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Lincoln Power Lunch Series

Wednesdays in September

$49 ($44 for UNL Faculty and Staff) includes lunch and parking
Howard L. Hawks Hall Room 202 | 730 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588

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Power Lunch 1 - Do You Know Your Why When It Comes to DEI?

September

1

Wednesday

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
HLH 202
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Dr. Helen Fagan

Dr. Helen Fagan, Assistant Professor of Practice

Have you been asked to share a DEI statement for a job application yet? How about for graduate school? A scholarship? If you haven’t yet, you will soon. It will be the next big factor in the selection process.

How do you move from fluff to real stuff when articulating your thoughts and actions around DEI? In working with thousands of leaders and students from all walks of life, Fagan found one of the most challenging things people deal with is articulating why this is important to them.

Those who can articulate it are more likely to commit to action in their sphere of influence. Come and learn how to uncover your why when it comes to DEI!

Power Lunch 2 - Managing Communication and Culture in the Five-Generation Workforce

September

8

Wednesday

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
HLH 202
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Rik Barrera, Associate Dean of Operations, Inclusion and Chief of Staff

Dr. Rachel Larson, Assistant Dean of Academic and Career Development


Typically there are three generations in the workforce at any given time. But we currently employ five generations in the workforce. What effect does that have on the culture of your company? Research shows the most critical element of a positive and productive organization is the manager. This session, facilitated by Rik Barrera and Dr. Rachel Larson, will focus on the five generations and how they think and can work together. What are these employees looking for in a job or organization? How can we effectively “manage” them? How can you build a culture that makes your company an attractive place to work?

Power Lunch 3 - Power Language

September

15

Wednesday

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
HLH 202
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Dr. Kathy Castle, Associate Professor of Practice, Assistant Department Chair and Director of Undergraduate Education, Interpersonal and Family Communication

Dr. Aaron Duncan, Associate Professor of Practice, Director of Speech & Debate, Rhetoric & Public Culture


Successful communicators understand the power inherent in their verbal and nonverbal messages. Power is present in all interactions, and excellent communicators understand how to analyze interactions and adapt their use of appear to achieve their goals.

This session, facilitated by Dr. Kathy Castle and Dr. Aaron Duncan, will help you to both analyze interactions across the three levels of communication (task, identity and relationships) to determine the optimal level of powerful speech to engage and it will teach you specific strategies for adapting your use of power in your communication.

Omaha Power Lunch Series

Fridays in October

$49 ($44 for UNL Faculty & Staff) includes lunch and parking
Champions Run | 13800 Eagle Run Drive, Omaha, NE 68164

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Series Sponsored by
Footprints

Power Lunch 1 - Being a Change Agent: Applying the Principles of Adaptive Leadership

October

1

Friday

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Champions Run
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Dr. Jake Messersmith

Dr. Jake Messersmith, Associate Professor of Management, Executive Director of Business Graduate Programs


Adaptive leadership helps many good leaders become great, and help great leaders learn new ways to bring out the brilliance in others. Dr. Jake Messersmith will discuss the principles of adaptive leadership that will help you to distinguish technical problems from adaptive challenges and separate leadership from authority. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of these leadership principles and how you can use the fundamentals of adaptive leadership to tackle tough organizational challenges.

Power Lunch 2 - The Post Pandemic C-Suite Executive: Changing Milestones

October

8

Friday

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Champions Run
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Kim Russel
The Post Pandemic C-Suite Executive: Changing Milestones

Kim Russell, former CEO of Bryan Health, CEO of Russel Advisors


C-suite executives, who were tested beyond limits during the pandemic, are examining existing and future leadership talent with a new lens. Although many of the traditional leadership characteristics expected in C-suite executives remain, a new set of experiences and characteristics are emerging. Using her healthcare background and extensive national involvement with boards and CEOs, Kimberly A. Russel will share insights and leadership learnings relevant to C-suite executives today and tomorrow.

Kim served as a healthcare executive for her entire career. Twenty-five years were devoted to serving as a health system CEO. Her first CEO position, achieved at age 35, was at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa. More recently, she served as the CEO of Bryan Health in Lincoln, Nebraska, from 2008 until her retirement in 2020. Join us to discuss leadership milestones and pathways to the C-suite in a post-pandemic world.

Power Lunch 3 - Managing Communication and Culture in the Five-Generation Workforce

October

15

Friday

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Champions Run
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Rik Barrera, Associate Dean of Operations, Inclusion and Chief of Staff


Typically there are three generations in the workforce at any given time. But we currently employ five generations in the workforce. What effect does that have on the culture of your company? Research shows the most critical element of a positive and productive organization is the manager. This session, facilitated by Rik Barrera, will focus on the five generations and how they think and can work together. What are these employees looking for in a job or organization? How can we effectively “manage” them? How can you build a culture that makes your company an attractive place to work?

Power Lunch 4 - The A-B-Cs of Investing: Do You Know Where to Start?

October

22

Friday

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Champions Run
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Zach Houston, Portfolio Manager

Steve Lococo, President of Footprints Asset Management & Research, Inc.


Unless you specifically took an investment class or majored in finance, the basics of investing are not taught nor are they intuitive. And asking Google might not be the best option given the wealth of information available online. A more relevant question is, "where do I begin?" Most of us just default through this subject by limiting ourselves to our employer’s 401k plan, but there are other, more lucrative options. Our goal in this session is to provide you with the basics of investing and help you ask the next set of questions. Please join Zach Houston, MBA, MIMFA and Steve Lococo, President of Footprints Asset Management for an engaging presentation that will cover the basics of investing with some insights into the current environment and what history has taught us going into this year.

Power Lunch 5 - The Power of Positivity

October

29

Friday

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Champions Run
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Kim Russel

Dr. Tim Hodges, Executive Director, Clifton Strengths Institute, Assistant Professor of Practice in Management


The fields of positive psychology and behavioral economics have grown from relative obscurity to prominence over the past 20 years. Hundreds of books have been written to help bring the research to application. This session will cover some of the most valuable ideas and breakthroughs from the research on employee engagement, leadership development, decision making, goal setting, well-being and more. Attendees will leave this session with valuable takeaways that can be applied to their life and leadership.

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Contact

Unlu, Emre
Paul C. Burmeister College Professor of Economics
Associate Professor of Finance
Executive Director, Center for Executive and Professional Development
HLH 201 H
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
402-472-2353