Monday, Oct. 19
3:30 p.m. Registration open
5:30–7 p.m. Welcome reception
Tuesday, Oct. 20
7 a.m. Registration open
7:15–8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Opening remarks
8:30–9:30 a.m. North American Economic Forecast
Gain insights into U.S. economic expectations, including potential challenges and opportunities in 2021. Learn how key factors such as consumer confidence, housing starts, employment levels, commodities prices and foreign trade will influence North America and the global economy.
Presented by: Robert Fry Jr., PhD, Chief Economist, Robert Fry Economics, LLC
9:30–9:45 a.m. Break
9:45–10:45 a.m. Work Truck Industry and Key End-Use Market Forecasts
Hear an in-depth work truck industry analysis, including discussion on market size and segmentation by cab type and weight class. Gain insights into primary commercial vehicle application markets, including construction, energy, telecoms, state/local government, agriculture, and cartage and delivery.
Presented by: Steve Latin-Kasper, Director of Market Data and Research, NTEA
10:45–11 a.m. Break
11 a.m.–12 p.m. Leading Through Change: Navigating Uncertainty in a High-Velocity World
Hear practical leadership strategies, real-world experiences and neuroscience-based principles for gaining support to drive change in your business. During this session, gain insights on why your team naturally resists change and what you can do to turn that around; techniques to inspire new ways of thinking and behaving; a change roadmap and eight-step navigation process; and cognitive strategies for thinking clearly, managing emotions and gaining buy-in.
Presented by: Elise Mitchell, Founder, Mitchell Communications Group
noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30–2:45 p.m. Building a Bulletproof Business – Top Leadership Blind Spots Blind spots — every company has them. They include not being in recruiting mode or establishing a hiring process, not typing corporate goals to personal ones, losing focus on lead generation, fostering a culture of learned helplessness, neglecting to share the vision with those tasked with implementing it, and more. Learn how the Six Ps — a proven leadership model incorporating planning, positions, people, processes, performetrics and passion — can help companies improve in each of the 13 blind spots.
Presented by: Erik Meier, President & CEO, Sandler Training by EAM Consulting
2:45–3 p.m. Break
3–4:15 p.m. Inspired Talent: Do You Have IT?
Employee engagement is paramount. Without it, organizations struggle and employees remain disengaged, operating on the low end of performance and fulfillment. As a result, companies get less than they need from their workforce and suffer with poor outcomes in sales, profit, growth, turnover and customer satisfaction. Learn how to create an environment where employees are inspired, engaged and do their best work. Inspired Talent is the result of proven leadership practices that guide people to their full potential and help them not just survive, but thrive. Gain practical insights and tools needed to have what every organization desperately needs…Inspired Talent.
Presented by: Jason Young, Author, Speaker and Trainer, Culturetopia, LLC
4:15 p.m. Closing remarks
Continuing Education Units
NTEA is accredited by International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue IACET Continuing Education Units.
4:30–6 p.m. Optional evening reception