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2019 Day

Day of Excellence, Inc. (DOE) is thrilled to celebrate the 10th Annual 'Day' coming to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theater, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 8:30 am to 4pm. Following the 'Day' celebrate 10 years with light hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, networking and BIG FUN in Rushmore Room.
The 'Day' is an annual high energy event offering the region an opportunity to hear from nationally renowned speakers, with expertise in a number of personal and professional related topics.

Are you ready for improvement – both personally and professionally?


Schedule of Events:

7:30am Doors open
8:30 - 8:45am Welcome and Opening Ceremonies
8:45 - 9:50am Jon Vroman
9:50 - 10:20am Networking Break
10:20 - 11:30am Tim Gard
11:30am - 1:00pm  Lunch on your own
1:00-2:10pm Christine Cashen 
2:10 - 2:45pm Networking Break
2:45 - 3:50pm Mike Oster
3:50 - 4:00pm Closing Remarks
4:00 – 6:00pm 10th Anniversary Celebration – Rushmore Room

Jon Vroman

Sponsored by Black Hills Energy 

Add purpose and meaning to your work and life with 2015 Day of Excellence keynote speaker Jon Vroman! His mission is to show you how to live life in the Front Row ™. Laugh, cry and transform while Jon shares three forces that affect change: Hope, Celebration and Presence. You will walk away knowing exactly how to maximize each moment and ultimately fulfill your personal potential and support others in doing the same.

He is a father of two, committed husband, #1 best-selling author, podcast host and founder of Front Row Foundation, a charity creating front row experiences for individuals who brave life-threatening illnesses.

Tim Gard

Sponsored by First Interstate Bank

Tim Gard is a tears-in-your-eyes-laugh-out-loud speaker ready to teach you to be more resilient and resourceful. He promises a hilarious unforgettable experience and take-home value that improves performance and workplace attitude.

An internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution, Tim has spoken at over 2000 events worldwide from Texas to Tasmania as well as Day of Excellence 2012!

His skillful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and extraordinary items in everyday ways ensures that every event starts with a bang and concludes with everyone sharing a renewed sense of purpose.


Christine Cashen

Sponsored by Black Hills Federal Credit Union

Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride with Christine Cashen! The 2013 Day of Excellence speaker is back to captivate us with her class, humor and wit while sparking innovative ideas and energizing the audience. For more than 15 years, Christine has jazzed audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, South Africa and Australia with her down-to-earth attitude combined with a colorful artistic streak.

  • Her mission: CARPE CHANGE!
  • Get along, get it done, and have a lot more fun.

Join the mission to stop global whining - because it's dangerously contagious! Change happens. We have the opportunity and responsibility to get on board. It is time to Carpe Change! Seize your time, seize your energy and take the reins on your life no matter what comes your way.

Mike Oster

Sponsored by Synchrony Financial

Mike has been a speaker, trainer, leader, mentor and consultant providing quality “edutainment” (Education in an Entertaining way) for over 25 years. From employment with a Fortune 500 company, business owner, elected official and serving on volunteer boards, all while serving in the United States Army and raising four children with his wife, Jo. Colonel Oster’s 30+ year military career with South Dakota Army National Guard includes two successful tours of duty to Iraq and Afghanistan, graduate of United States Army War College and many more achievements. Here, Col Oster gained leadership, teamwork and motivational skills leaving him with a voracious appetite for continued growth and sharing a positive attitude. Mike truly believes providing people with a message of success, personal and professional growth and an attitude of excellence will allow them to become better at who they are so they can become better in all they do and live in a place where excellence becomes their average.