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Aspiring Servant Leaders Conference

A servant leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible. It’s a management style and philosophy that’s been around for ages, and now we have an opportunity to explore what servant leadership can do for us as young professionals in Fond du Lac.

Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF) has teamed up with Sophia Foundation, Inc. to provide a special discounted registration to their Aspiring Servant Leaders Conference on Tuesday, May 5th from 7:30am to Noon at the Holiday Inn in Fond du Lac. Normally $75 per person, the Sophia Foundation, Inc. has discounted that to $60 for YPF members and even better, thanks to Verve Credit Union the first YPF members to sign up save an additional $10! You can sign up right here!

The Aspiring Servant Leaders Conference is a unique learning event where attendees not only learn from the 3 featured speakers, but will also share their own learning and discover new insight from others in the room. It will be a place to experience impactful conversations and explore issues about those things that matter most to us as leaders.

Presenting speakers include:

Seize the Opportunities
Karen Vernal, President at Vernal Management Consultants
For more than 15 years, Karen and her team have successfully revitalized organizations by helping their clients foster dynamic leadership, resolve conflicts effectively and build morale internally. Vernal Management Consultants LLC uses creative strategies to transform their clients’ places of work into highly productive organizations.

Practice, Practice, Practice: Skills for the Journey
Ken Arneson, President/CEO at Evergreen
Ken began as a custodian at Evergreen, a continuing care retirement community, and worked his way up to President/CEO. Ken graduated from Minot State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1990 and a Masters in Public Administration from UW-Oshkosh in 2005. Ken is involved in various organizations in Oshkosh that help improve economic and community vitality. Ken has spoken at many state and national conferences

Upside Down Accountability: The People First, Caring Culture
Darrin Kuehn, Senior Director of Operations at Festival Foods
Prior to Festival, Darrin worked 4 years with Sam’s Club. Along with Darrin’s professional career, he coached high school football. At 21 years old, Darrin was the youngest Head Varsity Coach in the State and served in that capacity for 16 years and in 2004 was named Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week. In addition to Darrin’s retail career and coaching, Darrin is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Servant Leadership: It’s More Than Just Words
Julie Gabelmann, Business Services Director at EDWC
Currently a catalyst for business growth and job creation at Economic Development of Washington County (EDWC), Julie is responsible for the creation and implementation of specialized, high impact solutions for growth oriented businesses large and small in Southeastern Wisconsin. Her career includes roles as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of ASQ and Division President of FISERV INC, a Fortune 500 provider of Information and Technology in the financial services industry.

Click here for more information and to register!

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