Presenters: Lyna Matesi, Ph.D. and Greg Wright, Executive Director CREATE Portage County
Develop your strategic mindset and practices to drive professional and organizational success you can measure. In this workshop we will:
- Clarify why your organization exists and use an organigraph to uncover how your organization really works.
- Select how to move forward in conquering a decision: thinking-first (diagnosis), seeing-first (insight and intuition) or doing-first (experimentation).
- Improve your innovation, design thinking, and strategy through hands-on simulation.
- Learn from Greg Wright, Executive Director of CREATE Portage County, how he has leveraged a strategic mindset and practice to foster success.
This session is ideal for leaders and aspiring leaders interested in advancing their ability to think and act strategically within a business or nonprofit organization.
Lyna Matesi, Ph.D. teaches management and leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Her passion is helping leaders and leadership teams maximize their capacity for success. She has served in leadership development, change management and curriculum development roles at U.S. Cellular and business planning, communication technology, and project management roles at Motorola. She also served as a Senior Faculty member for the Center for Creative Leadership. Matesi earned a BA in management and leadership from Judson University, an MA in change leadership and organizational renewal from Antioch University, and a Ph.D. in leadership studies from Gonzaga University.
Greg Wright is the Executive Director of CREATE Portage County, a nonprofit arts advocacy and creative place making organization focused on making creativity central to our way of life in Portage County. Much of Greg's work has focused on developing small-town applications of big-city place making and entrepreneurship investments, with the target of imagining a thriving new-economy model for small and rural communities. In 2015, Milwaukee Biz Times named Greg the "Innovator to Watch" for the arts in Wisconsin.