PMPA Update Conference

InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta - Atlanta, Georgia
March 5 - 7, 2020
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Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 5

5:00 pm

First/Second Timers Reception

5:00 pm

Welcome Reception | Registration

Friday, March 6

7:00 am

Registration Desk Opens

7:00 am

Group Buffet Breakfast

8:15  am

Lean is Simple
Speaker: Paul Akers

12:15 pm

Group Lunch


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2018 UPdate Opening Reception
2019 UPDATE Breakout Session
2018Update-Welcome Reception
2019 UPDATE Networking

2018Update-EricSomma VChairman
Speaker Brian Beaulieu
2018Update Roundtables-Jeff Oh
Women of PMPA Dinner
2018Update Roundtables - Dan V
First Timer Luncheon

2018Update-NextGen Luncheon
More UPDATE Networking 
2018UpdateSpeaker
PMPA President Mike Reader
2018Update
a few 2019 Update First Timers
Reg Desk


WoPMPA Dinner 2







PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 * Download the 2020 Update Conference Block Schedule for quick reference

Thursday, March 5

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Willard
Finance Committee Meeting (working breakfast)

11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hope III

Board of Directors Meeting (working lunch)

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Barclay

Update Committee Meeting

5:00 p.m.
Windsor Terrace 
First/Second Timers Reception
If this is your first or second time at PMPA’s Update
Conference, please join us for a welcoming reception hosted
by the PMPA NextGen Committee.
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Windsor Terrace |Foyer         
Welcome Reception | Registration
Join your fellow PMPA members and friends at the opening reception on the beautiful Windsor Terrace at the InterContinental Buckhead hotel - the outdoor space provides for a fun and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for networking during the kickoff reception.

Friday, March 6

7:00 a.m.
Windsor Ballroom Foyer

Registration Desk Opens

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Windsor DE    

Group Buffet Breakfast

8:15 - 9:45 a.m.
Windsor Ballroom ABC

Lean is Simple
Speaker: Paul Akers, 
Author of 2-Second Lean

Until you and your employees see waste in everything you do, you don’t understand lean. How will you know when your team gets it? When they use lean principles at home! Want to ensure failure? Overcomplicate it and sterilize lean with too many charts, graphs and work documents. 

Using lessons learned during 20 years of taking his manufacturing business from the garage to worldwide distribution, Paul Akers will share 2-Second Lean techniques — demonstrating just how simple and fun it really is.

 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Spouses/Guest Networking Event
ABSOLUTELY ATLANTA TOUR
What better way to get a glimpse (and taste) of rich Atlanta
history than a bus trip down Peachtree Street for a personal
tour of the famed Fox Theatre and lunch at The Varsity, the
world’s largest Drive-In Restaurant in downtown Atlanta!

Spouses and guests…join us Friday morning for this fun,
casual get-together aimed at re-acquainting you with
your PMPA friends and making new contacts!

There is no additional cost for this event, but reservations must
be confirmed to Renee Merker at PMPA no later than 2/21/20.

SCHEDULE:
9:00 AM - Bus Arrives at Hotel / Attendees Gather in Lobby
9:15 AM - Departs for Tour
10:00 -11:00 AM - Tour of Fox Theatre
11:15- 11:45 AM - Lunch at The Varsity
12:00-12:15 PM - Return to Hotel

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Windsor ABC










10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m
Trippe II + III

LEGO® Serious Play® Team Building

Lego isn’t just about fun and games. Development coaches have been using Lego for years in team building exercises.  Working with Lego blocks helps enhance creative and critical thinking skills while giving individuals an opportunity to — at least to some degree — act like kids again.

In this interactive team building session (attendees will be pre-grouped), Lego® Serious Play® facilitator Ben Leblois from Bricks4kids leads attendees on a critical thinking and communications challenge, all the while enhancing their collaboration, leadership, interaction and teambuilding skills.

Paul Akers Breakout Session
Who is the 2%?

If you want to learn what a very small number of people in the world are doing to build dynamically lean cultures, then attend this session where Paul Akers will illuminate the characteristics and habits of extraordinary leaders who have led successful lean transformations.

