Ninth Annual Inclusion Conference
A year ago, the Commission on Economic Inclusion brought Mahzarin Banaji to Cleveland. She effectively demonstrated how even the most well-intentioned people unwittingly allow unconscious thoughts and feelings to influence apparently objective decisions. This year, at the Commission’s 9th annual Inclusion Conference, four experts will continue that conversation with a deeper dive into the concept of bias, specifically as it relates to attracting and selecting top talent for your organization. Join us and analyze your organization’s recruiting, interviewing, and selection process.
The Talent Process: Attracting, Finding & Hiring the Right Person for Your Organization
Talent for your organization is critical no matter the size of your company and the cost of a misfire for a small to medium organization can be even more expensive. This session will cover the important part of the talent process starting with attracting, finding, and hiring the right person for your organization. You will be exposed to the critical pre-work to have in place before you even pick up the phone to call the recruiter, hiring agency, or candidate. You will also be clearer on how to evaluate and determine the right candidate for your company’s culture, and how to get them onboarded, and up to speed, for optimal success.
Business Growth Boot Camp: Looking with Fresh New Eyes - A How-to Workshop to Improve Your Observational Skills
Co-author of the highly successful book The Experience Economy, Jim Gilmore will introduce skill-building material from his most recent book, LOOK: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills.
Sales Academy: Session One & Two
Proven sales trainers Hal Becker and Marvin Montgomery have designed two hands-on workshops for sales professionals and sales managers. Using years of experience as salespeople, sales team leaders, and sales coaches, they have designed full-day experiences that will give you the strategies and tools you need to excel.
A Glimpse Inside the 10,000 Small Businesses Program
Interested in learning more about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program or thinking about applying? This is an opportunity for you to get an inside peek at what the program is about. You will learn about the program, meet lead faculty member Larry Polena, participate in a mini-10ksb session, and engage with a panel of local small business owners who graduated from the program.
Cleveland’s only convention for small and middle market companies to learn, network and grow.
BizConCLE is a unique education and networking experience exclusively designed for small and middle-market company CEOs, C-Suite, and their employees. The full-day convention includes 3 nationally-recognized keynote speakers, 2 general sessions led by regional business and community leaders, and 10 hands-on workshops in areas like Talent, People and HR; Marketing, Customers and Branding; Business Growth, Sales & Financials; and Owner, Leader and Team Development. There’s also a full exhibit hall, interactive show floor and multiple opportunities to connect and share ideas through exclusive networking experiences.
Business Growth Boot Camp: Creating a Culture of Innovation to Drive Business Growth
Join us for a discussion with Nottingham Spirk’s Co-President, John Spirk, and his son Evan Spirk, Director of Innovation to learn how Nottingham Spirk continues to evolve and embrace innovation.