Ann Blackford

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UK’s Institute for Workplace Innovation Hosts 12th Roundtable Meeting

Published: Oct 17, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 17, 2013) — Nearly 40 of Kentucky’s top employers gathered at the 12th Innovative Employer Roundtable Meeting of the University of Kentucky Institute for Workplace Innovation (iwin) Oct. 9 and 10. The meeting, held at the Brown Hotel in Louisville and co-sponsored by iwin Roundtable Partner Brown-Forman, brought nationally recognized researchers and practitioners who spoke on a variety of topics on the theme, “Innovation byDesign: Workplace Strategies with Intention and Purpose.”  

 

The two-day meeting brought some of Kentucky’s best employers together to learn cutting-edge practices, network with each other, and highlight iwin partners’ achievements.  The newest iwin Roundtable Partner, Kentucky American Water Company & Tennessee American Water Company, was also honored.

 

Valoria Armstrong, American Water Company’s Manager -Human Resources Business Partner for the Kentucky and Tennessee region, was impressed with the Roundtable meeting.

 

 "We are very excited to be a new Roundtable Partner with the Institute for Workplace Innovation," Armstrong said. "Attending the iwin Innovative Employer Roundtable meeting "Innovation byDesign" was an excellent opportunity for me to network with other partners and gain additional knowledge and training on talent review and succession planning. As businesses enter into the new dynamic of multiple generations in the workplace, these conversations are extremely valuable in workforce planning and employee engagement. The meeting exceeded my expectations! Each session gave me new knowledge and take-aways, and all of the Partners were engaging and approachable.”

 

Among the presenters that iwin partners enjoyed was keynote speaker Michael Campbell from the Center for Creative Leadership who spoke about succession management and high-potential employees in the leadership pipeline. Cathy Hearld and Trish Candler, iwin partners from Brown-Forman and LG&E and KU respectively, shared their best practices on succession planning.  Holly Christian and Chandra Lapsley from the global design firm Gensler discussed designing space for the four modes of work and shared newly-released data from their 2013 Workplace Survey. Partners gained knowledge about mindful leadership from Mariann Johnson of the Institute for Mindful Leadership, and Michelle Hollingshead of Axialent spoke about the principles of living, leading, and working with intention and purpose.  Patrick Lee Lucas, director of UK’s School of Interiors, opened the meeting emphasizing that design is everywhere.

 

The next Innovative Employer Roundtable meeting will be held May 14-15, 2014, at UK’s Hilary J. Boone Center.

 

To become a partner of the UK iwin Innovative Employer Roundtable, contact Lisa Williams at lisa.williams@uky.edu. For the meeting agenda, speaker bios, and more information on partner benefits, visit www.iwin.uky.edu or call 859-323-0588.

 

The list of iwin’s innovative partners continues to grow, spanning the Commonwealth, and currently includes 3M; Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield; American Water Company (Kentucky American Water and Tennessee American Water); Baptist Health Lexington; Bingham McCutchen; Brown-Forman; Central Bank; Commonwealth of Kentucky; Community Action Council; Community Trust Bank, Inc.; CVS Caremark; Darley America; Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC; Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP; EKCEP: Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program; EQT Corporation; Fazoli’s Restaurants; Gallatin Steel; General Cable; Gray Construction; Harper Industries; Hilliard Lyons; Innovative Mattress Solutions; KentuckyOne Health; LG&E and KU Energy; Logan Aluminum; Neace Lukens; Owensboro Medical Health System; Paducah & Louisville Railway, Inc.; Papa John’s International, Inc.; Pefetti Van Melle; R.J. Corman; Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC; Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, NA; University of Kentucky; and University of Kentucky HealthCare.

 

The mission of the University of Kentucky Institute for Workplace Innovation, housed in the UK College of Social Work, is to provide a forum for senior leaders responsible for the development and implementation of integrated workplace strategies to learn about emerging global trends, research on organizational effectiveness, and best workplace practices. The Roundtable focuses on three primary business drivers: attracting, retaining and engaging top talent; institutionalization of workplace innovation; and employee work-life effectiveness. 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Williams at 859-323-0588.

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