Convening Conversations

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If you’re looking for ways to grow your business, boost your connections, or get fresh ideas on leadership, management, human resources, marketing and more – you’ve come to the right place!

In 2016 we brought an industry expert each month to speak on critical issues, trends, and information to help you and your business.

Cultural Competency:
An International Perspective on Leading a Diverse Organization

with Brian Cloyd, Steelcase Inc.

Five Leadership Lessons to Help Shape Your Career

with Joan Budden, Priority Health

Creating an Inclusive Work Culture

with Jesse Bernal, Ph.D, Grand Valley State University

The Art of Negotiation

with William W. Jack, Jr., Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

Maximizing Impact with Social Enterprise

with Daniel Williams, West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology

Beer, B-Corp and the Bottom Line

with Kris Spaulding, Brewery Vivant

The Power of Storytelling

with Jennifer Maxxon, Varnum Consulting, LLC

There cannot be a crisis next week.
My schedule is already full.

with Mark Fisk, Byrum & Fisk

Family Business Driving West Michigan Success

with Ellie Frey Zagel, Family Business Alliance

Leadership Journey

with Mike Jandernoa, Jandernoa Entrepreneurial Mentoring

The Courage to Drive Change

with Penny Lewandowski, Edward Lowe Foundation

The Future of Healthcare

with Christina Freese-Decker, Spectrum Health Hospital Group