Four Executive Power Lunches scheduled for August

Four Executive Power Lunches scheduled for August

Nebraska's Samantha Fairclough will discuss "Managing Creativity" in an Aug. 16 Executive Power Lunch in Omaha.
Nebraska's Samantha Fairclough will discuss "Managing Creativity" in an Aug. 16 Executive Power Lunch in Omaha.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Executive Education program offers four Executive Power Lunches in August to share strategies to help solve today’s business challenges. Led by College of Business faculty, the lunches will be offered in Lincoln and Omaha.

Each 90-minute session costs $60, including lunch and parking. To register, click here.

“Business professionals face complex challenges. Our programs are carefully designed to provide practical tools which help our participants successfully tackle those challenges,” said Emre Unlu, director of executive education and associate professor of economics. “These power lunches give a peek at what participants can expect in our full certificate programs.”

Brian Baugh, assistant professor of finance, kicks off the series with “Savvy Financial Tips for Retirement Planning.” The session, which is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at Noah’s Event Venue, 17121 Marcy St., in Omaha, will explore various aspects of prudent financial planning. Topics include a brief overview of the U.S. tax code, tax minimization strategies, selection of Roth vs. traditional 401k/IRA plans, effective marginal tax rates, portfolio allocation, selection of professional financial planners and recommended resources.

Other talks in the series are:

  • Troy Smith, assistant professor of management, “Competing Demands of Work and Life: How to Effectively Achieve Work-Life Balance for Oneself, Others and Millennials,” 11:30 to 1 p.m., Noah’s Event Venue. Smith’s presentation will lead a discussion on the importance of work-life balance in the workplace and how to strategically manage others toward achieving a balance. The presentation will include a focus on expectations of millennial employees.

  • Samantha Fairclough, associate director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of practice in management, “Managing Creativity,” 11:30 to 1 p.m., Aug. 16, Noah’s Event Venue. Fairclough’s talk will include details on identifying specific creative strengths, selecting effective practices to produce innovations and add value, and build teams for the successful implementation of ideas.

  • Laura Poppo, research professor in management, “How to Play the Strategy Game through Design Thinking,” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 30, College of Business, 14th and Vine streets, Lincoln. Poppo’s presentation will explore design thinking, how playing through design can shape learning and solutions, and why design thinking is trending.   “Our faculty conduct research that is shaping the conversation about how to lead and create success in business,” said Kathy Farrell, interim dean of the College of Business. “They are often asked to present their work nationally and internationally and through these power lunches we are able to offer local professionals a convenient opportunity to learn from them.”

Learn more about the Executive Education program.