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Kentucky | Virtual Sessions

Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Event Overview

To bring timely, actionable data and insights, the Vistage Executive Summit will be presented as live, online Virtual Sessions with keynote speakers.

These are unprecedented times. Now more than ever, leverage the resources and support of the Vistage community to lead the way — together. The coronavirus precludes the event from meeting in person this year. Join us for a unique Summit experience from the comfort and safety of your own home.

This online event is an opportunity to:

  • Gain targeted insights and data about current events — and learn what it all means for your business.
  • Get informed to lead with confidence.
  • Step back for a morning and re-energize.
  • Be empowered by community. You are not in this alone!

Lead the way together

Log in to your Vistage Executive Summit | Virtual Sessions to access targeted insights, data and tools from sources you can trust, on the issues keeping you up at night. Highlights of the program will include a market-specific economic update with opportunity for Q&A, and Vistage Research applying a coronavirus crisis lens to 2020 priorities. Explore below for complete keynote details!

Event Speakers

Alex Chausovsky

Director of Speaking Services, ITR Economics

Guidance in an uncertain economy

Never has it been more critical for you to have clear, impartial and data-driven perspective on how factors such as COVID-19 and oil price volatility will impact the economy moving forward, and what you should be doing in response. This session from ITR Economics will help you determine the best course of action for the most important part of the economy — you and your business. ITR will cut through the noise to present its expectation of the human and business impact of these black swan events. Additionally they will:

    1. Look at a system of leading indicators proven to signal cyclical turns in the economy and markets.
    2. Present the outlook for the market segments most important to your industry.
    3. Assess interest rate and other financial market trends, including the latest information on stock market performance.
    4. Consider your 3, 5 and 7-year planning needs, and talk about preparing for challenges and opportunities in the 2020s.

Joe Galvin

Chief Research Officer, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Decision factors to maximize recovery

The latest insights from Vistage research will help you understand the key factors you must consider as part of your decision-making in these uncertain times. Expand your perspectives and inform strategic decisions on how to best manage customers, talent, finances and operations, and ultimately ensure your business is well-positioned for future success.

Gerry O'Brion

Business Growth & Change Expert

Future prep your business during disruption: What to do now and next

Your 2020 playbook got thrown out the window. The companies who take this time to refocus on what matters will be the ones who thrive as the economy comes back online. The choices you make now related to people, culture, sales activities and branding will make or break what comes next. So, what to do now and next? There are some things you should be doing now, and some things you should NOT be doing. And when we emerge from this disruption you can be prepared to hit the ground running. Now is the time to plan and prepare your people for your future success.



8:30 - 8:40 AM
Event opening | Welcome remarks

8:40 - 9:50 AM
Alex Chausovsky, Guidance in an uncertain economy

9:50 - 10:30 AM
Networking activity

10:30 - 11:05 AM
Joe Galvin, Decision factors to maximize recovery

11:05 - 12:05 PM
Virtual Breakout Sessions

  • Motivating and engaging employees in challenging & changing times
  • Personal Financial Planning In Uncertain Times
  • Navigating Business Interruption

12:05 - 12:20 PM

12:20 - 1:25 PM
Gerry O'Brion, Future prep your business during disruption: What to do now and next

1:25 - 1:30 PM
Closing comments

*agenda subject to change

Breakout sessions

11:05 - 12:05 PM

Navigating Business Interruption

Presenter: Cindy Larson DeMarco , Strategic Consulting, Insperity

Please join Insperity business leader, Cindy DeMarco, sharing the impact of business interruption and how to best navigate it. This discussion will entail how business interruption, whether caused due to a global pandemic or your own company crisis, can be viewed from three different yet connected angles: Leading with Resiliency, Innovation Out of Change, and Culture of Employee Engagement. Reflecting on ideas and practices on an organization’s current and future foundations, especially its people— we will take a deeper look into the challenges and strategies on best navigating business interruption through the lens of how unexpected change can be the necessary component to an organization’s innovation and growth. We will also discuss the shift in prioritization for many businesses as they strive to bring their employees back— more productive, engaged, and with a high morale than before. Let us know what questions you would like us to help you with!

11:05 - 12:05 PM

Personal Financial Planning In Uncertain Times

Presenter: Mark Farrell , CFP, CWS, CKA, Sr. Private Wealth Advisor, Ronald Blue Trust

The events of 2020 have created uncertainty in the minds of many business owners. Required to make rapid, mid-course adjustments in their businesses, many business owners may have not contemplated how reducing uncertainty in their personal finances can help them attune their focus to the issues relevant to their business. During this session we will address methods of reducing uncertainty in your personal finances in addition to tax strategies to consider for 2020.

11:05 - 12:05 PM

Motivating and engaging employees in challenging & changing times

Presenter: Amy N. Letke , CEO, Integrity HR, Inc.

This year has had significant change and challenges we never expected. Between Covid-19, racial unrest, protests, unemployment, and unsettled business…what will the future hold? Now is the time for business leaders to “armor up” and implement key initiatives to connect, engage and heighten performance levels with your teams. When you attend this session, you’ll gain data driven techniques for success in leading, managing and motivating your teams…. creating a competitive edge for your business.