September 14-17, 2015
Position yourself and your company for greater stability and proficiency.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mid-level managers numbered 10.8 million in the U.S. in 2012. In a recent Wall Street Journal special three-part series, experts say that mid-level managers are an essential layer in any company, turning top-line strategy into day-to-day action.
There is no denying the critical role that mid-level managers play in the success of fresh produce and floral companies today. This conference is specifically designed for attendees to learn new concepts and mind-sets and then put them to work.
Attendees will benefit from an intense two and half days of learning, networking and hands-on exercises to test their skills, expand their thinking and push them to tackle business challenges from a more strategic point of view.
Participants will not only build new relationships across the supply chain but they will learn from a unique combination of educational sessions and small group exercises that focus on topics such as
- macro trends
- food safety and crisis management
- business acumen
- horizontal and vertical management
- team leadership and more
If you are a mid-level manager then position yourself for greater stability and proficiency in your career or a senior leader who understands the importance of developing the leadership skills of your team and enriching your leadership pipeline, don’t miss this opportunity!
Who Should Attend?
Attendees for this conference represent managers, directors or any other mid-level positions that regularly requires the individual to manage, respond, and translate strategy into action. These individuals should be seeking to fast-track their career progression.
Typical job responsibilities for individuals who fit the High Performance Management Conference attendee profile include:
- Currently serve in a mid-level management role whether over people or projects
- Oversee a function/department or are an individual contributor
- Likely have more than +/-10 years industry experience
- Executes strategy on a daily basis
- Has budget responsibilities for a department, projects or a team
If you are responsible for translating your company’s strategy into business results or would like to invest in your mid-level management’s professional development, this conference is a must attend program.
Need to Justify Your Attendance?
2015 Conference Schedule
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
|6:00 PM – 7:30 PM||Reception|
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
|8:30 AM – 12:00 PM||Introduction to Business Acumen|
Speaker: Robert Brodo
|12:00 PM – 1:00 PM||Networking Lunch|
|1:00 PM – 2:30 PM||Concurrent Sessions Block 1|
How to Be a Knock Out Networker
Your Brain on Change — Developing Brain-Based Strategies
|2:30 PM – 3:45 PM||Framework and Tools|
Speaker: Andy Neillie
|3:45 PM – 4:00 PM||Break|
|4:00 PM – 5:15 PM||Computer Simulation/Snacks|
This simulation focuses on group collaboration to problem solve issues pertaining to customer insights and business acumen, within a risk-free environment.Objectives:
|5:15 PM – 6:00 PM||Group Working Session- Speeches|
This session will give the teams time to start planning the visual design of their presentation and to create their solution to the first issue facing the scenario company.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
|8:00 AM – 9:15 AM||Managing the Data Dump- Analytics for Improving Your Business|
There is no shortage on data points or ways to collect feedback from your consumers. Navigating this flood of information to make sound business decisions can be quite the challenge. Knowing where to look, how to interpret that data, and most importantly, how to respond, strengthens your ability to compete within the market. This session will focus on where and how to collect data and how to properly construct a solution from these resources.Objectives:
|9:15 AM – 10:30 AM||The Keys to Horizontal and Vertical Management|
Speaker: Andy Neillie
|10:30 AM – 10:45 AM||Networking Break|
|10:45 AM – 12:30 PM
||Concurrent Sessions Block 2|
Your Guide to Effective Coaching: A Brain-Based Model
Building Team Dynamic Potential
|12:30 PM – 1:30 PM||Network Lunch|
|1:30 PM – 3:00 PM||Food Safety|
Speaker: Bob Whitaker
|3:00 PM – 4:00 PM||Crisis Management|
Speaker: Bob McNaney
|4:00 PM – 4:15 PM||Refreshment Break|
|4:15 PM – 5:45 PM||Scenario Based Learning – Ethics and Food Safety|
Speaker: Bob Whitaker and Bob McNaney
|5:45 PM – 7:00 PM||Working Dinner|
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
|7:00 AM – 7:30 AM||Breakfast|
|7:30 AM – 8:00 AM||Speech Preparation – Time to Finalize|
|8:00 AM – 10:30 AM||Presentations|
Attendees will deliver their presentations to the board of judges. Presentations will have specific items that need to be addressed from these areas:
|10:30 AM – 10:50 AM||Presentations – Judging and Break|
|10:50 AM – 11:00 AM
|11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
||Macro Trends and Closing Remarks|
Speaker: Bryan Silbermann
POST EVENT WEBINARS
Dates subject to change.
November 19, 2015 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
January 14, 2015 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
PMA Foundation seeks managers, directors or any other mid-level positions that regularly requires the individual to manage, respond, and translate strategy into action. These individuals should be seeking to fast-track their career progression.
|2015 Conference Fees (US$)||September 14-17, 2015|
|EARLY RATE On or Before July 31st, 2015||REGULAR RATE After July 31st, 2015|
|PMA MEMBERS:||Loyalty Reward PMA MEMBER*:||NON MEMBERS:||PMA MEMBERS:||Loyalty Reward PMA MEMBER*:||NON MEMBERS:|
|(Requiring a Hotel Stay)|
|(Not Requiring a Hotel Stay)|
*PMA Member Loyalty Reward for Past Attendees (must have attended High Performance Management Conference in either 2013 or 2014)
CONFERENCE FEE INCLUDES:
- Evening Networking Reception on Monday, September 14th
- Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks on September 15th
- Breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, and dinner on September 16th
- Breakfast on September 17th
- Access to speaker handouts and materials
- Optional: two (2) nights’ hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg (arrival September 15, departure September 17)
Participants are responsible for their airfare to and from the conference, transportation to and from the hotel, and their remaining meals.
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
1800 East Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: +1 (847) 605-1234
Web: Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
For questions about the conference please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 (302) 738-7100.
Meet the 2015 Conference Speakers
2014 Participant Testimonials
In their words, the 2014 High Performance Management Conference attendees said:
“This conference was outstanding, providing me skills that can be used immediately. I enjoyed that what I learned helps my job, me professionally and me personally.”
Angela Fraser, California Avocado Commission
“A fantastic networking opportunity and learning experience. Exceeded my expectations!”
Justin M. Heinrch, Holt Logistics
“This was my first PMA Foundation program and I must say it was a great learning experience. I enjoyed the speakers and learned a lot that I can take back right away and apply.”
Justin Raffoul, Lakeside Produce
“Collaborating and networking with, and learning alongside my peers from across all facets of our industry is an experience that has had and will continue to have a very positive impact on my career, my colleagues and my company.”
Brock Nemeck, DMA Solutions