Thursday, September 27

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast

Intro and Welcome to Bootcamp

In this session, you’ll get ready to work; get a preview of the next 1.5 days; learn the rules of the road and find out about the take-aways from the summit.  You’ll meet your fellow bootcampers and facilitators. 

1001: Is Waste and Inefficiency Threatening Your Business?

Waste and inefficiency will sink your business.   The principles of lean thinking in business have helped manufacturers, healthcare providers and even financial service providers to cut the waste and inefficiency in their operations. They can do the same for your company.  The facilitator in this session will help you understand how lean thinking can change the way you do business.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Understand how lean thinking’s management strategies improve business processes and reduce errors
  2. Apply those strategies to your business operations
  3. Increase employee engagement and productivity in your company.

10:30am-10:45am: Break

1002: Shaking the Risk Tree: Mitigate Your Risk

Risk assessments are crucial to the growth and development of a company and can contribute extensively to an organization’s ability to capitalize on events as they occur. In this workshop, you’ll be presented a hands on opportunity to assess and analyze risk strategies.
At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Understand how to perform risk assessment
  2. Change your thought process about  risk
  3. Realize what you need to do to evaluate risk

12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch

1003: Using Start-Up Mentality to Re-energize Your Company – Meet the Veterans

Start-ups meld technology and innovation to solve a problem. Their employees have a passion that drives their companies to make the world a better place. In this session, a panel of start-up executives will give you a front row seat to what worked and what didn’t work for them.  You’ll learn how to bring the start-up mentality to your business and your workforce.  You’ll find out how to re-energize your corporate culture; develop new uses for technology and streamline your operations through new processes.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the elements of success that work for start-up companies.
  2. Examine growth opportunities to build your brand and company awareness.
  3. Develop ideas to improve your company culture.

2:45pm-3:00pm: Break

1004: Metrics: Why They Matter

Lean mentality is based on your ability to assess and identify problem areas through metrics.  In this session, we'll take a deep dive into understanding what metrics are important to motor carriers. Discover which ones to monitor, why they matter and what levels are good or bad for this industry. The session will feature a case study to help you hone your skills.
At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Develop baseline metrics for their company.
  2. Track and measure key performance indicators.
  3. Understand the importance of integrating metrics into everything you do

1005: When Boomers Meet Millennials - Leading the Next Generation to Success

How can you make the most of the next wave of employees?  This generation of workers sees their jobs differently than their predecessors.  How can you harness their active attention spans and quest for life balance to help your business grow over the next decade? In this workshop, you’ll learn to identify your management style; learn about the ways it differs from these new workplace entrants and learn to lead them (and your company) to growth and success.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Identify your own leadership style.
  2. Understand the leadership strengths and weaknesses of the millennial workforce.
  3. Understand the millennial view of leadership in the workplace and learn ways to work with it.

Reception and Dinner

Friday, September 28

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast

2001: Developing Your Leadership and Management to Improve Your Business
Speaker: Rob Hackbarth, Mondays are Great!

In this session we'll take a deep dive into the difference between a good leader and a good manager. We’ll help you develop your ability to leverage your skills to build the right team for the maximum work output.
At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Understand common leadership and management mistakes.
  2. Identify ways to build the right team for your business.
  3. Create an actionable plan for strengthening your team’s leadership and management skills.

10:30am-10:35am: Break

2002: Ask the Expert Industry Minds: What Keeps You Up At Night?

This facilitator led session will allow you to discuss common pain points in our industry with those who know them better than anyone else – your peers in the industry.  We’ll tackle common issues and work out strategies to cope with them together.

Topics will include:

  • Keeping Young Professionals (Culture, Professional Development, Pay, Benefits)
  • Driver Retention & Recruitment
  • Regulatory Issues Impacting Your Business (Tax Reform, Cannabis Legalization, etc)
  • Responding to Competition (Amazon, Uber and more)

12:15pm-1:30pm: Lunch

2003: Taking the Concepts Home

In this wrap-up session, we’ll develop real-world strategies that you can bring back to the office and put into play as soon as you get there.  We’ll gather insights from each of the sessions and finish with the results of the case study you worked on. 

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Apply what you’ve learned to your business
  2. Reenergize your company
  3. Develop new leaders
  4. Sow the seeds for ongoing success
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