Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Events & Education


SMACNA Executive Leadership Development Program

Executive Leadership Development Schedule

Monday, April 1
  • SMACNA Kickoff – Expectations and Learning Agenda
  • Developing Leadership Awareness – Learn the difference between ‘managing the work’ and ‘leading the people’ and how each can impact your company. Understand the differences in manager and leadership roles and identify any needed adjustments.
  • Lunch
  • Assessing Oneself and Engaging Others: I-OPT Assessment – Using the I-OPT Advanced Leadership assessment, participants learn their dominant leadership style, natural tendencies to team up with “like-minded” people and the benefits and pitfalls of teams with similar strengths; learn how to adjust one’s leadership style to match the complexity of the decision-making process.
  • Dinner and Networking
Tuesday, April 2
  • Creating a Talent Mindset
  • Lunch
  • Developing Leadrers 
  • Offsite Dinner
Wednesday, April 3
  • Leading Change for Optimal Business
  • Lunch
  • Putting it Together: Change Simulation
  • Dinner and Networking
Thursday, April 4
  • Power & Influence
  • Lunch
  • Effective Personal Change and Wrap-Up – Reflect on specific behaviors, both internal and external, that might derail personal commitments to change.  Learn how to effectively transfer program lessons to the workplace and address any barriers to success.