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Calendar of Events

We help Nebraska work better!

ATD Lincoln is excited to offer you a fantastic line up of learning and development opportunities in 2017. You will find that our events are designed to showcase the amazing people that drive our local organizations and businesses. We have connected with various industries and companies to offer you a look into their world - to share with you how they create success out of challenges, embrace change, recruit, retain and develop talent, create cultures of purpose, inspire and lead.

See you soon!

coming up

    • Thu, November 02, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Wilderness Ridge Golf Course and Restaurant



         Engaging Our Workforce
    with the Power of Purpose

    with Special Key Note John Chapo

    Learn how local businesses, including Kidwell and Lincoln Industries, embrace community give-back to increase employee engagement, retention, and foster a positive and meaningful corporate culture

    Connect with non-profit organizations that can help your business get involved in our community and foster the "power of purpose" in your organization


    Thursday, November 2, 2017



    11:30 am - 6:00 pm



    Wilderness Ridge Golf Course and Restaurant

    1800 Wilderness Woods Place

    Lincoln, NE


     Event Agenda:

    • 11:30 – 12:00 noon Event Registration and Check In
    • 12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m. Luncheon (Reservations required)
    • 12:45 – 1:00 Opening Welcome by ATD and Break.
    • 2:00 pm - 2:30 p.m. Break with Refreshments - connect with non-profits.
    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – “Engaging Our Workforce with the Power of Purpose.” Kidwell, Lincoln Industries and TBD speak on behalf of how and why they have incorporated community give back into their corporate culture.
    • 3:45 pm – 4:00 p.m. Break
    • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Keynote Speaker John Chapo
    • 5:00 pm – 6:00 p.m. – Happy Hour and Networking


    Southeast Community College

    About John Chapo

    John Chapo has been involved in zoo work for 44 years, ever since he began as a teenvolunteer at age 15 in his hometown zoo in South Bend, Indiana. John began his career as a volunteer zookeeper, moved into concessions and gifts, became a zookeeper while attending Indiana University and later became a lead zookeeper, educator and assistant director. He became one of the countries youngest zoo directors in 1984 at the age of 27.

    John headed to Nebraska in 1986 to serve as the director and has enjoyed over 30 years of serving as the President/CEO of the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

    John has an associate degree in business administration from Indiana University, a Bachelor of Science in Public and Environmental affairs also from Indiana University and he attended the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust summer school and received a certificate.

    John currently serves as a Nebraska Tourism Commissioner. He is also very involved with the American Zoo & Aquarium Association, where he is Chair of the Membership Committee. John has and continues to serve on numerous professional and community organizations boards, tasks forces and committees, several in a leadership capacity.


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