Steve Tincher and I are excited to announce that Heather Van Sickle and Dr. Angeline Godwin will be the keynote speakers and co-facilitators for the Ivy Tech Faculty Entrepreneurship Summit on June 17th and 18th. Heather’s exemplary leadership at NACCE makes her a tremendous resource for presenting Entrepreneurial Effectuation Method for our participants. Dr. Godwin, President Patrick Henry Community College, is recognized for the college’s exceptional application of Effectuation with their many entrepreneurship initiatives. This combination of presentations directly links to the summit theme of applying Effectuation toward implementing the Entrepreneurship program across Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. That’s why we wrote “exciting”!
We're hard at work planning the agenda and logistics for our event to bring together internal and external stakeholders to grow our Entrepreneurial Studies program and impact economic development across the State of Indiana. Additionally, we have the Director of our State Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Jacob Schpok) and Kim Norbuta from HP Life slated to particiate in the external partner portion of the event to provide insight on partnerships as part of the Crazy Quilt principles.
We also have a group of local Bloomington-area community leaders working on the South Central Indiana Economic Development Strategic Plan that will attend the presentations from Heather and Dr. Godwin. This is important because many of our local adjacent communities are rural, so applying the Effectuation techniques to possible projects and programs as part of a regional strategic plan is something we are looking forward to talking about.