Breaking the Barriers of Engagement

Aligning the People, Purpose & Passion

That Make West Michigan Great


Wednesday, September 21st 2016

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM


The Downtown Market

435 Ionia Ave SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503





Cindy Brown, Executive Director of Hello West Michigan, a talent attraction and retention initiative promoting West Michigan as a great place to live and work, helping member companies increase their rate of success in recruiting top talent. Brown has over 21 years of leadership experience in employee development and coaching, recruiting, and sales and brand management. She is heavily involved as a community volunteer and board advisor.



Andrew Bishop, VP Sales for Baudville Brands, a collection of companies working together to bring inspiration to work, identifying opportunities to lengthen and enrich the employment journey, from “Hi” to “Bye.” With enthusiasm and energy, Bishop rallies crowds and inspires teams to take their passions to the next level. He’s currently driving the revolution to create great places to work around the world.



Bruce Bolger, Founder of the Enterprise Engagement Alliance, an educational organization focused on helping organizations achieve results through an enterprise-wide focus on engagement and performance. Bolger has nearly 25 years of management experience in business development and engagement, was a founder of the Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement, and co-wrote the original “The Principles of Results-Based Program Design.”



8:30 AM Doors Open – Continental Breakfast


Session - “People”


12:00 PM - Lunch


Session - “Purpose”


Session - “Passion”


4:00 PM - Cocktail Hour - Light Networking


Complimentary admission, parking, and meals provided.