Virtual Agenda

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Conversational Intelligence: Tools for Success in Business

Nan Gesche

While talking is easy, genuine communication can be really difficult. Especially when you’re attempting to navigate a professional disagreement, give constructive feedback to a colleague, or even ask for something you want; it just doesn’t come effortlessly for most people.
Yet those tough conversations are an essential component of growing professionally, especially as you move up the ladder. When put off or done poorly, you risk miscommunication, lack of trust, and poor collaboration between team members.

Are you ready to expand your conversation skills to help you create buy-in for your ideas, make better-informed decisions, and obtain committed action from others? You won’t want to miss this highly interactive workshop with communications guru Nan Gesche.

By the end of the morning, you’ll...
  • Understand your personal communication style and how to effectively communicate with those who have different styles
  • Learn practical ways to share your perspectives and desires in a way that makes the other person want to hear more and to feel safe sharing their own viewpoint – even when you disagree
  • Be able to express your thoughts and feelings in ways that can strengthen relationships and build success
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

FinTech at Your Doorstep – What Can Banks Do NOW to Collaborate With Emerging FinTech Companies

Marcie Bomberg, Wipfli

It’s not news anymore that FinTech startups are poised to disrupt the financial industry. However, instead of sending the whole banking reality into chaos, there is real ground for collaboration between FinTech companies and traditional financial institutions. The question isn’t if these new disruptions will transform banking (because they have already started doing so), but rather how to collaborate and partner more successfully within the new financial ecosystem. The recommended strategy is partnership instead of competition. What is the potential framework for this collaboration? Marci Bomberg, Wipfli, will share the various aspects to consider when traditional financial institutions and FinTech companies assess each other for a collaborative effort to address customers’ needs.
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Connecting Your Workplace Through F.U.N.!

Paul Long

Two grown men, cat wrestling singlets and a social experiment. Paul Long leveraged his concept of Fundamism to become the Kansas City Royals’ 2016 Fan of the Year while inspiring his employees, organization and an entire city! Paul’s philosophy of Fundamism is a deliberate approach to happiness in the workplace, can be applied by anyone and is certain to move your team in the direction you desire. Based on the core principle of F.U.N., this experience will allow your team to explore their Foundation, Understanding of Others and help identify Next Steps in maximizing their overall effectiveness at work and in life. Laugh, learn and actively engage with your team while Paul coaches you through principles that help improve employee engagement, maximize productivity, provide memorable customer experiences and create a more F.U.N. work environment! This experience will provoke thought while leaving audiences with a strong understanding of specific actions to help improve their personal work environment. 
3:30 p.m.