All through the month of February, the American Staffing Association (ASA) is celebrating “ASA Cares Month” by promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives among its members, and encouraging others to get involved in similar socially responsible practices. As defined by ASA, CSR is targeted towards business practices that produce an overall positive effect on society. One such initiative is focused on the importance of developing high-quality workers ready to meet the demand of ASA members and their clients. Ensuring a properly trained and qualified future workforce is not only a social good, it is a business need!
Donna Cryer, JD is the President and CEO of the Global Liver Institute – and also a special friend to SP Consulting. In addition to SP’s close ties with Donna, her husband, Dennis Cryer, MD, FAHA, is an SP Consulting Senior Partner and a critical member of the firm’s healthcare practice area. This week on SP Strategic Insights we are proud to share The Global Liver Institute’s inaugural blog, “Liver Matters.”
What comes to mind when you hear the word liver? Onions? Or a miraculous and essential organ that performs more than 500 functions? If a celebrity like David Bowie is reported to die from liver cancer, what would you think? Sex, drugs, and rock & roll? Or that actually, it’s the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths globally, and something that could happen to you, your neighbor, or anyone you know?
1. How did you connect with SP Consulting?
SP Consulting’s network of experienced, innovative strategists allows our firm to deliver results of the highest quality for clients across a broad spectrum of sectors and industries. In this post, the first in a monthly series, we aim to highlight some of the great, thoughtful client work led by our Senior Partners, and the many ways in which SP Consulting has proven itself to be a trusted partner to our clients.
The recent Informed Health Conference hosted by the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) on Jan. 14 gathered health informatics experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities in implementing information technology on the front lines of healthcare. SP Consulting was a part of the conversation with a handful of Bay Area-based Senior Partners in attendance helping find solutions.
SP Consulting hosted its annual holiday reception last month at the downtown Washington, D.C. Ritz Carlton, which drew attendance from board members, clients, friends that included many of Washington’s political and business dignitaries, as well as staff from across the country. SP Consulting prides itself on being headquartered in the heart of the nation’s capital, and this holiday event was an exceptional opportunity to showcase the wealth of connections and friendships SP has built throughout the Washington, D.C. leadership community as well as a global network of clients and colleagues.
Celebrating the achievements of young leaders is one of the pillars of the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program –- a high school dropout prevention and recovery initiative executed in schools across America. At the recent Annual National Leadership Awards, over 700 JAG students from across nearly 30 states, and over 200 friends and funders of JAG gathered in Washington, D.C. to recognize outstanding supporters and champions of the JAG program.
Mississippi Governor and current Chairman of JAG National Phil Bryant hosted the Annual National Leadership Awards Luncheon on December 3, 2015. In his opening remarks, Governor Bryant highlighted the event as the “largest single gathering in the history of Jobs for America’s Graduates – with 930 in attendance!” The governor paid a special recognition to the JAG specialists who work with students every day to develop employability skills and assist in exploring options around college and career choices after graduating from high school.
Robust collaboration and cross-pollination of professional networks are the results when thought leaders and top industry consultants get together to share ideas around strategic communication and new business opportunities. The leadership team of SP Consulting was lucky enough to experience this highly productive and collaborative environment on Tuesday, December 15th, as they hosted their annual Senior Partner retreat and holiday party at The Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C.