OneUP Collaborative Forum

Create a Collective Impact in the Upper Peninsula at

The OneUP Forum

Monday, April 22nd, 2024 at the Northern Center

Join us for a full or half day of interactive activities focused on the collective impact in your Upper Peninsula Communities. 

Create a Spark in the UP that Lights the Collective Fire!

Be a part of the change in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula!  The OneUP Forum is meant to bring together industry leaders in the UP with employer led collaboratives, as well the collective whole of OneUP Collaborative,  to make lasting changes in the UP through the flames of workforce and economic development!

Come meet and collaborate with community leaders, business leaders and elected officials. 

This first-ever event is FREE this year! If you are a manufacturing company, a hospitality or tourism company, or a healthcare facility, please make sure that you have representation at this event! 

Buffet Breakfast and Buffet Lunch will be provided.

OneUP Collaborative Forum
Ben Whiting

Plus, You Won't Want to Miss Our Keynote Speaker Ben Whiting

Through enticing magic, mind reading, and leadership development, Ben Whiting will help the OneUP Collaborative work as a community to create innovative solutions that allow us all to THRIVE in the Upper Peninsula! 

Here’s What You Can Expect to Learn:

  • How to create more productivity with communication and LESS drama
  • How to create quality relationships that can be leveraged for motivation and influence
  • Mindset shifts to help you implement change and innovative ideas

What You'll Do At the Forum

Breakout Sessions with Cutting Edge Information

Opportunity to Network with Peers In Your Industry & Discuss Best Practices

Dynamic Keynote Session with Ben Whiting

Opportunity to Make a Difference in Your Community & The Entire UP

  • Manufacturing Collective: We have a panel of experts from across different state and federal departments, and liability insurance company that will be able to provide on-the-spot answers to any of your questions that you may have regarding hiring youth under 18 years of age on a manufacturing floor. 
  • Healthcare Collective: Elise Burr is going to be facilitating a 2 hour workshop that will focus on findings from the most recent healthcare assessment, and review action items from the 2022 Healthcare Forum. Don’t miss this great opportunity to collaborate with your healthcare peers! 
  • Hospitality & Tourism Collective: UP Tourism, Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association and MSU Extension hospitality experts will be providing data and trends in the breakout session, which will segue into a facilitated industry roundtable discussion. 
  • We have an award-winning keynote speaker kicking off the morning to inspire us to embrace change and create a limitless culture. (Ben Whiting) 
Business people shaking hands congratulations to work success

Create the Spark That Lights the Wildfire of Change!

Don't Miss Your Chance to Have an Impact on the Development of Michigan's Upper Peninsula!