An invitation-only group of more than 100 multigenerational leaders recently met at the Crowne Plaza in Independence to identify priorities to help the region become more of a talent magnet and jumpstart its economy.
The group included state, country and local politicians; presidents and senior executives from the regions top employers; and leaders from dozens of the regions young professionals organizations.
Rebecca Ryan, Next Generation Consulting and Accounting Tomorrow contributor, along with Molly Foley, facilitated the mornings session. Gary Shamis, managing director of SS&G in Cleveland and member of the Advisory Board, is one of the meetings organizers.
As an outcome of the meeting, the group committed to:
Working across generations and being inclusive in their approach to solutions
Being positive about the regions opportunities and its future.
Supporting candidates for public office who share their priorities: Education
Reform, strong downtowns in city centers, and connecting students to the regions
Action plans for the next 90 days were established in several key areas, and will be posted on
the groups LinkedIn group page: Northeast Ohio Young Professional Leaders.
Were not trying to start a new group or initiative, Shamis said. We simply wanted to start a new dialogue to get both generations of leaders to the table. The morning was very successful in achieving that.