Your Chamber at Work - April 27, 2020
Apr 27, 2020
FROM THE KC CHAMBER'S PRESIDENT AND CEO
Though dates may differ at the moment, there are plans underway to reopen our regional economy.
To help businesses return to the workplace safely, the KC Chamber, Kansas City Area Development Council, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, and Mid-America Regional Council have developed a guide outlining recommendations for reopening. We’re calling it the Safe Return KC Guide.
We’ll hold a Zoom briefing on the guide Wednesday, April 29 at 10:00 a.m. and you’re invited to join. Click here to register.
The guide has been developed by representatives of all four organizations. They’ve reviewed 50 other safe return plans, worked closely with health care officials, with attorneys and other experts.
As employers, we can do our part to ensure a safe return to the workplace. To complement these efforts, though, our community must have robust testing and contact tracing, as well as plentiful supplies of the personal protective equipment like masks and disinfectant.
We want a #SafeReturnKC. I look forward to seeing you (virtually) on Wednesday.
HIRING VETERANS IS GOOD BUSINESS: NAVIGATING THE DIVERSE MILITARY WORKFORCE LANDSCAPE
Hiring men and women from the military means hiring individuals who can bring unique assets to your workforce. Join Jeremy Gray of Noble Consulting as he leads attendees through a free webinar April 28, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. He’ll show you how to fully utilize those assets and discusses what qualities veterans are seeking in potential employers, and more. This workshop is sponsored by Grantham University. This is also part of a series of Diversity & Inclusion workshops the Chamber is presenting in 2020. A special thanks to you 2020 Presenting Diversity Sponsors: CommunityAmericaCredit Union, Evergy, Hallmark and Sprint. Our physical spaces may be closed, but the KC Chamber continues to bring you vital programming to help your business or organization succeed.
VIRTUAL NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORKING
Make sure you have a cup of a coffee and join us for next online Neighborhood Networking, Friday May 1, 9-10 a.m. Staying connected during the COVID-19 crisis is vital to getting through it. We know it’s not the same as gathering in person, but we hope these weekly networking opportunities give you a chance to catch up with your fellow Chamber members and share what you’ve been going through. Register here. If you can’t make it this Friday, don’t worry. We’ll have a Member Standup! on Friday, May 8, 9-10 a.m. The KC Chamber's 2020 networking sponsors are Mazuma, SS&C, and Sprint.
WEBINAR: HEALTHY KC NETWORKING FORUM: LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS – THE CRITICAL FACTOR FOR INCREASED WORKFORCE WELL-BEING, ENGAGEMENT, AND PERFORMANCE
Join us Wednesday, May 13 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m for Leadership Behaviors – The Critical Factor for Increased Workforce Well-Being, Engagement, and Performance. Dan McDonough, President, Kansas City Chapter, Academy of Culture Ambassadors will moderate a panel focused on behavioral-based leadership, and why it’s the key to achieving highly engaged, healthy employees. Panelists include Sean Sullivan, JD, Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) and its WorkPlace Wellness Alliance; Pat Combs, Senior Vice President Consulting, Teamalytics; and Jack Bastable, President & Founder, Vital Leadership, LLC. Register now for this free event.