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2017 Utah Vistage Executive Summit

Hosted in Salt Lake City Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. PDT

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:

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Business optimization

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

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Leadership enhancement

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

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Inspiration

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

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Action

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.



Event Speakers


AmyK Hutchens

Bestselling author and business strategist

Ignite brilliance in your creativity and innovation

It’s time to THINK DIFFERENTLY. Does your company have the right skills to take on tomorrow? Do your people possess the behaviors necessary to create a culture that fosters innovation and generates long-term growth? What’s the secret to getting your next great idea? AmyK’s highly interactive presentation will provide actionable, proven resources to bolster innovation and creativity in your organization. Leave with tools to spark critical thinking and problem-solving, an understanding of what questions you must ask to ensure more profitable decision-making, and more.


Tom Foster

Organizational structure expert

Management myths and time span, the research of Elliott Jaques

As organizations grow, levels of problem-solving and decision-making grow in predictable stages. In his presentation, Tom Foster will define these levels through the proven research of Elliott Jaques. He will decipher its implications on role design, managerial and cross functional working relationships, work flows, project teams, and identifying potential and professional development. Leave understanding the level of uncertainty in every decision, in every role, with the foresight to match it to the capability of the person. Be empowered to get to the root cause of organizational problems, to remedy issues of accountability and authority.


Agenda

Little America

7:30 - 9:00 AM
Registration | Breakfast | Marketplace

7:30 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast Breakouts Family Business | Manufacturing

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Welcome Remarks/ Table Discussion

9:30 - 10:30 AM
Tom Foster - Part 1 Management myths and time span, the research of Elliott Jaques

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Break | Marketplace

11:00 - 11:45 PM
Tom Foster - Part 2 Management myths and time span, the research of Elliott Jaques

11:45 - 1:15 PM
Lunch

11:45 - 1:15 PM
Lunch Breakouts Emplify | BNY Mellon Wealth Management

1:15 - 2:15 PM
AmyK Hutchens - Part 1 Ignite brilliance in your creativity and innovation

2:15 - 2:45 PM
Break | Marketplace

2:45 - 3:30 PM
AmyK Hutchens - Part 2 Ignite brilliance in your creativity and innovation

3:30 - 3:45 PM
Closing Remarks

3:45 - 4:45 PM
Networking Reception

Breakout sessions

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Network Breakout | Family Business

Join us for peer-to-peer conversations exploring your current challenges, roadblocks and opportunities around your family-owned or operated business. Members will have the chance to meet other family business members and address issues such as:
  • What is the biggest challenge facing your family business right now?
  • Where are you with succession planning and how is it going?
  • What type of family governance do you have in place?
  • How do you become more relevant to the generations in the business so you don’t have ‘third gen failure?’
Members are encouraged to bring their own challenges to this interactive session. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by the Family Business Network

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Network Breakout | Manufacturing

Join us for 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.

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Lunch Breakout | How to Build a Winning Employee Engagement Strategy

Presenter: Santiago Jaramillo, Founder & CEO, Emplify

According to the Vistage Confidence Index, talent management and leadership development are two concerns for members this year. Crafting a documented employee engagement strategy for your executive team is paramount for meeting and exceeding these objectives. Join Santiago Jaramillo, CEO & Founder of Emplify and Amazon best-selling author to:
  • Create your own personal engagement action summary to help you build your own strategy to align your executive team.
  • Get best practices and real-life examples of how Vistage companies have put engagement strategies into action and achieved unprecedented business results.
  • Learn how millennials play a part in the future of the workforce and how to engage a multi-generational workforce.

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Lunch Breakout | The U.S. & Global Economies- Multiple Scenarios for 2018 and 2019- What Opportunities & Risks May Lie Ahead

Presenter: Richard B. Hoey, Senior Economic Advisor, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Stock market highs, low volatility and strengthening economic fundamentals have provided a strong backdrop for portfolio gains. But savvy investors need to look beyond the here and now and create durable strategies that are focused on what’s ahead. Please join Richard Hoey, Senior Economic Advisor for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, as he shares his considerable perspective on what might be down the road for investors and where the opportunities and risks may lie.


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Location

Little America
500 Main St
Salt Lake City, UT
Optimize the decisions you face and the processes that you use to make them.