Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session #1 (10:45 to 11:30 a.m.)

Room 1, McDowell – Amy Gross – Increasing our Influence – Powerful First Impressions
Making credible first impressions with stakeholders and building stronger networks is critical young professionals. Through discovering connections between people in informal or formal settings, we must maximize our value, create mutually beneficial partnerships, sell our organization’s benefits, and increase business connections. This session focuses on increasing our ability to make credible first impressions, improve our skills in building productive relationships, and maximize rapport-building in our conversations.

Room 2, Tuttle – Travis Tannahill – The difference is you, be the difference your customers want
“Selling RIB’s to Carnivores” is a topic that discusses the competitive sales environment of “commoditized” industries. Specifically, Travis discuses Real Estate, Insurance, and Banking (RIB’S) sales and how one can stand out in the often crowded, competitive, and commoditized sales environment of those industries. Travis will relate to his lessons learned under Head Coach Bill Snyder, along with his current experience as an insurance agency owner dealing daily with bankers and realtors.

Room 3, Alcove – James Johnson – Linked In 2.0
How to use linked in to network, build an audience and position yourself as an SME.

Room 4, Konza Prairie – Kiley Moody – Connect purpose to passion
People do not buy what you do; they buy why you do it. In this interactive session you will reflect on “why” you do the work you do. You will reflect on previous and current experiences to help you identify and proclaim your “why.” You will be challenged to think about your work in different and more meaningful ways that will energize you.

Room 5, Kings –  Joshua Schumm – The Ultimate Empowerment: Taking Control of your money
Joshua Schumm is a Dave Ramsey endorsed local coach based out of the greater Wichita area. He asks: “If you managed money for ‘You, Incorporated’ the way you manage money for you personally now, would You hire you?” He will show you the WHY and HOW so that you can answer that question affirmatively!

 

Breakout Session #2 (2:05-2:50 p.m.)

Room 1, McDowell – Rachel Mawhirter – Top 10 ways to tank your YP group
If you’re on the leadership team helping to plan and execute programming for your community’s Young Professionals program, what are you doing to build momentum and keep up with trends? This presentation will give you a list of best practices and ideas to take home to your Steering Committee, but with a twist of sarcasm and light-hearted humor.

Room 2, Tuttle – Amy Gross – Kick the Stress Habit
Managing stress is like managing time: it’s all about managing yourself. In this session, you will assess your current reactions to stress, then explore ways to clarify where you have a measure of control. Identifying different kinds of stress, and different responses people have, will help you identify how to use more of your innate resiliency to stressful internal and external factors. You will learn to identify ways to convert common negative reactions into positive outlooks with clear action steps.

Room 3, Alcove – Heather Morgan – Leading when young
Don’t let anyone tell you, you are too inexperienced or haven’t been in a community long enough to lead. Heather Morgan has extensive experience in leading Kansas citizens to make progress on difficult challenges.  She will present techniques and attitudes that will leave you energized to go back to your workplace and community confident that you too can make a difference.

Room 4, Konza Prairie – Thomas Weeks – Building beneficial community relationships
Participants will be given practical methods to stop “networking” and start building mutually beneficial community relationships.

Room 5, Kings – Common Ground Kansas – Katie Sawyer, LaVell Winsor, Melissa Hildebrand Reed and Frances Graves

A few minutes on Facebook can invoke fear of what we should and shouldn’t eat. We’re constantly bombarded with conflicting messages regarding our food choices. Doing your own homework is an important part of making informed decisions about the food we feed our families. Hear from Kansas farmers about why and how they raise food the way they do and what it means for your family and theirs. Don’t miss this opportunity to decode some of the buzzwords and get your questions answered about how food is really raised on Kansas farms.

 

Breakout Session #3 (3:05 to 3:50 p.m.)

Room 1, McDowell – Vern Henricks – Leadership & Philanthropy
This session will provide you with a better understanding of how you, as a young professional, can make a difference in your community by utilizing your time, talent and treasure.

Room 2, Tuttle – James Johnson – Linked In 2.0
How to use linked in to network, build an audience and position yourself as an SME.

Room 3, Alcove – Heather Morgan – Rural vs. urban
Heather Morgan has extensive experience in leading Kansas citizens to make progress on difficult challenges.  She will present techniques and attitudes that will leave you energized to go back to your workplace and community confident that you too can make a difference.

Room 4, Konza Prairie – Common Ground Kansas –Katie Sawyer, LaVell Winsor, Melissa Hildebrand Reed and Frances Graves
A few minutes on Facebook can invoke fear of what we should and shouldn’t eat. We’re constantly bombarded with conflicting messages regarding our food choices. Doing your own homework is an important part of making informed decisions about the food we feed our families. Hear from Kansas farmers about why and how they raise food the way they do and what it means for your family and theirs. Don’t miss this opportunity to decode some of the buzzwords and get your questions answered about how food is really raised on Kansas farms.

Room 5, Kings – Dr. Amy Rachel Betz – Growth Mindset: How beliefs about our intelligence affect success
Are your beliefs about intelligence preventing you from embracing challenges, persisting after setbacks, and learning from criticism? Learn how adopting a growth mindset could aid in your success.