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Winter 2020 Schedule

All Power Lunches Held in Room 202, College of Business Howard L. Hawks Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska

Power Lunches are $54 which includes lunch and parking validation or $49 if you purchase multiple power lunches.

Ken Broman

Planning for Retirement Success
with Ken Broman

Thursday, February 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Most everyone has heard about the retirement red zone or the orange money for retirement; but be assured there is not pot of gold at the end of a rainbow for retirement. Creating retirement security takes serious planning to be successful. We all have a vision of our retirement and what we would like it to be, but have we prioritized our plans in a way that helps us incorporate strategies to be successful. Ken Broman, certified financial educator, will lead an interactive discussion of the retirement planning process and many of the nuances that face those transitioning into retirement.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $54

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

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Vish Reddi

Want to Thrive in Operational Excellence? Here is How!
with Vish Reddi

Thursday, February 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Every business needs to improve customer outcomes, reduce operational costs and increase performance. In today’s business world, innovation is the new norm. However, not every business manages to implement their new ideas add value on a consistent basis. Come discover some underlying principles of project management that will help you succeed in every project you ever undertake. Prof. Vishnu Reddi, PMP, will lead an active discussion on the project management principles that will provide the most value to your business/organization.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $54

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

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Sheri Irwin-Gish

Communicating Change
with Sheri Irwin-Gish

Thursday, February 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Change without communication is stressful and challenging for anyone, even if the change is greatly needed. Employees and your other audiences need to understand the change to stay committed, connected and engaged. Your audiences – and how you communicate to them – can drive the commitment that leads to successful change. Sheri Irwin-Gish, executive director of Communications, Marketing and External Relations for the College of Business, will share why communicating change is necessary and guide you through a method for communicating change effectively.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $54

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

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Gwendolyn Combs

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

Thursday, February 27, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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 diversity and inclusion 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: $54

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

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Kathy Farrell

Strategies for Effective Board Management
with Dr. Kathy Farrell

Thursday, March 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Having an effective board is the cornerstone of strong corporate governance and can aid in achieving the organization's overall mission. Yet, many organizations find it challenging to determine the appropriate board composition and how best to engage boards in meaningful and productive ways. Dr. Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business, whose expertise includes corporate finance and executive compensation, invites you to join us for lunch to discuss these challenges and how to develop strategies to increase the effectiveness of your board.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $54

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

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Jenna Pieper

Uncover the Nuances of Employee Referral Hiring to Improve Your Referral Program
with Dr. Jenna Pieper

Thursday, March 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Employee referrals are a great source of hire: referred candidates are typically cheaper and faster to hire, and they perform better and stay longer than other hires. Yet, research, and subsequently practice, has paid little attention to the referrers in this common recruitment practice. Dr. Jenna Pieper, associate professor of management, will discuss the benefits of employee referral hiring, important nuances associated with the practice and ways to strategically design and manage employee referral hiring in your organization.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $54

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

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Contact

Unlu, Emre
Executive Director of Executive Education
HLH 201 H
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
402-472-2353