Will 2020’s Economy be a Ferris Wheel Ride or the Hurler?
We are on the edge of our seats to find out the forecast for our financial future. Many markets are currently growing; when will things change? We have heard 2019 is the year to put money in the bank, so what is coming in 2020? How long will this market continue at the current speed? Get the answers!
Dr. Ed Seifried is a Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business at Lafayette College. He’s led educational programs as Dean for the West Virginia Banking School and the Virginia School of Banking. He has been on the faculty of many other schools, including Stonier and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. Most recently, Ed is the Executive Director of the Sheshunoff Affiliation Program.
Boardwalk Over Adversity
Leadership at Every Level: Build the Ultimate Team using Navy SEAL skillsets in: Decision making – critical thinking-overcoming adversity – accountability – teachability- motivation -adapting & overcoming challenges.
Nick Hays is the founder of Elite Team Performance. Nick is not your typical Navy SEAL. After cutting weight as a wrestler, his growth was severely stunted. Standing just over 5 feet tall, he was often bullied as a kid and was laughed at when he told others of his dream to become a member of one of the world’s most elite units. Nick learned that what first seemed like a deficiency was indeed his greatest strength because it made him immune to adversity. After leaving the SEAL Teams at ten years, he tried out for a para-military unit within the CIA. Nick’s operating days came to an end when he ruptured a disk while preparing for an operation in Afghanistan.
Disillusioned, broken and without means to provide for his family Nick was left without a purpose in life. After recovery, his training kicked in, and he remembered the lessons learned from the SEAL teams and put them to the test with professional athletes. Word spread and before he knew it, he was training the Miami Heat and eventually worked with the Atlanta Falcons on their way to a Super Bowl. Nick holds a BA from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Business from the University of San Diego and a post-graduate degree from Harvard Business School. He now resides in California with his wife and their three children.
Be the Pioneer Millennial Magnet
Mutigenerational Management of the 20 some’s through the 60 some’s
- Discover the 3 phases of millennial recruitment – attention, interest, commitment
- Hear about best practices of managing and retaining employees who are impatient, unmotivated and entitled
- Discover potential points of generational conflict and tactics to handle them
- Learn how to strengthen cross-generational communication
- Obtain specific strategies to leverage multi-generational opportunities
Butler is a third-generational Silicon Valley entrepreneur and has founded three companies at the age of 27. As a computer science major at U.C. Berkeley, whose program was ranked second in the country, he experienced the ongoing parade of companies and recruiters trying to woo him and his classmates. Butler has quickly built his reputation as a memorable presenter with tangible solutions for attracting, retaining, and engaging Millennials as employees and customers. Within just the past three years, he has spoken at two TEDx events and multiple Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Amazon, and LinkedIn. Butler spent the first years of his career at some of the world’s fastest-charging startups and tech companies before launching his consulting company in 2016. He is the author of two books The Authentic Workplace and The Key to the New You.
The 411 on Family-Owned Businesses Competing with Chains in 2020
Family-owned lumber yards face their own set of challenges – from trying to separate family life from work life to rivalries among family members to transferring to the next generation of the family to how to reward employees who are not family, etc. Craig Webb will share his insight into what characterizes the strongest family-owned lumber yards in the country. He’ll provide real-life examples of family-owned businesses that have successfully maneuvered through family challenges to prosper from generation to generation. In this part lecture, part roundtable session, you will have the opportunity to discuss your own specific challenges and successes, as well as pick the brains of Craig and your fellow lumber dealers.
Craig Webb is president of Webb Analytics and one of the nation’s leading experts on building material dealers and distributors. He spent 12 years as editor-in-chief of ProSales, the nation’s most honored publication for building material dealers, as well as five years as editor-in-chief of Remodeling magazine.
Webb Analytics builds and expands on Craig’s lifelong career in the news and information businesses. He has worked for The Wall Street Journal, McGraw-Hill, United Press International and a variety of magazines, newsletters and newspapers in the U.S. and Europe. He has traveled to 49 states and several foreign countries visiting dealers, builders and remodelers. That legwork is the foundation of the research, data reports speeches, and consulting that Webb Analytics has provided since its founding in September 2018.