Emerge - YP Summit

Date: April 26, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Ray's Plaza Banquet Center
3257 William Street, Cape Girardeau, MO

Additional Information:

Mark your calendar and register today for Cape Girardeau's second annual YP Summit! 

The Emerge YP Summit is a one-day experience that provides a space for dreamers, changemakers, innovators, and open-minded young professionals to get informed, become inspired, and learn what it takes to be a leader. This event provides the tools, resources, and access to community visionaries who will empower the leaders of today and tomorrow to become catalysts for positive change.

At the second annual Emerge Young Professionals Summit, we invite you to activate your curiosity, discover new ways to grow personally and professionally, foster connections, and dig your roots deep into the community to become the leader you were meant to be.

Join more than 200 other young professionals in this day-long exploration, fueled by inspiring keynote speakers, insightful panel discussions, motivating change-maker sessions, and opportunities to connect with the leaders of today and tomorrow. We are all in this together.

Why you should go:
• Discover, develop and refine your leadership abilities
• Connect with other YPs
• Learn from presenters and peers
• Sharpen your skills
• It's going to be a blast!

Your ticket includes:
• All day Summit access
• Networking with 200+ YPs
• Interactive breakouts and info sessions
• Coffee and lunch
• Free admission into the reception

Keynote Speaker

Kendra Elaine

Like you, millennial leadership expert Kendra Elaine has heard all the noise in the market surrounding millennials. Every day someone weighs in on how to lead them, what they want from managers, and how to retain and motivate them. Is it snacks? Bean bag chairs and fidget spinners? Or, is it something else entirely?

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About our Sponsor

Personal service is a legacy that has been passed from generation to generation in the communities Wood & Huston Bank serves. As a community member, they serve in civic leadership and philanthropic capacities. As an independent, full-service community bank, they provide financial services and banking expertise in a manner consistent with the changing needs and demands of their local customers.

Over 140 years after their founding, times are still changing and technology is driving many new products and banking channels. Today, Wood & Huston Bank offers sophisticated financial and banking services in the bank, at the drive-thru, through ATMs and video tellers, electronic banking and mobile devices; however you want it, 24-hours a day.  What sets Wood & Huston Bank apart, they still deliver their products and services with the flexibility and personal attention, to you.

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7:30 - 8:30 AM            Registration and breakfast

8:30 - 8:40 AM            Welcome

8:40 - 9:20 AM            Opening session: Overcome Fear and Step Into Greatness

9:30 - 10:20 AM          Breakout session:
                                    Track 1 - Leading with Emotional Intelligence
                                    Trakck 2 - Leading at Your Level

10:30 - 11:20 AM         Breakout session:
                                    Track 1 - You and I Versus the Problem
                                    Track 2 - Wanted: Mentor 

11:30 - 12:40 PM         Lunch Session: Becoming More of Who You Are

12:50 - 1:40 PM           Breakout session:
                                    Track 1 - Identifying Potential in Others
                                    Track 2 - Putting Your Potential to Work

1:50 - 2:50 PM            Keynote: Kendra Elaine 
                                    iLEAD! Taking Ownership of Your Success by Becoming the Leader You Need

3:00 PM                      Reception 


Marissa Dirnberger
Kayla Ray
Lorena Pulido