Kit Snyder, President and CEO, says, “Consumers’ greatest asset is our people—the staff members who each day reach out and touch our members’ lives. Professional Development Day presents our employees with opportunities to learn more about our organization, meet key partners, and explore topics important to their work-life balance.”
Our keynote speaker this year John Cashion, the Corporate Director, Culture Transformation of The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, is an international speaker and successful hotelier. John is an almost 20-year veteran of The Ritz-Carlton and teaches organizations how to implement transformational techniques for creating a sustainable, service-oriented culture.
In addition to John, we welcome two local companies with speakers Kevin Brozovich, Founder and Chief People Officer, and Jackie Sperling, Human Resources Consultant, both of HRM Innovations, speaking on building and sharing team synergy; and Brian Lam and Dann Sytsma, Founders of Improv Effects, speaking on handling healthy conflicts in the workplace.
Our team will also have the opportunity to network with partners, enjoy health workshops, and make smoothies with a stationary bike during their breaks with over 25 community wellness partners at our Health and Wellness Fair.
We are blessed to have the opportunity to offer this unique event for our 200 employees each year. We are especially thankful to our sponsors: Nulty Insurance, the Kalamazoo K-Wings, and Holland Litho. Professional Development Day is a very special event that our employees look forward to each year, and talk about long after it’s over.