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Fall 2020 Schedule

Power Lunches Held in Omaha

All Power Lunches will be held in-person at Champions Run Country Club located at 13800 Eagle Run Drive in Omaha. Unfortunately, there is not an online option for these programs currently. However, we are taking every stride to ensure students, faculty/staff and our guests are safe while attending our Power Lunches. A few measures we’ve taken to ensure safety are adhering to six feet of physical distance between individuals, suggesting face masks be worn in the buildings and having hand sanitizer available. Additionally facilities are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

Food served during the Power Lunches will be buffet style and served by staff wearing gloves and masks to further ensure safety. If you have any additional questions about the Fall 2020 Power Lunch series, please contact us at execed@unl.edu.

ALL OMAHA POWER LUNCH SESSIONS ARE SPONSORED BY FOOTPRINTS.

Being a Change Agent: Applying the Principles of Adaptive Leadership
with Dr. Jake Messersmith

Champions Run Country Club, Omaha, Nebraska
Thursday, October 1, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Adaptive leadership has helped many good leaders become great, and helped great leaders learn new ways to bring out the brilliance in others. Dr. Jake Messersmith, associate professor of management, discusses the principles of adaptive leadership that help you 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.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $49 ($44 for UNL Faculty/Staff)

Includes lunch and parking

Omaha Power Lunch Registration

Jake Messersmith

The A-B-Cs of Investing: Do You Know Where to Start? Special Program Sponsored by Footprints Asset Management & Research Inc.
with Zach Houston

Champions Run Country Club, Omaha, Nebraska
Thursday, October 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Program Cost Per Lunch: $49 ($44 for UNL Faculty/Staff)

Includes lunch and parking

Omaha Power Lunch Registration

Zach Houston

Managing Communication and Culture in the Five-Generation Workforce
with Rik Barrera

Champions Run Country Club, Omaha, Nebraska
Thursday, October 15, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Typically there are 3 generations in the workforce at any given time. But we currently have 5 generations in the workforce. What effect does that have on the culture of your company? Research shows that the most critical element of a positive and productive organization is ….the Manager. This session, facilitated by COO and Associate Dean Rik Barrera, will focus on the 5 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?

Program Cost Per Lunch: $49 ($44 for UNL Faculty/Staff)

Includes lunch and parking

Omaha Power Lunch Registration

Rik Barrera

Leadership Lessons for Today and Tomorrow
with Kim Russel

Champions Run Country Club, Omaha, Nebraska
Thursday, October 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Turnaround is one of the large-scale changes that an organization has to implement, requiring thoughtful planning, execution and effective leadership. Kim Russel, CEO of Russel Advisors, shares insights from her leadership of successful organizational turnarounds. Russel has served as a health care executive for more than 38 years. For the past 25 years, she devoted her energy and talents to serving as a health care CEO at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa and at Bryan Health in Lincoln, Nebraska. Throughout her career, Russel has been an active member of over 20 boards. Join us to discuss how these leadership learnings can be applied to your own personal career journey.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $49 ($44 for UNL Faculty/Staff)

Includes lunch and parking

Omaha Power Lunch Registration

Kim Russel

Leadership and Well-Being
with Dr. Timothy Hodges

Champions Run Country Club, Omaha, Nebraska
Thursday, October 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

People are most open to development during times of change. Needless to say, the COVID-19 crisis has forced change on us all. But our natural way of thinking (i.e. our strengths) is still with us, even when we work remotely and lead through the challenges facing us in these difficult times. Strengths are the tendencies that come naturally to us, where we find work to be easier, more enjoyable, and more rewarding. Effective leaders are focused on outcomes that matter, including the well-being of their teams. This session, facilitated by Dr. Tim Hodges, director of the Clifton Strengths Institute, will help you learn how to leverage your strengths and create a culture of well-being for yourself and for those who look to you for leadership.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $49 ($44 for UNL Faculty/Staff)

Includes lunch and parking

Omaha Power Lunch Registration

Timothy Hodges

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Contact

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