Catherine Putney | Economist at ITR Economics™
Catherine specializes in applied research regarding business cycle trend analysis, growth cycle trend analysis, and the utilization of cyclical analysis at the business level. She earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of New Hampshire.
Catherine’s Topic: Moving Forward with Confidence
2021 is winding down as we prepare for the challenges and ongoing uncertainties in 2022. There are opportunities and risks ahead and we will explore them in terms of government responses, consumer trends, market opportunities, labor issues and production costs. We will also assess business responses to the projected changes in the economic landscape. These forces will shape the trends ahead and drive our tactics and strategies.
Amy Sargent | Executive Director at the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence®
Amy currently serves as Executive Director at the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence, an online educational institution that instructs leaders, coaches, and HR professionals in coaching social + emotional intelligence. This role requires strong interpersonal skills, public speaking, creative writing, and social media marketing as she connects with clients to establish solid rapport and trust.
Amy’s Topic: The Power of SEI in the Workplace
This interactive, online discussion of social and emotional intelligence (SEI), provides that ability to be aware of your own emotions and those of others. In addition to measuring your own SEI via the Social and Emotional Intelligence Profile, you’ll learn how to develop your own SEI for improved self-awareness, self-management, other awareness, and relationship management! This relevant and vital workshop will provide insights into what SEI is, its relevance in the workplace, and the impacts it has on our professional and personal lives.
Nikolas Badminton | Chief Futurist and Think Tank Leader at Futurist.com
Nikolas is also a Fellow of the RSA and the futurist that the world’s most impactful companies turn to for big ideas, new thinking and opinion including NASA, Google, Microsoft, United Nations, United Way, American Express, AT&T, Thales, Rolls Royce, Heineken, Procter & Gamble, IDEO, and many more.
Nikolas’s topic: Exponential Assistance
The way we see our world and shape the future of work has changed forever. The next decade will see incredible shifts for us all with existing and new companies aiming to address the biggest challenges in the world – global geopolitical shifts, innovation and leadership, work productivity, new company dynamics, and exponential technologies. Nikolas will show you how to shift your mindset from what is to what if and see the big ideas and innovative thinking and technologies that will change the world. We’ll look at our futures with an optimistic view that will empower the incredible members of ACE with practical insights and thinking to apply to your business.