Grow Your Hemp Talent and Their Performance by Closing the Education Gap
Mike Thompson, CEO, SVI
Almost everyone in hemp seems to admit that education is the key driving factor for business growth in cannabis. Yet very few understand how to deliver education in a cost effective, sustainable, and scalable way to enable the consistent performance of their employees. This presentation will show how your company can adopt and implement best practices to engage your employees and set them up for success so that your business can outperform it's competitors.
Mike Thompson is the CEO of SVI, an EdTech company on a mission to create irresistible companies and extraordinary people. Mike and SVI partner with complex global organizations to engage, train, and educate their workforces. SVI and its flagship product, Learner Mobile, have partnered with the cannabis industry to create Canna-Ed, the leading next-generation learning management system for cannabis businesses. Canna-Ed is a platform designed to deliver the right learning at the perfect time to the right person so they can perform at their best.
Mike is the author of three top-selling business and leadership books, The Organizational Champion: How to Develop Passionate Change Agents at Every Level; The Anywhere Leader: How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment; and, most recently, Forging Grit: A Story of Leadership Perseverance. Mike holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Ethics from John Brown University, served as the president of the Dallas Chapter for the Association of Talent Development, taught as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and John Brown University (JBU), and has received numerous recognitions, including Business of the Year finalist and the 40 Under 40 Award in his home state of Arkansas. Before founding SVI, Mike was the founder and president of ThompsonMurray, a leader in in-store marketing. Mike served six years in the Air Force and Air National Guard as a life support technician providing instruction in land and water survival and tactical evasion.