Thursday, Sept. 20
11 – 5 p.m.
Hilton Omaha | 1001 Cass Street, 68102
Welcome to motivation. Welcome to inspiration. Welcome to no regrets.
Make / Happen is about turning our best intentions into action – rocket fuel specially-formulated to propel ourselves and our goals forward. A conference for doers.
What do you want to accomplish for yourself, your company or community? Connect with aspirational peers at the intersection of skill-building and action-planning – and Make / it / Happen.
Still defining your lofty goal? Take this half-day to discover your possibilities, create your “what’s next,” and jolt yourself out of your comfort zone.
Our Make / Happen Promise.
Activation. We’re going to surround you with a continuous flow of high energy; thought-provoking speakers, ideas and information; and the tools to empower action.
“So many times, we go to seminars and we’re given professional advice – and then our notes get lost and we do nothing with the experience. Make/Happen is designed to help us springboard to the next step.”
Wesley Siebert, 2015 Make/Happen Attendee
What you choose to Make / Happen – Innovation? Creativity? Positive change? – is entirely up to you. September 20. We’ll be ready to help you shake up the status quo.
Parking, lunch, appetizers and drinks are included with each ticket.
Reservations are due by Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. No refunds for cancelations will be granted after this day.
11 – 11:30 a.m.
Registration and Networking
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch and Opening Session
Design Thinking: Creating Innovation Through Connecting People
Grand Central Ballroom
SVP, HR at Capital Senior Living
Transform the status quo into powerful change with design thinking – this blend of specific mindsets, empathy and intentionality is a powerful way to create innovation and refine your approach and style to working together.
1:15 – 2 p.m.
2:15 – 3 p.m.
3:10 – 4 p.m.
Leadership in Action
Grand Central Ballroom
Their insights are among our business community’s most valuable resources. Greater Omaha’s successful business and community leaders specialize in vision, challenge and growth. They are eager to share their experiences with you – the good, bad and otherwise. This is an exclusive opportunity to gain the first-hand understanding that can help you improve your leadership footing and implement both culture and bottom-line-enhancing best practices.
Show up, find a seat and prepare yourself for a powerful, intimate conversation with our region’s best!
Amanda Bogner, President – Energy Studio Inc.
Ariel Roblin, President and General Manager – KETV
Carmen Tapio, President and CEO – North End Teleservices LLC
Dan Houghton, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President – BuilderTREND
David Hopp, Chief Operating Officer – Agape Red
Derek Wright, Area President – Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Jack Becker, Executive Director and CEO – Joslyn Art Museum
Jim Krieger, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer – Gallup
Joe Hodges, President – Lion’s Gate Security
Karen Borchert, Chief Operating Officer – Flywheel
Karen Goracke, Chief Executive Officer – Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts
Kathy Bressler, Chief Operating Officer – CHI Health
Leslie Andersen, President and CEO – Bank of Bennington
Marc Wisdom, President – First Westroads Bank
Nancy Pridal, President – Lamp Rynearson
Othello Meadows, President and CEO – Seventy Five North
Pat Corrigan, President and CEO – ACCESSbank
Rob Reed, President and CEO – Physicians Mutual
Roger Weitz, General Director – Opera Omaha
Sherman Willis, Agent – State Farm Insurance
Tim Barry, Managing Partner – Hot Shops
Tim Burke, President and CEO – Omaha Public Power District
Tim Kerrigan, Vice President – Investors Realty, Inc.
Todd Luther, Managing Director, Human Resources – TD Ameritrade
4 – 5 p.m.
This event is made possible by the generous contributions of several organizations. We appreciate their support.
Bergman Incentives | Investors Realty, Inc. | Omaha Public Power District | VitalSigns Unlimited, Inc.
Interested in sponsoring? Contact Christine Fortier for more information.
For more information about Make / Happen, contact Christine Fortier.
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