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Elevate Leadership University 2019 - Cedar Rapids

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Cedar Rapids Public Library

450 5th Avenue Southeast

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Special Announcement

**** Dan Gable - Keynote Speaker ****

We are thrilled to announce that legendary Hawkeye Wrestling coach, Dan Gable is the featured keynote speaker for Elevate Leadership University - Cedar Rapids. Coach Gable be sharing leadership principles he learned throughout his career, including his successes and losses, and how you can apply that to your organization and personal life.

Dan will be joining us for lunch and then kick off the afternoon session. You won't want to miss it!

Bring your team and spark a culture revolution. 5-pack ticket packages save $450 off regular prices!

"I attended ELEVATE and it was simply amazing! This event will help you feel empowered, enlightened, and passionate about your life and business."

"Connect with like-minded people who desire more from life, their businesses, their futures."

"I loved the vision for the type of speakers, all tied together with a common theme that people matter! Well done!"

What if you could win at a game that your competition doesn't even know is being played?

Unlock power of your team at Elevate Leadership University where you'll learn how to...

  • Motivate every single team member to take action and engage them with a compelling vision.
  • Empower your team with the ability to overcome adversity and resistance.
  • Create a culture of accountability around freedom and responsibility, not command and control.
  • Build relationships that result in trust, open dialogue, and greater transparency.

Designed to level up leaders and their teams.

Your team is serious about results. They're excited to level up, and are committed to growth. 'Take the lid off' for them with a full day of advanced leadership training!

We've all been to conferences where you wanted more opportunites to engage in the conversation, to ask questions and to share what you're excited to bring back to your organization.

Take advantage of group ticket packages and bring your team to Elevate. If you're serious about taking your team, department or organization to the next level, the best way is to give them an opportunity to be champions of it. Plus, there will be opportunities throughout the day engage in the training!

"It's like 'Top Gun' for leaders."

The highest performers are always seeking to level up, to get an edge on the competition, to lead better.

Elevate will give you proven, practical and effective action steps that you can implement immediately to level up your leadership capacity and of your team.You'll learn:

  • How to create a best-in-class, 5-star customer experience.
  • How to inspire innovation that leads to action.
  • How to have challenging conversations.
  • How to know what your team knows, but hasn't shared with you.
  • How to extract your employee's passion.
  • How to create a winning strategy to hire, develop and promote talent.
  • How to build lasting relationships with your people, your customers, and your partners.

Deepen relationships and build your network.

Building authentic professional relationships is a game-changer. At Elevate, we're making it easy for you and your team to connect with others. Knowing that some of the purest and meaningful take-aways occur during discussions over breaks and at lunch, you're creating opportunities for your team to engage in meaningful conversations that will leave a lasting impact.

Elevate Instructors

Matt Phippen -- Sales Leader & Scheels University Trainer, Scheels

Five Star Customer Experience

How Little Things Make a Big Difference

Arica Ohloff -- Business & Leadership Coach

Elevating Communication

The ability to connect and communicate effectively with others begins with understand the value of people.

Ray Grimm -- Top-performing District Manager, Rent-A-Center

Where are my players?

Attracting, hiring, developing, maintaining and promoting high performing team members

James Mayhew -- Executive/Leadership Coach, Trainer & Speaker

Overcoming the Mediocrity Mindset

Step out of your comfort zone. Step up and take ownership. Step into your full potential.

Riley Mullane -- Entrepreneur, Premium DJ & Consultant

Identifying & Targeting Passion - The Passion Extraction®

Tap into what people are passionate about!

Mark Moyer -- Executive Director, Heartland Youth For Christ

Relational Philanthropy

The Greatest Investment You'll Ever Make Is In Another Person, Because They Are Eternal

Employee engagement is a leader's priority.

A growing body of evidence suggests many of today's organizations are run by people who aren't good leaders, leading to disengaged employees, mediocre performance, and high levels of attrition. Gallup® research from 2015 supports that low employee engagement across all business sectors is costing upwards of $500 billion annually in productivity losses.

It's time to raise the standard.

Bring your team and create a transformation

Your organization will change faster and with greater impact when you enlist others to help and when they feel empowered to run with ideas. Invest in your team by bringing them along so they can help take ownership of leading change.

Be the hero and send your team to Elevate Leadership U today. Save $250 over standard pricing when you purchase a 5-pack of tickets!

Seating is limited to 150 of the area's best leaders. Make sure your team is there!


  • Registration -- 8:15am - 8:45am
  • Morning Session -- 9:00am - Noon
  • Lunch -- 11:45am - 12:45pm*
  • Afternoon Session -- 12:45pm - 2:00pm
  • Panel & Audience Q/A -- 2:30pm - 4:00pm

*Lunch is included with all tickets!

Elevate will be held in the state-of-the-art Whipple Auditorium, where you'll enjoy stadium style seating with coffee and water provided. You're welcome to move freely about during the day, and if the weather cooperates, we'll have access to the roof for lunch and breaks to soak up some much-needed springtime sunshine.

What others have said about previous Elevate events:

The speakers were all intriguing, the acoustics were great, and I was pumped after the event closed!

I also loved that they were each relatively short, enough time to get to know them, but kept them to their point. At other conferences I've been too I think they can get long.

The speakers were great. Personable. Easy to understand. Relevant stories.

I really enjoyed the customer service topics for business and investing in others for coaching.

Well done, thanks very much!

Great job! Looking forward to more!


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp with covered access to the library skywalk in the event of inclement weather. Metered street parking is also available around the Library. The South Lot is limited to 2 hours - please do not park for Elevate in the south parking area.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact James Mayhew by email: coach@jamesmayhew.com

What's the refund policy?

You may refund up to one day before the event. Please log into your Eventbrite account to do so.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! But it may be wise to flag your email confirmation.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You may give your ticket to someone else but please handle any payment/reimbursement between you and that individual outside of the Eventbrite ticketing system.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Have an alias?! LOL. No worries, we know tickets are sometimes given away because the original owner couldn't make it. We'll still let you in.

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450 5th Avenue Southeast

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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