HFLI’s Deborah Parizek to Moderate Panel

Deborah Parizek, Executive Director of Henry Ford Learning Institute, will moderate a panel at the Michigan Creative Economy Policy Summit: Building Economic Opportunity event which will take place on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education in Detroit. The event is sponsored by Creative Many, and is a part of the annual Detroit Design Festival.

About the Panel: Cultivating Talent through Creative Education

Michigan’s creative and design industries are opening doors to new economic growth all across the state – through entrepreneurial start-ups, small business development, job creation, the industrial supply chain, and competitive export opportunities. This continued growth is reliant on the ability to develop, retain and attract creative talent. All businesses, not just those in the creative industries, continue to increase the value of creativity in an ever competitive and evolving workforce to – develop problem-solving skills, help fuel innovation and product development, think outside the box, and be able and willing to adapt quickly in a 21st century environment where it takes seconds to connect with people across the globe. It is now essential that students are provided the learning and training to develop the critical thinking and collaborative and creative skills to be prepared for today’s ever changing diverse and global economy.

• Curt Bailey, President, Sundberg-Ferar, Inc.
• Brian Cloyd, VP Global Corporate Relations, Steelcase
• Cindy Todd, PhD, Program Chair – Arts Education, Kendall College of Art & Design at Ferris State University
• Patricia Wayne, Program Director, Create CA

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