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July 19-20, 2016 at Mall of America Parkview Conference Center

Mike Hourigan at INSPIRE 2016 As The Knowledge Resource for the World of Grain Handling Industry Operations, GEAPS places significant emphasis on the professional development and continuing education of grain handling and processing operations professionals. 




Sarah Sladek at INSPIRE 2016INSPIRE 2016 was an opportunity for GEAPS members and other progressive grain professionals to gather for a two-day workshop that focused on building soft skills. 








Mike Hourigan"Communication: It's Not Part of It It's All of It!"

Mike Hourigan

The biggest time waster is miscommunication. In many work environments it seems like the biggest problems emerge from the simplest communication mistakes. Up to 75 percent of your day is spent communicating and good communication skills are part of everything. Learn how to deal with some of the most difficult communication problems encountered every day.

Sarah Sladek"Generations @ Work"

Sarah Sladek, XYZ University

Organizations today find themselves managing radically different generations. Engaging younger generations has emerged as a major challenge. Learn how to foster a culture of collaboration, acceptance and productivity. Measure and bridge talent gaps and inspire each generation for greater success.


Tuesday, July 19

1 – 5 p.m. Communication: It’s Not Part of It It’s All of It!

5:30 p.m. Social Networking Event (optional event; additional fees apply)


Wednesday, July 20

7:30 – 8:45 a.m. GEAPS Annual Meeting and Breakfast

9 a.m. – Noon Generations @ Work

1:30 p.m. GEAPS Foundation Fundraiser Golf Scramble CANCELED


Thursday, July 21

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. International Board of Directors Meeting