Last night, The Shipyard hosted the AAF Columbus event, Living in Sin: Data Science & Creativity. Senior creative and data analytics leaders from The Shipyard shared their experiences and case studies that demonstrated the confluence of data and creativity that leads to advertising with a greater impact for their clients. What stood out to me the most about the presentation was the enthusiasm that the audience had for the work and the curiosity and questioning they had for The Shipyard team. It was a great start to kick off a year of programming for AAF Columbus!
Today at lunch, I had the opportunity to present Hire Learning Leadership at the First Merchants Bank Learn Over Lunch program at Scioto Country Club. It was encouraging to have the crowd that turned out to hear how my experiences in hiring and talent acquisition can help businesses hire better and hire faster through an innovative program that they can implement themselves or with my direction and facilitation (if they prefer). Thanks to Jennifer Griffith, Regional President, Ohio and her team for the invitation to share the ideas behind the Hire Learning Leadership program and for hosting such a nice event. Also, thanks to First Merchants Bank for being such a strong supporter of our business community through their outstanding programs they hold all year long.
Civitas has a new office in the Smith Brothers Building and they threw a grand opening party last night to celebrate. They're an experiential marketing agency that does great work. Congratulations on your new digs, Civitas!
Last night, the Create Columbus Commission which recognizes, advocates, and funds young professional leadership with a focus on economic prosperity, urban pulse, and co-creation celebrated young professionals in Columbus with the We Create Columbus event at Vue Columbus. The program showcased how these leaders are helping to create Columbus and shared how we can work together to keep creating the city we want to live in. Thanks for everyone who puts their energy towards these efforts!
Marshall Shorts was the featured speaker at today's Creative Mornings Columbus held at Hopewell in downtown Columbus. "Community" can mean many different things to people and it's difficult to settle on one definition. My take: It's what unites us.
I always promote Creative Mornings to everyone - you don't have to think you're creative to attend...you already are so you should come. Get to the next event, Creative Mornings Columbus' 2nd Anniversary gathering, on September 21 at the Columbus Museum of Art. You'll dig it.
Last night at Cardinal Health FUSE, IxDA Columbus Meetup featured Monica Weiler & Anthony Weiler, Co-Founders of Stratos Innovation Group sharing examples of co-design (aka: participatory design) in action and the methods used to tackle complex challenges in service industries. Their stories about their process and their ability to make rapid gains on behalf of their clients' challenges were fascinating. Another great event from IxDA Columbus. Their next event is August 22nd, 6pm at Elevator's Taproom in downtown Columbus.
Stefanie Fox Jackson, president of Stefanie Jackson Consulting and Canvas Salon presented A Changing Workforce: How to Retain and Grow the Best Talent for Your Business at this morning's NAWBO - Candidate Conversations: A Changing Workforce at Haven Collective. She's a great speaker who shared helpful insights on how to motivate, elevate and inspire teams to perform at a higher level.
Per the NAWBO site... Join Stefanie as she breaks down barriers and teaches business owners how to develop, and more importantly, maintain, high performing teams.
In this workshop, Stefanie will explore the barriers leaders face today that arise from leading multi-generational teams. Smart businesses of today know that understanding the workforce is essential to driving employee retention and performance. Join her to understand what businesses who thrive are doing differently and to understand the gaps in your own business. You'll leave with ideas on how to make an immediate impact on your team and their performance.
Attendees will learn:
- Understand the why behind millennial job hopping and underperformance
- Learn what is driving millennial behaviors in the workplace
- Determine how you could better retain the top millennial talent
- Identify the possibilities in your business that would make an immediate impact
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I had the opportunity this morning to share the ideas behind and the presentation of Hire Learning Leadership (HLL) with REAN, the Rickenbacker Employer Assistance Network that connects employers to resources to help them attract and retain employees. HLL is designed to improve engagement so that a culture of advocacy is created, enabling organizations to hire better and hire faster. Special thanks to Angie Atwood and Lynn Aspey for making today's event happen. -Chris