April 19, 2014
Leadership Center Affinity Groups

There is a special learning and experience-sharing opportunity through the Leadership Center Affinity Groups.  These groups offer a confidential forum to share information and discuss solutions to problems with business peers.  Members are encouraged to define their own norms of behavior for attendance, tardiness, etc. and are free to explore any topic of interest. The group may invite outside presenters to address specific subjects. Affinity Group meetings are open to members only; though visitors may attend groups accepting new members twice before joining.

Contact Jan Hubbard jhubbard@walshcollege.edu to learn more about the groups.

NOW FORMING:
Professional Service Provider Affinity Group 
The Walsh Institute Leadership Center is forming a Professional Service Provider Affinity Group, and an exploratory meeting will be held Friday, March 8, 2013 from 8 – 9:30 am at Walsh College Novi and again on Friday, April 12 at the same time.
The purpose of the Professional Service Providers will be to explore sales strategies, lead generation, goal setting as well as problem solving and accountability. From time to time members of the group may decide to invite experts in such topics as social media or strategic planning to make presentations. The Professional Service Providers Affinity Group is one of eight groups facilitated by The Walsh Leadership Center. Affinity Groups are designed to provide a forum for learning and sharing in a small and confidential setting. Each group consists of 8-12 participants and is moderated by a sponsor. For more information, call Jan Hubbard at 248-823-1392 or email jhubbard@walshcollege.edu.

The groups currently meeting:

CFOs and Controllers
This group is accepting new members.
First Wednesday of the month, 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Walsh College Troy Campus
Chief financial officers and controllers of private Michigan companies discuss taxes, budgeting, and other concerns in a non-competitive, confidential small forum. Speakers are occasionally invited to present special topics. Please email for the next meeting date: jhubbard@walshcollege.edu.
Moderators: Ursula Scroggs, CPA, DKSS CPAs + Advisors

Females in the Family Business
Fourth Thursday each month, 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Walsh College Troy Campus
Wives, daughters, aunts, sisters, and mothers in a family business are invited to attend. Women who own, are partners in, or work for family businesses meet to discuss, and share solutions in a non-threatening, non-competitive, non-sales roundtable. Please email for the next meeting date: jhubbard@walshcollege.edu.
Moderator: Ursula Scroggs, CPA, DKSS CPAs + Advisors

HR Professionals Affinity Group
Walsh offers three HR Professionals affinity groups. HR Directors and HR Professionals meet to exchange ideas, hear substantive updates, and share solutions and resources. Please email to request the next meeting dates: jhubbard@walshcollege.edu.
Walsh College Troy Campus meets the fourth Friday of the month, 8:30 – 10 a.m. Moderator: Rebecca Davies, attorney, Butzel Long.
Walsh College Novi Campus meets the second Fridayof the month, 8:30 - 10 a.m. Moderator: Rebecca Davies, attorney, Butzel Long
Troy2  The group will meet at the Troy Campus at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, members must be employed as HR staff in a private, public, or not-for-profit organization.  Moderator: Tina Marie Wohlfield, Benefit Review Services and Walsh College adjunct professor.

Next Generations
Last Friday of the month, 8-9:30 a.m.
Troy Campus
Those next in line or new to leadership in a small business meet monthly to develop leadership skills and discuss the issues of running a business. Moderator: Ursula Scroggs, CPA, DKSS CPAs + Advisors

Owners and Entrepreneurs
Second Thursday of the month, 8-9:30 a.m.
Walsh College Novi Campus
This group is primarily made up of consultants and sole proprietors who discuss issues of running a small business. Members are concerned about growth, the costs of doing business, succession, work/life balance, etc. Please email for the next meeting date jhubbard@walshcollege.edu.
Moderator: Susan Virgin, CPA, DKSS CPAs + Advisors

Second Stage CEOs
Third Tuesday each month, 7-9 a.m.
Walsh College Troy Campus
Moderator: Kathryn Baker, owner, AdviCoach
Our second stage members lead privately held growing organizations with more than 10 employees and annual sales of more than $750,000.

The Walsh Institute Leadership Center offers educational programs to increase the success and sustainability of Michigan's small and family businesses. Members learn from each other in affinity groups, from experts in Hot Topics workshops, and from role models at Michigan Business Success Story events.

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