Important Conversations with Interesting People: An NEI Alumni Event (Omaha)
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Important Conversations with Interesting People: An NEI Alumni Event (Omaha)

Come join 12 classes of the Nonprofit Executive Institute alumni community to create new ideas, energize your imaginations, and enjoy one another's company.

When: August 13, 2018
2:30 - 5:30pm
Where: NEW LOCATION: Reverb Lounge
6121 Military Ave
Omaha, NE  68104
Contact: Rosey
402.557.5800 ext 4

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Exclusively for Nonprofit Executive Institute Alumni (NEI)

Important Conversations with Interesting People - 12 Years of NEI

It’s hard to know what the future will bring, but we know it is coming! We also know that together, we can connect the big trends and ideas that will shape our community. Over the years, NEI participants have constantly said that the conversations had with a network of thoughtful leaders has been an incredibly valuable part of their NEI experience that is difficult to recreate in their everyday work.

Come join 12 classes of the Nonprofit Executive Institute alumni community to create new ideas and energize your imaginations at an afternoon event with interesting people and fabulous snacks and drinks. Through a series of structured conversations, visioning activities, and the joy of exploration, we will leave rejuvenated as individuals and as a network.


At this event we will:

* look up from the day-to-day activities we are working on as individuals and consider the biggest picture as a community

* push our thinking beyond our usual tracks and usual frames - and learn some techniques to do similar work on our own

* explore the ideas and trends we are not talking about but should be and generate "what if..." questions we aren't considering

* strengthen relationships that span 12 years of the Nonprofit Executive Institute.


So step away from the daily challenges for a few hours!

Think through ideas that are big and maybe weird with a fascinating group of leaders that care about our community. Hope to see you there!

Facilitated by Stuart Chittenden and Dan Gilbert

Cost: $25.00

Snacks and drinks provided aplenty


2:30 - 4:30: Program

4:30 - 5:30: Networking Happy Hour


This opportunity is offered exclusively to Nonprofit Executive Institute class 12 & NEI alumni

Questions? Contact Rosey at or call 402.557.5800 ext 4


Registration Deadline: August 12, 2018


About Your Presenters: 

Gilbert + Chittenden use the principles and practices of design thinking – an empathy-centered approach to creativity –  to help organizations imagine the future they want to create and develop the necessary skills to get there.

Dan Gilbert works locally and globally to design, execute, and evaluate innovative processes and activities.Over his 20-year career, Dan has worked with leaders and learners of all ages around the world to strengthen their innovation and design skills. While he has a particular passion for higher education, he has applied this approach to global companies, non-profit organizations as well as civic institutions. Building upon his graduate work in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford University, Dan has taught design courses at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, has advised the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and has served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, a children’s environmental health organization. Prior to his graduate studies and work at Stanford, Dan worked with schools, museums, and high-tech startups in Silicon Valley and also taught ESL in the United States and Japan. Beyond work, Dan enjoys spending time with his family, running marathons and coaching his local elementary school chess team. 

Stuart Chittenden founded the conversation consultancy, Squishtalks, in the belief that conversation helps us to live better and work well. Squishtalks has designed and delivered conversation programs for corporate and non­profit organizations, and for public and community purposes.Stuart’s most recent community project is “a couple of 830 mile long conversations”, where he drove an RV 1,902 miles across Nebraska on side roads to small towns, encountering Nebraskan voices and exploring people and places, conversation and community. Stuart is formerly a partner at the Omaha-­based branding consultancy, David Day Associates, where he consulted on brand strategy with local and national clients and before that he was a London-based lawyer working with international legal practices.Stuart has a Master’s level certification in Organization Learning & Development through the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Stuart has been a Big Brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters and served on the Omaha Public Library Board of Trustees. He is an alum of Leadership Omaha’s Class 28.