2019 Annual Meeting

2019 Annual 

Future 4.0…Capitalizing on a Decade of Uncertainty & Disruption
Tom Morrison, Tom Morrison & Associates
With disruption driving change at light speed, two things are certain with “change”: you no longer have the luxury of time, and it is unforgiving. In a study by IBM, over 5,000 C-Suite executives stated that their #1 fear for the future was the “DISRUPTION” of their industry or business model. Forbes reports that market disruption will drive 40% of Fortune 500 companies into bankruptcy in the next 10 years. Any industry ignoring the wave of change headed our way will risk becoming irrelevant and eliminated. Enter FUTURE 4.0. In this very insightful and energetic session, Tom will unpack the key elements of FUTURE 4.0 including:

  • dynamic forces driving change at hyper speed
  • 2020’s economic boom
  • The 8-year labor shortage
  • 4 technologies that will change everything
  • Why and where disruption takes place
  • How the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are the solutions to the future

Raising your Communication Game: Effective techniques for dealing with conflict, problems and customer expectations
Bill Ganon, The Ganon Group
This session will review the range of customer challenges faced by customer service teams and provide best practices for keeping your customer happy. Learn how to diffuse agitated customers, address vague questions or non-questions, and ask questions of the customer in order to encourage full “toxic drainage” so as to rebuild trust and confidence.

Understanding Generations
Presenter to Be Announced
Generational differences, changes and trends are reshaping industries, disrupting companies. and affecting our daily lives. This is true with Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers. Getting these groups to work together effectively is challenging. Leaders and managers must learn more about each of these groups before they can stop generational collisions from occurring in the workplace.

How to Attract, Recruit and Retain Younger Employees
Jamie Nakamoto, Louisiana Job Connection
Do you struggle to find young talent for open positions at your company? Have you hired younger employees only to find them leaving? Find out how you can attract and retain a younger workforce. Learn practical skills to reach potential candidates, understand current employment trends in the manufacturing industry and discover how to motivate the younger generation. Bring your talent acquisition questions as there will be a question and answer portion at the end of the session.

Put on your (Six) Thinking Hats! Improved Brainstorming & Collaboration
Jenny Holliday, Deputy CEO IADD
Experience a new way to solve problems that will help you reach a solution in a thoughtful and effective way. Utilizing the creative facilitating technique, Six Thinking Hats, we will investigate the subject of “‘Chapters 2.0” through many perspectives. Join us for a hands-on workshop where you can collaborate with other IADD leaders to develop a plan that will enhance the current Chapters model to help recruit, retain and add value for our members. All chapter officers are encouraged to attend.

Prevent Burnout. Keep your Tank Full and Head Cool
Julie Couret, Executive Coach, 7602 Coach
Are you operating on all cylinders all the time? Are you frazzled on the inside and dropping the ball where you never did before? Are you spreading yourself thin because you are doing for everyone ELSE? Learn how you are sapping yourself of precious energy and how sustaining perspective sustains sanity. Discover how to get your time back!

Welcome Back Volatility
Chris Kuehl, Armada Intelligence
Global economics can affect your business in big or small ways based on trade, taxes, laws, tariffs and leadership changes. Hear the latest global economic trends and how they are impacting the diecutting and diemaking industry, and learn what trends you need to watch in the future. In this program, Chris will discuss in detail the state of the global economy, review the latest trends in export/imports and give the audience an opportunity to ask specific business related questions.

Succession Planning and the Aging Workforce
Chris Kuehl, Armada Intelligence
Understanding the impact generations have on the workforce is a hot topic right now. In this program, you will learn about the challenges companies face with the anticipated labor shortage and how to most effectively transition from Boomers to Millennials. Gain a better understanding for how the differences among generations affect how people expect to be managed, their business loyalties, their consumer preferences, their ambitions and their personal actions.

Employee Motivation and Engagement
Perry Sholes, Progressive HR Strategies (invited)
Discover what you can do to improve employee engagement. When employees are engaged with a company they are willing to put in extra time and effort to get the job done. Find out how you can create a work environment that will help you keep employees happy, motivated and engaged. Engaged workers can have a direct impact on the overall success of your business.



2019 Schedule



Royal Sonesta Reservations: 

Click here to use our personalized web page or call Royal Sonesta’s reservations line at 1-855-463-3092 and mention Groupe code 1019IADDIE or Group Name “IADD Annual Mmeeting” to receive our special room rate of $209 single/double (The special room rate will be available until September 20 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first).