The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Executive Education program will host four spring Power Lunches which will provide ideas and strategies to help solve today’s business challenges. Open to all business professionals, the Power Lunches are led by College of Business faculty members and offered in the new Howard L. Hawks Hall at 14th
and Vine Streets in room 202.
“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.
Each 90-minute session costs $49, including lunch and parking validation for the 14th
and Avery parking garage. Lunches and programs are open to all Nebraska and surrounding area professionals and students. To register, visit: http://business.unl.edu/execeducation
Three of the power lunches serve as primers for new professional development opportunities offered this spring. The fourth lunch, led by Assistant Professor of Practice in Management Kevin Wesley, provides a unique opportunity to learn leadership principles tested in complex environments such as military deployment.
“Kevin is a retired Navy commander and provides a general assessment of contemporary leadership approaches applicable to businesses that are based on his experience accumulated over nine combat deployments overseas,” said Unlu.
The spring Power Lunch series include:
Leveraging Your Strengths for Leading Teams, Wednesday, February 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mark Pogue, executive director of the Clifton Strengths Institute, will help you understand how to maximize your leadership strengths and those of your team members to move your organization forward. Learn how to manage your team strengths in a way that helps to create higher levels of employee engagement and productivity. Pogue will also lead a one-day program on Friday, March 30 on strengths-based leadership for managers.
Adaptive Leadership for Managers and Teams, Wednesday, February 28, 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, executive director of College of Business Graduate Programs and associate professor of management, 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 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. Adaptive leadership will also be discussed in detail in a one-day program led by Messersmith on Friday, March 9.
Lead Like Your Life Depends On It: Assessing Business Leadership through a Military Lens, Wednesday, March 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wesley, will discuss fundamental management principles from a military perspective. Join us for this interactive luncheon to learn how your organization can benefit from the leadership approaches that work in combat. Participants from for-profit, non-profit and public sector organizations are welcome.
The Key to Your Organization’s Survival: Innovation, Wednesday, March 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Companies are faced with continuous pressure to be innovative. They must also innovate in a variety of areas: product development, customer service, marketing and employee engagement. However, the necessary components to driving innovation are also counter intuitive to organizations that have been able to scale successfully. The mechanisms to drive consistency and scalability often conflict with processes needed to foster innovation. Dr. Samuel Nelson, director of the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship, will discuss how organizations can strive to find the right balance between these two competing pressures. Nelson will also be one of the facilitators of the three-day certificate program Innovation and Creativity, which begins on April 20.
For more information on power lunches and professional development offered by the Executive Education program, visit: http://business.unl.edu/academic-programs/executive-education/power-lunch/