Charles is available to speak on several topics…community leaders will benefit the most from these four in particular…which can be a 30 minute speech or a two hour workshop with take-away benefits:
- How Atlanta won the bid for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games: Overview of the steps and formula and strategy that won the bid, incredible history of Atlanta’s successful model for community leadership, and how other communities can benefit from lessons learned in Atlanta.
- The 1995 Bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City: Successful public and private sector response to the tragedy, the importance of business continuity planning and crisis management planning, and the valuable lessons learned that other communities need to know for the possibility of facing a community crisis challenge.
- The Cinderella Story of the Renaissance of Oklahoma City: The incredible story of how the public and private sectors created an alignment that successfully transformed the region’s economy, how to successfully pass a public ballot (sales tax/bond referendum) initiative, and the recipe for success that any community in America can follow to make this plan a reality in their community. Both public and private sector initiatives had been in the making and underway, well before the tragedy of the bombing in 1995,
- The Making of a Five Star Chamber of Commerce: The dramatic turnaround of the Charleston (SC) Metro Chamber of Commerce, how the Chamber won Five Star status in 2005 and again in 2011 from the US Chamber of Commerce, and the successful formula that was used to significantly increase the financial resources, quality programming, and overall management of the organization.