BizVoice -- March / April 2018

76 BizVoice/Indiana Chamber – March/April 2018 WILD ABOUT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT On February 7, Chris Heeter, award-winning speaker and founder of The Wild Institute, provided an energizing keynote for the nearly 400 attendees at Indiana INTERNnet’s 12th annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon with the theme “Wild About Workforce Development.” The luncheon celebrates interns, career development professionals and employers striving for internship excellence. Heeter explained how important it is to work as a team to be successful and how “we need our leaders to go the same direction around obstacles.” She also shared relatable anecdotes from her sled dog team and experience as a whitewater trip guide. The Indiana INTERNnet team looks forward to the IMPACT Awards luncheon each year, because it’s an opportunity to celebrate the significance of internships and spotlight accomplishments throughout the state. Six winners were announced in the categories of Career Development Professional of the Year, Employer of the Year (Non-Profit and For-Profit), and Intern of the Year (College, High School and Non-Traditional). Annual Event Celebrates Internship Success “Being wild is having the courage to bring the gift of all of who you are to all of what you do.” – Chris Heeter Attendees (right) and nominees (below) come together to emphasize the significant impact of internship initiatives. Indiana Vision 2025: Outstanding Talent By Karissa Rector