The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Executive Education program offers four Executive Power Lunches in August to share strategies to help solve today’s business challenges. Led by College of Business faculty, the lunches will be offered in Lincoln and Omaha.
Each 90-minute session costs $60, including lunch and parking. Lunches and programs are open to all Nebraska and surrounding area professionals and students. Visit http://business.unl.edu/academic-programs/executive-education/
to complete your registration today.
“Business professionals 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 Dr. Emre Unlu, director of executive education.
Savvy Financial Tips for Retirement Planning
Wednesday, August 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Noah’s Event Venue, 17121 Marcy St., Omaha, Nebraska
Americans are increasingly left to their own devices to figure out how much to save, how to invest and where to invest with the transitioning from defined benefit (i.e., pension) plans to defined contribution (i.e., 401k) plans. Dr. Brian Baugh, assistant professor of finance, will discuss various aspects of prudent financial planning one should consider. Topics include a brief overview of the U.S. tax code, tax minimization strategies, selection of Roth vs. Traditional 401k/IRA plans, effective marginal tax rates (what are they and why they matter), portfolio allocation, selection of professional financial planners and recommended resources to use in your journey.
Competing Demands of Work and Life: How to Effectively Achieve Work-Life Balance for Oneself, Others and Millennials?
Wednesday, August 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Noah’s Event Venue, 17121 Marcy St., Omaha, Nebraska
Today’s hyper-competitive work environment is forcing employees to shoulder heightened levels of responsibilities and job demands, which is leading to burnout in the workplace and at home. In turn, it is common for employees to dramatically struggle to excel at work and simultaneously maintain a high quality of life outside of work. Dr. Troy Smith, assistant professor of management, will lead a discussion on the importance of work-life balance in the workplace and how to strategically manage others to help them attain work-life balance, with a particular focus on the work-life expectations of millennial employees.
Wednesday, August 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Executive Education Facilities in the College of Business, 14th and Vine Street, Lincoln, Nebraska
The need to be creative at work has never been more urgent. Yet creativity is often seen as an elusive talent possessed by only a few gifted people. The truth is we can all be creative, and there are practical ways to develop individual and organizational creativity. Dr. Samantha Fairclough, associate director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Nebraska, will help you to identify your specific creative strengths, select the most effective practices to produce innovations and add value, and build the teams you need for the successful implementation of new ideas.
How to Play the Strategy Game through Design Thinking
Wednesday, August 30, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Executive Education Facilities in the College of Business, 14th and Vine Street, Lincoln, Nebraska
What does Airbnb, Uber, millennials and fake news have in common? They will transform for the next 30 years most companies and business models in ways that we simply cannot predict. How do you, as a strategic leader, position your company for the future when it is not obvious what the ‘right’ or ‘best’ path is? You can embrace a bold, transformational way of problem-solving which may remind you of moments of play as a kid. Dr. Laura Poppo, professor of management, will discuss what design thinking is about, how ‘playing through design’ shapes learning and solutions, and why design thinking is trending now.
“Our faculty conduct research that is shaping the conversation about how to lead and create success in business. They are often asked to present their work nationally and internationally 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.