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Matt Wisla - Doing Business in China
11/25/14 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

Matthew Wisla spent nine years working in China helping American companies succeed in the world’s most challenging and dynamic market.  He will discuss what businesses large and small need to know in order to win in China today. Also, what it’s like for businesses operating in China and engaging with government bureaucrats, the Communist Party and a host of competitors and challenges. Mr. Wisla co-founded the Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations forum for the American Chamber of Commerce in China and later become the organization’s Vice President of Communications.  Previously he led the Corporate and Government Relations practice in China for the leading global consultancy Fleishman-Hillard.

Richard Davidson - Well-Being is a Skill
12/02/14 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

Richard J. Davidson of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver a program titled “Well-being is a skill.” This talk will consider scientific evidence that suggests that we can change our brains by transforming our minds and cultivate habits of mind that will improve well-being.  These include happiness, resilience, compassion and emotional balance.  Each of these characteristics is instantiated in brain circuits that exhibit plasticity and thus can shaped and modified by experience and training.  Mental training to cultivate well-being has profound implications for the workplace including its impact on leadership, creativity, employee health, productivity and collaboration.  

Bruce Keyes - Vision for the Harbor District
12/09/14 12:00 PM

Tuesday Speakers Register

Memorial Hall

Nearly 100 years ago, civic leaders in Milwaukee began planning and implementing a transformation: the vibrant ecology that was the Milwaukee Estuary became an economic machine, Milwaukee's Inner Harbor.  A century later, only traces of either history remain. The estuary is now an EPA Area of Concern, and many industries have gone, leaving brownfields behind.Identified as a catalytic project in the City's Refresh Milwaukee Plan, the Harbor District is the subject of new efforts at revitalization. Bruce Keyes, Of Cousel with Foley & Lardner, will share the vision for transforming the Harbor District into an economically and ecologically working waterfront.