Young Bankers Leadership Conference - Oct. 6-7 - Kansas City

Schedule for Young Bankers Leadership Conference

The Young Bankers Leadership Conference begins at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, and concludes at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7.

Thursday, Oct. 6

8 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:15 a.m.  Call to Order & Welcome 
9:30 a.m.

Bevin FerrandTake the DAMN Chance

Bevin Farrand
We’ve all experienced difficult, unexpected situations that feel insurmountable. And too often, we think “I will never recover from this,” or we fear that we cannot truly be successful after difficult life circumstances. This is simply not true. Bevin Farrand is the founder of the Take the DAMN Chance movement, which was born out of unexpected loss six days after her 40th birthday. Farrand openly shares that experience, as well as other traumatic experiences she’s overcome, that will inspire you to navigate your life with creativity and grace. Discover the power of deciding and declaring what you want in your life and how to make the most meaningful impact on the lives of those you love the most.
10:30 a.m.  Refreshment Break 
10:45 a.m.

Chris Kuehl

Economics? Meh. Let’s Talk about Mahomes
Chris Kuehl
Armada CI

No? Maybe this -- “Three Reasons to Think the Sky is Falling and Three Reasons to Relax a Little”? If one looks at the recent data, one would have a right to be very confused. Two quarters of negative GDP growth but new jobs added every month and an historically low jobless rate? Concern in the housing market but improvements in capital spending and capacity utilization? Manufacturing slumping in every sector but automotive, which is booming? What gives? There seems to be plenty for both the optimist and pessimist to munch on. 
11:45 a.m.  Lunch & Program 
1 p.m. 

General Session -- CEO Panel

2 p.m. Refreshment Break 
2:15 p.m. 

Michelle K. Johnston, Ph.D.The Seismic Shift in Leadership: How to Thrive in a New Era of Connection

Michelle K. Johnston, Ph.D.

Today’s leaders need more than power and control to get the best from their teams; they need to connect. Through a series of revealing interviews with 18 prominent leaders, Michelle Johnston, Ph.D., shows how leaders’ ability to connect with themselves, their teams and their organizations defines their ultimate success — or failure. 

The Seismic Shift in Leadership is an essential read for all leaders wanting to be the very best version of themselves. Each attendee will receive a copy of the book!

3:15 p.m.  Refreshment Break             
3:30 p.m. 

The Solution Room

You have an obstacle, and your peers have a solution! During this networking session, attendees will work with their tables to help find solutions to everyone’s obstacles. Please come with one obstacle you would like your peers to assist you with finding a solution! 
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Reception
Dinner on Your Own

Friday, Oct. 7

7:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
8:15 a.m. 

Jeff ButlerBeing Human In The Age of Digital Innovation

Jeff Butler

Digital innovation not only changes corporations but also who we are as humans. Technology continues to evolve at an exponential rate, swiftly collapsing industries that took decades to build. As cutting-edge technology seems to update every day, questions arise. How will this evolution change the way we humans work? What does this mean for the next generation? The reality is that every industry will be affected just as any other.

Jeff Butler unravels which technological changes to anticipate (such as autonomous vehicles, Blockchain and artificial intelligence) and how their integration affects the workforce, not only from a business perspective but sociological, psychological and existential. How might this wave of change affect industries — and us as the people that work for them — faster than experts originally anticipated? Although inevitable, one of the most important things that people can do now is learn where the tide is coming from and to be prepared for its impact. Jeff will help guide and navigate you through this meteoric challenge called “technology change!”

9:15 a.m.

Patrick Dix, Shazam

Post-Pandemic Changes

Patrick Dix

10:15 a.m. 

Dustin JamesLead with Everyday Excellence

Dustin James
Focus on driving greater success in your life and business by mastering the four E’s -- emotion, education, experience and energy. Learn to identify critical areas of your life that can be controlled while grasping a clear understanding and commit to excellence in your daily life. Quit chasing sales numbers and competing, both externally and internally. Quit comparing material things in life and start committing to EXCELLENCE! 
11:15 a.m.  Adjourn 
Noon  Hotel Check Out