2021 Updates Coming Soon! 

We will be announcing upcoming virtual programs, new sponsors and opportunities for 2021!  We plan to host the Twin Cities Young Professionals Summit this fall.  Stay tuned for updates. 


Feel free to check out the 2020 speakers and topics below!

   If you have any immediate questions, please call 952-944-2830.



Your Opportunities

Your Future

Engage with numerous speakers throughout the event that will empower you to take hold of your future and succeed on your journey through your work life AND your home life.

Hear testimonies from top professionals on the marketplace change that they have had to overcome in their experience and how they learned to grow and adapt within society.

During the TCYP Webinar Series you will have the opportunity to refine your talents, uncover your strengths and develop a better you.



August 14th

Erik Therwanger

Founder, Author, Speaker 

Erik is the founder of Think GREAT and draws from his experiences as a U.S. Marine, executive business leader, sales professional, and entrepreneur to help organizations achieve new levels of success. He uniquely combines leadership development, team building, sales training, and goal-setting into strategies and techniques that empower team members and leaders to exceed expectations.  

Erik has inspired audiences at companies such as US Bank, Sam’s Club, Shutterfly, RE/MAX, Hubbard Broadcasting, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Foods, armed services commands ranging from the Air National Guard to the U.S. Marine Corps, charities like The American Cancer Society, law enforcement and government agencies, and organizations in the health care and education industries.  

As a speaker and coach, Erik’s training sessions provide the tools needed to achieve greater results. With a lasting message of inspiration, he also empowers audiences as he describes his life-changing experience of being his wife’s caregiver, during her four bouts with cancer. 


Erik’s 3 Pillars of Business Greatness allows organizations to achieve greater results by providing dynamic programs and resources for the enhancement of leadership development, strategic planning, and sales excellence – building a stronger foundation.  

September 15th

Philomena Morrissey Satre
Director of Diversity & Inclusion and External Strategic Partnerships

Philomena serves as Director of Diversity & Inclusion and External Strategic Partnerships.  She joined Land O’Lakes June 2017, bringing more than 30 years of human resource experience in diversity and inclusion, community relations, work life and wellbeing. Before joining Land O’Lakes, she worked at Wells Fargo & Company.   Her previous roles included VP of Organizational Effectiveness Development, Diversity and Inclusion; Community Outreach Consultant; and Senior HR Consultant.

Philomena has extensive experience in developing and implementing diversity strategies, including internal initiatives and community-focused pipelines. Previously, Philomena participated in a Middle East Fellows project, in partnership with Hamline University and the U.S. State Department and traveled to the Middle East as a part of the peace and economic development project. She joined the Board of Directors for the Cookie Cart organization. Additionally, she previously served on the Minneapolis Workforce Council, the Executive Leadership Council for Honoring Women Worldwide, the Goodwill Easter Seals, Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES), Lifeworks, HIRED and Resource Inc. Advisory Boards.  She also co-led the 2020 Women on Boards initiative for Minnesota.

Philomena has received numerous awards, including AARP/Pollen 50 over 50, the Minneapolis Business Journal’s Woman Change Maker and Minority Advocate, Minnesota Business The (Real) Power 50 Award and the University of Phoenix Diversity Leadership Award. Philomena has an MA in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University and a BA in Public Administration and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse.  Philomena is an Adjunct Professor at the University of St Catherine in the Master of Organizational Leadership Graduate Program.

October 9th

Kit Welchlin

Award-Winning Speaker

Kit grew up on a hog and dairy farm in southern Minnesota and began public speaking at the age of 9 in a 4-H public speaking contest. ​At age 21 he purchased his first manufacturing company and by age 26 served as C.E.O. and Chairman of the Board of 3 manufacturing companies in 3 states.​

​In 1991, Kit started Welchlin Communication Strategies and Seminars On Stress, providing speeches and seminars, to private and public organizations.​ He taught part-time for 26 years for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, where he received the Teaching Excellence Award and had been repeatedly nominated as Outstanding Faculty.​

He is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association and has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation.  In 2014, Kit was inducted into the Minnesota Speakers Association Hall of Fame. He has delivered more than 3,500 speeches and seminars to more than 500,000 people over the past 28 years.​


August 14th: 8:00-9:30 AM

Unleash the Leader in You!

Make an impact as you discover your greater purpose as a leader and unlock your potential, inspiring your team to reach new levels of success.

Attendees will discover the leadership strategies and techniques necessary to grow as a leader and prepare to do more than just fill a position - they will fulfill a purpose. Inspire, motivate, and influence the people around you. With an emphasis on creating an empowering culture, new leaders will learn new ways to encourage their team members, achieve exponential growth, and experience unparalleled results. Today's leaders will unleash the leadership potential in their teams!


  • Learn strategies to Enhance Perceptions

  • Understand techniques to Elevate Priorities

  • Discover new ways to Empower People

  • Develop the ability to Exceed Possibilities

September 15th: 8:00-9:30 AM

Diversity and Inclusion


This session will be led by Philomena Morrissey Satre from Land O Lakes.  She is the Diversity and Inclusion (D+I ) leader and has been working in this field for the last 22 years.  Philomena will ground us in better understanding of some of the terminology, impacts, why D+I matters to your business and the role individuals play both in work and outside of work.  We will also have an opportunity to build our own cultural competency as leaders and participate in small group discussions.  All are welcome!

October 9th: 8:00-9:30 AM

Creating a World-Class Client Experience

Whenever we use a term like world-class, people suspect it will take an extreme amount of effort to live up to that standard.  The sad thing is when it comes to customer service and client experience, there’s not a lot of competition out there.

To move our organization in the direction of world-class client experience, I always like to start with the basics and simplify the approach.  

From the client’s perspective, there are four main hopes and expectations they would like satisfied.  They would like you to get it done, get it done right, get along, and give appreciation.

So, if you focus on these four intentions, you can choreography your conversations with your clients to ensure that you will be satisfying their needs.  Say something, whether in writing or during the conversation, that you will get it done (whatever it is) swiftly and efficiently, that you will get it done right (whatever it is) correctly and accurately, you got along with them and enjoyed the conversation or interaction, and finally, that you appreciate their business and interest in your products and services.

If you script several statements for each of these four intentions, hopes, and expectations, you will create a world-class client experience.

Kit Welchlin, M.A., CSP, is a nationally recognized professional motivational speaker and author and can be found at www.welchlin.com.


The Twin Cities Young Professionals Summit is brought to you by the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce.


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The TCYP Summit is made possible by the generous contributions of several organizations. Thank you, sponsors, for your support.


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Registration is now open for the FREE
2020 TCYP Webinar Series!

Great news – thanks to the ongoing support from our sponsors, we are now able to hold our Twin Cities Young Professionals Summit webinars FREE!  A special thank you to Hamline University for their support and also to our annual Stakeholder Sponsor, Starkey Hearing Technologies and to our Economic Investor, C.H. Robinson.  Please utilize the chance to hear these great speakers at no cost thanks to these organizations!

If you would like to register for the 2021 TCYP Summit, please call

(952) 944-2830 email lori.brown@epchamber.org! 


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