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EMA Leadership Summit

Shaping the Workforce of Tomorrow

SCHEDULE 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

9:00 am – 3:00 pm
8:30 am – 10:00 am
10:15 am – 11:45 am
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Evening Free

Registration & Information Desk
Board of Directors Meeting*
Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting*
Public Policy Committee Meeting*
Membership & Marketing Committee Meeting*
Management/Technology Committee Meeting*
First-Time Attendee/ New Member Mixer
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

7:30 am – 9:00 am
7:30 am – 3:30 pm
8:30 am – 10:15 am

    

10:15 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

  

  

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
    
    
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

   

   

Evening Free

Continental Breakfast
Registration & Information Desk
Opening General Session
  • State of the Workforce
Refreshment Break with Tabletops
General Session II
  • Workforce Development Requires Bold Leadership
  • Aggregate Assessment Results
Lunch on own
Breakout Sessions

A: Vivo Team – Six Things You Need to Be an Effective Leader

B: Workforce Development Strategy Session

Refreshment Break with Tabletops
Breakout Sessions

A: Vivo Team – Six Things You Need to Be an Effective Leader

B: Workforce Development Strategy Session

Thursday, October 12, 2023

7:30 am – 9:00 am
7:30 am – 11:45 am
8:30 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am – 10:15 am
10:15 am – 11:45 am
11:45 am – 1:15 pm
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Continental Breakfast
Registration & Information Desk
General Session III – Postal Affairs/ Public Policy
Refreshment Break with Tabletops
General Session IV – Management/Technology
Lunch on Own
Closing General Business Session 
Meetings & Content Committee Meeting
Industry Partners Reception
Industry Partners Party

Friday, October 13, 2023

Departures

SESSIONS

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

8:30 am – 10:15 am

Opening General Session

Vital Statistics Report

At the start of the day, David Yudis, Executive Coach, Vivo Team Development, will provide a short assessment for attendees to fill out on the effectiveness of their teams and team leadership. An aggregate score will be provided to close the morning session. 

Julie Davis, Director of Workforce Development, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, brings workforce leadership to AEM and other industry associations through her deep understanding of industry-specific workforce challenges and by connecting leaders with new and innovative workforce strategies through her work with educators, partner organizations, and other industry thought leaders. Julie will discuss the State of the Workforce, covering the following topics: 

State of the Workforce

  • Past/Current/Future Trends: labor demographics and why what you’ve always done isn’t working
  • Why we need to make changes and how we engage with the workforce
  • How to recruit in this emerging environment, create a pipeline, identify and engage with talent pools
  • What employees expect in terms of employee satisfaction; creating a culture of engagement
  • Flexibility in manufacturing: when we need feet on the floor, how do we counteract the desire to work at home and remain flexible

For details on who should attend, what to expect and workforce stats, visit: https://info.vivoteam.com/ema

David Yudis

Julie Davis

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

General Session II

David Yudis, a global talent expert, provides executive coaching to Vivo Team’s senior executive clients. David has led global teams and advised senior executives throughout his career in talent management–supporting business growth through talent development and activation. His coaching clientele includes C-suite and senior leaders across a wide range of industries, including: financial, technology, utilities, and media. David will share the following:

Workforce Development Requires Bold Leadership 

  • Hidden Costs of ineffective leaders 
  • The Leader Staircase 
  • The problem of creating accidental leaders 
  • Balancing People and Performance 
  • Learning and development: expense or investment?
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Repeated twice):

Workforce Development Strategy Session – Julie Davis

  • Winning the War for Talent  
  • Are people unable to work for you? Are people unwilling to work for you? What are the reasons? 
  • Company and industry perceptions and how to approach these perceptions
  • The Workforce Development Toolkit 
  • Developing strategies to win the talent war

 

The Six Power Skills of Workforce Leadership – David Yudis

  • Power up and learn to be an effective leader by mastering these six power skills: communication, accountability, structures, interactive feedback, emotional intelligence, and cohesion. 
  • Introduce the six key indicators of highly effective teams 
  • The why for the leader
  • Conversations about challenges
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 

Workforce Development Strategy Session – Julie Davis

  • Winning the War for Talent  
  • Are people unable to work for you? Are people unwilling to work for you? What are the reasons? 
  • Company and industry perceptions and how to approach these perceptions
  • The Workforce Development Toolkit 
  • Developing strategies to win the talent war

 

