LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE 7x7x7: Men’s Mega Meet Up October 29 Event in Omaha Features 7 Speakers x 7 Topics x 7 Minutes Each

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Event Features 7 Speakers x 7 Topics x 7 Minutes Each

Omaha, Neb., Oct. 7, 2015
— The Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN) is hosting the fourth annual Men’s Leadership Exchange Forum on Oct. 29. Part of ICAN’s Leadership Exchange Event Series, this event is the culmination of a series of ‘Meet Up’ conversations held throughout the year on contemporary and newsworthy business leadership topics.

The Leadership Exchange 7x7x7 brings together Omaha business leaders for an event featuring seven local leaders with unique and exciting passions and ideas. Those attending will learn something new and connect over drinks and discussion on contemporary leadership topics. Hosted in partnership with Creighton University’s Heider College of Business, the Leadership Exchange will be held at Creighton University’s Harper Center Fourth Floor Ballroom at 602 N. 20 Street on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 4 – 7 p.m. Cost is $37. For full event details and to register, please visit https://icanglobal.net/our-work/lex-777-omaha/. A special thank you to our Maven sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, CSG International, First National Bank, Mutual of Omaha, TD Ameritrade, and WoodmenLife.

“We believe our 7x7x7 Leadership Exchange is an outstanding format for learning and networking.  The speakers will share clear leadership applications to various concepts relative to their expertise, and the post-speaker circle conversations have been extremely well accepted as a forum to meet others in the business community and share ideas,” said Susan Henricks, ICAN President and CEO. “We are so excited to offer this event again with our partner at Creighton University, the Heider College of Business.”

The 7x7x7 format has origins from public intellectual dialogue forums – where people gather for high-level conversations on topics varying from science, philosophy, humanities, business, politics, and in this case, centered on business and community leadership. Attendees will hear from 7 local leaders speaking for 7 minutes each on 7 different topics relevant to business leadership and our community of which they hold an informed and inspired position on. It is both educational and enlightening, with a goal to spark new thinking and dynamic conversation. The leaders presenting include:

  1. Clark Lauritzen, Executive Vice President, First National Bank ­– Topic: Know Thyself: Leading as Who You Are
  2. Tom Warren, President / CEO, Urban League of Nebraska, Former Chief, Omaha Police Department – Topic: Leadership and Civic Engagement
  3. Jason Lauritsen, Director, Best Places to Work, Quantum Workplace – Topic: “I Was Wrong” and Other Things Great Leaders Say
  4. David Arnold, Managing Director, Straight Shot – Topic: The Passion for Distinction: Life Hacks for Advancing Your Career
  5. Bradley Britigan, Dean, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center – Topic: Building the Future Health Care of Nebraska
  6. Dan Houghton, Co-Founder & EVP, BuilderTREND Solutions – Topic: Building and Leading a Winning Team
  7. Van Deeb, Motivational Speaker & Author, Omaha Planning Board, Founder, DEEB Realty – Topic: The Choices we Make as Leaders

 A closing note will be provided by Todd Darnold, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Leadership Programs, Creighton University Heider College of Business.

“Creighton University Heider College of Business is excited to bring the 7x7x7 Leadership Exchange to the community with ICAN again. We have seen the success of this program in introducing new and exciting leadership ideas and conversation into the community to strengthen workplaces and facilitate growth,” shares Todd Darnold, PhD, Director of Leadership Programs.

Instrumental in bringing the Leadership Exchange to Omaha’s male business leaders is an active committee of ICAN program graduates and community leaders, including Bob Cronin, Prairie Cloudware (ICAN Board of Directors Member); Adam Langdon, Mutual of Omaha Bank (ICAN Board of Directors Member); Jeremy Lang, First National Bank; Ryan Lieurance, Lumitas; Steven Schmitt, ACI Worldwide; Brandon Tomjack, Baird Holm LLP and Ryan Whitt, VBOverified.

The ICAN Leadership Exchange feature a series of leadership dialogue-based events throughout the year as an opportunity to build a community of inspired leaders, creating a valuable network of relationships based on a common interest of accelerating leadership capability, life goals and powerful conversations. These events are held to bring together the entire business community – large & small – around leadership, enhanced learning, and varied leader development content in accessible and beneficial formats.

For more information, visit: https://icanglobal.net/our-work/lex-777-omaha/

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Allison Schorr
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications

Sarah Lake
VP Community Engagement
Emspace Group

Jennifer Metzler

Director, Creighton Business Institute
Heider College of Business
About ICAN: Institute for Career Advancement Needs
Inspiring Leaders. Transforming Organizations.

For more than 30 years, ICAN has been developing whole-life leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow and create limitless possibilities for themselves and their organizations. Whether working with individuals or teams, ICAN inspires bold thinking, accelerates innovation, expands capacity and builds leadership networks that transform and define the future of business. More than 3,000 women and men have graduated from ICAN programs. For more information, visit www.icanglobal.net or call 402-392-0746.

About Creighton Heider College of Business

The Heider College of Business, the first named college at Creighton, educates business leaders in both undergraduate and graduate programs. The Heider College of Business exists to form men and women that use their business knowledge to promote justice and improve the world. With over 15 programs of study to choose from, and community partners such as the Creighton Business Institute, the Heider College of Business serves both its students and its community alike. For more information, visit business.creighton.edu.