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Eye Banker Leadership Program

March 1, 2023 @ 1:00 pm March 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Join EBAA and your eye banking peers March 1-3, 2023, at the Loews Kansas City in Kansas City for the EBAA Eye Banker Leadership Program.

The event opens with an educational experience at the World War I Museum, and a welcome reception, followed by a two-day program featuring sessions and workshops designed to provide attendees with information and tools to accelerate professional and personal growth. The program will be led by Lowell Aplebaum, an IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator.

The program is designed for leaders at various levels in their careers. There will be a variety of general sessions and breakout sessions to allow individuals to select sessions that align with their interests and goals. The agenda is being finalized but the tentative program schedule and topics are listed below.

Program Information


Program Dates: March 1 – March 3, 2023

Location: Loews Kansas City Hotel, Kansas City, MO

View the Eye Banker Leadership Program Preliminary Schedule for more details.

Wednesday, March 1

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                       Registration

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                      Kick-Off Session

4:15 pm – 8:00 pm                      National WWI Museum and Memorial: Lessons in Leadership (Tour and Reception)
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Thursday, March 2

7:30 am – 8:00 am                      Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:05 am                      Welcome and Introductions

8:05 am – 8:45 am                      Networking Evolution: Building Stronger Relationships and Connections

8:45 am – 9:05 am                      Museum Visit Debrief: Leadership Lessons from WWI

9:05 am – 9:50 am                      Be Curious! The Need for Curiosity

10:00 am – 11:00 am                 Applying Lessons in Elite Performance to Organizational Culture, Leadership and Inclusion 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm                Listen Up! Developing Listening Skills

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm                  Lunch
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1:00 pm – 2:00 pm                    Deconstructing & Disrupting Bias

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm                    Breakout: Strategic Planning – Best Practices and Next Practices

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm                    Breakout: Coaching and Empowering Your Staff

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm                    Learning and Leading Through Inquiry

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm                    Networking Happy Hour
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Friday, March 3

7:30 am – 8:00 am                    Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:05 am                    Getting Set

8:05 am – 8:50 am                    Identifying and Navigating Disruption

8:05 am – 8:50 am                    Innovation: Organizational Perceptions, Definitions, and Approach

10:00 am – 11:00 am                6 Types of Working Genius

11:00 am – 11:45 am                Panel Discussions

11:45 am – 12:30 pm                Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                  Ethics in Management

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm                    Breakout: Scoring Your Board of Directors: A Self-Assessment

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm                    Breakout: Speaking with Purpose

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm                    Facilitating Crucial Conversations

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm                     Continuing Your Personal Leadership Journey

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm                     Debrief and Wrap-Up

Opening Event at the National WWI Museum and Memorial

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After a brief kick-off session at the hotel, the Eye Banker Leadership Program will begin with an experiential learning experience at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. Attendees will have private after hours access to the main gallery. After viewing the exhibits, participants will attend a reception featuring dinner, drinks and networking.


4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Museum Tour

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reception (Food and Drinks included)

Shuttle Information

Hotel to Museum: 1st shuttle at 4:15 pm and 2nd shuttle at 4:30 pm

Museum to Hotel: 1st shuttle at 7:30 pm and 2nd shuttle at 8:00 pm

Registration Information

Fees and Information

Registration Includes:

  • Two full days of leadership programming
  • Attendance to the Opening Reception and Activity on March 1
  • Attendance to the Thursday Happy Hour
  • Opportunity for a complimentary headshot

Registration Fees:

                               Early Bird (Ends Jan. 13)       Regular (Jan. 14 – Feb. 13)

Member:               $525                                        $695

Non-Member       $895                                      $1095

Group Discounts Available

If groups of three or more from one eye bank register, the third registrant and above will receive a 33% discount.

Hotel Information

Loews Kansas City Reservation Link

EBAA has a room block at the Loews Kansas City for $189/night plus tax. Visit the reservation site to book your room! (Reservation Deadline: February 8)

Take an important step in your professional development; register today!

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