Stephen Polk, president and CEO R.L. Polk & Co.
Dr. Matthew Bennett, director of admissions for Northwood’s DeVos Graduate School & Adult Degree Program, and Camille Jayne, president/CEO The Community House.
November 2, 2012
MIDLAND and TROY, MI – Northwood University recently sponsored a regional business symposium hosted by The Community House (TCH) in Birmingham. The event was successful in its effort to provide a professional forum for aspiring and experienced leaders throughout Southeast Michigan to develop skills and techniques necessary to work more efficiently and effectively in the marketplace. TCH hosted the “How to Work Smarter” symposium on Thursday, October 25.
The Community House is a nonprofit organization that plans to use the proceeds from this symposium to help fund three unique TCH programs for at-risk youth and children in need in Oakland and Wayne counties.
The event was sold out attracting professionals from the for-profit and nonprofit sectors throughout the region. Stephen Polk, president and CEO of R. L. Polk & Co., served as the event’s keynote speaker. Each participant attended three moderated seminars with four expert panelists providing key tips and tools of how to work smarter in areas such as sales and marketing, the internet strategies, and planning.
The half-day conference was modeled off business symposiums in California which combined the successful formula of relevant business learning and structured networking with raising money for charity. Camille Jayne, president and CEO of TCH, commented, “We are thrilled that the response to the symposium was an overwhelming success! We had a great cross section of people, industries and professional talents.”
For more information, contact The Community House at 248.644.5832 or www.tchsymposium.org.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY HOUSE
The mission of The Community House, an independent, nonprofit organization established in 1923 and located in Birmingham, Michigan, is to strengthen communities by providing educational, cultural and wellness programs and scholarships to improve people’s personal and professional lives.
ABOUT NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY
Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.
Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.