These are the slides that guided a keynote presentation at the Spring 2010 meeting of the California Workforce Association. The conference theme -- Synch or Sink -- focused on the importance of deep collaboration. To illustrate this theme, Virginia Hamilton, and John Baker, the conference organizers, arranged for a performance of synchronized swimming. The keynote also tracks this theme.
The Ponca City Development Authority is one of the most innovative economic development organizations in rural America. David Myers introduces our Strategic Doing workshop.
During the day, we announced a partnership among the Authority, the Purdue Center for Regional Development and the Oklahoma State Center for Innovation and Economic Development. The partnership will support connections -- sister regions -- between North Central Indiana (where Purdue is located) and North Central Oklahoma (where OSU is located).