School of Business

2022 Leadership Conference

The KCU School of Business hosts the leadership conference to enable both students and area business professionals the opportunity to learn the art of leadership from a variety of leaders from a variety of backgrounds. Leaders from sport, healthcare, general business, and mission-based backgrounds have all presented. What makes this leadership conference unique is an emphasis on servant leadership; the connection of living out the principles of the Christian faith in the secular world.

Other facts:

  • Area businesses sponsor the event
  • Current business students organize and execute the event.
  • Held on the campus of Kentucky Christian University
  • NFL General Managers, NCAA Division I Athletic Directors, and Fortune 500 Business Consultants have all participated.
  • Refunds will be provided if a written request is received by 10:00 pm on Monday, March 21, 2022.


8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 8:35 Opening Remarks 
8:40 – 9:20 Breakout #1

Karleen Haas – (McKenzie Lounge) – “Franchising 101 – What Does it  Mean to Franchise?”
Tom Minturn – (Gym) – “Being Your Best Self – Identifying Your Key Skills  and Abilities to Enhance the Team”

9:30 – 10:20 Chapel

“Better Together”

10:30 – 11:10 Breakout #2

Graham Self – (McKenzie Lounge) – “Keeping the Main Thing, the Main  Thing – How to run a successful multi-million dollar business as a Christian”
Cynthia Stemple (Chapel) – “Synergy – Do We Believe We Are Better Together?
Amanda Small (Gym) –  Resilience

11:20 – 12:00 Breakout #3

Amanda Small – (McKenzie Lounge) – “Entrepreneurship”
Tom Minturn (Chapel) – “Sensational Synergy – Creating a Culture of Teamwork Through Mission, Vision and Values”
Karleen Haas – (Gym) “The Great Resignation – Who is Today’s Franchise  Owner?”

12:00 – 12:50 – Luncheon & Keynote (Gym): Cynthia Stemple – “You Were  Made for IMPACT – Using Business for Good”

1:00 – 1:40 Breakout #4

Cynthia Stemple (McKenzie Lounge) – “The Journey of Starting Coffee  Hub Ohio – God is All About the Preparation”
Karleen Haas (Chapel) – “Franchising through the Pandemic – How Many  Franchise Companies Not Only Survived, But THRIVED!”
Graham Self (Gym) – “Building A Culture – “How to Create a Culture  Through Living Your Belief”

1:50 – 2:30 Panel Discussion (Chapel) – “Better Together” – All Speakers


Thank You to Our Core Team

Elijah Armor, Josh Brand, Jason Gay, Ethan Owens, Tyler Webb, Benjamin Welch


Leadership Conference Online Registration

  • Organization Information

  • Payment Information

  • $0.00
  • American Express

Investment of Time, Prayer, and Love

“I’ll never forget how the Bible and Ministry professors at KCU cared about me as a person. They didn’t just see me
as a student number. They invested time, prayer, and love into my life and my ministry, and I’m eternally thankful
for their influence.”

Sean Plank, Class of 2010

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