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January 12, 2017

Spring Power Lunch Series Begins Feb. 1

Spring Power Lunch Series Begins Feb. 1
Beck talks about understanding change
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Executive Education program will host four spring Executive Power Lunches to share ideas and strategies to help solve today’s business challenges. Led by College of Business Administration faculty members, the lunches will be offered in Lincoln and Omaha.
 
Each 90-minute session costs $60, including lunch and parking. To register, visit http://cba.unl.edu/execed.
 
“Business professionals today face complex challenges. Our programs are carefully designed to provide practical tools which help our participants successfully tackle those challenges. These power lunches give a peek at what participants can expect in our full certificate programs,” said Dennis Lanham, director of executive education.
 
Pogue talks about using strengths in the workplace
Pogue featured as strengths speaker
Mark Pogue, executive director of the Clifton Strengths Institute and assistant professor of practice, kicks off the series with “Leveraging Your Strengths for Leading Teams” on Wednesday, February 1, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Noah’s Event Venue in Omaha. He will share how to maximize personal and team leadership strengths.
 
Dr. Amit Saini, associate professor of marketing, will present “Strategies for Growing into New Markets” on Wednesday, February 15, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Noah’s Event Venue in Omaha. The power lunch focuses on learning strategies for acquiring and retaining new customers.
 
Dr. Tammy Beck, associate dean for graduate programs and external engagement and professor of management, will lead “Understanding the Psychology of Change” on Wednesday, February 22 at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln and discuss the psychology behind change and its resistors.
 
Rik Barrera, assistant dean and COO of CBA and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel with more than 21 years of service, will close the series with “Business is War: Management Lessons from the Military” on Wednesday, March 1 at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln. He will discuss nine key principles to help any manager better understand market forces, team management and ultimately organizational success.
 
“Our faculty conduct research that is shaping the conversation about how to lead and create success in business. They are often asked to speak nationally and internationally about their work, and through these power lunches we are able to offer local professionals a convenient opportunity to learn from them,” said Dr. Kathy Farrell, interim dean of the College of Business Administration.
 
Executive Education will also offer six executive certificate programs this spring. They include: Modern-Day Sales Manager, February 8-10, Omaha; Strategic Growth and Marketing, March 15-17, Lincoln; Finance and Accounting for Non-Finance Professionals, March 29-31, Lincoln; Lean Management and Decision-Making, April 3 launch, online; Project Leadership, April 4-7, Lincoln; and Leadership Excellence, May 10-12, Lincoln. To learn more, visit http://cba.unl.edu/execed.