2019 CEO Academy Agenda

 
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 Sunday, January 27, 2019

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.     Welcome Reception

Monday, January 28, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.     Breakfast Served 

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.     Opening Devotion and Welcome

Speakers: Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Marshfield Church, Massachusetts; Alesia Frerichs, Vice President of Member Engagement, Lutheran Services in America  

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.     Reimagining Health and Human Services  

How do successful leaders identify opportunities, compete for market share and drive innovation in an increasingly complex, under-resourced sector? Join David Morey, renowned corporate strategist and advisor to Fortune 500 executives, as he explores proven change leadership strategies, in an interactive session designed to share best practices, and create “offense” tactics. 

Keynote Speaker: David Morey, Chairman & CEO, DMG Global  

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.     Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Reimagining Health and Human Services (continued)

Keynote Speaker: David Morey, Chairman & CEO, DMG Global 

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.    Networking Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.     Speed Networking with Luanne Fisher, President and CEO, Liberty Lutheran

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.     Think Like an Insurgent

This session makes the case for the power of thinking differently and underlines the importance of playing offense to help stay ahead of and lead change.

Keynote Speaker: David Morey, Chairman & CEO, DMG Global

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.     Break

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.     Repositioning Your Organization, Reimagining New Solutions

Join fellow CEOs as they describe ways they have reimagined their services, achieved market differentiation and refined their brand.

Moderator: David Morey, Chairman & CEO, DMG Global

Panelists: Larry Bradshaw, President and CEO, National Lutheran Communities & Services; Héctor Colón, President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc; David Gentner, President & CEO, The Wartburg Adult Care Community

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.     Devotion

Speaker: Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Marshfield Church, Massachusetts 

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.     Group Dinner 

Opportunity to network, introduce new CEOs and celebrate member milestones.  

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.     Breakfast Served 

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.     Devotion

Speaker: Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Marshfield Church, Massachusetts 

8:45 - 10:30 a.m.   The Leadership Campaign   

Explore techniques rooted in political campaign strategies to provide focus and urgency to your organization, stay laser focused on the targets you need to hit, guard against drift and get the win.   

Keynote Speaker: David Morey, Chairman & CEO, DMG Global

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.     Break

11:00 a.m. - Noon     The Leadership Campaign (continued)

Keynote Speaker: David Morey, Chairman & CEO, DMG Global

Noon - 1:00 p.m.     Networking Lunch

1:15-2:45 p.m.     The Power of Possibility: Exploring Greater Impact through Strategic Partnerships   

Join Scott Townsley, leading authority on nonprofit partnerships and affiliations, as he explores the growing role of mergers, acquisitions and partnerships are playing and when should they be pursued.

Keynote Speaker: Scott Townsley, Principal, Trilogy Consulting 

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.     Break

3:00- 4:00 p.m.     Exploring Greater Impact through Strategic Partnerships 

Hear from fellow CEOs on the role mergers, acquisitions and partnerships have played in their overall strategy.

Moderator: Scott Townsley, Principal, Trilogy Consulting  

Panelists: Bob Dahl, President and CEO, Elim Care; Kristen Gay, CEO, Silver Springs-Martin Luther School, and Tom Syverson, EVP and COO, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

4:00-4:15 p.m.     Devotion 

Speaker: Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Marshfield Church, Massachusetts

4:30-5:30 p.m.     One-to-One Walks 

New and experienced CEOs are matched together for a short outing to discuss issues, share ideas and foster relationships. 

4:30-6:30 p.m.     LSA Partnerships

At Lutheran Services in America we are committed to putting the multiplier effect of the network to work for you—to leverage the shared knowledge and resources of over 300 member organizations and enable you to access national partnerships, and expertise.  Please join us in this discussion to share your thoughts and ideas of ways to pool resources and leverage the network to deploy innovative models or solutions.  If you would like to learn more, please contact Alesia Frerichs at afrerichs@lutheranservices.org.

7:00 p.m.     Optional Networking Dinner

Please join us for an optional networking dinner (participants cover their own meal costs) with your fellow CEOs. We will meet in the hotel lobby to walk together to the restaurant. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.     Breakfast Served

If you were asked to meet with a new or experienced CEO as part of the One-to-One Walks and were unable to previously meet please plan to meet during breakfast.

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.     Devotion

Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Marshfield Church, Massachusetts 

8:45 - 10:30 a.m.     Workforce Strategy

Moderator: Scott Townsley, Principal, Trilogy Consulting  

Panelists: Linda Timmons, President and CEO, Mosaic; Adriene Iverson, President & CEO, Elder Care Alliance 

This session, facilitated by Scott Townsley, explores innovative approaches to attracting and retaining employees and how CEOs across the network are thinking of workforce engagement through a strategic lens.  

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.     Break

10:45 - 12:00 p.m.     Charting a Path Forward: The Board and CEO Moving Forward Together

Moderator: Scott Townsley, Principal, Trilogy Consulting

Panelists: Ted Goins, President and CEO, Lutheran Services Carolinas; Chris Stevenson, President and CEO, Cedar Lake, Inc.

Join us in this highly engaging facilitated session to discuss how CEOs can lead their boards to achieve impact.  Hear their successes, challenges, what they would do again, and what they hope to avoid next time.

12:00 - 1:45 p.m.  Closing Lunch, Open Forum, and Benediction

A discussion of participant-driven topics as the CEO Academy draws to a close.

Speakers: Charlotte Haberaecker, Lutheran Services in America; Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Marshfield Church, Massachusetts