5 Things: February 2, 2021
1. Let's Meet for Lunch
with Dwayne Clark, Aegis Living President & CEO
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
A wave of retirements, rising housing costs, and increasing longevity have combined to fuel explosive demand in concierge-class senior living. Aegis Living Founder and CEO, Dwayne Clark, tells his entrepreneurial path to success. But this isn't just about the senior housing industry. Dwayne is a recognized management guru, whose has spoken widely about managing diverse workforces and keeping employee satisfaction high.
Join us virtually every month through August as regional leaders share insights on a variety of critical topics. Each program will provide an opportunity to engage and collaborate with business leaders during the breakout sessions.
2. A Capitol Update
Week three of session continued with a focus on policy committee activity that again included work sessions, hearings, and executive session. Both chambers convened for floor action with the Senate meeting on Wednesday afternoon and the House meeting on Friday afternoon. In the coming week, we will see continued movement on the early action budget bills for COVID response and recovery.
The Bellevue Chamber's lobbyist in Olympia Lyset Cadena provides a weekly report covering priority areas such as Covid recovery, transportation, and housing as well as bill statuses. Follow along each week at bellevuechamber.org/olympiaupdate.
3. GIX's Future of Remote Innovation
Delivering Innovation in a Distributed Team
Wednesday, March 10 | 8:00 am - 12:00pm
Global Innovation Exchange is offering a professional learning course designed for leaders of teams that must produce innovative new ideas for their products or clients despite the challenges of working in a virtual environment. In a series of small discussions and exercises, the course will focus on fostering innovation, collaboration, and performance in the teams you lead and contribute to. Learners will explore the following concepts:
- What is creative thinking and how does it contribute to innovation in distributed teams?
- What are “T-shaped” people and “I-shaped” people and why do you need both?
- How do you encourage people to have “hallway conversations” when hallways no longer connect them?
What structures can be used in virtual meeting to drive innovation?
4. For Young Innovators
Application Due February 15th
Virtual Classes March 29 - April 24
We are happy to offer another session of all-virtual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). The class will be an accelerated program that will take place for four weeks beginning March 29th. The YEA! program teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own real businesses and social movements. Students are guided through each step of starting an enterprise, from brainstorming the idea to pitching their business plan to investors.
5. Your Executive Edge
New Executive Program
Application Due March 2
Virtual Classes March 9 - June 15
The New Executives program is an opportunity for young professionals in the 2-6 year mark in their career. The program builds essential business skills, connects participants with senior executives and celebrated entrepreneurs, and creates long-term relationships with a core group of peers across several industries.