Noteworthy News & Events


MARCH, 2010 
HEDGEROW THEATRE INNOVATION, PHILADELPHIA 
For this historic, 86-year old repertory theatre, Ron denBroeder delivered an interactive lecture on annual-fund solicitation to board members. Utilizing the innovative tools Ron provided, the development team hopes to reach an aggressive $100,000 goal this Spring.

 

OCTOBER 2009-FEBRUARY 2010
CASE COMPETITION WORKSESSIONS AT DREXEL. 
Philadelphia: Ron denBroeder designed and delivered customized worksessions providing MBA candidates from Drexel University's LeBow College of Business with an advanced toolkit for case study analysis and presentation -- including simultaneous analyses of three cases in 60 minutes! The objective was to "strengthen teams' analytical skillsets and optimize their presentation techniques, so that these teams can be highly competitive" in Case Competitions nationwide, according to Drexel's Business of Ambition coordinator Kamina Richardson. Teams successfully competed in Case Competitions in Texas, Toronto, and Washington (where they placed second). 

 

JUNE, 2009 
FORUM OF EXECUTIVE WOMEN, PHILADELPHIA 
Jane Downey was awarded membership in the prominent “Forum of Executive Women” in Philadelphia, PA. She currently serves on the Mentoring and the Public Sector Leadership committees.



APRIL, 2009 
RISK MANAGEMENT PRESENTATION, "SAFETY AND LEADERSHIP". 
Jane Downey designed, and with Risk Management colleagues Debbie Rodgers (Aramark), Mark Dunwoody (Aon), and Dennis Swindell (Travelers), presented “Interlinking Safety and Leadership” at the 47th annual Risk and Insurance Management Society Annual Conference in Orlando, Fl.  
>>See the PowerPoint Presentation

 

JUNE, 2008 
OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD 
Jane Downey was recognized as an “Outstanding Educator” by the Insurance Society of Philadelphia for her programs on Risk Management, Directors and Officers Liability and Employment Practices Liability insurance.  The society is devoted to providing ongoing executive education in Insurance and Risk management throughout the Delaware Valley. 

 

APRIL, 2008 
MODERN UNIVERSITY LEVEL II 
Ron denBroeder completes revised curriculum for Modern Equipment Corporation's visionary training system, which provides skills training and leadership tools to up-and-coming personnel, from line staff up to senior management. Featured speaker Jane Downey acts as Relationship Manager to this long-time client.  

 

APRIL, 2007 
NEW MEMBER OF EXECUTIVE TEAM 
Recruiting internally, Jane and Ron welcomed a new baby boy into the world!

 

SEPTEMBER, 2006 
MODERN UNIVERSITY: CUSTOMIZED CORPORATE TRAINING 
Ron denBroeder delivered  for Modern Equipment Corporation's visionary training system, which provides skills training and leadership tools to up-and-coming personnel, from line staff up to senior management. Jane Downey, curriculum co-designer, also presented her white paper on Leadership in Team Process with insights into group dynamics.

 

FALL, 2004 
EXECUTIVE WORKSESSIONS AT FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS. 
Clarity developed a unique series of executive presentations/worksessions for the Fox School of Business, at the request of Co-Curricular Activities Chair Donna Ferrari. As a means of quickly involving new students in business strategy, incoming MBA candidates were put through a rapid-fire case analysis exercise with participation from local business leaders. Following these dynamic discussions, the visiting senior executives presented their own real-life business cases, facilitated by Clarity Concepts.  The Executive Worksession format achieved three goals, as articulated by the Fox School:
Students learn tools to build high-performing teams
introduce students to real-life business strategy case analysis
provide an interface for students to learn about local businesses. 

 

AUGUST 29-31, 2004 
LEADERSHIP ORIENTATION AT FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS. 
Temple University's Fox School of Business engaged Clarity Concepts to host and conduct training in the Fox School's first annual Leadership Orientation for incoming students. Clarity presented team-leadership curriculum, innovation skills-building exercises, and group case work. The MBA teams engaged in rapid-fire brainstorming, leadership challenges, and spirited discussions of real-life corporate leadership issues. A good time was had by all!


APRIL 10, 2003
RIMS PRESENTATION: CREATIVE LEADERSHIP IN CRISIS. 
Jane Downey coordinated an interactive, dynamic presentation involving audience participation and creativity exercises. The well-received seminar featured Ron denBroeder speaking on Innovation in the Risk Management industry. Participants tested their business creativity skills, investigated creativity in crisis, and gave the presentation extremely high marks. >>Read more

 

APRIL, 2003
U.S. NAVY INNOVATION TRAINING EVENT 
At the invitation of the U.S. Navy’s Supply Systems Command, Ron denBroeder gave a detailed presentation on the benefits of business creativity on the individual and group level, followed by a structured visioning and brainstorming worksession. The session was attended by over 20 of the Syscom’s top managers as part of their monthly training program. Ron introduced his recently completed Naval Innovation Field Guide, which served as textbook for the event.