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BUSINESS/CIVIC LEADERSHIP FORUMS
FALL 2017 FORUM
Session I: September 7-9
The Tremont House, Galveston, TX
Session II: October 27-28
The Westin Memorial, Houston, TX
Business/Civic Leadership Forums are conducted twice yearly to build passionate civic leaders as diverse as the region itself, leveraging participants’ business and leadership skills to drive lasting change. For both proven and emerging leaders, our twice yearly Business/Civic Leadership Forums develop a deeper understanding of the challenges in our community, and foster a new sense of responsibility for the future.
Since 2000, we’ve taken nearly 1,000 diverse leaders on learning journeys through the thorniest social issues and the biggest economic hurdles, and built bridges between points of view as diverse as Houston itself. The results are dozens of life-changing community projects — spun off from the Forums — and a cohort of diverse civic entrepreneurs working to build a better region.
Business/Civic Leadership Forum participants are nominated by Forum graduates and vetted by committee.
Welcome to our Spring 2017 Leadership Forum graduates:
Manager, Office of Development
Texas Children’s Hospital
Sr. Director, State & Local Affairs
NRG Energy, Inc.
Director of IT Infrastructure
Port of Houston Authority
Director, Government Relations
General Manager, Finance Major Projects
Houston PGPA Specialist
Chief of Staff
The Health Museum
Head of School
The Post Oak School
Sr. Director of Finance
Junior League of Houston
Vice President, Public Affairs
Union Pacific Railroad
Lanier Law Firm
Norton Rose Fulbright
Senior Vice President
Senior Manager, Market Development, Deloitte Tax
Director, Enterprise Sales
Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP
The Carrie Potter Group
Senior Vice President
Commercial Lending Manager
Detring Energy Advisors
Vice-President of Operations
Galveston Bay Foundation
Senior Vice President/Market President
Council Member, District A
City of Houston
Shell Oil Company
Sr. VP of Finance & Administration
Wells Fargo Securities
In order to orient and educate leaders on the history, demographics, and possible future of our region, the Passport Houston presentation was created. This presentation gives the audience an understanding of the historical framework of our region from inception to present day and the relevance to the audience’s/company’s strategic direction and position in the region.
60 minute Option: Content includes a graphic map of how greater Houston developed from its founding in 1836 by the Allen Brothers to the 21st Century, with milestones on such topics as healthcare, transportation, arts, industry, sports, education and philanthropy.
Extended Option: Three-part presentation includes the following:
graphic map presentation of how greater Houston developed from its founding in 1836 by the Allen Brothers to the 21st Century, with milestones on such topics as healthcare, transportation, arts, industry, sports, education and philanthropy
findings from survey research to explore the transformations from the oil-boom collapse in the 1980’s to Houston’s finding itself in the midst of a knowledge-based, global economy and demographic revolution and opportunities that lie ahead. (Content is provided by the Kinder Institute at Rice University.)
Scenarios 2040 videos, Learning to Live and Playing to Win, a look at our possible future. Scenarios 2040 is the largest public-interest, business-led regional scenario planning project in the country, based on rigorous research, analysis and community feedback. More vivid and dynamic than forecasting or visioning, scenario planning creates plausible stories of our future that serve as a powerful strategic tool to help clarify the critical choices we must make today to ensure the health and prosperity of our region tomorrow. Viewed by more than 5000 people to-date.
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