not working and why they never have worked very well.
Scott Ward-Author of "PhD in Leadership: What They Don't Teach You in Business School" and "Servant Leadership: 40 Days to Transform Your Leadership and Your Organization". Imagine an organization without in-fighting. Focused teams aligned on a common purpose and each person joyfully contributing to their customers' successes.
Optimum Decision-Making 10:30- 11:30 Dr. Jim Walters, EdD, CEM.
Our work is based on an understanding that leading business today requires the ability of organizations to adapt to changing conditions. In other words, the organization must continually learn via its employee's abilities to bridge differing opinions, ask crucial questions, and to overcome territorial domains - without it, poor decisions almost always result. The ability to think logically and comprehensively to evaluate a situation (critical thinking) is vital for optimum decision-making.
11:30 to 12:30 Lunch and networking.
Forum 12:30 to 2:30 Dr. Jim Walters will moderate a forum between business, local government and legislators like House Rep. Downey and Gunther on how to work together to create jobs, retention, and growth.
- What can we do to create jobs?
- What can be done for business retention and expansion?
- What programs are helpful to business and what is not helpful?
- Education, skill gap, work ready training and youth retention.
- Moving economic development marketing to the local level.
- Economic development marketing that involves the private sector.
- What reform would you like to see from the government?
- What could Minnesota do to be a Pro business, pro growth state?
Be part of networking, best practices, meet leaders from your area, be part of reform and change. Forge partnerships; learn efficiency, innovation, foster entrepreneurship, recruitment, retention and expansion in a cost effective and strategic manor. We want to meet and work together on forming a region wide strategy for the most promising economic development and skill gap and work ready training opportunities. We will take immediate steps needed to put them into action. This partnership will drive the development strategy.
Meet other entrepreneurs and brain storm on how to create a pro growth business environment and how to create jobs. Collaborate with organizations, local government, and state legislators on what can make Minnesota a pro growth, pro business.