Category: Events

TU Incubator to Host EdTech Innovation Showcase

TU Incubator is proud to announce Speak Agent, Inc. as one of the featured EdTech companies presenting at the EdTech Innovation Showcase on December 8, 2016. The EdTech Innovation Showcase is a networking event featuring education entrepreneurs who are solving today’s K–12 and post-secondary challenges. The showcase will bring together regional EdTech companies and representatives from schools, colleges, universities, along with channel partners and investors. On having Speak Agent featured at the EdTech Innovation Showcase Frank Bonsal III, Director of Towson University Entrepreneurship, said “We are very excited to have Speak Agent present at our showcase. Ben is a...

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TU Economic Outlook Forum—Placemaking Ideals

I can count (at least) two big events happening this November. One is a little thing you may have heard about (more on that in a few paragraphs). The other is the Economic Outlook Forum, hosted by the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson University. For the past twenty years, RESI has invited business leaders, educators, and community members to convene to discuss the state of Maryland’s economy while focusing on a particular theme. This year our focus will be on Placemaking Ideals and the Role of Towson University.Edit Edit date and time What Is Placemaking? At its...

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TU Professional Leadership Program for Women: 2017 Preview Event

Over two years ago, Towson University created the TU Professional Leadership Program for Women as a way to equip women leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to elevate their careers. Since that time, 38 women have graduated from two classes and the program has become the leading leadership development space in the Baltimore region. On Tuesday, October 4, Towson University and President Kim Schatzel, Ph.D., will host a Preview Event for the 2017 class. This is a great opportunity for prospective candidates and their employers to learn more about TU’s Professional Leadership Program for Women. Program Facilitator Kathleen...

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Fridays for Workforce Innovation: Team Building and Leadership Tools

Last spring, Towson University Center for Professional Studies launched Fridays for Workforce Innovation as a way to connect our education, business, nonprofit, and government communities. It is a monthly discussion that looks at innovations and best practices in workforce development and training. We are kicking off the fall semester with a round table discussion on team building and the importance of creating a strong team mentality. Many of our clients employ us to develop and deliver team building services that are tailored to their employees and mission. Growing a strong team not only allows for employees to buy in...

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Mark Your Calendar for These Fall Events

Fall is in the air! For the Division of Innovation and Applied Research, that means gearing up for a busy line-up of events. Providing a platform for critical discussions and dialogues for the TU community and the professional community is an important initiative for both the Division and Towson University. Here are a few upcoming events that may be of interest to you. BTU Community Conversation Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 4:30–6:30 PM| Minnegan Room at Unitas Stadium | Register Learn more about BTU and how TU is building partnerships that work. This networking event will feature facilitated conversations...

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Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum

A lot of the work my colleagues and I do at the Division of Innovation and Applied Research revolve around workforce development. Whether that’s analyzing the economic impacts of arts and entertainment districts; highlighting university-community partnerships that improve our region; providing continuing education that address skills gaps in the workforce; or growing businesses at TU Incubator, we are focused on improving the quality of life and the economic vitality of Maryland. Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum In a couple weeks, Towson University will bring together leaders from around the state in business, workforce, and education for the Maryland Workforce Outlook...

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Badolato Homeland Security Speaker Series: America’s Drug Problem

The Edward V. Badolato Homeland Security Speaker Series will hold its next FREE event on Friday, May 6, 1:00–3:00 PM. The event will be held in the College of Liberal Arts Building, Room 4317 and will feature a networking reception and a keynote presentation. “Heroin often sells for less than $5 for a bag containing enough for one dose, making it cheaper than a pack of cigarettes…” —Jenna Johnson and Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, January 2015 This spring’s event will focus on the drug trade in the United States and how that threatens homeland security. Tom Carr, executive director...

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Fridays for Workforce Innovation: Training Evaluation

The field of professional development and workforce training is dynamic as technology continues to drive change. Last month the Center for Professional Studies launched a speaker series called Fridays for Workforce Innovation to help business leaders in our region address these changes. Nicole Tucker-Smith, founder and CEO of LessonCast, kicked off the series with a discussion on how technology can help connect trainers and instructors to improve professional development. Although it was a snowy morning, a diverse group of leaders from business, government, and non-profit sectors turned up and had a great conversation. Hear what they had to say...

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2016 Towson University Showcase Preview

For the past nine years, Towson University’s Division of Innovation and Applied Research has partnered with Academic Affairs to host the Towson University Showcase. This event brings together faculty and staff with the greater community to discuss ways in which we can partner to solve challenges facing our region. I like to say that this event is where partnerships start, because this is the best time to meet faculty and staff who are doing fantastic work on our campus and in our communities. I also see this as an event where partnerships grow. Hundreds of area professionals from the...

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The Zombie Economy

A couple months back, I wrote about the 20th Annual Economic Outlook Conference (EOC) hosted by the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI) at Towson University. Now that this year’s EOC has passed, I want to update you on some of the highlights. The theme, Conscious Capitalism: The Economics of Doing Good, seemed to really resonate with many of our attendees, and that was really reassuring for me. Having the opportunity to hear about companies and company structures that do not just focus on profits was a fresh way to think about corporate America. I really hope it’s a trend...

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