Episode 169: How Can Formal Trainings Boost Communication and Partnership Efforts? | Kenny McDonald, One ColumbusEpisode 169: How Can Formal Trainings Boost Communication and Partnership Efforts? | Kenny McDonald, One Columbus https://jobsteam.consultantconnect.org/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 America's Jobs Team https://jobsteam.consultantconnect.org/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg
“Most economic development leaders have something to say and are good people to say it within their communities; they’re trusted entities. It’s important to be able to communicate clearly about where you stand and what the focus is.” –Kenny McDonald
Project announcements are happening left and right in most communities, and one thing that can always be stressful is how to handle the media requests surrounding those announcements. How will this new attraction plug into the community culture, what future vision does the company bring with it and how will it impact the region for the better?
Join us for a special relaunch episode today. At the beginning of the year, Carla Sones had the pleasure of picking Kenny McDonald‘s brain about things like interacting with the media in times of increased community sensitivity to all things social responsibility, as well as how the Columbus region structures onboarding for new elected officials to ensure they’re fighting the same good fight for improving quality of life in the community. Their entire conversation is incredibly relevant still 10 months later, and may even carry more meaning today for economic development leaders.
Kenny is being celebrated today as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers, recognized for the amazing work he did in 2020 as Chair of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Board of Directors and the impact he continues to have in the Greater Columbus region at the helm of One Columbus. Starting in January 2022, Kenny will be taking on a new challenge as CEO of the Columbus Partnership. He’s a true industry titan with deep insights and thoughtful wisdoms to share. Tune in now to hear more!
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