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Windsor Terrace   

 Group Lunch Session

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
North Ballroom

Developing Leaders for Tomorrow
Speaker: Brad Wolff,
PeopleMax

Business leaders know that change is happening at an accelerating pace. What worked yesterday is likely to fail in the future. By building cultures that are high in flexibility, adaptability and learnability, you develop the leaders for tomorrow.  

Companies like Google, Bridgewater and PIXAR have put this philosophy into action and have come to dominate their industries. Companies like Blockbuster didn’t! But while not every company can be Google, every organization can learn from these best practices to position themselves for sustained success and develop a competitive advantage. 

Brad Wolff shares with attendees the foundational principles needed to create a company culture that can survive in the future of ongoing disruption and uncertainty and provide an environment where up and coming leaders can grow and thrive.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m

Hope I + II 










Trippe I + II

































Hope III

Breakout Sessions:

Melanie Webber, Fisher Phillips LLP
Drug Policies: Do’s and Don’ts

Concerned and confused about what you can and cannot include in your company’s employee handbook about drug usage and testing, and the enforcement of those policies?  Join Melanie Webber, partner with PMPA’s retained labor and employment lawyers, Fisher Phillips, to get the hard facts regarding this critical topic everyone will need to know and understand.  She also will discuss the impact of the legalization of cannabis in many states.

Brad Wolff, PeopleMax

Create a Workforce of Leaders: A 5-Step Process

Your organization’s future success requires the development of current employees into future leaders.  To accomplish this goal, you must develop and nurture an internal culture that increases flexibility, adaptability and learnability.  Companies that successfully do this quickly turn difficult challenges into their competitive advantage.

Brad Wolff specializes in leadership development to increase productivity, profitability and engagement. Brad shows leaders how to identify the opportunities brought about by rapid change and how to quickly adapt and turn those into a competitive advantage. 

This interactive session uses interactive exercises, group discussion, helpful feedback from Brad to help you create specific takeaways to bring back to your company.  Participants will learn a five-step process to develop and nurture a flexible, adaptive, learning organization to create a workforce of leaders poised to thrive in our challenging world.

During this intensive and entertaining breakout session Brad shows attendees how to avoid becoming the next Blockbuster by giving leaders the tools to create more adaptive organizations.

Features of the workshop include:

  • A straightforward, five-step process to achieve a flexible, adaptive, learning organization that’s poised to thrive in any environment.
  • A review of how Google’s three principles for creating a great culture can be applied to your organization
Interactive exercises to facilitate learning-in-action


PMPA IT-Future of Manufacturing Committee
Best Practices for Scheduling Using Technology
Is scheduling a nightmare? Have you ever wondered if there is a better way? Join us for this interactive discussion of best practices for scheduling, capacity planning and MRP by leveraging technology.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Hope I + II











Trippe I + II

































Hope III



Breakout Sessions:

Melanie Webber, Fisher Phillips LLP
Drug Policies: Do’s and Don’ts

Concerned and confused about what you can and cannot include in your company’s employee handbook about drug usage and testing, and the enforcement of those policies?  Join Melanie Webber, partner with PMPA’s retained labor and employment lawyers, Fisher Phillips, to get the hard facts regarding this critical topic everyone will need to know and understand.  She also will discuss the impact of the legalization of cannabis in many states.


Brad Wolff, 
PeopleMax

Create a Workforce of Leaders: A 5-Step Process

Your organization’s future success requires the development of current employees into future leaders.  To accomplish this goal, you must develop and nurture an internal culture that increases flexibility, adaptability and learnability.  Companies that successfully do this quickly turn difficult challenges into their competitive advantage.

Brad Wolff specializes in leadership development to increase productivity, profitability and engagement. Brad shows leaders how to identify the opportunities brought about by rapid change and how to quickly adapt and turn those into a competitive advantage. 

This interactive session uses interactive exercises, group discussion, helpful feedback from Brad to help you create specific takeaways to bring back to your company.  Participants will learn a five-step process to develop and nurture a flexible, adaptive, learning organization to create a workforce of leaders poised to thrive in our challenging world.

During this intensive and entertaining breakout session Brad shows attendees how to avoid becoming the next Blockbuster by giving leaders the tools to create more adaptive organizations.

