ELEVATE Session Agenda

Session 1 | January 13-14, 2021 in Omaha

Session Focus: What Will I Be Expected to Know as a New Manager

DATE: JAN 13 HOST LOCATION: FARM CREDIT SERVICES
12:00 PM Welcome / Introductions
12:30 PM Understanding Yourself to Improve Your Leadership & Team Skills
(Clifton Top 5 Strengths Workshop)
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM Managing Safety in the Workplace
4:15 PM Understanding Compliance & Risk Management in the Grain & Feed Industry
6:00 PM Networking Event: TBA
DATE: JAN 14 HOST LOCATION: FARM CREDIT SERVICES
9:00 AM HR 101: Cultivating People & Culture to Prosper
10:15 AM Hot Topics in Employment Law – Evolving Issues a New Manager Should Be Aware Of
10:30 AM Conflict and Ethical Decision Making
12:30 AM Lunch & Etiquette Skills Development
1:15 PM The Power of On-boarding
2:00 PM The Power of Association (Grain and Feed Professional Societies)
2:30 PM Tour
4:00 PM Depart for Home

Session 2 | February 10-11, 2021 in Lincoln

Session Focus: Becoming an Industry Advocate & Understanding Industry Regulations

DATE: FEB 10 HOST LOCATION: The Cornhusker
12:00 PM Welcome / NEGFA Policy Stances
12:30 PM Nebraska Department of Agriculture
2:00 PM Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
3:00 PM Nebraska Department of Transportation
4:00 PM Public Service Commission
5:00 PM Networking Event
Date: FEB 11 HOST LOCATION: State Capitol
8:00 AM The Role of a Lobbyist
9:00 AM How to Talk to Your Senator
10:00 AM Meet with Your State Senator/ Tour the Capitol
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Nebraska Economic Development & Secretary of State
2:00 PM Nebraska Department of Labor
3:00 PM Committee Hearing if applicable
4:00 PM Depart for Home

Session 3 | March 10-11, 2021 in Columbus

Session Focus: Understanding Industry Operations

DATE: MAR 10 HOST LOCATION:
12:00 PM Welcome
12:15 PM Depart for Tours (Grain Elevator, Feed Mill, Ethanol Plant, Ag Manufacturer)
5:00 PM Networking Event 
DATE: MAR 11 HOST LOCATION:
9:00 AM Meet OSHA Region 7
10:00 AM Rail Safety
10:00 AM Meet Your Nebraska Commodity Boards & Associations
12:30 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Problem Solving Group Activity: Manufacturing Manager Group Work
2:30 PM Break
3:00 PM Grain Storage Management [Webinar]
4:00 PM Depart for Home

Session 4 | May 2021 in Washington DC

Session Focus: Understanding Federal Advocacy & Current Issues

The optional trip to Washington D.C. will be open to other members who have the right and ability to advocate on behalf of their company and industry including the members of the ELEVATE program – that wish to participate.  The cost of airfare and hotel is under the sole responsibility of the member.
 
Seminar Goals:
  1. Meet Your Federal Representatives
  2. Meet Your National Agribusiness Associations
  3. Gain an Understanding of Current Federal Legislation important to Agriculture
  4. Become Familiar with and Comfortable Visiting Washington DC to advocate for the Grain and Feed Industry.
Agenda is Subject to Change.