General Session Speakers
Lead to Inspire Peak Performance
Alex Weber, Coach and American Ninja Warrior
8:30-9:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 24
Alex knows leadership. As an awarded and championship winning coach, Alex knows what it means to rally others around a vision, inspire peak performance, and dedicate a team to execute a strategy for success. From decades of elite-level athletics to becoming one of the youngest coaches ever to win US Lacrosse Coach of the Year, Alex breaks down his core belief for extraordinary leadership. The brand of leadership that not only gets the job done but surpasses expectations. Wherever you are at in your leadership journey, this keynote will empower you to become an extraordinary leader. This uplifting, energetic, and entertaining keynote is perfect for those looking to inspire peak performance for themselves and their organization.
Communicate More Effectively with Your Boss, Your Staff and Your Customers
Terri Thomas, KBA Senior Vice President
10:15-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 24
Today’s financial institutions understand that in order to compete, they must build and maintain successful team cultures. Unfortunately, pitfalls, if not understood and properly managed, cannot only hinder a financial institution from meeting its goals but can create a negative and even hostile, environment for management, employees and customers alike. Learn how perception influences our day-to-day interactions with others, as well as how to identify and work with various social styles in order to establish successful relationships with your coworkers and customers.
Give Peace a Chance
Mike Henke, Business Training and Consulting
3:20-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24
In today’s workplace, there is more diversity than ever, from the standard definition of the word to generational differences to polarizing personalities. In this session learn how to create a positive workplace environment that incorporates teamwork in all situations, including solving conflict with others. Also, learn how to decrease stress at work and gain a new understanding of how to keep harassment out of the workplace. Learn all of these tools and more to “Keep the Peace!”
Working the Game of Office Politics
Dr. Celina Peerman, The Peerman Group
8:20-9:20 a.m. Wednesday, March 25
Professionalism, integrity, and influence are critical in successfully navigating any organizational landscape. While office politics can be negative, it is vital that we learn more about using power for positive outcomes, recognize how power and politics can be helpful, and ensure we don't get caught in conflicting relationships that don't represent us as the professionals we want to be. This upbeat and interactive session will have some important takeaways that anyone can apply to ensure our teams are as strong as they can be.
Five Components of Extraordinary Teams
Lee Rubin, Lee Rubin Speaks
10:45 a.m. -Noon Wednesday, March 25
Machines are evaluated based on the output of the entire unit, not the impressiveness of their individual parts. Extraordinary teams, like great machines, require certain components that hold their pieces together. Although most organizations focus exclusively on building the skills of their individual members, elite organizations invest in the “stuff” that transforms a collection of talented individuals into extraordinary, machine-like teams. This presentation shares insights, examples and humor to motivate individuals to take their respective teams to the next level.