March Monthly Luncheon Meeting - March 21st - Topic: Toxic Leadership- Toxic Followership

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Online registration for monthly luncheon events will now remain open and not close so you can now register day of the event and at the event. The registration price increases to $25 after 5:00 pm CT on the day before the luncheon event. March luncheon event pricing increases to $25 March 20 at 5:00 pm CT.

Join us for the March Monthly Luncheon on March 21st at Midland University


We are pleased to present…..

Dr. Debora Sepich

Topic: Toxic Leadership- Toxic Followership: 

Most people know a toxic person when they see one. We have often focused on a leader who is toxic, however we have also seen disgruntled workers or followers.

Toxic leaders are those who cause their organizations to fall into deep despair.   Toxic followers fall into two categories: the alienated follower and the duped follower.   "To date there is little to no practical data on toxic followership. Merriam-Webster describes the idea of toxic as, "extremely harsh, malicious or harmful." Webster further defines follower as, "someone who supports and is guided by another person or a group." The combination of these two concepts defines a toxic follower.   We all need practical skills to help interrupt the effect of a toxic follower and a toxic leader on the organization and more importantly, work to not become toxic ourselves.

Learning objectives:

  1. Spot toxic leaders and followers early

  2. Skills to help leaders stop the effects of toxicity

  3. Techniques to keep yourself above the toxic fray

  4. Skills to being a non-toxic person


PDU Claim Submission: Chapter will submit PDUs


Costs: $20.00 if pre-register prior to event day (members and non-members).  $25.00 after 5:00 pm March 20 (members and non-members).

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, please contact VP Programs.

Primary Location:


11213 Davenport Street

Omaha, NE 68154



11:00 – 11:30 am: Registration, Networking & Lunch

11:30 – 11:40 am: Announcements & Recognition

11:40 – 12:40 pm: Presentation: Toxic Leadership- Toxic Followership


Debora Sepich Bio:

Entrepreneur turned Professor. Enjoy bringing new products and opportunities to market.  Associate Professor Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Currently Director of Graduate Business Programs at Doane University.

Special focus areas include: Marketing, Brand Identity, Mergers and Acquisitions, business development, go to market strategies, innovation,

Selected Accomplishments In Business:

Co-Founder, COO Dolphin Software

CEO Colorhouse Paint and Design Company

Managed Customer Service and IT Production Support department that grew to servicing over 6000 site installations worldwide.

Notably reduced operating costs by delivering strategies that led to 18% cost reduction while improving turnaround and efficiency of project lifecycles.

Managed and directed due diligence process in all acquisition projects, including the acquisitions of two competitors.

Selected Accomplishments In Education:

Developed Executive MBA Program, Entrepreneurship Major and Minor

Teaching Abroad in MBA programs in Canada and China.  

Numerous publications on entrepreneurship, leadership and marketing topics.

Debora is a native of Oregon made her way to Omaha by way of Sioux Falls She enjoys skiing, camping, travelling, time with family and outdoor activities.  Debora lives in Elkhorn, Nebraska with her husband Gordon.


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