Jam-packed goodness awaits you.

September 15, 2021

6:00 pm

Bowling Social

Grow your social network and connect with other rural communities that are facing the same struggles and successes as you are. Enjoy food and drinks and clear your head before taking in all that Fusion has to offer.

September 16, 2021

7:30 am

Breakfast & Registration

The most important meal of the day in the most delicious way! Let's fuel your brain so you're ready to change how you feel about the work you do.

8:00 am

This is The Culture Movement

Teran Doerr

The Culture Movement is here to change your perception, challenge your ideas, and define the values you believe in.

8:15 am


Paul Long

Let's have some FUN! Paul's kickstarter is just what you need to start your day with energy.

8:30 am

Culture That Rocks

Jim Knight

This high-energy keynote focuses on individuals, departments, and entire companies who are charged with creating, maintaining, and revolutionizing an organizational culture. Dive into every area of a company's culture and reveal realistic solutions for systemic change.

9:45 am

Emotional Intelligence: The Future of Leadership

Sara Ross

Build high-capacity performers through the skills of energy management, emotional intelligence, and resilience. Emotional Intelligence not only helps buffer stress, but it also instills a sense of vitality by amplifying one's experience and expertise, helping people make good decisions in demanding situations, and creating confidence to adapt to uncertainty.

11:00 am

Breakout Sessions

Jim Knight - Building an Iconic Team

Sara Ross - Building Your "Bounce": Using Resilience to Thrive through Change

12:00 pm


Enjoy a delicious meal and get ready to finish the day strong!

12:30 pm

Business Speed Dating

With different generations and changing work environments employees are seeking certain attributes from their employer. Discover how employers are shaking up their workplace to adapt to the many different work styles while maintaining the culture of their organization.

1:30 pm

Building a Better Community

Joni Nash and Danna Larson

By combining creative thinking, technology, and some good old-fashioned hard work, revival in our small towns and rural communities is not only possible, it's happening.

2:45 pm

Battles without Bruises

Whether we recognize it or not, we deal with conflict every day. This panel dives into how to be open to different perspectives, approach conflict, be unoffendable and de-escalate a bad situation. Our panel of experts will help you turn a heated argument into a healthy debate.

3:45 pm

Connecting the Workplace and Life Through F.U.N.

Paul Long

Paul will introduce specific actions that aid in the development of leadership characteristics, sales effectiveness, work/life balance, productivity, relationship building, job satisfaction, and quality of life. 

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Dress Code: What’s that? Come in whatever you’re most comfortable in. Don’t tell our bosses, but we plan to wear jeans. 

Speakers: We are constantly searching for the best speakers to bring to Fusion. Is that you? If so, we'd love to hear from you. Tell us about yourself by emailing info@bowmannd.com or calling 701.523.5880.

Sponsors: Fusion is doing incredible things and we would love for you to be a part of them. Email us to find out more about our sponsorship packages.