LJC to Host The Power of Innovation Leadership Symposium

Published: March 20, 2019

FRANKLIN, Ind. – Leadership Johnson County will host the annual Power of Innovation, Productivity, and Happiness Leadership Symposium on April 17 at Franklin College from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keynote speaker Paul Marks with Over the Counter Improv will return for a second year and present Whatever Happened to Recess? Find out how corporate “play time” can lead to innovative solutions, better team development, and improve the overall happiness within an organization. Paul brings an experiential learning environment full of laughs and learning to his sessions.

Also, back for a second year, central Indiana favorite Don Wettrick, President of the STARTedUP Foundation. His presentation - Creating an Innovative, Collaborative, Mindful Culture – will lead participants through ways to practically implement innovation, collaboration and happiness into their organization.

The lunch keynote will feature LJC favorite, Dr. Carolyn Goerner from the IU Kelley School of Business. In her presentation – Creativity as a Habit – attendees will explore best practices that creative people do (nearly) every day to keep their minds and ideas fresh. Be prepared to give up old limiting habits and find new ways to harness creativity.

In addition to the three keynote speakers, participants will attend one breakout track during the morning sessions. A panel featuring business leaders with experience implementing and building a creative culture will round out the day.

The event will be held on the Franklin College campus in Franklin, Indiana. Tickets are $99 per person for Leadership Johnson County Signature Program graduates, Franklin College alumni, Franklin, Indy and Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce members. General public pricing is $129 per person. Group discounts are available.

For more information about the event, please visit our website at www.leadershipjohnsoncounty.org contact Tandy Shuck at 317-738-8264.

Leadership Johnson County at Franklin College began in 1995 to promote community involvement and creative community problem-solving among people who live and work in Johnson County, Indiana. A non-profit, non-political organization, LJC has graduated nearly 700 people from its nine-month, interactive curriculum, which emphasizes local history, government, agriculture, industry, education, economic development, infrastructure, social services and leadership theory. Half-day and full-day professional development courses are offered throughout the year.