Las Vegas
Nov. 11-15


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  • Education Sessions
General Session: The Proper Role Of ABC Chapters in Helping Members Defend Their Merit Shop Principles Maury Baskin Wednesday, November 14, 2018;  08:15 AM-09:15 AM The legal ground rules continue to evolve in the Trump administration, and both new and experienced chapter leaders need to stay current on the pressure tactics of construction unions and their political allies, as well as the most effective chapter responses. ABC’s general counsel will provide important updates, legal guidance and resources to help chapters fulfill their proper role in assisting members in labor and government relations.
Chapter Presidents - Roundtable Discussion / Q & A with Membership Survey Consultant John Neinstedt John Nienstedt Wednesday, November 14, 2018;  09:30 AM-10:45 AM John will take your questions about the results of the four surveys that he has completed for ABC that include new members, prospective members and longtime members.
Being the Best Chair-elect in 2019 Ray Zamora Wednesday, November 14, 2018;  09:30 AM-10:45 AM Come and network with your fellow chairs-elect and learn from a panel of past chairs. Moderated by ABC Secretary and Mountain West Region Vice Chair Ray Zamora, the panelists will explain what to expect in the coming year and how to fulfill your duties as chair-elect.
Chair to Chair Tony Rader Wednesday, November 14, 2018;  09:30 AM-10:45 AM Come and network with your fellow incoming chairs and learn from a panel of past chairs, moderated by ABC Chair-elect Tony Rader. Learn what to expect in the coming year and how to fulfill your duties as chair.
General Session: The Power of Peak Performing Mike Comer Wednesday, November 14, 2018;  11:00 AM-12:15 PM Learn how high-performing leaders produce high-performing teams. What are your pain points—talent management, hiring, evaluating, inspiring optimal performance, turnover, discretionary effort, volunteer leadership? Find out how to produce positive habits through coaching (the practice-feedback link) and understand self-awareness and self-reflection as part of Covey’s “Sharpen the Saw” concept. Performance coaching makes an impact. Learn the value proposition and the importance of investment for the future.
Breakout Session: Putting Performance Coaching to Work Mike Comer Wednesday, November 14, 2018;  01:45 PM-03:00 PM Learn who can benefit from performance coaching. We will cover the performance coaching process and investment, how to measure success (metrics and scorecard) and examples of performance coaching in organizations. See how you can get the feedback you need conduct effective self-assessments. This interactive session features discussion of concerns and ideas and Q&A with a focus on practical application.
General Session: Hiring and Retaining the Right People Paige S. Kelly Thursday, November 15, 2018;  09:00 AM-10:15 AM In today’s construction industry, there is an insufficient quantity of craft workers, supervisors, managers and staff for available positions, exacerbated by concerns that the industry may not be appealing enough to attract and retain younger millennials or the upcoming Generation Z. Learn how organizations can develop a robust workforce with the right people in the right positions and a set of systems and culture that keeps them excited to be there.
General Session: Communicate in Full Color for Team Building Scott Schwefel Thursday, November 15, 2018;  10:30 AM-11:45 AM Understand team dynamics based on personalities, improve team attraction and retention and deliver consistently better team results.
General Session: Developing Your Leadership Pipeline Ed Rowell Thursday, November 15, 2018;  12:30 PM-01:45 PM Rapid changes in technology, globalization and workforce demographics are significantly changing the way we do business at every level. By making sure your organization understands how to attract and retain talent, you will ensure that your leadership pipeline stays full and your organization will continue to succeed.
General Session: The Road to Excellence: Real Life Experiences From Chapter Leaders Eric Regelin Thursday, November 15, 2018;  02:00 PM-03:45 PM ABC operates in a quickly evolving industry and must adapt to meet our member’s needs. Hear from the volunteer leadership and chapter staff that have partnered with the Chapter Development Committee to reimagine themselves. They will share their experiences and reflect on the work that it took to grow their chapters.
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