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StartupGrowKC: Building Smart & Intentional Teams

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Enterprise Center of Johnson County

4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway

Suite 350B

Fairway, KS 66205

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Note: This is a 3-evening course, meeting each of three consecutive Tuesday evenings. All three sessions make up one class.

COURSE DATES: January 22nd, January 29th, and February 5th
COURSE TIMES: 4:00-6:00pm

STAFFING STRATEGIES for Startups

This 3-session bootcamp has been created to help startups/small organizations, who lack in-house Human Resources or Recruiting expertise, plan for team growth.

Students will work through what building a team should look like, and learn to craft a 12-month plan for human capital growth. We will explore the right and wrong way to execute a recruiting and hiring plan (including the challenges of hiring your friends), and discuss fostering a healthy team culture, starting from that first hire.

Each session will be facilitated by an expert in the topic following a case study. Students should plan to participate in all three evenings. Topics include:

  • Night 1: Staffing Strategy - factors to consider; 'real' costs; business model considerations
  • Night 2: Recruiting Talent - how to frame a role, benefits, and right-size a job posting; pricing a role; how/where to find talent
  • Night 3: Managing Small, Effective Teams - what's needed; how to manage small teams; correcting issues before they grow

Whether you are looking to raise capital within the next year and need accurate projections, or simply need to be proactive and smart about how you scale your team, we hope you will join us.


BOOTCAMP INSTRUCTORS

RYAN TOWNSEND: Staffing Strategy

A native of Kansas City, Ryan attended Duke University, where he received undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Psychology. Over the course of a 16-year career in the software industry, Ryan has held a variety of leadership positions in companies ranging from a three-person startup to some of the largest, most respected enterprise technology companies in the world. Before joining Ad Astra, Ryan was co-founder and CTO at PayIt LLC, where he pioneered a cloud-hosted application platform that delivers user-friendly web and mobile solutions in partnership with state and local government agencies.

As the Chief Technology Officer at Ad Astra, Ryan uses his technical and management expertise to lead Development, Quality Assurance, Product Management, and Cloud Operations teams. He is focused on providing product and service support, stability and enhancements, as well as developing and implementing strategic innovations into Ad Astra’s offerings.

DOUG BURRIS: Recruiting

Doug has 20+ years in the talent acquisition space throughout the midwest working with small startups of 9 people to multinational corporations employing 35,000 plus. His passion for supporting early stage companies thru the identification of the ideal talent comes from his experience and collaboration with Dan at Netchemia as well as supporting a variety of growth-oriented companies in Kansas City. Doug has a vast knowledge and network of talent ranging from Software Development to Sales & Marketing and Business Operations including entry level to the C-Suite.

SUSIE COULTIS: Managing Teams in Small Organizations

Susie is an Executive Coach and Consultant for Propel Coaching & Consulting where she helps organizations achieve greatness though coaching and consulting in areas of leadership development and cultural transformation.

Susie helps organizations excel by guiding them to build effective HR processes, tools and programs, focusing on employee engagement. Prior to starting Propel, Susie led the Human Resource team of a progressive, high-growth global software company, Perceptive Software. Perceptive grew from 35 to over 1,200 employees in a 10-year period. Susie has more than 15 years of experience working with entrepreneurs, including her time at Perceptive, and her mentoring with both ECJC’s Growth Mentoring Service and Kansas City’s TechStars programs.


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Enterprise Center of Johnson County

4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway

Suite 350B

Fairway, KS 66205

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