We are excited to announce that Craig Atkinson of the Walsh Group will be flying in from Chicago to discuss how you can find and unleash your creative potential for better innovation, and help others do the same.
Craig’s unique outlook addresses innovation as a process, and creativity as a muscle. He has developed a framework to help anyone, even those who claim they are “not creative”, drive creativity in the workplace.
Join us in redefining “creativity” with less mystery and more purpose, and learn to:
- Unlock natural creative impulses and focus them in the workplace.
- Deploy a simple model derived from the case studies of famous innovators.
Doors / Reception @ 6pm, Craig Atkinson @ 7pm.
About Craig Atkinson
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.