Changes are coming that will transform how we live and work. The question is, how will we respond?

Feb. 25, Leadership Sandy Springs will host its second Live, Learn, Lead…Sandy Springs at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, 805 Mt. Vernon Hwy. Networking and heavy appetizers begin at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. It is open to the public though seating is limited.

The event will feature nationally recognized demographics and economic diversity expert Jim Johnson, Ph.D., a University of North Carolina professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center.

Johnson will discuss the profound trends and major implications for our community and the region. Topics of his presentation will include:

  • The South rises again – economic development in the Southeast
  • The “browning” of America – integration of diverse cultures
  • The silver tsunami will hit – impact on workforce development
  • The end of men – effects on disadvantaged youth, education and business

Johnson is an accomplished researcher and author, and his professional interests include community and economic development, the effects of demographic changes on the U.S. workplace, interethnic minority conflict in advanced industrial societies, urban poverty and public policy in urban America, and workforce diversity issues.

His insights have provided influence and guidance for many communities to create positive change, opening up new possibilities for social and economic development.

Johnson will examine how six demographic trends will reshape a community’s development and business environment. He will discuss workplace diversity, poverty, education, and interethnic challenges, and he will provide insights on how communities can create positive change and open up new possibilities for social and economic development.

The cost is $25 for Leadership members and $30 for nonmembers.

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