DETROIT — Trying to find a common denominator to linking up various organizations, political figures, small business owners, corporations and various community groups and non-profits was one of the main focuses at the recent ninth annual Synergy Leaders Council Meeting at Sindbads Restaurant and Marina in Detroit.
Most of the 40-plus attendees at the event, sponsored by GreeningDetroit.com, agreed that improved education, not just with youths but adults as well, must take place in order to bridge the gaps between those in different sectors of Metro Detroit, as well as southwestern Ontario. An understanding and connection must be made by different demographics and age brackets to the political, financial, educational, environmental, industrial/manufacturing and new business sectors to help improve this region in many ways, both in the near and distant future.
“It all starts with education,” beamed Alvin Tessmer, Professor at Eastern Michigan University. “And we better change the way things are done. Not just prepare students (of all ages) to take a test, but to prepare them for the real world.”
The event, moderated by Larry L. Fobes, founder of Learning From Leaders, LLC, who also has ties to Duke University, Wayne State University and multiple companies throughout his career, saw Fobes ask a series of questions to the panel of attendees, who had each previously submitted a survey and potential questions regarding various topics of discussion.