The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks take place every Wednesday at noon. Visit our calendar to see upcoming sessions.
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PREPARING FOR THE RETURN OF STUDENTS: SCHOOLS & DAY CARE FACILITIES
Tom Gill (CEF 2010, CLI 2009), President, Urban Community School
Michelle Curry (LC2 2020, LC2 2015, LC 2014), Executive Director, Merrick House Neighborhood Center
Michelle and Tom shared how their respective organizations responded to the COVID-19 shut-downs, how they continue to serve their children and families, and what they are doing to prepare for the future.
COVERING CHALLENGING TIMES
Micki Byrnes (LC 2005, CLC Board), President & General Manager, WKYC Channel 3
Adam Miller (LC 2020), Director of Content, WKYC Channel 3
Russ Mitchell (LC 2014), Anchor & Managing Editor, WKYC Channel 3
Micki, Adam, and Russ talked about the challenges and innovation that resulted from COVID-19 for their news team. They also discussed their approach to covering news during tense and challenging times such as the pandemic and the recent protests and riots.
LEADING FROM YOUR CREATIVE SIDE TO MANAGE UNCERTAINTY AND COMPLEXITY
Adele DiMarco, Executive Leadership & Team Coach, Culture Consultant, Media Host, Author, Speaker, Founder, Yinovate
Adele shared the importance of creativity in today’s business world and ways to tap into and lead from that side.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE STATE LEVEL
Phillip Robinson (LC 2013, CEF 2010, CLI 2009), Member, 6th District, Ohio House of Representatives
Phil shared a behind-the-scenes perspective on the challenges the Ohio government has faced due to COVID-19 and what those things mean for its constituents.
MOVING AROUND THE CITY: TRENDS, REALITIES, AND NEW POSSIBILITIES IN TRANSIT
Jacob VanSickle, Executive Director, Bike Cleveland
Jacob talked about Bike Cleveland’s mission, the changes we’ve seen across various modes of transportation during the pandemic, and possibilities for the future of multi-modal transportation in our region.
NASA RETURNS TO THE MOON!
Dr. Joel Kearns, Director of Facilities, Test and Manufacturing, NASA Glenn Research Center
NASA has plans to return the next man and first woman to the moon by 2024 and NASA in Cleveland is playing a critical part in this mission. Dr. Kearns talks about the mission and shares key leadership tips for leading out of this world projects!