The 2nd annual Columbus Young Professionals Week (April 23-April 29, 2018) is a collaborative calendar of events & activities celebrating Columbus and all there is to do around the city for emerging leaders, young professionals, and students. Most events are free, but some require a ticket. Details and RSVP links are included with each event listing. Columbus YP Week is open to all who wish to join us!  #CbusYPWeek
Monday, April 23 • 7:30am - 10:00am
YP Week Basecamp Day 1: Next Generation of Civic Leaders

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Join us for YP Week Basecamp: Day #1 at the CCAD Mind Market (5 Cleveland Ave. in downtown Columbus) during Columbus YP Week to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. This Basecamp event will feature special guest speakers and will be facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students. It is FREE to attend and all are welcome.

Monday, April 23, 2018 – Next Generation of Civic Leaders
Presented by Columbus Inspires and the Create Columbus Commission

To say that the political environment today is in flux would be an understatement. Current events as well as the coming of age of our millennial generation is changing what our society wants from our political leaders. The changes in our communities also begs the question, “Who are the people that will lead our government into the future?” Career politicians, pay-to-play policy creation and systemic inaction have made our political system tentative at best, perhaps even revolutionary. What character qualities will be important to us in our future leaders? What types of backgrounds should our future leaders possess to be relevant and electable? What are the key political and societal platforms that people will rally around as our communities continue to evolve.

Join local civic leaders and political strategists to understand what our evolving communities need in terms of leadership, inspiration, policy and experience.

  • 7:30-7:50AM      Coffee, Breakfast, and Networking
  • 7:50-8:00AM      Columbus YP Week Proclamation from City of Columbus, presented by Michael Stinziano, Columbus City Council President Pro Tem
  • 8:00-8:30AM*     Kris Cannon-Jackson in Room 1 / Jordan Davis, Chenelle Jones, Kyle Strickland, Tim Fulton in Room 2
  • 8:30-8:45AM       15-minute break
  • 8:45-9:15AM*     Kris Cannon-Jackson in Room 1 / Jordan Davis, Chenelle Jones, Kyle Strickland, Tim Fulton in Room 2
  • 9:15-9:30AM       15-minute break
  • 9:30-10:00AM    Conclude
*Each speaker/panel will offer the same presentation twice.

Each morning during Columbus Young Professionals Week, YP Week Basecamp will allow you to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. All Basecamp events and presentations are FREE to attend. Coffee and light breakfast will also be provided to attendees free of charge! Topics will include:

Next Generation of Civic Leaders (facilitated by Columbus Inspires and Create Columbus)
Transportation: Smart is Just the Start (facilitated by COTA)
 HR's Connection with Community (facilitated by Human Resource Association of Central Ohio)
The Changing Landscape of Poverty in Columbus (facilitated by United Way of Central Ohio)
The Changing Columbus: Design Thinking Workshop (facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students)

YP Week Basecamp morning sessions are being facilitated by faculty and students of CCAD's Master of Design program. The Master of Design program is a business-minded higher ed curriculum. It teaches students to effectively and creatively solve complex organizational, business or societal challenges by taking a human-centric, collaborative and holistic approach to crafting strategy. Today's economy is driven by innovation and creativity, and CCAD Master of Design prepares students to succeed in this economy.

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Kris Cannon-Jackson

Training Manager, City of Columbus
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Jordan Davis

Director, Smart Cities Strategy and Collaboration, Columbus Partnership
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Tim Fulton

Director of Marketing, Fintech71
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Dr. Chenelle A. Jones

Lead Faculty, Criminal Justice Administration, Franklin University
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Kyle Strickland

Senior Legal Analyst, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity

Monday April 23, 2018 7:30am - 10:00am
CCAD Mind Market 5 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

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