21st Century Careers Webinar Series

November 19, 2020

Teachers and high school students are invited to join us virtually for a series of career-focused programs. Give your students exposure to a Federal Reserve bank president, business developer, executive director, mayor and other local leaders to find out their development strategies for career success.

 


About this event

Teachers and high school students are invited to a series of live virtual events to learn about a variety of career paths from those who have risen to the top of their fields. Students will have direct access to leaders of local industry and hear firsthand about their career journeys and the skills needed for success. There will be opportunities for students to build their leadership style and skills, as well as find out about good-paying jobs that don't require a four-year degree.

Pre-registration is required and there is no cost to attend. With one teacher registration, students may participate as an in-person class or individually as remote learners. The technology platform used will be WebEx and it can be accessed via a temporary, one-time use or downloaded beforehand. Additional information to access each webinar will be provided in advance.

Audience

Who should attend?

High school students and educators

Event details

Location
Live webinars

Registration

Click on the links below to register for the webinars you would like to attend.

A Portrait of Leadership October 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CT

Today’s Leadership Landscape October 15, 1-2 p.m. CT

Leadership Behaviors for Success October 21, 1-2 p.m. CT

Opportunity Occupations November 19, 1-2 p.m. CT



Registration Deadline: November 18, 2020

Contact Information

Gigi Wolf
Senior Economic Education Specialist
(816) 881-2736

21st Century Careers: A Portrait of Leadership

 

October 6
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. ct

     

    Hear from President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Esther George about her career journey, leadership skills, tips for future leaders, her job responsibilities, leaders she admires and more. 

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    Esther L. George is president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She represents the Tenth District on the Federal Open Market Committee, which has authority over U.S. monetary policy. Prior to her appointment as president on Oct. 1, 2011, she had been the Bank's chief operating officer since August 2009.

     

     

     

    Moderator:

    Tim Todd is an executive writer and historian with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He is the author of seven books on the history of banking and financial services. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Tim was a journalist for 10 years and spent another five years as a writer focused on fixed income markets.

     

     

     

21st Century Careers: Today's Leadership Landscape

 

October 15
  • 1 - 2 p.m. ct

    Interview local leaders about their career path, leadership qualities, their advice for future leaders, job responsibilities and much more.

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    Eileen Weir, Mayor, Independence, Missouri
    Eileen Weir was elected to her second term as Mayor of the City of Independence, Missouri in April 2018. She served on the Independence City Council representing the city’s 4th District from 2012-2014. She is the City’s 50th mayor and second female mayor. Mayor Weir is a native of Binghamton, New York and earned her B.A. in English and Communications from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York.  

     

     

      

    Davyeon Ross, Co-Founder, ShotTracker
    Davyeon Ross is the co-founder and COO of ShotTracker -- the first piece of affordable, wearable technology for basketball players who want to improve shooting performance by automating the tracking of shot attempts, makes and misses. An innovative technology leader and widely recognized entrepreneur, Davyeon has more than 13 years of experience in the technology space. Prior to founding ShotTracker, he founded Digital Sports Ventures and had a successful exit in October 2011.

     

     

     

    Pedro Zamora, Executive Director, Hispanic Economic Development Corporation
    Pedro provides a unique managerial, Director, President and Executive Director background with over 34 years of leadership experience, in both the corporate for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. An enthusiastic entrepreneurial leader, he has established strengths in strategic planning, fundraising and financial management, product and program introduction, marketing, organizational transition management, and board development. 

     

      

     

    Norman H. Ross, Jr., Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company
    Norman is responsible for leading the Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company's public affairs and communications function. Before joining Heartland Coca-Cola, Norman was the Vice President, Federal and Regional Government Affairs, MGM Resorts International. Norman obtained a B.A. from Morehouse College and a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

     

     

    Moderator: Gigi Wolf, Senior Economic Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

21st Century Careers: Skillset for Success

 

October 21
  • 1 - 2 p.m. ct

    Learn practical tips for building leadership skills and developing career competencies.



    Speaker: 
    Chantell Garett, Manager of Community Engagement and Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

    Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Chantell served as Special Assistant for the Office of Civic and Community Engagement for Kansas City Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James. In this role she oversaw community relations and city-wide youth development programming. She founded and operated for 10 years, R.U.B.I.E.S., Inc., a nonprofit focused on mentoring girls and preparing them for college as a first-generation student.

     

     Moderator: Gigi Wolf, Senior Economic Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

21st Century Careers: Opportunity Occupations

November 19
  • 1 - 2:15 p.m. ct

    Meet career professionals representing a variety of career paths that pay above the annual median wage, don't require a four-year degree and are poised for significant growth.

    Speakers:

    • Sandy O’Neal, Cash Services, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    • Kallie Tummons, Cash Services, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    • Michelle Parker, Facilities Services, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    • Brian Seago, Facilities Services, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    • Chad Darden, Law Enforcement, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    • Danon Park, Law Enforcement, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    • Aris Afghanzada, Information Technology, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    • Joe Gonino III, Information Technology, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

    Moderator: Gigi Wolf, Senior Economic Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City