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2021 Iowa / Nebraska

Thursday, November 4, 2021 8:00 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. CDT

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Your journey to get here has been extraordinary.

Equip yourself with learnings, data and connections to further your leadership climb. Register now for the Iowa/Nebraska Vistage Executive Summit, a virtual event designed to help you chart the course upward.

The Vistage Executive Summit is a day to tune in and know your peers are right there with you. Without ever leaving your home, find an edge with insider’s access to market-specific insights from ITR Economics and Vistage Research, targeted learning breakout sessions, and networking with members from our greater Vistage community.

The only way forward is up. How you get there — it’s up to you.

 

Event Speakers


Joe Galvin

Chief Research Officer, Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Decision factors 2021: Thriving on disruption

While leaders of small and midsize businesses have been focused on capitalizing on the wave of economic growth, they also must manage the continuing disruptions created by the pandemic to thrive. In this briefing from Vistage research, CEOs will gain perspectives on the five key decision factors they need to consider to successfully lead their business through the end of the year as well as create effective plans for 2022.


Lauren Saidel-Baker, CFA

Economist, ITR Economics

The journey forward

2020 was quite a year. ITR Economics will explore all of the changes that occurred in the economy and break down what they mean to your business in 2021. One thing that will not change, is that successful businesses will have to constantly adapt to a sea of shifting circumstances. ITR will examine consumer, manufacturing, and construction industry trends that drive Vistage member company performance and present a regional perspective to highlight the factors most important to your local economy. More specifically ITR will:

  • Assess economic performance and business demand in 2021 and into 2022.
  • Evaluate the latest regional data, highlighting issues important to your local economy.
  • Look at a system of key leading indicators proven to signal cyclical turns in the economy and vertical markets.
  • Present clear, actionable Management Objectives™ that are right for the coming years as we adapt to the “new reality.”



AmyK Hutchens

Author and Business Strategist

GET IT: The EQ leadership we need right now

Imagine having the ideal set of communication skills to break down barriers, inspire action, heal relationships, solve problems and create real connection. What if you had the confidence, courage and capability to lead empathically? You’d be unstoppable — both brilliant in business and happy in life. In this compelling and energetic presentation, AmyK Hutchens, a Vistage award-winning speaker, two-time No. 1 Amazon best-selling author, and 20+ year coach and consultant, will share the power of empathic intelligence.

Agenda

Virtual event

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.
Welcome

8:15 - 8:50 a.m.
CONTENT | Joe Galvin, Decision factors 2021: Thriving in disruption

8:50 - 9:20 a.m.
CONVERSATION | Small Group Connections

9:20 – 9:55 a.m.
CONTENT | AmyK Hutchens, Get It: The EQ leadership we need right now

9:55 - 10:55 a.m.
CONTENT | Targeted Learning Breakouts
  • CEO’s candid guide to right people, right job, right fit to scale the business
  • Should I grow my business or sell it?

10:55 - 11:05 a.m.
CONNECTION | Break & Resource Center

11:05 - 12:25 p.m.
CONTENT | Lauren Saidel-Baker, The journey forward

*agenda subject to change

Breakout sessions

9:55 - 10:55 a.m.

CEO’s candid guide to right people, right job, right fit to scale the business

Presenter: John Conger and Deborah Kangas, Executive Advisors, Culture Index

Join the Culture Index team to reveal the true fit of your entire executive team and leaders – who is in the right seat and who is not? Do you have the right team in place to scale your business? Sick and tired of not getting the top and bottom line growth by not hiring and obtaining the right team? In this session, you will be prepped with tools to utilize data to make more objective human decisions in securing the right talent in order to drive sustainable growth. Walk away with new insights, tips, and practices to implement into your business and better align your people along the way.

9:55 - 10:55 a.m.

Should I grow my business or sell it?

Presenter: Dave Heymann, Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor, Generational Group

Many owners treat their business as if it is how they earn a living, or as their passion, or profession. The business itself is an investment, a financial asset. Wise investors know financial assets need to either be grown or be sold. Often owners don’t know how to grow a business INTENTIONALLY vs. OPPORTUNISTICALLY. When it comes to value, we always have an idea what our home and our stocks are worth but many owners have the wrong idea about the value of their business. During this session attendees will learn how a business is actually valued by buyers and what forces drive value up or down. We will also discuss the CORRECT way to grow a business INTENTIONALLY so that the return justifies the risk of owning a privately-held business.

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