A recent white paper released by Dr. Tyra Oldham and Dee Carter, titled “Sustainable Development Solutions,” calls for sincere attention to the dialogue on global energy usage and sustainability.
The paper discusses the relevance and importance of sustainability and how businesses can change their practices, products, and strategies to correct global environmental and social problems.
Dr. Oldham, president and CEO of LAND sds, states:
“At LAND sds, our commitment is to provide sustainable intelligence providing consulting and strategy that assist companies on the road to sustainable health. LAND Sustainable Development Solution is a long-term business strategy to enable efficient and effective intelligence to be integral to the ecosystem within the organization. As organizations and cities begin the road to sustainable thinking, we have developed systems called, Enabled Sustainable Synthesis within LAND Sustainable Development Solutions to utilize a collaborative partner to address the challenges and complexity of change, managing adoption and leading the vision forward to sustainability.”
LAND sds is a certified woman owned company and provides support solutions through online software and in-house training. The company is designed with small and midsize organizations in mind and the Next Generation Construction advances sustainability, efficiencies, and renewable across all stages of construction. For more information on this practical and cost-effective way to improve your business’ practices, point your browser to http://www.landsds.com/.
Andrea Hayden, June 12, 2012
Steve Ranger of TechRepublic writes that the number of women in technical management roles and technical jobs in general are substantially lower than men. In this age of equality in the workplace, this revelation is troubling. Surely we’ve come further along than typecasting in the hiring process. I don’t think there’s a shortage of women choosing this line of study in college, so there should be ample women to go around in a field that is booming. This information is explained more fully in - Techrepublic.com/blog/CIO-Insights/Women-in-the-IT-Department-Why-The-Shortage-Matters/
Ranger states this from the article:
“Women are and have been for many years significantly under-represented in IT and in particular in IT management. Only one in 10 CIOs is a woman.
One in three of the CIOs surveyed admitted there are no women in IT management roles in their organization, while just under half said women accounted for less than a quarter of their IT managers, according to the CIO survey by recruitment firm Harvey Nash.”
Traditionally, tech jobs in general are fulfilled by men, so perhaps there are issues of insecurity on the part of the decision making person and a male-only mindset. Change is hard to embrace sometimes, but by not equaling up the ratio between men and women, these companies are missing out on the full range of talents from both sexes.
Sandy McIntosh, June 11, 2012
On May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. we will be having our first 2012 Seed 2020 event.
Our speakers are:
Stephanie Ringer, co-owner of Workshop, the Creative Workplace (http://www.creativeworkplace.com)
Kevin Anderson, Independent Business Owner and Financial Advisor operating as an SME Director, Cambridge Legacy Group (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kevin-anderson/1/2b4/179)
Stephanie will discuss her recent coverage in traditional media outlets Louisville Business First and Money Magazine and the follow-up stories that have been done by the local news media.
Kevin will discuss how he uses seminars and other business-building methods to share valuable information that leads people to call him to construct their Financial Road Map.
When: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:00 p.m.
Where: Workshop, the Creative Workplace 1205 E. Washington St. Suite 101
Register for the event at: http://www.theseed2020.com/event-registration/
It is sure to be a great event.
Stephanie Ringer must have a great sense of humor. That's what I thought as I read two recent articles about the entrepreneur and her business, Workshop – The Creative Workplace. The inspiringly successful company provides a range of services, from simple rental of meeting space to fully-catered team building exercise sessions. Fun and creative sessions.
Ms Ringer was featured in a blog at Louisville's WHAS11, "Louisville Native Helps Baby Boomers Change Jobs." Writer Claudia Coffey praises the company's program that helps small businesses progress. She describes:
"Louisville native Stephanie Ringer went from working in insurance to launching a company that helps Baby Boomers change jobs, even become entrepreneurs.
"It's an idea that landed her in Money magazine's May issue.
"If you're thinking about changing jobs, Ringer has an interesting way to get the juices flowing. How about spinning a plate, frog hopping or hula hooping."
Ringer and the company, co-owned by Jenness Bunn, were also highlighted in the Business First article, "Workshop Takes Businesses on adventures to Build Staff Rapport, Give Back to Community."
Correspondent Whitney Harrod described a team exercise she observed there, and described:
"The Wells Fargo group was participating in Team Adventures, one of three programs and services offered by Workshop. For the adventures, participants get clues, complete tasks and work toward a common goal, according to Workshop’s Web site. . . .
"During an economy that had many businesses cutting their staffs, Workshop launched Team Adventures in 2009 to help recharge companies’ employees and get them excited to work."
From its headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, Workshop—The Creative Workplace helps workers build connections, develop stronger teams, and launch careers. We're glad to see them get some recognition for their unique contributions.
Cynthia Murrell, May 01, 2012