2021 YPN Summit: Changemakers

Learn about our first ever YPN Summit!


DATE: June 22 - 25

2021 YPN Summit: Changemakers

Join us this June for our first ever Young Professionals Network (YPN) Summit! Our hybrid YPN Summit will bring Young Professionals from across Lancaster County together for professional development and networking opportunities. You create your own Summit experience by choosing content staggered across four days, customized to your interests and schedule. 

Changemakers will equip and inspire you to lead where you're at and drive sustainable, positive change in your workplace. Connect with other Young Professionals online and in-person through designated breakout sessions and networking opportunities, learn from the compelling stories and experiences of local leaders, and participate in thoughtful dialogue with your peers.  

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]


June 22, 2021

5:00 - 6:00 PM - YPN Summit Kickoff: Cocktails + Connections [IN PERSON]

Location: The Greenfield Restaurant

June 23, 2021

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Session One: Emotional Intelligence [VIRTUAL]

The latest research indicates Emotional Intelligence is crucial for your success as a leader and is necessary to build and maintain a thriving organization. In this session we will discuss four questions: What EI is? Why EI is important? Are you emotionally intelligent? How does one develop EI?

Following the presentation, you'll have the opportunity to talk with your peers in networking breakout rooms about maximizing your strengths and managing areas of improvement.

Speaker: David Miron, Consultant/Trainer, Samaritan Business Consulting

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Session Two: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel - Cultivating a Culture of Belonging [VIRTUAL]

Join us for a panel discussion on practical ways you can cultivate a culture of belonging for all in your workplace. The panel will close with a moderated Q&A session. 


  • Jasmyne King, Director of the Center for Racial and Gender Equity at YWCA Lancaster
  • Aaysha Noor, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at The GIANT Company
  • Wendy Cheesman, Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition

Moderator: Dr. Armenta Hinton, Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity and Belonging and Title IX Coordinator, HACC

1:00 - 2:00 PM - Session Three: Mental Wellness Panel - Fostering Resiliency [VIRTUAL]

Hear from wellness experts on the impact of the pandemic on our mental health and ways to foster resilience and wellbeing during times of uncertainty. The panel will close with a moderated Q&A session. 


  • Dr. Michael Diller, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist and Director of WellSpan's Employee Assistance Program
  • Dr. Mitchell Crawford, Psychiatrist and Director of Addiction Services for WellSpan Philhaven
  • Dr. Jayaram Thimmapuram, Academic Hospitalist at WellSpan York Hospital and expert in meditation and mindfulness

Moderator: Leslie Wireback, Executive Director, CPBGH

June 24, 2021

10:30 - 11:30 AM - Session Four: Managing Up [VIRTUAL]

You might be familiar with Mark Sanborn’s book, “You don’t need a title to be a leader.” While the title might be self-evident, the responsibility and practicality of managing up is not always simple or easy. Regardless of your role, title, or position, managing up is vital at every stage of the professional journey. Join us as we uncover essential methods and practical steps to effectively navigate roles and lanes with our Leaders and Managers while embodying grace, humility, and patience. 

After an opportunity for a Q&A, connect with your peers in breakout sessions to share best practices and hear others' experiences with managing up at the close of the session. 

Speaker: Laura L. Schanz, Laura Schanz Consulting

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Session Five: Culture-Building Panel: Thriving In Today's Workplace [VIRTUAL]

Join us for a panel discussion on thriving in today's workplace and the role of young professionals in building and maintaining positive culture. The panel will close with a moderated Q&A session. 


  • Austin Lawrence, Business Development Director at Kitchen Kettle Village
  • Carrie Willetts, Senior Vice President & Market President - East Region at WellSpan Health
  • Joshua Hunter, Director of Crispus Attucks Community Center, CAP

Moderator: Dr. Katie Sandoe, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, LCSWMA

3:00 - 4:00 PM - Session Six: Organizational Change [VIRTUAL]

Designing and leading cultural change in the workplace: As we all know, culture eats strategy for lunch. How do you ensure that you influence your organization's culture to make it a standout place to work... regardless of your position? Hear from North Group Consultants on best practices for navigating and leading organizational change. 

At the end of the session, you'll have the opportunity to network in breakout sessions and discuss how to apply these practices to your own career. 


  • Gina Breslin, Partner, North Group Consultants
  • Josh Keefer, Partner, North Group Consultants

June 25, 2021

8:00 - 9:00 AM - YPN Closing Event: Morning Buzz [IN PERSON]

Location: Decades

Registration Options: 




A la carte



Full Access Pass (all events)





The Lancaster Chamber continues to monitor COVID-19 mitigation protocols, policies, and guidelines provided by federal agencies and local governments in regard to safety as we continue into the next phase of the COVID19 pandemic. While the Chamber has expanded our delivery modes for events and programs and will remain committed to providing exceptional virtual experiences, we plan to begin the transition to outdoor, in-person networking events this spring.

To follow proper safety guidelines and adhere to mitigation protocols, the Lancaster Chamber will be counting on our attendees to comply with the safety expectations we set forth, including consistent hand sanitizing, unvaccinated individuals wearing masks, and signing a waiver upon arrival to the event.

We want to create safe, healthy, outdoor experiences for our members and business community. To do so, we must adhere to proper safety guidelines and your cooperation will be helpful. If your attendance status changes after you register, please update the Chamber before the scheduled event so we can maximize the in-person experience.

We are excited to ‘see’ you again soon!

Thank you to our sponsors!





6/22/2021 8:00 AM - 6/25/2021 5:00 PM
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Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Registration for the in-person YPN Summit Kickoff: Cocktails + Connections.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Registration for Session 1: Emotional Intelligence [VIRTUAL].
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM
Registration for Session 2: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel - Cultivating a Culture of Belonging [VIRTUAL].
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM
Registration for Session 3: Mental Wellness Panel - Fostering Resiliency [VIRTUAL]
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Registration for Session 4: Managing Up [VIRTUAL].
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM
Registration for Session 5: Culture-Building Panel: Thriving in Today's Workplace [VIRTUAL].
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM
Registration for Session 6: Organizational Change [VIRTUAL].
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM

Friday, 25 June 2021

Registration for the in-person YPN Closing Event: Morning Buzz.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM