Toledo natives Jason and Kelli Daniels will host L.I.F.T. 2017 Midwest
African American Professionals and Allies conference at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg. The acronym represents Leadership, Influence, Focus, and Talent, skills which are the focus of the conference.
Mr. Daniels hopes the event brings in people from all walks of life for a “melting pot of a conference.” Topics will range from techniques to invigorate one’s personal brand, how to lead during critical business situations, and how to maintain wellness in high stress environments.
Focus: community impact
The Daniels’ consulting specialties include community impact investment, volunteer engagement and management, entrepreneurial idea expansion and re-organizational strategies. Speakers represent a wide array of experience that include faith-based and nonprofit innovations, civic-centered approaches to community engagement, educational strategies in schools, and community giving.
Planning for the conference, Daniels spoke to leaders and business owners about growing African American talent within their organizations. “We have to have this conversations based on company needs,” he explains.
Open to all
To assure that this conference is “as inclusive as possible,” allies were included in the title. To create a diverse work environment attendees will consider roles in recruitment, development, and retention to “create an opportunity and safe place for people to come together” to discuss how to impact and promote African-American professionals. A multigenerational event, people of all ages are welcome, from high school to retirement, young professionals to those who wish to start their own business.
Champions of Leadership breakfast
From 7:30-9am on Friday, October 27, a leadership breakfast, open to all, will include the region’s top community and business leaders. Topics will range from the tenants of leadership to launching activities in our area.
L.I.F.T. Midwest African American Professionals and Allies Conference. October 25, 4pm. October 26, all day. October 27, 9:30-11:45am. Early Bird $125, post early bird $175. Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. 216-640-5303.
Friday, October 27
L.I.F.T. Midwest Champions of Leadership Breakfast. 7:30-9am. $30. Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. 216-640-5303.