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2017 Indianapolis Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in Indianapolis

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

7:30 am - 5:00 pm


Driving Dynamic Decisions

Executives are in the business of making decisions.ves2017-supportcircles-4 Difficult decisions. Big decisions.
Decisions no one else can make.

Many times, there are no clear-cut answers. But there ARE make-or-break consequences.

This is the world you live in. Own it.
Don’t just make a decision. Optimize it.

What is the Vistage Executive Summit?
Helmed by event speakers who walk the talk, the Vistage Executive Summit is not for everyone. It is for you. Executive. Leader. Chief Problem-Solver. This event will provide you with the insights to make better decisions, helping you refine your instincts, improve your judgement, and expand your perspectives.

Every leader can define their tenure by a handful of decisions they made. This event has been re-engineered to enhance your leadership effectiveness, in these key areas:

Business optimization

Fortify your foundation with trusted perspectives, and original approaches to decision-making. 

Leadership enhancement

Sharpen your focus. Bolster your confidence. Define your style. Master the art of execution, to lead fearlessly.


Be empowered to lead with innovation and creativity. Speakers and peers push the conversation forward, helping you grow personally and professionally.


Immediately start making better decisions for your unique business. Leave equipped with actionable recommendations to translate inspiration into progress.

Why Attend :

Leadership is the art of execution. The Vistage Executive Summit will provide tangible tools to help you adeptly conquer challenges large, small, or seemingly incomprehensible (we have all been there) and make the decisions that get results. Watch and learn more about why your peers find value in attending Vistage Executive Summits.


Columbia Club

Event Speakers

Breakout sessions

Network Breakfast Breakout | Deal

Location/Time: | 7:30 - 8:30 AM

Join us for breakfast and peer-to-peer conversations exploring your current challenges, roadblocks and opportunities around mergers and acquisitions, growth capital and liquidity events. Members will have the chance to meet other members and address issues such as:
  • How do you move forward in a sale/purchase if you don’t have much experience?
  • What do you do if someone offers to buy your business?
  • What is more important in making a deal – the multiples being offered or the terms and structure?
Members are encouraged to bring their own questions and challenges to this interactive session. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by the Deal Network.

Network Breakfast Breakout | Manufacturing

Location/Time: | 7:30 - 8:30 AM

Join us for breakfast and peer-to-peer conversations exploring your current manufacturing challenges, roadblocks and opportunities. Members will have the chance to meet other manufacturing industry members and address issues such as:
  • What can you do to build a better pool of potential employees?
  • How can you combat high turnover on your factory floor?
  • What is the biggest challenge facing your business right now?
Members are encouraged to bring their own manufacturing challenges to this interactive session. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by the Manufacturing Network.

Lunch Breakout | How to Use Next Generation Competitive Analysis to Improve Your Business

Location/Time: | 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Presenter: Alex Perini, Account Director, Blue Corona

This workshop will highlight the evolving nature and importance of ongoing competitive analysis to accelerate business performance. Attendees will participate in an inclusion exercise where they perform a self-evaluation of their own competitive landscape. Cliff will wrap up with an analysis of two local Vistage members and highlight insights from a larger, all member analysis. Attendees will leave with a new perspective on competitive analysis and takeaways that can be used to measurably improve business performance.

Lunch Breakout | Surviving the Flood: Resiliency 2.0

Location/Time: | 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Presenter: Dr. Fredricka Joyner, Ph.D., Senior Leadership and Organization Development Consultant, ADVISA, Vistage Sponsor

It’s easy to succeed when times are good. What about when you’re facing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity? In this session, Dr. Joyner will highlight how shifting workforce demographics have created a leadership and skills gap and the importance (now more than ever) of creating an intentional culture of commitment and resiliency. During this session, attendees will:
  • Consider the difference between engagement, resiliency, and Resiliency 2.0
  • Evaluate their own organizations against seven research-based elements of a resilient culture
  • Gain practical tools for advancing leadership’s capacity to shape and foster Resiliency 2.0.







Columbia Club
121 Monument Cir
Indianapolis, IN
Optimize the decisions you face and the processes that you use to make them.