The Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring you this monthly program to help you grow and reach your goals in a supportive and energizing environment! Each month, a maximum of 20 business leaders will come together to discuss various topics in a virtual roundtable environment. An experienced facilitator will run each meeting, but the focus is on you! Bring your issues, skills, and experience to the table as the group members help each other work through challenges, provide constructive feedback, and share best practices for greater success!
A typical agenda will include brief introductions, 45-50 minutes of facilitated discussion on a given topic, and 5-10 minutes to reflect on goals or what you will do next given the conversation.
This month's focus will be: How to Survive & Thrive in Today’s Business World
In this Smart Talk forum, we will look at how to determine an organization’s chance not just for survival, but for success. Is your organization healthy enough to survive in today’s demanding times? Is your organization a sustainable business? Sustainability can be defined as an organization’s ability to survive in today’s economic times, to meet societal demands, environmental and political issues/regulations, as well as being able to forecast the wants and needs of the future. In this interactive workshop, we will explore:
· What sustainability really means to an organization
· Why organizations struggle with creating sustainability
· Managing horizontally to create a competitive edge
· Determining your organization’s alignment for sustainability
About Your Facilitator: Virginia Crocker Timmins, founder of Soundboard Advisors LLC, is a certified business and executive coach, speaker and professional facilitator dedicated to helping individuals and organizations achieve improved results and higher levels of success. A piano soundboard represents an inside-out transformation, where the string vibrations inside the instrument are converted to the music we hear on the outside. In an analogous manner, Virginia applies inside-out, structured, and tailorable development methods. This approach creates behavior changes that enable people to tap into their full potential, become more effective, achieve success, and sustain purpose and balance in their lives. Virginia has over 33 years of experience in large company, small business, entrepreneurial, turnaround and non-profit environments guiding individuals and organizations through complex and dynamic situations to successful outcomes. She delights in bringing leadership groups such as this together to help us be our best for ourselves and our organizations!