Features of the workshop include:

  • A straightforward, five-step process to achieve a flexible, adaptive, learning organization that’s poised to thrive in any environment.
  • A review of how Google’s three principles for creating a great culture can be applied to your organization
Interactive exercises to facilitate learning-in-action


PMPA IT-Future of Manufacturing Committee
Best Practices for Scheduling Using Technology

Is scheduling a nightmare? Have you ever wondered if there is a better way? Join us for this interactive discussion of best practices for scheduling, capacity planning and MRP by leveraging technology.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Windsor Terrace 

Happy Hour Reception

6:30 p.m.                              
 Women of PMPA Dinner - Maggiano's Italian Restaurant
 
Women of PMPA Attendees  - join us for a casual dinner get-together for fun conversation and story-telling.  We will meet in the lobby of the InterContinental at 6:15 p.m., then walk to the restaurant (a couple blocks away on Peachtree Rd.)                                   

Saturday, March 7

7:00 a.m.
Windsor Ballroom Foyer

Registration Desk Opens

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Windsor DE    

Group Buffet Breakfast

8:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Windsor Ballroom ABC

What Makes a Great Leader>
Speaker: Admiral Ron Boxall

Vice Admiral Ron Boxall, the Director for Force Structure and Resources for the Joint Chiefs of Staff (J8), will provide a brief overview of the role of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in carrying out the National Defense Strategy.  He will specifically highlight the role of the United States Navy in protecting world-wide commerce from the deep seabed to space. 

Admiral Boxall shares his thoughts on leadership, as a 35-year naval officer who has commanded our most capable naval forces--an Aegis Destroyer (USS Carney DDG-64), an Aegis Cruiser (USS Lake Erie, CG-70)  and as Commander of Carrier Strike Group Three embarked in USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) where he was overall responsible for the operations of the aircraft carrier, several escort ships,  70+ aircraft, and the 7000+ sailors deployed to the Western Pacific and South China Sea. 

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Windsor Ballroom ABC

Managing the Economic Changes Ahead
Speaker: Brian Beaulieu,
ITR Economics
 

There is more upside news than downside news. The US economy is softening as we head into 2020, but certain segments will come through relatively unscathed. Incomes are rising, un-employment is low and government spending continues unabated. The economy will get stronger the deeper we go into 2020 and stronger still in 2021. If you know why this will occur, and are confident that it will occur, you will make the right decisions to maximize profits.

Attend and see what is coming NEXT. We have leading indicators telling us what to expect regarding:

  1. how long the weakness will last
  2. how soft conditions will be
  3. what the next trend looks like
  4. markets that will outperform

All this gives you insight into financial market trends, interest rate trends, global pressures, and commodity pricing trend probabilities. We will discuss what matters (and what doesn’t) that comes from the politicians. Knowing what to look for, focusing on reality, and using our Management Objectives™ will put you ahead of the competition and enable you to make outsized profits.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Windsor Terrace  

Group Lunch

12:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Windsor Ballroom ABC

Interviewing for Results
Speaker: Melanie Webber,
Fisher Phillips LLP

Melanie Webber, partner with PMPA’s retained labor and employment lawyers, Fisher Phillips, will share insightful, practical and no-nonsense tips to prepare for, conduct and document the interviewing process - the do’s, the don’ts, and not-even-an-option.  This presentation and discussion will help you create a process to hire the best candidate while minimizing your legal exposure. 

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Windsor Ballroom ABC

Wake Up and Win:
Speaker: David Moore,
Moore Motivated

Dave's message, Wake Up and Win: Take your Life off Autopilot hits need-to-know must-haves on leadership/professional development and team building tools for your working professionals. They'll discover how to grow personally first and second become the BEST professional leader or team-member possible.  Growth begins with you!

  • YOU are accountable for your own success,
  • YOU have to develop professional courage,
  • YOU have to overcome your obstacles.

Dave’s presentation encompasses pursing your work whole-heartedly.  He shows that success is not targeted.  Rather will ensue when you take your life off autopilot and WAKE UP!  You have to wake up to win! And you will succeed!

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Windsor Ballroom ABC

Awards and Closing

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Windsor Terrace 

Closing Reception