Adaptive Leadership for Managers and Teams with Dr. Jake Messersmith
Wednesday, August 10, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Doubletree by Hilton, 1616 Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska
Adaptive leadership has helped many good leaders become great, and helped great leaders learn new ways to bring out the brilliance in others.
The principles of adaptive leadership will teach you to distinguish technical problems from adaptive challenges and separate leadership from authority.
Join us for lunch to gain a deeper understanding of these leadership principles and how you can use the fundamentals of adaptive leadership to tackle
tough organizational challenges.
Dr. Messersmith is and associate professor of management at the UNL College of Business Administration. His research is focused on human capital
management issues within the strategic human resource management domain.
The Key to Great Project Leadership with Rodney Verhoeff
Wednesday, August 17, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Doubletree by Hilton, 1616 Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska
Every organization is full of project managers and the success of each project is determined by the right project leadership principles. Join us
for lunch as one of Nebraska’s top experts in project management walks you through the critical components of success for project leadership. You’ll
learn about tools and techniques that every project leader has at their disposal to help lead employees and teams to success.
Rodney is a two-time graduate of UNL and has over 19 years of experience leading projects and programs for private industry, government, nonprofits,
and academia. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and is known for leading highly-visible,
collaborative partnerships, organizations, and project teams through very contentious issues and long-standing problems. Rodney is a highly-experienced
educator, trainer, and curriculum developer and has extensively taught professionals in industry.
Strategies for Effective Board Management with Dr. Kathy Farrell
Wednesday, August 24, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, 1800 Wilderness Woods Pl., Lincoln, Nebraska
Having an effective board is the cornerstone of strong corporate governance and can aid in achieving the organizations 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.
Join us for lunch to discuss these challenges and how to develop strategies to increase the effectiveness of your board.
Farrell is chair of the Department of Finance and State Farm Professor of Finance at the UNL College of Business Administration.
Farrell’s publications have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Business, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Corporate
Finance; Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, National Tax Journal, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, and other journals.
The Power of Positive Leadership with Dr. Fred Luthans
Wednesday, August 31, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, 1800 Wilderness Woods Pl., Lincoln, Nebraska
Positive leadership can help you inspire your team and improve the performance of your organization. Join us for lunch and discover how
to develop the Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism (HERO) within so you can lead more effectively. Learn to enhance your well-being, the
well-being of those you work with and ignite your positive leadership skills. You will gain an understanding of positive psychology and
psychological capital (PsyCap) as well as why and how it can be used to improve attitudes, behavior and performance of employees.
Luthans is the University and George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Management
Emeritus. He has received numerous awards including most recently the Omaha Chamber of Commerce Individual Contribution to Best Places to Work.