Master's Connection: The Art of Reinvention

Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 AM

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Featuring Cecily Sommers

One of the most common ways of describing what we’re looking for in life—at work, at home and in social relationships—is a “good fit.” We may not know exactly what a good-fit job, place or person will look like, but we trust that we’ll know it when we find it: it’ll feel both comfortable and stimulating and, in terms of outcomes, will generate satisfaction and success.

Concentrating on good-fit opportunities is also important to professional and business development. It’s how careers are advanced and how strategies stay focused and, in times of transition, is a reliable way-finding tool for what’s next.

In her presentation, Cecily Sommers describes how she linked good-fit opportunities to carve an unconventional career path from dancer to chiropractor to professional futurist. At once inspiring and practical, The Art of Reinvention is a “good fit” for people and organizations facing change. It has direct application for leadership development, brand strategy, and corporate innovation. Participants will learn how to qualify a “good fit’ for them and use it to:

  • Uncover non-obvious career, market and innovation opportunities
  • Manage teams and develop leaders
  • Navigate uncertainty

To facilitate networking, seating is limited to the first 60 registrants.
Please register by April 12.

$8 in advance / $10 at the door

7:30 a.m.: Breakfast
7:45 a.m.: Speaker
8:15 a.m.: Q&A
8:40 a.m.: Networking & conversation
9:30 a.m.: Session ends

About the Presenter
A global trends analyst, Cecily Sommers helps organizations understand and prepare for the emerging technologies, markets, and ideas shaping our world. She is the author of Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn’t and What’s Next and the founder of The Push Institute, a nonprofit think tank that tracks significant global trends and their implications for business, government and nonprofit sectors over the next 5, 10, 25 and 50 years.

Sommers has worked with a variety of companies, including Accenture, American Express, Best Buy, General Mills, HealthPartners, Kraft Foods, Motorola, Target, Wrigley and Yahoo!, among others. She was selected as one of Fast Company’s "Fast 50 Reader’s' Favorites" and named by the Business Journal as one of 25 Women to Watch. She is a semi-regular contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered” and other media outlets, where she reports on emerging technologies, markets and ideas shaping our world.

Event Details:
Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 AM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Ave
Opus Hall
Room 201
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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