Why organize an event for men?
What exactly does it mean to be a man? It’s a topic Rich and others will discuss at the upcoming The Gentlemen’s Architecture Conference.
Hosted by Leadership Arts Associates, the all-day event on November 2 at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York will explore long-held definitions and deeply ingrained concepts of masculinity.
“The only place we found that men had to discuss what the role of masculinity meant to them was in a church setting,” says Samm Smeltzer, CEO and Creative Director at Leadership Arts Associates. “Roles for men and women have changed, and while there are some great events already in place that help women develop their roles, there wasn’t one for men.”
Putting together an event that challenged the definition of masculinity meant calling on some of the region’s men who were already asking some important questions.
That includes, Rich, who works as the Director of Professional Development at Long & Foster Realty, but also Douglas (DK) Knight, Chief Connector at Connect the Dots Movement; Ryan McShane, President of HR Evolution; Tony Hernandez, founder of Reflective Wisdom; and Marvin Worthy, Founder & CEO of Worthy Consulting & Training.