Make / Happen

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28 / 11 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Create a path – and a plan – to propel yourself forward. 




11:45 a.m.       Opening Session + Lunch 

                Think Big and Think Little: Innovation for Leaders

                Dan Gillbert + Stuart Chittenden, Gilbert + Chittenden

1:15 p.m.          Breakout Session 1

1A / Running for Office: Confronting Your Hell No

Senator Tony Vargas, Nebraska State Senator, District 7 

1B / Empowering Teams

Nicole Bianchi + Jeff Shannon, Resolution Partners 

1C / Creating a Dynamic Culture

Natalie Hackbarth + Aaron Brown, Quantum Workplace

1D / Empathy as a Leadership Strategy  

Facilitated by Dan Gillbert + Stuart Chittenden, Gilbert + Chittenden

2:15 p.m.           Breakout Session 2

2A / Serving in Office: After the Win  

Mike Flood, Former State Senator, News Channel Nebraska + Jewell & Collins Law Firm

2B / Making the Best Better – What’s next for 1,600 Leaders and 39 Best Classes Ever  

Facilitated by Stuart Chittenden, Gilbert + Chittenden

2C / Big Mistakes Leaders Make  

Kim Hoogeveen, MindSet LLC 

2D / Bringing the Unicorn to Life: Putting Innovation and Leadership into Action  

Facilitated by Dan Gillbert, Gilbert + Chittenden


3:15 p.m.           Closing Session + CEO Panel

Facilitator: Sherrye Hutcherson, Union Pacific

James Blackledge, Mutual of Omaha

Mogens Bay, Valmont Industries

Todd Becker, Green Plains, Inc. 

4 p.m.                Closing Reception – Drinks, Appetizers + Networking