The Way Forward Leader Lunch Breaks take place every Wednesday at noon. Visit our calendar to see upcoming sessions.
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West Side Market – what’s next?
Jessica Trivisonno, Senior Strategist, West Side Market, City of Cleveland
Jessica shared the history of the leading up to the decision to transition management of the West Side Market to a new nonprofit entity – Cleveland Public Market Corporation (CPMC). She discussed the benefits and challenges of nonprofit management and the timeline and steps for the transition. She provided an overview of the master plan, the new leadership, vision, values, and mission of the Market.
Accelerate 2023: You won! What’s next?
Anycia Grady, 2023 winner, Accelerate: Citizens Make Change
Brittany O’Connor , Vice President, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Citizens
Brittany shared why Citizens supports Accelerate year after year, and chatted with Anycia about:
- How her project was born.
- The potential multi-layered impact of her project.
- What she needs to move the project forward.
- Her experience at Accelerate.
- The advice she would give to potential Accelerate applicants.
- The next steps in bringing this project to life.
The future of education in CLE
Holly Trifiro, Holly Trifiro (CBB 2015) Chief Education Officer, City of Cleveland
Holly shared the city-wide efforts to “make Cleveland the best city in America to raise a family.” She shared how they are collaborating with local education leaders and supporting students and families, as well as the challenges they are facing.
The Real Black Friday
LaRese Purnell, Managing Partner, CLE Consulting Firm
LaRese shared what The Real Black Friday is, why it’s important. He talked about the impact of the initiative, how people can get involved, and previewed upcoming events.
Peter Rea, Vice President, Integrity & Ethics, Parker Hannifin Corporation
Dr. James (Jamie) K. Stoller, Chair, Education Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Alan Kolp, Professor, Baldwin Wallace University
Rea, Stoller, and Kolp shared why they chose to use the classical virtues as the core of their model for high-performance culture. They discussed each of the virtues, how it works from a business standpoint, and how to practice the virtues in the workplace.
Global climate change at the local level
Stephen Love, Program Director, Environmental Initiatives, Cleveland Foundation
Stephen talked about what the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference is and who attends. He shared why Cleveland participated, including the members of the Cleveland delegation, the high-level takeaways from the conference, and what Cleveland’s focus is for the future.