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Seattle | Virtual Sessions

Thursday, May 7, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. PST

Event Overview

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**IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE**

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


Scott Mautz

Founder, Profound Performance

Fostering meaning in tough times (A toolkit for all-out performance)

In difficult times like we're in, to recover you need your employees out of the doldrums and surging to all-out peak performance as soon as possible-- your business simply can't wait. How do you do that? By fostering what employees always yearn for in troubled times (and in better times)--meaning. It's meaning that motivates employees right now and over the long haul. In fact, research shows meaning-rich organizations get results like no other. Scott Mautz will explore “The Markers of Meaning,” specific conditions you can foster to create meaning in and at work to fuel a sense of purpose, feed learning and personal growth, inspire self-esteem, grant autonomy, and craft an environment of caring and authenticity. Leave inspired and with many practical tools you can put into practice immediately.


Connor Lokar

Program Economist, 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.

Vistage Research perspective: Managing the coronavirus crisis

The dramatic and sudden onset of the coronavirus crisis has changed the trajectory of growth for every business. With circumstances changing daily, this “Black Swan” event has disrupted every CEO’s strategic plan for 2020. The duration of this health crisis will determine the depth of the financial crisis; learn new perspectives that help you rethink priorities for 2020 through a coronavirus crisis lens.

Agenda


9:00 AM
Welcome remarks

9:10 AM
Connor Lokar with Q&A, Guidance in an uncertain economy

10:10 AM
Break

10:30 AM
Joe Galvin, Vistage Research perspective: Managing the coronavirus crisis

11:00 AM
Scott Mautz with Q&A, Fostering meaning in tough times (A toolkit for all-out performance)

12:00 PM
Transition remarks

12:10 PM
Break

12:20 - 1:20 PM
Virtual Sessions Breakouts

  • Leadership: We're in this together - navigating through times of change
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  • Business as Unusual - Financial insights for unexpected times
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  • Phoenix rising: Managing your company’s recovery without getting sued
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  • Is now a good time to sell? Be ready to exit when the dust settles.
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  • Big reset | A CEO’s how-to guide for emerging stronger
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  • How to avoid random acts of recovery
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Breakout sessions

12:20 - 1:20 PM

Leadership: We're in this together - navigating through times of change

Presenter: Pete Hinojosa, Director, Sales Leadership Development, Insperity

Pete will guide us on our roles as leaders during times of change and uncertainty, key strategies and insights to take care of yourself and your people. We will look at:
  • How focus impacts energy.
  • How to understand change & stress.
  • How your personality and those around you react under pressure.
  • How to take care of yourself and effectively lead others.
  • Reinforce our call as leaders to take care of our people.
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12:20 - 1:20 PM

Business as Unusual - Financial insights for unexpected times

Presenter: Eric McDermott, CFP®, ChFC®, Managing Equity Partner, Pacific Advisors

What financial moves can you still make, when it seems like most of the moves are being taken away? As seasoned Vistage speakers, we’ve set aside all our typical financial strategies, to craft an entirely new presentation just for business owners managing through these most unusual of times. In the past days alone, we have led webinars for thousands of business owners to:

  • Help them understand the stimulus package
  • Reimagine their business models
  • Examine cash flow tactics
  • Provide financial insights to help make ends meet
  • And even take market share.

Join us for a one-of-a-kind session of new financial insights along with multiple ways to take action now. For more information visit pacificadvisors.com.

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12:20 - 1:20 PM

Phoenix rising: Managing your company’s recovery without getting sued

Presenter: Michael Droke, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP and Aaron Goldstein, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

While businesses anticipate the recovery, many employees do not. We’re experiencing the most significant mass trauma since 2008. For many of us, this is the most significant business event we have experienced. What are the implications of returning to work? Will there be a “new normal”? And how will employees adapt – or refuse to adapt? Join us as we anticipate return and recovery.

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12:20 - 1:20 PM

Is now a good time to sell? Be ready to exit when the dust settles.

Presenter: Robert L. Hild, Chairman and CEO, ACT Capital Advisors

How has COVID-19 impacted the value of your company? Are there still buyers for your business? There is a common misconception among business owners that their company can’t be sold during an economic downturn. The fact is that well-run companies can attract multiple buyers in up or down markets. We are entering a moment in time where businesses who are ready to be sold once the pandemic subsides will be a rare commodity. This scarcity will result in higher transaction values for quality companies. Now is the time to prepare, to be first to market when the dust settles!

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12:20 - 1:20 PM

Big reset | A CEO’s how-to guide for emerging stronger

Presenter: Alan Chaffee, CEO, Turning Point Eric Camm, Director, Turning Point

With four major recessions to draw from and having consulted for 200+ companies in the $2 million to $150 million-dollar middle market, Alan Chaffee, CEO of Turning Point, has seen clear patterns emerge for success and failure in leading companies through crisis. This session will serve as a user’s guide to helping companies address current needs and set themselves up to emerge stronger. Join him and Director, Eric Camm, as they lay out the steps and requirements for assessing your company’s current conditions and engaging your management and staff on a shared plan for growth and success.

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12:20 - 1:20 PM

How to avoid random acts of recovery

Presenter: Karen Hayward, Managing Partner & CMO, Chief Outsiders, Vistage Member

As the market transitions to recovery, planning how to re-start your commercial engine will be critical. Those that thrive will have the best understanding of how their clients and markets have changed and planned their recovery accordingly. In Karen’s session, she’ll discuss:
  • How recovering your company operationally and growing your business requires a different focus
  • How to plan for recovery and twelve-point recovery checklist “Are you ready for growth.”
  • Share success stories on how companies have successfully pivoted their businesses

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