Fri, Jan 17


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Building a Vibrant Community Ted Talk // Quint Studer

Vibrant communities don't just happen; they're built. Let's get to work.

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Building a Vibrant Community Ted Talk // Quint Studer

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Jan 17, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location is TBD

About the event

Every community wants to be vibrant. We know the why. We want to create a place our children and grandchildren will want to be. We also know the what. We need to attract investments, provide good jobs, and create lively downtowns where citizens will want to work, live, shop, and play. What’s usually missing is the how.

In our Building a Vibrant Community Ted Talk, Quint Studer will address the what and the why, as well as help us define a blueprint for how our community can get from where it is now to where it wants to be. During our workshop, we will complete a self-assessment that will build on the comprehensive vision of Leadership Stillwater Class XVII. We will also cover: 

  • Strategies for managing the psychological aspects of change — how to alleviate fear, create confidence, and win buy-in
  • Why it’s crucial to diagnose before treating
  • How to create a dashboard that keeps your goals on track and in front of the community
  • Why you need a burning platform to engage people emotionally and drive change
  • Why a vibrant downtown is a crucial part of the mix and the formula for building one
  • Tactics to build out a team of human capital that will sustain your projects
  • Costly mistakes to avoid
  • How the role of government is changing inside communities
  • Why small business owners are your catalysts for change and sustainers — and strategies for engaging and empowering them
  • Creative ways to promote civic engagement

Quint Studer is founder of Pensacola’s Studer Community Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the community’s quality of life and moving Escambia and Santa Rosa counties forward. He is a businessman, a visionary, an entrepreneur, and a mentor to many.Quint has given his life to designing the building blocks for people and organizations that guide them to achieving and sustaining high performance. In 2000 he founded a consulting firm designed to help organizations improve results. Over the years it won multiple awards, including the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. By the time the firm was sold in 2015, it had 250 employees.

In addition to Building a Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America, Quint has authored seven books, including Results That Last, which reached number seven on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. He writes a weekly employee development column that runs every Sunday in the Pensacola News Journal. All proceeds from Creating Vibrant Communities will go toward Studer Community Institute’s work in early childhood learning.





  • General Admission







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