Nov 9 - 11, 2014
Ocean Links Course
Tee times: 9:03 a.m., 9:12 a.m., 9:21 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 9:39 amand 9:48 a.m.
Richard T. Herman is an evangelist for welcoming immigrants and the economic contributions they make to American cities. As a lawyer, activist, author and speaker, he has dedicated his life to advocating for immigrants and helping change the conversation on immigration. He is the co-author of the acclaimed book, Immigrant, Inc. – Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy (John Wiley & Sons, 2009). Herman is one of the pioneers of the movement by rust belt cities to attract and welcome immigrants who can help grow the economy, create jobs and reverse progressive depopulation. He is the founder of the Herman Legal Group, an immigration law firm serving clients in over 12 languages from offices in Cleveland, Columbus and Detroit, whose attorneys have represented diverse clientele, from Fortune 500 companies to undocumented workers, from technology entrepreneurs to NFL teams.
In 2008, Elizabeth Dozier was asked to join a small selected team under the direction of U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan (then CEO of Chicago Public Schools) to participate in a bold strategy for improving Chicago’s lowest performing schools, known as Turnaround. She joined the team as the co-principal of the first Turnaround high school, while simultaneously developing the instructional strategy and framework for future Turnaround schools. Her work also involved implementing key academic and behavioral supports via various evidenced-based models. In 2009, Dozier was asked to serve as the principal of Fenger High School and transform one of the district’s most challenging schools. At the time, Fenger was known as one of the most violent and underperforming schools in the city. To date, under her leadership, the school has seen a 15 percent decrease in the drop-out rate, 75 percent decrease in misconducts, 40 percent increase in freshmen on track to graduate and double digit increases in attendance and college enrollment. Fenger is now one of the district leaders in restorative justice, social and emotional learning and academic interventions.
Sunrise Café and Terrace
Bryce G. Hoffman is a bestselling author, award-winning business writer and management consultant with more than 20 years’ experience working with the high-tech, biotech and automotive industries. He is also a senior strategist who teaches leaders how to build and use management systems that drive accountability, foster teamwork and deliver on strategic goals. He is Bryce is the author of American Icon, which has become a manual for CEOs and a guide for organizations that want to transform their cultures and build winning teams. As a dynamic and engaging speaker, Hoffman regularly appears on television and radio shows in the United States and around the world. He engages his audiences by sharing the inspiring story of Ford’s epic turnaround. He has been a guest on the BBC, NPR, CNN, CBS, CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, PBS and other local, national and international networks.
Across the United States, there are people living the pivot and making innovation real in their communities. Notably, Gabe Klein from the Chicago Department of Transportation and Story Bellows from the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in Philadelphia are two individuals at the forefront of this change. In this session, these game changers will come together to explore with us the effects and benefits of innovation in creating meaningful change in Americans cities. In addition, they will also provide insights on what motivates civic disrupters to act in the first place – and help us discover the keys to making the efforts and energy behind successful pivots scale.
Moderator: Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic
Story Bellows, Director, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Philadelphia, PA.
Gabe Klein, Former Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation
Digital States Performance Institute (DSPI) dinner will be held on Saturday night. Digital Communities will immediately follow re:public on Tuesday.