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Graduate School Co-Hosts 2021 Omaha Chamber of Commerce YP Summit

April 20, 2021
YP Summit title image using theme Metamorphosis

2021 Omaha Chamber of Commerce YP Summit

Creighton University Graduate School and Heider College of Business were proud partners of the 2021 Omaha Chamber of Commerce YP Summit. This was Creighton’s fifth year as the lead partner, a position we were honored to share with the Chamber. The Summit is a marquee event for young professionals (YPs) in Omaha, bringing them together in one place, at one time, with the promise to provide an inclusive experience that would foster their personal and professional development. The Summit was held virtually this year, but that did not discourage participation – the two-day virtual event garnered attendance from over 1,300 participants, representing 6 countries and 15 states.

The theme for the event this year was metamorphosis. Over the course of the event, attendees had the opportunity to look within themselves to understand what truly needs to change in order to make their communities, and themselves, the best they can be.

In addition to sponsoring the event, Creighton was honored to host two breakout sessions, featuring three distinguished faculty as panel experts.

Gretchen Oltman, J.D., Ph.D. and Vicki Bautista, Ed.D., NBC-HWC captured attendees’ attention by asking, “Who doesn’t occasionally feel exhausted, stretched too thin, or have negative thoughts due to the demands of their job?” They used their time to explain that when these feelings become consistent, workplace and overall life stress can cause burnout, not only affecting individual well-being, but those you work and live with as well. By the end of the session, attendees had a keen awareness for when burnout is creeping up on them, as well as a strategic plan for parting ways with burnout once and for all.

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Ed Horwitz, Ph.D., CFP®, FBS®, ChFC, CLU, CSA, Acting Enterprise Risk & Compliance Officer and Executive Director- Mutual of Omaha Chair in Enterprise Risk Management, offered an interactive session on how your financial psychology determines your financial success (or lack thereof). Participants learned how financial psychology impacts an individual’s success and how to harness the power of financial psychology to reach their goals. For financial planners, the session provided some insights on how to identify their clients’ money beliefs and guide them towards better financial decisions.

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