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Lunch and Learn Classes

The Office of Performance Strategy and Innovation is offering several Lunch and Learn Classes for all City employees. Bring a lunch and join the fun!

Enroll through your training registrar. Seating is limited. 

January 24 | Excellence. Vision for Tulsa and Our Organization (Miss the Talk? Watch the Video)
Mayor Bynum will speak on his reasoning for leading us on the journey towards excellence and what success looks like from his perspective.
Speaker: Mayor G.T. Bynum
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
PAC Westby Pavillion | Seating Capacity: 100

February 27 | Baldrige & OQF Framework
Cary Hill, CEO of MESA, Inc. and Executive Director of the Oklahoma Quality Foundation will speak on the pillars of excellence for both a state level and national level award of excellence for an organization.
Speaker: Cary Hill, MESA Inc & OQF
Noon - 1 p.m.
City Hall, 10-North | Seating Capacity: 60

March 27 | How Tulsa County is Using OpenGov to Continuously Improve
Michael Willis, Tulsa County Clerk, will speak on how Tulsa County has recently acquired and utilized a tool for transparency and data sharing and how it’s impacting their performance.
Speaker: Michael Willis, Tulsa County
Noon - 1 p.m.
City Hall, 10-North | Seating Capacity: 60

April 24 | Changing Your Culture to Change Your Public Image
Chris Payne, Chief Communications Officer at Union Public Schools, will speak on merging brands with different employees and culture into a single shared culture along with transforming culture through strategic planning.
Speaker: Chris Payne, Union Public Schools
Noon - 1 p.m.
City Hall, 10-North | Seating Capacity: 60

May 22 | Creativity Power Hour
Jessica Kinsey, founder and CEO of Prodigy & Co, a strategic consulting group that thinks differently about problems and finds unique ways of breaking through mental blocks, will lead participants through a workshop to inspire creative thinking and teach habits participants can use to change how they problem‐solve.
Speaker: Jessica Kinsey, Prodigy & Co
Noon - 1 p.m.
City Hall, 10-North | Seating Capacity: 60

June 26 | Achieving and Sustaining Excellence in Public Education - Jenks Public School's Journey to Baldrige and Beyond
Dr. Lisa Muller, Associate Superintendent for Educational Services, and Dana Ezell, Chief Human Resources Officer, at Jenks Public Schools will share how their organization transformed into a Malcolm Baldrige Award winning team and how they continue their journey to excellence years later.
Speaker: Lisa Muller & Dana Ezell, Jenks Public Schools
Noon - 1 p.m.
City Hall, 10-North | Seating Capacity: 60

July 24 | Achieving and Sustaining Excellence at QuikTrip
QuikTrip consistently makes the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For List. Brice Habeck, Benefits Manager, and Lindsay Bennefield, Corporate Training Manager, at QuikTrip will speak on how QuikTrip has achieved excellence and continuously improves the company image and employee culture.
Speaker: Brice Habeck & Lindsay Bennefield, QT
Noon - 1 p.m.
City Hall, 10-North | Seating Capacity: 60

August 28 | Excellence and Quality Improvements in Oil and Gas
Chris Miner, Director of Supply Chain, at ONE Gas will present on how ONE Gas pursues excellence and continuous improvement in an ever‐changing industry.
Speaker: Chris Miner, ONE Gas
Noon - 1 p.m.
City Hall, 10-North | Seating Capacity: 60

September 25 | Continuously Improving Customer Services & Satisfaction at PSO
Brandon Sirman, Customer Services Manager at Public Service Company of Oklahoma, will speak on PSO’s continuous improvement efforts related to customer service and customer satisfaction.
Speaker: Brandon Sirman, PSO
Noon - 1 p.m.
City Hall, 10-North | Seating Capacity: 60

October 23 | Quality and Excellence in the Health Care Industry
Cari Marshall, Principal at CMCi Consultants, LLC, will present examples of continuous improvement using the LEAN/Six Sigma methodology from the health care industry.
Speaker: Cari Marshall, CMCI Consultants
Noon - 1 p.m.
City Hall, 10-North | Seating Capacity: 60

November 13 | Navigating a Career at the City of Tulsa. Creating a Reputation of Excellence. Panel One
Panelists will share examples of how they navigated a career path at the City of Tulsa and provide their recommendations and suggestions for how other city employees can build a strong reputation, find a career path that maximizes their abilities, and increase their capacity as public servants.
Speakers: Amy Brown, Jonathan Brooks, Cathy Criswell, and Dwain Midget
Noon - 1 p.m.
City Hall, 10-North | Seating Capacity: 60

December 18 | Navigating a Career at the City of Tulsa. Creating a Reputation of Excellence. Panel Two
Panelists will share examples of how they navigated a career path at the City of Tulsa and provide their recommendations and suggestions for how other city employees can build a strong reputation, find a career path that maximizes their abilities, and increase their capacity as public servants.
Speakers: Mike Kier, Dafne Pharis, Eric Lee, and Lucy Dolman
Noon - 1 p.m.
City Hall, 10-South | Seating Capacity: 60