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ATTENTION: The continued growth of cases of the  Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in numerous organizations implementing meetings and business event restrictions for their employees including many that traditionally send staff to our Twin Cities Young Professionals Summit. This factor, along with an abundance of caution and concern for everyone’s health as Minnesota sees its first cases, is what led to our moving the event date to August 14th.  Our host sponsor, Cargill, is pleased to host us on the August 14th date and we are re-confirming our speakers.

 

Registration does remain open and we will continue to provide updates on speakers and activities we have planned for TCYP Summit.  We look forward to hosting everyone for the event on August 14th.  If you have any immediate questions, please call 952-944-2830.

TCYP Summit 2020
Friday, August 14
Cargill Excelsior Crossings
Corporate Campus
 

2020

Vision For 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 Summit you will have the opportunity to refine your talents, uncover your strengths and develop a better you.

 

SPEAKERS

MORNING KEYNOTE

Mauricio Machado
Corporate Vice President
Talent and Performance Leader

Mauricio Machado is currently the Cargill Human Resources Vice President for Talent and Performance.  He leads the HR Center of Expertise that is responsible for talent management, learning and development, organizational development and human capital analytics for Cargill.

Prior to that he was the HR VP for Corporate Functions responsible for developing and implementing HR strategy for Information Technology, Finance, Law, Corporate Affairs, Supply Chain and Operations. He has enabled these global functions to transform their organizations, through new development programs, strategic hires and talent management. Cargill Corporate Functions have 15,000 employees in more than 30 countries. Cargill is one of the world’s largest privately held companies and provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world.

Mauricio joined Cargill in 2005 to be part of the senior leadership team of a recent acquired  food company in Brazil. He supported the integration of this new business with 22,000 employees and a complex global supply chain. In 2010 he relocated to the US to manage the Cargill expatriate program, including the mobility policies and assignment support. He also served as the Cargill HR Services Director for Latin America during 2 years and lead implementation of HR shared services for the region.

Prior to Cargill, Mauricio had a comprehensive career in Information Technology during 5 years at Telmex and for 10 years at ExxonMobil, where he started his professional life in 1991. During this period he developed technology solutions to the telecom and oil gas business segments. He was responsible for large scale technology projects to enable new products, services and mergers/acquisitions in Latin America.

Mauricio graduated as an engineer in the Brazilian Military University (IME). He holds two MBA degrees from IBMEC and FGV, leading institutions in Brazil.

Mauricio serves as an advisor for the Cargill Hispanic Latino Council and as a sponsor for the United Way program. He is based in the US and lives with his family in the Minneapolis area.

BREAKOUT SPEAKERS

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.  
Philomena joined the Board of Directors for the Cookie Cart organization.  She co- leads the Leadership Advisory Board for SHIFT and formerly served on the Board of SHIFT (nonprofit focused on people in midlife) for 8 years.  Philomena serves on the Agriculture D and I Consortium; and co-chairs the Twin Cities D&I Roundtable. Philomena was recently named to the Minnesota Workforce Citizen Commission on Aging. 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.
 

Kristin Jonason

Consultant

As a Consultant, Kristin provides consulting and advisory support to strengthen the practice within the firm’s structure and business partnerships.  Kristin would say that there “is never a dull moment” at the Prouty Project and is always finding ways to laugh and have fun at the office.

Prior to joining the Prouty Project, Kristin spent two years in Indianapolis working at a software company on the marketing team. In addition, Kristin spent six summers working with young people at Camp Olson YMCA in northern Minnesota. While there, she wore many hats: camp counselor, sailing instructor, horseback riding instructor and, eventually, assistant director. She has many fond memories there and Camp Olson will always be near and dear to her heart.

Kristin loves trying new things and is not afraid to stretch herself in out-of-the-box situations. She lives in Minneapolis but is always planning her next big trip. She’s been to 28 countries and counting (including Antarctica!), always seeking adventure. Three of her highlights are scuba diving in Cozumel, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and walking part of the 500-mile Camino de Santiago as part of our 2015 Stretch Expedition. Kristin loves the outdoors, enjoys camping and hiking, and has a passion for animals (especially elephants, horses and dogs).

Kristin has a B.A. in psychology from DePauw University and also spent a semester abroad studying positive psychology in Copenhagen, Demark.

Amelia Reigstad
Professional Speaker, Lecturer, Workshop Facilitator

Amelia Reigstad is a professional speaker, workshop facilitator and university faculty member with nearly two decades of industry experience. She has spoken on a global scale and has taught a variety of PR and communications courses across the U.S., Canada, Europe and the U.K. Reigstad teaches strategic communication at the University of Minnesota and recently completed her doctorate at the University of Leicester. She has received local, regional and national media coverage about her Ph.D. study focusing on gender differences in communication styles and their influence on workplace communication and the practice of public relations.

