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CBA has launched an executive education growth program to provide businesses with ideas for professional and corporate growth. Empowering managers for today's complex market is a must for every organization. Join us for one or more of the lunches on growth and innovation presented in a best practices format for your managers over a two-hour lunch.

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Price is $95 each, lunch included.

All lunches are from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. See below for locations.

Learn from these renowned experts

Dr. Mary Uhl-Bien - October 16, 2013

Growth and Innovation: Leadership for a Complex World

Wick Alumni Center, 1520 R St., Lincoln, Neb.

The challenges facing organizations demand new ways of thinking about leadership and organizational change. Environmental pressures confronting organizational systems are too complex for a small group of leaders at the top to resolve on their own. We need to unleash the distributed intelligence of people throughout the organization. In this session, Dr. Uhl-Bien will cover new findings in leadership about how to enable organizations for the challenges of a complex world. Complexity leadership approaches help us to see how organizations need to overcome their bureaucratic, stifling control preferences to foster innovation, adaptability and learning. This requires understanding adaptive leadership processes that operate in the interface between administrative and entrepreneurial systems to fuel productive emergence in organizations.

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Dr. Theresa Welbourne - November 1, 2013

Secrets to Growth: Lessons from Businesses Alive and Dead

Wick Alumni Center, 1520 R St., Lincoln, Neb.

Thriving and winning in today’s business world requires deliberate strategies to drive and continuously steer growth. The learning garnered from this session will help you and your leadership team better navigate the seemingly endless options and opportunities for growth. We answer the question – what really matters? What differentiates the alive from the dead or the losers from the winners? Participants will be introduced to a major research project examining the predictors of organizational survival, stock price and earnings growth. We will drill down on understanding the life and deaths of the initial public offering (IPO) class of 1996, the biggest IPO year ever. Dr. Welbourne will share findings that are not what you would expect. Also, participants will be using a diagnostic tool to compare your own firm to the findings from the senior executives in the project. You will be able to take the tool back to your organization and share insights to escalate growth and assure long-term success.

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Dr. Ron Hampton - January 22, 2014

WOW Customer Service: Leading to Sales Growth

Nebraska Champions Club, 707 Stadium Dr, Lincoln, Neb.

When was the last time you walked out of a bank, a meeting with an insurance agent, a restaurant, a hotel, your dentist office or just left the internet with a service provider and said, "Wow!" about the exceptional service? How well does your organization service their customers? Dr. Hampton will guide you through a series of examples of exceptional customer service. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to create differential advantages through "Wow!" Customer Service.

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Dr. Amit Saini - February 19, 2014

Growing into New Markets: Using Market Based Strategies

Nebraska Champions Club, 707 Stadium Dr, Lincoln, Neb.

Finding and developing new product-markets is fundamental to delivering organic growth and ongoing business survival. Dr. Saini will show how businesses will be effective by using a market based approach to: uncover un-served and underserved customer needs, develop customer acquisition and retention strategies that deliver loyalty, and create channels using cutting edge technologies to open and serve the new markets. A market based approach is effective because it allows your business to organize around your customer needs (rather than products), encourages your employee culture to be responsive to changing customer desires and advocates tracking the most significant source of positive cash flow – your customer's lifetime value.

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Dr. Emre Unlu - April 9, 2014

Financing for Growth: What Every New Product Executive Should Know

Nebraska Champions Club, 707 Stadium Dr, Lincoln, Neb.

The effective use of financial information is a valuable skill for every manager. The primary learning goal of this course is to understand how daily business decisions impact financials and shareholder value. This is a case-based course and is suitable for all non-finance professionals (i.e. marketing, sales, human resources, engineering and etc.). You will develop an insight into how corporations create value, financial statements, financial evaluation of new products/services and firm valuation.

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