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Some ideas are too big for the classroom or conference hall. On Friday afternoon of ACUC, you will have the opportunity to venture into the heart of Boston and experience these ideas in action with some of the nation's top companies.
Meet with experts on their home turf and learn about the ideas that matter to them, including:
These sessions are available for no additional cost with your ACUC registration, but require a separate registration (coming soon).
Attendees will depart at 2:00 pm and return by 4:30pm.
For those who are unable to travel or wish to stay put, a number of engaging learning opportunities will be available at the main convention center.
Yifei Zhang dreams that people will one day look at treasured photographs in 2-D and shake their heads at the quaintness of the technology. That's because his business is all about breaking the barriers of the flat photo. Zhang is the founder of 3D Bean, a startup that makes stunningly realistic 3-D-printed photo figurines. Each highly detailed color figurine is based on instant full-body, high-resolution 3-D photography.
Join us for this experiential session where you will get to experience the art of 3-D photography. Each participant will hear the story of the inception of this concept, get to have their 3-D poses taken, and several lucky participants will get their very own figurine. It's a story of innovation, disruption and entrepreneurship.
Spark ideas about how you can disrupt your credit union with the inspirational and whimsical story of 3D Bean.
The Envoy is part of Autograph Collection Hotels that celebrates a collection of independent leaders in film, art, design and literature by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at more than 90 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world's most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities.
The Envoy's pride in and connection to its Boston home includes strong ties to area businesses. Local partnerships include:
See how their boutique hotel is thriving in a sea of monster chains.
Work hard. Play hard. Speed wins.
This experiential session will share insight to Trip Advisor, and the way they are reinventing the way travelers plan and book trips. This session will take place at Trip Advisor and will show how they are building a culture where employees are pushing themselves to get it done in new and exciting ways. Hear how Mathew Gabree, Trip Advisor's Senior Director of Global Office Experience is helping Trip Advisor stay on the top places to work list by building a culture where staff can manage their own careers while working in an energetic, positive atmosphere with really smart, nice people. Innovative, forward thinking is highly valued.
Experience Financial Health in Action.
Metro Credit Union is part of an innovative collaboration called CONNECT that helps people achieve sustainable, living-wage jobs as well as financial health and well-being by partnering to provide essential skills, knowledge and social capital in one central and supportive location.
Come learn how you can make financial health an integral part of your credit union's operations by witnessing first-hand how CONNECT offers the services of five agencies that are all focused on improving the financial mobility of families. See how this innovative collaboration capitalizes on greater utilization of existing services that are collocated, integrated and managed collectively to achieve greater impact for people and greater efficiencies for service providers.
What began as a four-Duck, 15-employee business on October 4, 1994, has grown to a 28-Duck, 190-employee powerhouse in the Boston tourism market. Since inception, Boston Duck Tours was voted by Boston Magazine as “Best of Boston” in the city tour category, and voted Boston.com's “Best City Tour”. On a busy day during peak season they carry 4,600 participants Growth of Boston Duck Tours has been extremely important.
However, they firmly believe that growth at the expense of quality is unacceptable. Boston Duck Tours continuously strives to improve upon the quality of the Ducks, the tour and their employees and not grow to the point where they become intrusive on the local community. They remain committed to strengthening the mutually beneficial relationship they have worked so hard to establish with the city of Boston.
Join us as we depart the Hynes Center see the city and learn how the Boston Ducks are continuing to reinvent themselves.
*Special Considerations: This session takes place outdoors so please wear practical clothing. You may get splashed in the river.
Credit union have long supported Children's Hospitals through a variety of means including The Children's Miracle Network. This experiential session will tour Boston Children's Hospital's Child Life Services Department. Their mission is to assist and support patients and families in their adjustment to the hospital experience. Emotional and developmental interventions are provided to ensure that the appropriate care and services are provided. This mission is accomplished through collaborative interdisciplinary practice and education.
At Boston Children's Hospital, child life specialists are part of the healthcare team. Members of the child life department work closely with the multidisciplinary team to provide developmental perspectives and support the varied needs of patients and families. Child life specialists work to enhance patients' emotional, social, and cognitive growth during a hospital visit, taking into consideration each child's family, culture, and developmental needs. They use developmental interventions and play to help patients and families adjust to and understand their health care experiences.
Join this session to see just one reason why Boston's Children's Hospital is the #1 pediatric hospital in the country.
Ineffective leaders tell their team what to do and when to do it. Effective leaders coach and help their team make their own decisions with constructive and honest feedback so they can grow. With Coaching Fundamentals, your leadership team can hone their coaching skills. Participants will discover how effective coaching can help make the employees they work with more valuable and more knowledgeable. Your team will leave your session with an effective skill set, and a clearer understanding of their preferred leadership style.
The session will help your team:
This session will take place at the Hynes Convention Center.
In this session, participants will collaborate with each other to leverage the benefits of improv. Attendees will leave the engaging, active session with improv-based skills such as:
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