CEO Summit Series Seminars

“Lutheran Services in America’s CEO Summit is a must-attend event for me every year — but this year even more so. Given the incredible disruption and shifting ground we’re all facing, I signed up quickly for CEO Summit Series: 2020–2021. I need to hear my CEO peers’ experiences and ideas more than ever, just as I need thought leaders’ latest insights, advice and predictions. New options, answers and opportunities in the face of such continual change cannot come soon enough.”
~ Damyn Kelly, President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of New York

 

Navigating Chaos: Leading Effectively Through Crises

Date: September 24 (Part I) and October 1 (Part II), 2020
Time: 1–3:30 p.m. EDT (including 30-minute happy hour session)

Speaker: David Morey, founder and chairman of DMG Global, and vice chairman of Core Strategy Group

Saying CEOs are facing trying times today is, at best, an understatement. David Morey, renowned corporate strategist and advisor to Fortune 500 executives, returns to share timely insights on the changing role of the CEO during multiple national crises, how to address related challenges head on, and suggestions for best coping when leaders’ jobs are “new every day”.  Mr. Morey’s September 24 working session will be followed by a second part on October 1, during which CEOs will examine how to move related theory in to realistic practice at their organizations.

All seminars will be followed by informal network happy hours with your peer CEOs.

Smart Allies: Partnerships, Mergers, & Acquisitions

Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 2–4:30 p.m. EST 
(including 30-minute happy hour session)
Speaker: Dr. Garth Graham, Vice President, Chief Community Health Officer, CVS Health; Randy Bury, President and CEO of the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society; Kristen Gay, President/CEO of Gemma Services; Daniel J. Hermann, President & CEO and Head of Investment Banking at Ziegler Investment Banking; and Shelley Kendrick, President and CEO of Ecumen

A nationally respected voice in health services circles, Dr. Garth Graham’s leadership role with two of the nation’s largest health industry entities will shape and inform a vibrant dialogue on health equity.

Dr. Garth Graham will explore with CEOs how public and private partnerships are evolving in times of crisis, and how strategic relationships are needed more than ever – both now and down the road. Focus areas will include the partners you need now and how to cultivate related relationships, thoughts on new regional- and national-level partnerships that can be created, how partnerships are shaping our futures, and how strategic partnerships can be leveraged to improve outcomes and create greater and overdue equity. In addition, Randy Bury, the president and CEO of the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, will discuss the value of mergers and acquisitions in today's climate and the opportunities (and challenges) that may lie ahead.

Breakout sessions:

  • Culture with Shelley Kendrick, President and CEO of Ecumen
  • Financing and Execution with Daniel J. Hermann, President & CEO and Head of Investment Banking at Ziegler Investment Banking
  • Partnerships with Kristen Gay, President/CEO of Gemma Services

All seminars will be followed by informal network happy hours with your peer CEOs.

Workforce: Reimagining Your Most Trusted Assets

Date: January 19 (Part I) and January 26 (Part II), 2021
Time: 
1–3:30 p.m. EST (including 30-minute happy hour session)
Speakers: Carolyn Cawley, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; the Rev. Kathie Bender Schwich, Chief Spiritual Officer at Advocate Aurora Health; Darrell Gordon, President & CEO at Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center; Eric Gurley, President and CEO of Immanuel; the Rev. John Kotovsky, Chief Mission Officer at Lutheran Senior Services; Larry McReynolds, Executive Director, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone; and Linda Timmons, President and CEO of Mosaic

The pandemic has had an enormous toll on front line workers, CEOs and their teams alike—the fear, anxiety, long hours, and never-ending vigilance and flexibility required to fulfill their mission. Even before the pandemic, workforce—and workforce shortages—were the #1 issue that most of our members faced and it’s only gotten more challenging. How do we go forward from here? How do we heal and motivate our workforce? How do we creatively engage with the community to recruit, train and retain a workforce that may not have previously envisioned a career in our organizations? What are the most critical steps that CEOs can take now to meet workforce challenges over the next year and in the future? Join Carolyn Cawley, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; the Rev. Kathie Bender Schwich, Chief Spiritual Officer at Advocate Aurora Health; Eric Gurley, President and CEO of Immanuel; Larry McReynolds, Executive Director, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone; and Linda Timmons, President and CEO of Mosaic, in exploring how to energize a workforce to unite with us in our mission-driven work. Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center’s Darrell Gordon will lead a discussion with the Rev. John Kotovsky, who will share Lutheran Senior Services’ diversity, equity and inclusion journey, what they have learned, what they have done (challenges and successes), and where they are headed from here.

All seminars will be followed by informal network happy hours with your peer CEOs.

Looking Forward: Post-Pandemic Realities and Opportunities

Date: February 23, 2021
Time: 
1–3:30 p.m. EST (including 30-minute happy hour session)
Speaker: Jim Skogsbergh, President and CEO of Advocate Aurora Health, and 
David Morey, founder and chairman of DMG Global and vice chairman of Core Strategy Group

Renowned corporate strategist David Morey returns alongside Advocate Aurora Health president and CEO Jim Skogsbergh on February 23 to review which market forces are here to stay, which innovations we need to adopt, and how adaptations made during disruption can be sustained.

All seminars will be followed by informal network happy hours with your peer CEOs.