2018 Women in Business Conference: Embracing Workplace Differences
This annual half-day conference is held in cooperation with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business. This event is geared toward visionary men and women who want to discover the tools for success, make strategic business connections and leave feeling empowered and inspired to take action. This event takes place on May 15th at the Country Club of Lincoln from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
|8:30 a.m.||Registration and Breakfast|
|9 a.m.||Welcome–Wendy Birdsall and Dean Kathy Farrell|
Bridging the Generational Communication Gap
Age is big part of workplace culture and bridging the communication gap between generations is key to a productive work environment. Learn unique perspectives from panel leaders on how to encourage more effective cross-generational communication in your workplace.
Panel: Dr. Ellen Weissinger, Dr. Amber Williams and Aakriti Agrawal
Working in a Multicultural World: Stereotypes and Cultural Competence
Speakers: Dr. Samantha Fairclough, associate director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of practice in management and Dr. Karen Kassebaum, Director of Staff Diversity and Inclusion in Human Resources at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
Every day we are called upon to persuade, influence or convince others. In fact, we spend about 40 percent of our work time selling our perspective or our recommendations to others. Learn how to better understand your audience and more effectively sell your ideas and yourself.
Lunch and Keynote – Leveraging Your Strengths
Learn how to both use your strengths at work and communicate with others who have different strengths. Recognizing and leveraging the unique strengths we possess can make us all more productive and positively impact our relationships. Most beneficial if you take the CS Assessment formerly known as Strengthsfinder 2.0 prior to event.
Keynote Speaker: Mike McDonald, Gallup Senior Workplace Consultant, works with Gallup clients and the company’s internal managers to align strategies and initiatives to produce high levels of employee engagement and well-being. Mike has helped Gallup clients — from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare, hospitality and financial sectors — improve engagement and well-being. He ensures that managers, associates and teams have opportunities to use their talents every day in ways that benefit and develop them personally and professionally.
Currently, in his responsibilities as a Senior Workplace Consultant, he also serves as a Performance Lead. For more than 25 years, he has used measurement, recognition, and forecasting to align engagement strategies and increase performance.
Closing Comments – Wendy Birdsall