Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Preview Partners in Progress 2020

Nov 20, 2019

caesers palace 600x338The upcoming conference will feature dynamic speakers and practical sessions to help your labor and management teams work together and create stronger relationships.

Participants can choose from five breakout sessions on topics ranging from adapting or preparing your workforce for technology, digital media marketing, and leadership. Featured speakers and sessions include:

  • Team Dynamics – Utilizing Teams to Speed Improvements and Implementation
    Stephane McShane of Maxim Consulting Group will talk about using cross functional teams to navigate the tremendous amount of change in the construction world.

  • Teaching to Lead – The Power of Engagement and Inspiration
    Learn from McShane as she helps participants to correctly assess, motivate, and inspire their workgroups. She will focus on why leadership plays such a key role in the success of an organization.

  • Inspire Genius and Innovation with Creative Thinking Techniques
    Creative thinking is essential to fostering innovation and leadership in every business. Hear from speaker Brent Darnell who will use hands-on exercises and storytelling to help participants improve their creative thought process.

  • Safety Trends, Compliance and Outlook
    The goal of everyone concerned with occupational safety and health is to get workers home safe and healthy each day. This session will cover safety& health topics and trends facing labor and management, including cultural aspects and technical issues. 

  • Regional Breakout Sessions
    Professionally facilitated, these interactive sessions kick off with an activity encouraging attendees to engage with each other. The sessions will then focus on meaningful discussion, including regional challenges, trends observed, best practices, and any solutions being piloted.

Herm Edwards 600x500The event will close with Herm Edwards, the current head of the Arizona State football team and former NFL player and head coach. He will share how his game plan centers on the pillars of teamwork – work ethic, communication, integrity and legacy. 

SMACNA and SMART are going ALL IN from February 26-27, 2020 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada to strengthen the industry and win more business. The 2020 Partners in Progress Conference is the perfect setting for labor and management to strengthen their current relationship in a location away from the typical workday pressures.

Early bird registration closes December 13! SMACNA member contractors and chapter executives are encouraged to attend. 

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