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Chicago OD Practitioners Network: Character-Based Capitalism

  • June 24, 2022
  • 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Virtual

Chicago OD Practitioners Network  

Topic:           Transforming Capitalism               

Date:               Friday, June 24, 2022

Location      Virtual, via Zoom

Time:              7:45-8:00 AM networking

                        8:00-9:30 AM program

Register:        Email CODPNetwork@gmail.com by Tuesday, June 21 (free program). You will receive a Zoom link 1-2 days before the program date. 

Program Description

Higher wages, employee shortages, supply chain disruptions, and remote working are creating challenges for companies to sustain business operations, growth, and profitability. Solutions demand stronger relationships with all stakeholders requiring effective leadership throughout an organization – not just from the top. Yet, Gallup data for employee engagement has been in the 30% range for more than a decade.

Having the right culture makes the difference.

The right culture is where diversity, equity, and inclusion thrive with­­ an appreciation for others’ perspectives. It attracts and retains employees and customers, provides for continuous learning and development, ­ensures employees are innovative and productive, strengthens supplier relationships, and keeps employees aligned and connected for the work that needs to be done. Many business leaders are realizing that now is the time for implementing leadership practices that build and reinforce a culture that serves all stakeholders.

Join us at our June 24 meeting as the authors of this linked essay share why they identified and are championing Character-based Capitalism as the right culture to address today’s challenges.

·         Engage with them in a conversation to better understand this culture.
·         You will participate in breakout groups to share your client and company experiences about their cultures and exchange ideas for improving their organizational leadership to strengthen these cultures.

About the Speakers

Dr. Ray Benedetto is co-founder of GuideStar, Inc.®. He is a retired USAF colonel, a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and former MBA faculty, the University of Phoenix. He holds degrees from Penn State (BS), University of Southern California (MSSM), and University of Phoenix (DM). He is co-author of “It’s My Company TOO!” (Greenleaf Book Press Group, 2012). 

Steve Fallek also is co-founder of GuideStar Inc.® prior to which he led the planning departments at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and the Zurich North America Insurance Group. He has a BBA and MBA from the University of Michigan. Steve is the author of “The Character-based Car Company – Leadership for an Innovative Culture”.

Nicole Martin is Chief Empowerment Officer and Founder of HRBoost®, LLC, a HR Shared Services consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. In recognition of her professional excellence as well as her community, Nicole has been honored by multiple organizations including the Mirror Review’s 10 Game Changing Women in 2019, Awardee for Business Excellence by the Chicago Daily Herald, and a 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Champion by Enterprising Women Magazine. A sought-after expert, her knowledge and advice have been featured in newspapers and magazines throughout the country.


Program Format: 

Mix of presentation (brief), large group & small group interactive discussions. Informal Zoom atmosphere. We will ask that all participants keep their camera on during the entire program, to promote good involvement and interaction.

To register, email CODPNetwork@gmail.com by Tuesday, June 21 (free program). You will receive a Zoom link 1-2 days before the program date.


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