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2016 Cleveland Internship Summit: Developing the Talent Pipeline

02.10.16 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cleveland State University Student Center, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Keynote Presentation
Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson, Harvard Kennedy School

Legal Aspects of Internships
James McWeeney, Walter Haverfield LLP


GCP Insight: 2016 Cleveland Internship Summit


This Summit will bring business community representatives and educators together to discuss how to increase and improve internship opportunities in Northeast Ohio through a wide range of panels and conversations.

7:30 - 8:00 am Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome & Opening of Cleveland Internship Summit

Shana Marbury  |  bio
General Counsel/VP, Strategic Initiatives & Research
Greater Cleveland Partnership

Ronald M. Berkman, Ph.D.  |  bio
Cleveland State University

Joe Roman  |  bio
President & CEO
Greater Cleveland Partnership

8:15 – 9:00 am Keynote Address

Ronald F. Ferguson, Ph.D.  |  bio
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

9:10 – 9:50 am From Internship to Leadership Plenary Session
Current C-suite professionals that got their start as an intern, discussing their experience as an intern and the importance of internship programs.

Jeff Malbasa  |  bio
President & CIO
Spero-Smith Investment Advisors

Andrew Miller  |  bio
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Analytics
Cleveland Indians

Moderated By: Joe Roman  |  bio
President & CEO
Greater Cleveland Partnership

10:00 – 10:45 am Concurrent Sessions
Breakout #1 The Changing World of Work: Aligning Faculty and Employers for Student Success
A conversation with three area business leaders about how faculty and local employers can align their efforts to prepare students for lifelong career success.

Joe Calabrese  |  bio
CEO & General Manager
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Ray Leach  |  bio

Bernie Moreno  |  bio
Bernie Moreno Companies

Moderated By: Richey Piiparinen  |  bio
Director, Center for Population Dynamics
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University

Breakout #2 Learn from the Pros: How Employers Create and Maintain Successful Internship Programs
How employers engage interns and other best practices for running a successful program.

Thomas E. Hopkins  |  bio
Senior Vice President, Special Projects
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Natalie Kuns  |  bio
Central Region Campus Recruiting Leader
Ernst & Young

Lisa Logan  |  bio
Executive Vice President, Retired
Logan Clutch Corporation

Ed Valentine, LEED AP BD+C  |  bio
Project Executive
Gilbane Building Company

Moderated By: Boyd Yarbrough, Ph.D.  |  bio
Vice President, Student Affairs
Cleveland State University

11:00 - 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions
Breakout #1 Engaging High School Interns: Tailoring Your Program for a Positive Experience
Hear from employers who have had successful internship with high school students, how they structured their program specifically for high school students and why they think it's valuable to have an internship program for students at a young age.

Christopher G. Keim  |  bio
Frantz Ward

Rob LaSalvia  |  bio
Chief, Office of Education

Jonas Robinson  |  bio
BMO Capital Markets

Jack Schron, Jr.   |  bio
Jergens, Inc.

Amber Vura  |  bio
E.C. Kitzel & Sons, Inc.

Moderated By: Shana Marbury  |  bio
General Counsel/VP, Strategic Initiatives & Research
Greater Cleveland Partnership

Breakout #2 Legal Aspects of Internships: Legal Issues Employers Should Know
Internship programs can present some specific legal questions for employers -- what is the legal definition of an "internship"? Is an intern an employee? This legal primer will answer these questions and more.

James M. McWeeney, II  |  bio
Labor & Employment Attorney
Walter | Haverfield LLP

12:00 – 1:00 pm Plenary Lunch Session: Brain Gain Resources: Retaining Proven Talent in Our Region's Companies
Discussion highlighting how to keep interns in the company/region after their internship is over.

Ed Evans, SPHR  |  bio
Human Resources Director
Maloney + Novotny LLC

Evan Ishida  |  bio
Board Member
Engage! Cleveland

Margy Judd  |  bio
Executive Arrangements, Inc.

Moderated By: Richard J. Batyko, APR, Fellow PRSA  |  bio
Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Development
Team Northeast Ohio

1:00 pm Summit concludes


For more information

If you have additional questions about the Cleveland Internship Summit or another aspect of GCP's education and workforce development programming, please email Shana Marbury or call 216.592.2249.


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