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Final Mile Executive Leadership Summit Agenda

Wednesday, September 25

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast

9:00am-9:30am: 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.

9:30am-10:30am: 1001: Smart vs. Healthy
In this session participants will learn how to strike the right balance between a highly efficient, results-driven organization and one that attracts above-average talent.  The goal here is to build highly cohesive, aligned, high performing teams.
Presenter: Ed Eppley
At the end of this session, you will be able to:
•    Understand the two “rudders” that control the direction and trajectory of your business.
•    Recognize the phase of “business death cycle” you are in
•    Learn the four disciplines the executive team and/or owners must own in order to thrive as a company

10:30am-10:45am: Break

10:45am-12:00pm: 1002: You Can’t Be a Good Leader Until You’re a Great Manager
Here participants will learn about the six disciplines of professional management.  When performed well, these disciplines will help executives direct, operate and control the outcomes of their businesses.
Presenter: Ed Eppley
At the end of this session, you will know:
•    The six disciplines contribute to building a sustainable, thriving company and when each one most matters;
•    Leadership, Strategy, People Development, Structure, Organizational Performance, Culture
•    Two Reasons Why Any Manager’s Job Exists
•    Two Things People Want From Their Boss

12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm-2:45pm: 1003: Rob Hackbarth, Monday's Are Great

“The BET” is based on the most powerful story of Rob’s life – a baseball game. It was at age 11, while pitching the game of his life, he would learn three guiding principles that later became the cornerstone of his success. These doctrines were major factors in his response to huge challenges in starting and growing a company.  Hackbarth Delivery Service, Inc., a successful regional transportation company with 43 locations in 11 states, is a testament to the soundness of these principles. Rob will share best practices and simple tools based on this timeless wisdom.
The core message of this presentation is:
-    Attitude makes a difference
-    Passion is a success multiplier
-    We succeed in life with a team

2:45pm-3:00pm: Break

3:00pm-4:15pm: 1004: The Gap Trap

In this session, managers will learn about the inevitable dilemma of over-focusing on producing results and failing to develop their people. This common trap often leads to managers working harder and longer than they did the year before and ultimately burn out.
Presenter:  Ed Eppley
At the end of this session, you will know:
•    What The Gap Trap is and Why It Happens
•    What kinds of companies have the most marginal performers?
•    A simple, fast and effective way to more quickly develop the skills of their people
•    The difference between Delegation and Work Distribution

4:15pm-5:15pm: 1005: Industry Investment & Acquisitions Panel Discussion
Moderator: Errol Cvern, Select Express
Panelists: Eric LeMarbre, Managing Director, The Tenney Group
               Ray Jeandron, Partner, LongueVue Capital
               Phillip DeDominicis, Managing Director – Investment Banking, Menke & Associates
               Mike Brooks, Chief Financial Officer, Kellen

This panel discussion will feature practical advice from three investors in the industry. Panelists will touch on the climate for mergers and acquisitions in the logistics space and the impact of private equity in this arena.  They will also debate employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) options.

6:30pm-9:00pm: Reception and Dinner

Thursday, September 26

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast

9:00am-10:30am: 2001: Exceptional Performance Isn’t an Accident
Participants in this session will come to appreciate that individual and organizational performance have to be routine for an organization to thrive over the long haul. Making high performance the norm starts with defining what success looks like for every person in your company.
Presenter: Ed Eppley
At the end of this session, you will be able to:
•    Understand the power of a Company Scoreboard and how to build it
•    Connect individual contributor results to your scoreboard
•    Make it easier for your people to be “self-managed”

10:30am-10:45am: Break

10:45am-12:00pm: 2002: Creating a Truly Healthy Company
In this session, participants will learn how to help their people see their work as something more than a set of outcomes or tasks. When this happens, productivity soars and inter-office politics disappear.
Presenter: Ed Eppley
At the end of this session, you will learn why:
•    People don’t give their hearts to EBIDTA
•    Purpose trumps vision and mission
•    The four kinds of culture you either create or get

12:00pm-1:00pm: 2003: Taking the Concepts Home
In this wrap-up session, participants will develop real-world strategies that they can bring back to their offices and put into play as soon as you get there. 
Presenter: Ed Eppley
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

1:00pm: Lunch

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