The YP Summit is a one-day experience that provides a space for dreamers, changemakers, innovators, and open-minded young professionals to get informed, become inspired, and learn what it takes to be a leader. This event provides the tools, resources, and access to community visionaries who will empower the leaders of today and tomorrow to become catalysts for positive change.
We invite you to activate your curiosity, discover new ways to grow personally and professionally, foster connections, and dig your roots deep into the community to become the leader you were meant to be.
Join more than 100 young professionals in this day-long exploration, fueled by inspiring keynote speakers, insightful panel discussions, motivating change-maker sessions, and opportunities to connect with the leaders of today and tomorrow. We are all in this together.
Will Severns is the Founder of Membands and Qwill Creative, and the Co-Founder of Streamline Books, where his company helps prospective authors write, edit, and publish their book in a 16-week process. In all three of his businesses, Will is passionate about moving stories forward and encouraging others with what they've been given to do the best wherever they're planted.
Will is the author of Gouge: Delete Social Media. Eliminate Pornography. Experience Freedom. And he speaks to groups on the topics of entrepreneurship, ministry, and the benefits of deleting social media—among other stories he loves to share with audiences. Will is a firm believer that "You don't have to be funny, but you have to be fun."
Will and his wife, Lauren, live in Kansas City with their son, Branch, and daughter, Wynnie. He is an avid Royals and Chiefs fan, and loves to read, exercise, eat Kansas City BBQ, and plan fun date nights/vacations with Lauren. If you'd like to get in contact with Will, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you or someone you know has a book to write and share with the world!
8:00 – 8:30 Welcome and Registration
8:30- 8:45 Welcome
8:45 – 9:35 Finding the Balance - Brittney Swicionis
9:45 – 10:35 Breakout Session 1
A) Work Culture - Valdis Zalite
B) Generations in the Workplace - Nate Gautier
10:50- 11:40 Breakout Session 2
A) Mentor & Mentee Best Practices - John Spear
B) Salary, Benefits, and Negotiations - Laura Coalter Parker
11:50 – 12:30 Lunch provided by Kenny’s Flippin Burgers and Speck
12:30 – 1:30 Keynote – Will Severns
1:40 – 2:30 Interactive Session - James Macklin
2:30 – 3:30 Overall Health & Wellness Panel: Health, Financial, Mental - Lisa Newcomer, Wood & Huston Bank, Janice Ruesler
3:30 Wrap up, Final Thoughts
WHY YOU SHOULD GO:
• Discover, develop and refine your leadership abilities
• Connect with other YPs
• Learn from presenters and peers
• Sharpen your skills
• It's going to be a blast!
YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:
• All day Summit access
• Networking with 110+ YPs
• Interactive breakouts and info sessions
• Coffee, breakfast, and lunch
• Free admission into the reception
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR
Personal service is a legacy that has been passed from generation to generation in the communities Wood & Huston Bank serves. As a community member, their trusted Advisors serve in civic leadership and philanthropic capacities. As an independent, full-service community bank, they provide financial services, banking expertise, and trusted advice in a manner consistent with the changing needs and demands of their local customers and communities.
Nearly 150 years after its founding, Wood & Huston Bank is still investing in the future of Missouri. Wood & Huston Bank continues to look for opportunities and embraces the future by offering you a hand-tailored experience in the bank, at the drive-thru, through ATMs and Video Tellers, electronic banking and mobile devices; however, you want it, 24 hours a day.
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