Thursday, September 21, 2017

Updated Speaker List for Leading through Change Professional Development Event

Leading through Change is Oct. 19-20 at the K-State Olathe campus, 22201 W. Innovation Drive, Olathe. The conference is open to professionals in all fields. 

In addition to Bruce Tulgan’s keynote, the conference features a series of diverse panelists who will provide attendees with tools, best practices and new insights on finding success during change. The sessions are as follows:

Thursday, October 19
  • “Today’s Agribusiness Climate,”  Dr. Allen Featherstone, Kansas State University
  • “Enter, Shift, Control: Data Risk and Leadership,” Jared Benson, Koch Industries Inc.
  • “#Marketing in a Digital Age,” Neil Caskey, Osborne and Barr
  • “Mergers and Acquisitions: Guiding Your Company through Change,” Paul Casady, K-State Olathe
  • “Sky is the Limit: Leveraging Unmanned Aerial Systems,” Robert Boyd, FFA committee member; Russ Plaschka, KS Dept of Agriculture; and Kurt Carraway, Kansas State Polytechnic’s Unmanned Aerial Systems program
  • KC Ag Business Council Luncheon with Richard B. Myers, President, Kansas State University
  • “Leading through Change Workshop,” Bruce Tulgan, RainmakerThinking
  • “Telling our Story in Times of Change,” JJ Jones, Roots & Legacies, Consulting, Inc.
Friday, October 20

  • “Policy Outlook for Leaders,” Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh, Kansas State University
  • “Legal Considerations for Leadership,” Mark Anstoeter, Shook, Hardy and Bacon LLP

Attendees who register by October 2 for the two-day event will receive a discount. Early registration is $295 per person for both days. After October 2, the two-day registration will be $350 per person. Single day registration including Tulgan’s keynote on Thursday, October19 is available for $245. The registration fee includes meals and meeting materials. 

Register and see a complete schedule for the conference at

The Leading through Change conference is the eighth professional development and alumni reunion event from the MAB program. The conference is a collaboration of the MAB program and K-State Olathe, with the support of the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City. 

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