The Six Power Skills of Workforce Leadership – David Yudis

  • Power up and learn to be an effective leader by mastering these six power skills: communication, accountability, structures, interactive feedback, emotional intelligence, and cohesion. 
  • Introduce the six key indicators of highly effective teams 
  • The why for the leader
  • Conversations about challenges

Thursday, October 12, 2023

8:30 am – 10:00 am

General Session III: Postal Affairs/Public Policy

Cheryl Chapman, Product Manager of Bristol and Envelope Papers, Sylvamo, will share the Views of Industry Leaders on the USPS’s Strategy for Postal Rate Increases and Recommendations for the Path Forward. This research has evolved from providing a high-level view of macro and micro economic factors affecting the mailing industry to understanding the impact of the two-yearly postal rate increases implemented in 2021.  During the interviews, the team requested information on the anticipated changes in mail volume due to the postal rate increases and its impact on their company, organization, and other stakeholders.  They also discussed their recommended next steps to mitigate the postal rate increases for the mailing industry.

10:15 am – 11:45 am

General Session IV: Management/Technology

  • Kathy West-Evans, MPA, CRC, Director of Business Relations, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, will share the benefits and resources available through their network of 78 publicly funded vocational rehabilitation programs designed to train and employ the talents of people with disabilities while meeting the employment needs of businesses and Jed Seifert, Co-Founder of Stakes Manufacturing, who has obtained about 10% of his workforce through working with these agencies, will speak to his experience as a business owner employing people with all abilities. 
  • The Management/Technology team will share how they developed the micro-learning materials and how other members can do the same.
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Closing General Business Session

Keynote Presentation

Brett Culp, Filmmaker and Speaker Who Documents the Positivity of the Human Experience

Superhero Leadership in Uncertain Times
This moment in time has demanded the best from each of us. We have all been tested as never before. Leadership starts with looking at each challenge as an opportunity for growth and positive impact. In this inspiring keynote, Brett shares powerful stories from his filmmaking adventures of ordinary people who have accomplished extraordinary things. He demonstrates how everyone has the opportunity and capacity to embrace leadership and make an impact. By learning to see themselves as leaders contributing to a positive vision, attendees will feel empowered and equipped to bring greater confidence and enthusiasm to their everyday tasks. This shift in perspective ignites the heroic spirit in audiences, preparing and inviting them to bring the truest, most powerful view of themselves to every aspect of their work and life.

Brett Culp, Filmmaker and Speaker

Business Session

  • Derek P. Waterhouse, EMA Chairman, and President Worcester Envelope Co, will provide a brief update on the Association.
  • Marie Clarke, EMA President, will provide the President’s Report.

NETWORKING

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

First Time Attendee/New Member Mixer

New members, prospects, first-time attendees, and spouses are invited to attend this event. During the mixer, you will get a chance to meet your host as well as mix and mingle with EMA leadership, Committee Chairs, and staff.  This event is designed especially for newcomers, providing an excellent opportunity to meet fellow attendees, learn about the various committees within EMA, and discover how you can actively get involved. If this is your first EMA Meeting, we strongly encourage you to attend!

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception

All attendees are invited to the Welcome Reception. This is a great way to begin your meeting experience. Come meet colleagues and make new contacts.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Wild Wild West

Dust off those cowboy boots, tighten your bolero, and polish your turquoise! The Industry Partners invite you to grab your seat in the saloon and enjoy a night of tricks, boot scootin’ & fun!  It’s time to celebrate another great EMA Meeting, Wild West Style! The Attire is jeans, cowboy boots & hats.

Spouse/Companion Tours

(Meet at the EMA registration desk 15 minutes before departure)

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

DIY and Cocktails- $100 per person

Have you always wanted to Join the Circus?  Join us at Austin’s Upstairs Circus to create, drink and be merry with old friends and new!  It’s where DIY Workshop meets Bar!  Creations – Libations – Making things while sipping cocktails makes creativity twice as fun!  You’ll have the opportunity to relax, enjoy a light lunch, and sip on a cocktail while you get in touch with your inner creative self.  With over 25 options to choose from, there’s something for everyone, whether you are feeling like Martha Stewart or a Non-Crafty Queen! 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Online Registration
Brochure & Registration Form
Attendee List
Austin Restaurants & Entertainment Guide

Hotel Reservations

The Westin Austin Downtown
310 East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701

1-888-625-4988

EMA Guestroom Rates:
$309.00+Tax for single/double occupancy

Make your hotel reservations now by calling 1-888-625-4988 or online at https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1673899377510&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Mention the EMA 2023 Fall Meeting when making your reservation. The EMA special group rate will be available until September 9 or until the room block is sold out.  

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