New Memphis Institute will host “Whatever It Takes: Creating World Class Public Education” on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The discussion will feature Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson and Achievement School District superintendent Chris Barbic, and will be moderated by University of Memphis interim president Brad Martin. Tickets are $30. Visit newmemphis.org.

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Sept. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. George Little, chief administrative officer for the city of Memphis, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South and the U.S. Department of Labor will present “Could You Survive an Audit on Your Retirement Plan?” Thursday, Sept. 12, in two sessions: from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is free. RSVP to cstewart@bbbmidsouth.org or 757-8603 by noon Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Women’s Business Enterprise Council South will host Great Women, Great Things Tennessee Women’s Business Conference on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Banneker Industries CEO Cheryl Snead will present the keynote. Cost is $59; registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Visit wbecsouth.org/gwgt2013 for details.

The Memphis chapter of the American Payroll Association will meet Thursday, Sept. 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Fred Bell, director of appeals for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, will present “How to Win an Unemployment Appeal.” Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Visit memphisapa.org.

National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will celebrate Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month with a luncheon Thursday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Beverly Robertson, president of the National Civil Rights Museum, and Mauricio Calvo, director of Latino Memphis, will speak. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. RSVP to info@nhpomemphis.us or 466-6476.

Calvary Rescue Mission will hold its annual Appreciation Dinner, featuring “The Voice” finalist Sarah Simmons, on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Bellevue Baptist Church, 2000 Appling Road. Tickets are $25. Visit calvaryrescue.com.