Spring Chapter Luncheon Meeting - Courageous Leadership
The Courageous Leadership training program provides a step-by-step approach for using courage to improve performance and counteract the negative impacts of workplace fear. Whether you’re already leading an organization, or simply aspiring to have more leadership influence, the Courageous Leadership program will advance your goals, strengthen your leadership skills, and provide you with practical tips for inspiring more workplace courage.
Integrated Talent Management
Craig Atkinson is Vice President for Communication and Strategic Services at Walsh, a $6-billion-dollar international construction company based in Chicago, IL. Craig is responsible for the company’s overarching communications, brand strategy, and visual identity. He develops and implements a comprehensive strategic marketing and communications program to advance the image of Walsh at the local, state, national, and global level. He sets the vision and direction for the corporate Communications function, overseeing and managing strategic communications, media relations, marketing, publications, social media, and customer engagement initiatives. Craig leads marketing and communications resources across the company to build an aligned, comprehensive, and client-focused identity for Walsh.
Craig is also responsible for driving a corporate culture grounded in a commitment to education, staff development and self-improvement as integral, untouchable priorities. Craig designs and develops a wide variety of programs for personnel at all levels, including a comprehensive leadership development program called the Walsh Group Leadership Initiative (WGLI). The 18-month program is on its fifth iteration and inspires company leaders to become passionate about education, training, and promoting from within. His job also involves executive coaching, presentation coaching, and administering tools such as MBTI, DISC, and 360 evaluations, etc. Craig also co-developed the Courageous Leadership Profile.
In his consulting work, Craig has performed hundreds of facilitation events focused on helping teams achieve superior performance. Craig has done extensive work with governmental agencies, healthcare systems, non-profit organizations, construction companies, and design firms. Notable clients include NASA, American Airlines, Charter One Bank, the City of Chicago, Honeywell, NAVFAC, NOAA, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Starbucks, the Missile Defense agency, the NSA, Lenovo, and the Army Corps of Engineers.
Craig graduated Summa cum Laude with a bachelor in fine arts (art history) from Illinois State University in 1992.
Who should attend:
Lunch is included.