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Laura McLeod

Influence with Intention
with Laura McLeod

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 202, College of Business Howard L. Hawks Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska

Every day we are called upon to persuade, influence or convince others. In fact, we spend about 40 percent of our work time selling our perspective or our recommendations to others. Laura McLeod, assistant professor of practice within the Center for Sales Excellence, will discuss ways to better understand your audience and more effectively sell your ideas to others.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $49

Includes lunch and parking validation (14th and Avery Garage)



Dr. Scott M. Fuess

College Sports: Knowing the Financial Score
with Dr. Scott M. Fuess

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 202, College of Business Howard L. Hawks Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraskans know college sports can be a very big deal, igniting the enthusiasm and passion of thousands and thousands of fans. But just how “profitable” is the business of collegiate sports and who really pays the bills? How do collegiate sports affect the local economy? Dr. Scott M. Fuess, Steinhart Foundation Distinguished Professor of Economics and director of the university’s graduate program in intercollegiate athletics administration, will discuss the business and economics of collegiate sports.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $49

Includes lunch and parking validation (14th and Avery Garage)



Gwendolyn Combs

Shifting Mindsets: Navigating the Complexity of Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations
with Dr. Gwendolyn Combs

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 202, College of Business Howard L. Hawks Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska

Are you looking for ways to enhance organizational effectiveness in the diversity and inclusion (D&I) domain? Do you wonder why D&I outcomes may not fully reach personal and organizational expectations? Dr. Gwendolyn Combs, associate professor of management and D&I scholar, will discuss the obvious and hidden complexities of difference in the workplace when considering these questions. Participants will consider perspectives that can re-direct organizational thinking regarding D&I implementation and sustainability strategies. This presentation furthers understanding of this dynamic environment and provides an innovative framework for obtaining more effective D&I outcomes.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $49

Includes lunch and parking validation (14th and Avery Garage)



Rob Simon

Customer Service in the Digital Age
with Rob Simon

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Room 202, College of Business Howard L. Hawks Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska

What level of customer service do your customers or clients expect in the evolving digital environment today? What level of customer service do you expect from organizations and suppliers? This interactive presentation will discuss the evolving nature of customer service in today’s marketplace as well as changing customer expectations. Rob Simon, associate professor of practice in marketing and formerly president of a brick-and-mortar retailer and a business director for an e-commerce company, will lead the presentation and discussion on trends in customer service and what organizations are focusing on to meet customer expectations. This power lunch is applicable for all types of organizations that deal with customers or clients.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $49

Includes lunch and parking validation (14th and Avery Garage)