Awaken 2019 | A Buffalo Center for Cultural Innovation Event

  • Awaken 2019 | A Buffalo Center for Cultural Innovation Event
  • Awaken 2019 | A Buffalo Center for Cultural Innovation Event
  • Awaken 2019 | A Buffalo Center for Cultural Innovation Event

Event Category: Classes & Workshops, Networking, and Things To Do

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  • The first day of Spring is a celebration of rebirth and awakening from a cold Buffalo Winter. AWAKEN 2019 is an opportunity for business leadership to gather, reconnect and revitalize. Keynote Speaker is Ari Weinzweig, co-foundering partner, Zingerman’s Community of Business in Ann Arbor Michigan.  AWAKEN 2019 is a leadership conference dedicated to three drivers of culture:

    What you say about your business.
    What you do to unlock the genius of your people.
    How you create a sense of belonging in your physical space.

    Anyone who owns, runs or leads an entrepreneurial business.

    • How to unlock innovation and creativity in your organization.
    • How leadership can influence culture for breakthrough performance.
    • How to improve team health for better problem solving.
    • How to build something remarkable.
    • How to influence trust and openness in your team.
    • How to unblock common blocks to entrepreneurial growth.
    • How to build a sense of belonging for your team.
    • And much, much more.


    • KEYNOTE: Ari Weinzweig | The Power of Beliefs in the Workplace
    • Gerard Puccio, PhD | Leading Creativity and Innovation
    • Jamie Cornehlsen | EOS Are you running your company or is it running you? and EOS Self Implementer Brush Up Panel Discussion
    • Jim Wardlaw | The Power of Story: Core Values, Core Focus and Your Why and Denison: Assessing Performance Based Cultures
    • Loretta Smith | Developing The Trusted Leader
    • Mark Mortenson | Honoring the Intention of Place
    • Pete Honsberger | Experiential Team Health: Get Healthy By Doing
    • Stuart Harper | A Place to Call Home

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    With the generous support of McGuire Development Company, The Buffalo Center for Cultural Innovation helps companies develop the processes, disciplines, strategies and work environments that support the business advantage of cultural excellence. The BCCI is housed inside McGuire’s new offices at 455 Cayuga Road, Buffalo, New York 14225. You can learn more about the BCCI at and McGuire at

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