Business Power Hour Presented by Speakers Bureau: Rick Lochner on Inclusive Leadership

Business Power Hour Presented by Speakers Bureau: Rick Lochner on Inclusive Leadership

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (CST)


Please join us as Rick Lochner dives further into the topic of inclusive leadership. 

"Diversity is getting invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance” This quote by Verna Myers sets the stage for how leaders think deeper and different around their current approach to creating an inclusive culture. Participants will explore what creating an inclusive culture really looks like and why it matters. The ideas from this presentation will set the stage for every participant to have more effective discussions to achieve the inclusive culture that matters!

Rick Lochner is the President of RPC Leadership Associates, Inc. where he helps Business Owners, Corporate and Non-Profit Leadership Teams and Individual Professionals Make Leadership a Way of Life.  As a Certified Veteran-Owned Business, RPC Leadership Associates, Inc. helps their clients align their businesses to enjoy sustainable success on their terms.

Rick is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and spent his 11-year military career leading soldiers in challenging environments around the globe.  After leaving the Army, he spent the next 18 years in corporate leadership positions ranging from front-line management to senior executive management.  He successfully led organizations in Fortune 100 corporations and privately held entrepreneurial ventures in a variety of industries. 

In addition to his undergraduate studies, Rick holds both an MS and MBA.  He is an Adjunct Professor at Aurora University teaching a variety of graduate topics including Leadership, Organizational Communications, Managing Conflict in the Workplace and Strategic Management. 

Rick is the author of multiple leadership books including, "The Missing Piece for Corporate Leaders" (2017), "The Missing Piece for Non-Profit Leaders" (2016) and "The Missing Piece for Entrepreneurs" (2015).  He is also the author of “I’m Just Sayin’…Revelations for Making Leadership a Way of Life” (2014) as well as “I’m Still Sayin’…More Revelations for Making Leadership a Way of Life” (2019).

An accomplished public speaker, his popular leadership workshops and keynotes range from Understanding Generational Diversity, Effective Communications and Time Management to Effective Personal Leadership and Being Adaptable in a Dynamic Business Environment.

He gives back to the local community as a mentor and coach for the District 203 Business course. He and his wife Colleen reside in Naperville, IL.

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Need a speaker? Don’t know where to look? Look no further than the Chamber! The Speakers Bureau consists of professional speakers who cover a wide variety of topics such as business development, communications skills, health and wellness, sales and marketing and more. The speakers share their experiences to help Chamber members and the community in general grow, develop, and improve both personally and professionally.

Interested in hearing these Speakers Bureau members?  Join us on the second Wednesday of each month from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm for our Power Hour presented by Speakers Bureau.  Each month a different member will give an educational presentation.

Contact staff liaison, Linda Whitaker at or 630.544.3377, with any questions.

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