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Minneapolis | Virtual Sessions

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CST

Event Overview

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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

AmyK Hutchens

Author and Business Strategist

Get It! Let's talk about story

With 20+ years of experience coaching executives, AmyK understands what keeps leaders up at night. In this invigorating presentation, she’ll share practical ways to raise your emotional intelligence, conquer your biggest fears and drive better behaviors.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Proof that energy, not time, separates the good from the great.
  • How to more effectively navigate change to build resiliency.
  • How to break through limiting beliefs.
  • Tools for stronger alignment between desires, purpose and decisions.
  • How to be driven by the core desires, not by circumstances and reactions.
  • AmyK’s easy-to-use methodologies will help you rewrite the story for more profitable results, personally and professionally.

    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.



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

    8:40 - 9:45 AM
    Alex Chausovsky, Guidance in an uncertain economy

    9:45 - 10:25 AM
    Networking activity

    10:25 - 11:05 AM
    Joe Galvin, Decision factors to maximize recovery

    11:05 - 12:10 PM
    Virtual sessions breakouts
    • COVID-19 workplace discrimination & reasonable accommodations—Challenges, strategies and concerns
    • Nine steps towards an unlimited life
    • Executing your sales strategy
    • Maximizing cash flow: Exploring the CARES Act and other tax considerations

    12:10 - 12:20 PM

    12:20 - 1:25 PM
    AmyK Hutchens, Get It! Let's talk about story

    1:20 - 1:30 PM
    Closing comments

    *agenda subject to change

    Breakout sessions

    11:00 - 12:05 PM

    COVID-19 workplace discrimination & reasonable accommodations—Challenges, strategies and concerns

    Presenter: George Patrick, Human Resource Specialist, Service Operations

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected industries and workplaces all across this country. And, while we navigate through these ever-changing guidelines, along with understanding and applying new and existing laws, we must remember employees are still protected against discrimination and other work-related misconduct. Please join us for this insightful webinar that will discuss the challenges and strategies around increased concern over workplace discrimination and confusion over the application of reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

    11:00 - 12:05 PM

    Nine steps towards an unlimited life

    Presenter: John Asher, CEO, Asher Longevity Institute

    John Asher will describe a clear roadmap for Living a MUCH longer and Much higher quality of life, free of disease. He will show the four principle causes of aging at the cellular levels and how to stop them. He will provide antiaging protocols for sleeping, eating, exercise, a healthy gut microbiome, supplements and fasting. He will show the benefits of a few previously FDA approved drugs with an off-label benefit for longevity. John practices what he preaches. He is stronger and in better shape than when he played football in college. Participants will walk away with a clear roadmap.

    11:00 - 12:05 PM

    Executing your sales strategy

    Presenter: Gary Braun, Partner/Co-Founder, Pivotal Advisors

    Too many sales teams have a hard time executing on their company's strategy, no matter how well that strategy is defined. The company strategy is largely left up to the individual salesperson to determine how to execute. The best performing organizations are those that have a well-defined system to make sure people are executing and can make critical adjustments. In this session, we will cover the best practices including:
    • Implementing proactive sales plans
    • Standardizing on a sales process
    • Performance management best practices
    Attendees will walk away with best practices and some practical tools they can apply right away.

    11:00 - 12:05 PM

    Maximizing cash flow: Exploring the CARES Act and other tax considerations

    Presenter: Megan Johnson, Partner; John Kammerer, Partner; Brian Sweeney, Partner, Redpath and Company

    Join Redpath and Company to learn about the opportunities and considerations for maximizing your organization's cash flow in the age of the CARES Act. Topics covered will include Net Operating Losses, Excess Business Losses, Qualified Improvement Property, Payroll Tax Deferral, and Employee Retention Credits. Interest limitation changes will also be discussed in addition to reviewing the effect of the CARES Act on PPP Loan recipients and forgiveness.