SPEAKER SERIES : September 25th, 2013, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

The ZingTrain Speaker Series is a series of presentations and conversations in which we bring you experts from every dimension of the business world to share their particular insights and perspectives on important aspects of business, leadership and entrepreneurship.

SEEKING to increase the creativity and innovation in your workplace? Just about everyone is and yet very few of us understand what we can do to create conditions that significantly increase the odds of creative activity taking place in our businesses.

WANT to understand the why and how Zingerman’s has come to be nationally recognized as an exceptionally creative organization? Ari has a few thoughts to share with you on the topic, which is also the subject of one of the essays in his forthcoming book – Part 3 of Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading – A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Managing Ourselves.

COME to this session to:
> Find out what inhibits creativity in today’s workplaces
> Hear how you can enhance creativity for your self and your organization
> Leave with tangible tools and action steps that will let you put your learning into practice as soon as you get home.

ABOUT Ari Weinzweig

Ari Weinzweig is CEO and co-founding partner of Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Opened in 1982 as a little corner Delicatessen, Zingerman’s has now grown into a Community of Businesses with 8 businesses, 600 employees and annual sales of over $45 million. in a 2003 article, Inc. Magazine called Zingerman’s “the coolest small company in America”. Ari was recognized in the 2006 Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America by the James Beard Foundation and is the author of a number of articles and books, including Zingerman’s Guide to Giving Great Service and the Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading series, of which Part 3 will be released later this year.

ABOUT this event

Hosted at ZingTrain’s training space at 3728 Plaza Drive (right across from Zingerman’s Coffee Company.)

7:30 am – 8:00 am : Coffee, Coffeecake, Registration, Meet & Greet
8:00 am – 9:00 am : Speaker presentation
9:00 am – 9:30 am : Q&A
9:30 am : Adjourn