Wednesday, April 28th - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
KEDA presents Network Kansas - Nick Poels, Director, Remote Work & Entrepreneurship
Nick will tell us about the Ignister program and development.
"Ignister sets out to address issues connected to working remotely, underemployment, and skills development that have been on the forefront throughout 2020 as our communities were hit with a global pandemic. The primary objective of this initiative is to create a single resource hub that will not only provide workforce development tools (starting with K-12 education), but also to serve as a support mechanism for employers and entrepreneurs in the Kansan tech sector." NetWork Kansas News release 11/30/2020
Nick joined the NetWork Kansas team in July 2020 as the Director of Remote Work and Entrepreneurship; leading a new initiative to develop tech education and create remote job opportunity throughout the state of Kansas. Nick has over 12 years of Economic Development and Entrepreneurship experience, most recently serving as the Executive Director of economic development for Phillips County (2014-2020) and as the President of wKREDA in 2017. Nick's professional career began in 2002 as Co-Owner and Director of Sales & Marketing for Poels Trading Ltd; a family operated international design company based in the United Kingdom. His passion for entrepreneurship, regional growth and collaboration across rural Kansas has been demonstrated through the development of multiple initiatives that have been widely recognized and replicated throughout the state.
KEDA Members - No Cost
Non-Members: $25 per person
Registration deadline is Thursday, April 22nd
No refunds after April 22nd
Wednesday, May 26th, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Business owners have been facing unprecedented pressures this past year. While some companies offer health plans that include employee assistance programs, many more employers do not have those resources for themselves or their employees. The state's network of community mental health centers provides services that can fill that void. In addition to exploring their services, we'll review some tips we can use within our own organizations and with our partners to identify opportunities for support. Speakers include representatives from the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas and the Elizabeth Layton Center.