 

Reigstad has presented at numerous professional association conferences and events in Canada and the U.S. including the Canadian Public Relations Society, the International Association of Business Communicators and is also listed in the Vistage Worldwide and YPO Speaker Directory. She educates business professionals on the importance of understanding gender differences and communication styles and how this influences workplace communication and increases productivity. She also consults and trains professionals to enhance their business writing skills.

Session Description

Have you ever experienced challenges in workplace communication or wondered why colleagues communicate differently? Based on the findings of her Ph.D. study, Amelia Reigstad will discuss how gender communication, different communication styles and the personality traits of men and women contribute to workplace communication—and how these differences influence the practice of public relations. Learn about specific findings surrounding gender vs. personality traits, age, work/life balance, how we perform in our day-to-day roles and much more.

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.​

  • Has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communication, Business Administration and Political Science.

  • Received a Masters Degree in Speech Communication and Business Administration.​

  • In 1991, Kit started Welchlin Communication Strategies and Seminars On Stress, providing speeches and seminars, to private and public organizations.​

  • Kit 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.

Session Description

 

Creating a World-Class Client Experience: Be Invaluable to Your Company 


Research shows that we never hear from 96% of the people that are unhappy with us, or our organization, or our service. Do you really know how you’re doing? Learn world-class customer service strategies that work.

Tisha Backer

Director of Talent Acquisition

As a Consultant, Kristin provides consulting and advisory support to strengthen the practice within the firm’s structure and business partnerships.  Kristin would say that there “is never a dull moment” at the Prouty Project and is always finding ways to laugh and have fun at the office.

Prior to joining the Prouty Project, Kristin spent two years in Indianapolis working at a software company on the marketing team. In addition, Kristin spent six summers working with young people at Camp Olson YMCA in northern Minnesota. While there, she wore many hats: camp counselor, sailing instructor, horseback riding instructor and, eventually, assistant director. She has many fond memories there and Camp Olson will always be near and dear to her heart.

Kristin loves trying new things and is not afraid to stretch herself in out-of-the-box situations. She lives in Minneapolis but is always planning her next big trip. She’s been to 28 countries and counting (including Antarctica!), always seeking adventure. Three of her highlights are scuba diving in Cozumel, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and walking part of the 500-mile Camino de Santiago as part of our 2015 Stretch Expedition. Kristin loves the outdoors, enjoys camping and hiking, and has a passion for animals (especially elephants, horses and dogs).

Kristin has a B.A. in psychology from DePauw University and also spent a semester abroad studying positive psychology in Copenhagen, Demark.

LUNCH KEYNOTE

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.  


Think GREAT is a Certified Veteran-Owned Business and Erik is also author of The Think GREAT Collection. Erik shares the successful, proven concepts in his six books to give individuals and organizations the competitive edge needed for achieving new levels of success.  

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 interactive and entertaining style engages audiences as he empowers them to open new possibilities in their personal and professional lives.  


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.  


As a trainer and speaker for the spouses of armed services personnel, Erik is deeply aware of their challenges and sacrifices. To help support their education and career goals, Erik founded the Think GREAT Foundation, which is dedicated to awarding scholarships to military spouses. 

AGENDA

REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST & NETWORKING

7:30-8:00am

Use this time to check in for the event, network with other attendees, and visit sponsor booths!

 

This is also an excellent time to review signage for directions on upcoming breakout speakers and other Summit stations. 

As this is a major networking event, we highly suggest that you bring a generous stack of business cards to distribute as you meet countless new young professionals.

WELCOME & KEYNOTE

7:30-9:15

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

9:30-10:30

BREAKOUT SESSION 2

10:50-11:50

Peer-to-Peer Learning

LUNCH & NETWORKING

11:50-12:30

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE

12:30-1:30

 

The TCYP Summit is brought to you by the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

THANK YOU SPONSORS

Hosting Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

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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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REGISTER

Registration is now open for the
2020 TCYP Summit!

Friday, August 14

Cargill Excelsior Crossings

9320 Excelsior Blvd
Hopkins, MN 55343

     Early Bird ticket:         $149* ($179 after 5/1)

*this includes registration to all sessions, light breakfast, lunch and snacks during breaks

 

Registrations after August 3 will be $199 | No refunds will be issued after August 3

If you would like to register for the 2020 TCYP Summit, please call

(952) 944-2830 or click the button below! 

 

When registering - if you are not with a member business of the Eden Prairie Chamber, please select the "Non-member Log-in" and follow the instuctions from there.

Questions?  E-mail paige.nault@epchamber.org or 

call the Eden Prairie Chamber at (952) 944-2830

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