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Registration Now Open for 2019 GEAPS Leadership, Education and Networking Workshop

Published 04/01/2019 by Tom Sedlacek

Registration is now open for the 2019 GEAPS Leadership, Education and Networking Workshop. The two-day event will focus on human resources topics, and is an opportunity for all grain industry professionals to build valuable leadership skills and expand their professional networks.

The Workshop will take place at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront on Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17. It features two expert speakers addressing: creating welcoming and inclusive communities; communication, diversity and perspective; and hiring, training and retaining top talent. The event is free for GEAPS members and $249 for non-members. Last year 130 grain professionals registered.

The workshop also features a networking reception on Tuesday evening, and networking breaks throughout the day on Wednesday.  Jeff Jones, MKC, is part of the task force that plans the workshop, and last year he brought 10 young leaders and frontline managers to the event.

“They learned valuable information, including soft skills that will help them perform at their job,” Jones said.  “We are looking forward to building off the success of the last couple years of the workshop. I am excited for Keith and Mike’s sessions, and the information that our employees will bring back to their facilities.”

Workshop Speakers

Keynote Address: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities

Keith Edwards

Are you sabotaging your own efforts to create an inclusive workplace, without even knowing it? Learn the skills to overcome differences and communicate more effectively.

Communication, Diversity and Perspective

Mike Gregory, The Collaboration Effect

Explore the human qualities that affect workplace relationships – from our appearance, values and learning styles to our personalities.

Hire, Train and Retain Top Talent

Mike Gregory, The Collaboration Effect

Learn best practices and the importance of on-boarding and inclusion for recruiting, hiring and retaining top employees.

Registration for the GEAPS Leadership, Education and Networking Workshop and more information, including tools to convince your boss to let you attend, is available online. Lodging is available at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront for $165 per night. For more information, email GEAPS or call (763) 999-4300.

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