Las Vegas
Nov. 11-15


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  • Education Sessions
Maury Baskin
The Proper Role Of ABC Chapters in Helping Members Defend Their Merit Shop Principles 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.
John Nienstedt
Chapter Presidents - Roundtable Discussion / Q & A with Membership Survey Consultant John Neinstedt 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.
Ray Zamora
Being the Best Chair-elect in 2019 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.
Tony Rader
Chair to Chair 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.
Mike Comer
The Power of Peak Performing 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.
Mike Comer
Putting Performance Coaching to Work Wednesday, November 14, 2018;  01:15 PM-02:30 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.
Katy Driver
New Tools for Growing Membership Wednesday, November 14, 2018;  01:15 PM-02:30 PM ABC membership, recruitment and retention have changed over the years, prompting the development of new tools to help chapters grow. Learn to use these resources and your membership data to maximize your chapter’s ability to recruit and retain members. A roundtable discussion about the future of membership development will leave you with greater understanding of trends and a renewed confidence in setting goals for growth. 
Paige S. Kelly
Hiring and Retaining the Right People 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.
Scott Schwefel
Communicate in Full Color for Team Building 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.
Ed Rowell
Developing Your Leadership Pipeline 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.
Brian Sampson
Eric Regelin
The Road to Excellence: Real Life Experiences From Chapter Leaders Thursday, November 15, 2018;  02:00 PM-03:15 PM ABC operates in a quickly evolving industry and must adapt to meet our members’ needs.  Hear from the volunteer leadership and chapter staff that have partnered with the Chapter Development Committee to re-imagine themselves.  They will share their experiences and reflect on the work that it took to grow their chapters.
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