March 9, 2021

Countdown to Emerge 2021


What is Emerge?

The delivery method may be different for the EMERGE Conference presented by Forcht Bank in 2021, but the full-day of virtual programming will engage our region’s emerging leaders, providing community education and professional development on a variety of topics through dynamic speakers and panel discussions, as well as fun activities like morning exercise and an after-party to conclude the day. The opening session will feature a workshop focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, including a discussion on what allyship can look like for young professionals. Headlining this year’s conference on Tuesday, March 9th will be keynote speaker and award-winning author, Justin Patton, who took the stage a couple of years ago as our opening speaker at EMERGE. During his presentation, entitled YOUR ROADMAP TO TRUST, Patton will guide participants through the four crucial elements of trust, the #1 trait that erodes trust, and how to apply those concepts in your life for better relationships and influence. Trust is your most important competitive advantage, and the best leaders use their presence to earn and keep others’ trust.

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Keynote Speakers

Matt Johnson is an internationally recognized expert in expanding human capacity. He helps organizations and individuals boost performance, achieve more with less, and drive engagement using his proven, science based method.

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Local Game Changers

Christian Motley is senior manager of policy and partnerships for StriveTogether.

Raymond Daniels is president of a new venture called Equity Solutions Group (ESG).

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Preliminary Agenda

9:00 a.m.
Opening remarks and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Speaker

10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
Unlocking Collective Genius & Innovation at Work with Lisa Zangari, Leadership Louisville

11:30 a.m.

12:15 p.m.
Your Roadmap to Trust with Justin Patton

1:30 p.m.

1:45 p.m.
Professional Development Session (under development)

2:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m.
Community Engagement Session (under development)

4:00 p.m.
After Party


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