Saturday, June 16, 2007

Tulsa's Young Professional Organization

The Tulsa Chamber has put together a very good initiative to retain and attract young talent in the Tulsa area. Here is some information about the program.

Read more here: Tulsa Area Chamber's Young Professional Program.

TYPros Goals

Giving Tulsa's Young Professionals a voice ... A voice in our community. A voice in the business community. And ultimately, a voice in our future. Tulsa's Young Professionals is a quality group of diverse young professionals working together to showcase Tulsa as a cool place to live, work and play. The mission of TYPros is to retain and attract young talent, while focusing on fostering the next generation of leadership. TYPros provides its members with opportunities to get in front of and build relationships with local community and business leaders.

Not only does TYPros give young professionals a voice - it gives them an outlet for affecting change in the Tulsa community. TYPros seeks to work hand-in-hand with current community and business leaders to learn from their experiences and to create a young professional-friendly atmosphere.

TYPros objectives include:

• Focus on attracting and retaining young talent
• Develop, enable and educate Tulsa's next generation of leadership
• Work to make Tulsa a great place to live, work and play for young professionals
• Showcase Tulsa as a dynamic community to young professionals
• Address issues affecting this demographic and work to find solutions

Nine work crews have been established, each working towards different goals. These work crews include:

Marketing Tulsa
Purpose: to market the Tulsa region to young professionals in Oklahoma and in competing metro regions.

Purpose: to greet new members at social events, making them feel welcomed as well as serving as ambassadors of Tulsa, promoting Tulsa to interested parties, including companies or individuals. This crew also leads membership efforts for TYPros.

Purpose: To make Tulsa a destination city for the best and brightest entrepreneurs in the United States, thus revitalizing Tulsa’s passion for creativity, intellectual capital and job creation.

Next Generation Leadership
Purpose: To develop strategies to promote leadership opportunities and education for young professionals.

Government Relations
Purpose: To identify and address issues that affect young professionals, through working cooperatively with the City of Tulsa, Tulsa County and surrounding communities.

Purpose: To identify opportunities to promote and encourage diversity and tolerance in the region, as well as the organization.

Colleges & Universities
Purpose: To develop strategies to promote Tulsa and TYPros to local college and university students.

Special Events
Purpose: To develop and execute special events for TYPros members, leadership and advisory council.

Business Attraction
Purpose: To develop strategies to promote young professional- friendly aspects of Tulsa through the current business-attraction activities in the city.

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