Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
William W. Philip Hall | UW Tacoma
Join the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, professional colleagues, parents, educators and others to consider our values and practices regarding childhood in our community. Provocative speakers will help us explore concepts, ideas and potential actions in the context of what we want for our youngest citizens.
Cheryl Mayberry, MBA | Vice President of Improvement Science, Search Institute
In her role as Vice President of Improvement Science, Cheryl Mayberry extends Search Institute’s capabilities to help organizations use data, research, and process improvement to achieve their objectives for young people. Since 1990, Search Institute’s research-based framework of Developmental Assets is one of the foundational frameworks in positive youth development. Current research by the Institute focuses on articulating what young people need in developmental relationships in order to thrive.
Cheryl has more than 20 years of experience as a Lean Six Sigma business consultant, operations manager, corporate auditor, project manager, and process engineer. As a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Cheryl has worked with organizations to develop and implement customized performance improvement plans. This includes alignment of strategic goals to core processes, organizational design with clear roles and responsibilities, elimination of non-value added activities, and development of repeatable and reliable processes.
Matthew Kelley, Ph.D., University of Washington Tacoma
Matthew Kelley joined the Urban Studies faculty at the University of Washington Tacoma in 2008. He earned a Ph.D. in Geography from Pennsylvania State University in 2007 and then spent a year teaching at Bucknell University prior to arriving in Tacoma. At UWT, he directs and teaches the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Program. Kelley has worked on the Tacoma Youth Community Mapping project in which students in high schools and at UW Tacoma are charged with producing an annual set of maps and data that reflect the use, experience, and perceptions of middle and high-school aged youth of spaces and pathways within their schools catchment area. Once complete, this data will be made public and will be beneficial to a host of community-based, municipal, and planning-oriented agencies which are engaged in efforts to improve livability of Tacoma area communities and neighborhoods.
More information about all of this year’s speakers will be released soon.
This event is Pay As You Will admission. Presented in partnership with UW Tacoma.