Join GEAPS for the Leadership Conference, May 8-9, 2024 at the Stockyard Station in Fort Worth Texas.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

8 a.m.RegistrationOpen

Registration is open

8 – 9 a.m.Supplier Showcase and BreakfastOpen

Network and visit with vendors at the Supplier Showcase. A tabletop tradeshow geared toward a more intimate experience to network with suppliers in the grain industry.

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.Keynote Session: “Principles of Servant Leadership” Open

Simply stated, leadership is a position of service. A philosophy, not a leadership style, servant leadership is the concept that leadership is not about you but rather putting the people you lead first. In this presentation, we outline and describe the foundation of servant leadership to include the three Assumptions, the Five Ways of Being and the 10 Attributes of what it means to be a servant leader. First lesson: The servant leader is servant first.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.Breakout SessionsOpen

Breakout Session 1: “Making Safety Training Effective — a Train the Trainer Class”

Speaker: Ted Schick

Safety professionals are often tasked with delivering safety training on a variety of safety topics but, through no fault of their own, they lack the expertise, tactics and knowledge to provide engaging and effective safety training. In this enlightening presentation, we will discuss the tactics and skills to design and deliver effective and even enjoyable training, for you and others.

Breakout Session 2: “Confronting Conflict with Confidence”

Speakers: Audrey Ayers and Margie Johnson

People deal with conflict based on what they know, what they think and their experiences. When workers on the job have different ways of dealing with conflict, safety is impacted. This workshop opens with an activity that helps attendees identify their default way of dealing with conflict and how to navigate the default ways of others as well. You will leave this workshop understanding yourself and your coworkers better – and wanting to know more!

Breakout Session 3: “Be Safe “

Speaker: Dawn Moninger

You hear the term, “be safe,” everywhere.  Leaders say it to each other, to employees, and even have it in their signature block in emails. But what does, “be safe,” entail?  What does it mean?  How do we demonstrate what we mean as leaders to, “be safe?” This presentation will discuss how we can put forth our best intentions meaningfully and efficiently. We will discuss how to ask safety-centric questions that teach safety criteria while also displaying a, “be safe,” mindset. We will discuss proactive actions (like a 5 in Five, safety win, or fast BBS observation) that leaders may engage in that assist in identifying risky conditions, assuring the, “be safe,” mindset isn’t only words, but knowledgeable actions. By the end of the presentation leaders will walk away feeling they have a new and demonstrable way to show everyone that, “be safe,” truly means a commitment beyond words.

All attendees will have the opportunity to attend each breakout session throughout the day. Breakout groups will be determined closer to the conference.

Speakers
Dr. Audrey AyersHarmony Group ConsultingFounder and Head Coach
Dr. Margie JohnsonHarmony Group ConsultingCo-Founder
Dawn MoningerJ.D. HeiskellDirector of Environmental, Safety and Health
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.Supplier Showcase and LunchOpen

Network and visit with vendors at the Supplier Showcase. A tabletop tradeshow geared toward a more intimate experience to network with suppliers in the grain industry.

1 – 2 p.m. Leadership PanelOpen

Panelists to be announced soon!

Join us for an insightful and engaging leadership panel featuring some of the most accomplished leaders in the industry. Our panelists will share their experiences, insights, and best practices on how to lead effectively in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing business landscape. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the best and network with other like-minded professionals. Don’t miss out on this chance to gain valuable knowledge and take your leadership skills to the next level!

Ted Schick – Moderator

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Breakout Session 1: “Making Safety Training Effective — a Train the Trainer Class” Open

Safety professionals are often tasked with delivering safety training on a variety of safety topics but, through no fault of their own, they lack the expertise, tactics and knowledge to provide engaging and effective safety training. In this enlightening presentation, we will discuss the tactics and skills to design and deliver effective and even enjoyable training, for you and others.

All attendees will have the opportunity to attend each breakout session throughout the day. Breakout groups will be determined closer to the conference.

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Breakout Session 2: “Confronting Conflict with Confidence”Open

People deal with conflict based on what they know, what they think and their experiences. When workers on the job have different ways of dealing with conflict, safety is impacted. This workshop opens with an activity that helps attendees identify their default way of dealing with conflict and how to navigate the default ways of others as well. You will leave this workshop understanding yourself and your coworkers better – and wanting to know more!

All attendees will have the opportunity to attend each breakout session throughout the day. Breakout groups will be determined closer to the conference.

Speakers
Dr. Audrey AyersHarmony Group ConsultingFounder and Head Coach
Dr. Margie JohnsonHarmony Group ConsultingCo-Founder
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Breakout Session 3: “Be Safe “Open

You hear the term, “be safe,” everywhere.  Leaders say it to each other, to employees, and even have it in their signature block in emails.

But what does, “be safe,” entail?  What does it mean?  How do we demonstrate what we mean as leaders to, “be safe?”

This presentation will discuss how we can put forth our best intentions meaningfully and efficiently.

We will discuss how to ask safety-centric questions that teach safety criteria while also displaying a, “be safe,” mindset.

We will discuss proactive actions (like a 5 in Five, safety win, or fast BBS observation) that leaders may engage in that assist in identifying risky conditions, assuring the, “be safe,” mindset isn’t only words, but knowledgeable actions.

By the end of the presentation leaders will walk away feeling they have a new and demonstrable way to show everyone that, “be safe,” truly means a commitment beyond words.

All attendees will have the opportunity to attend each breakout session throughout the day. Breakout groups will be determined closer to the conference.

Speakers
Dawn MoningerJ.D. HeiskellDirector of Environmental, Safety and Health
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.Breakout Session 1: “Making Safety Training Effective — a Train the Trainer Class” Open

Safety professionals are often tasked with delivering safety training on a variety of safety topics but, through no fault of their own, they lack the expertise, tactics and knowledge to provide engaging and effective safety training. In this enlightening presentation, we will discuss the tactics and skills to design and deliver effective and even enjoyable training, for you and others.

All attendees will have the opportunity to attend each breakout session throughout the day. Breakout groups will be determined closer to the conference.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.Breakout Session 2: “Confronting Conflict with ConfidenceOpen

People deal with conflict based on what they know, what they think and their experiences. When workers on the job have different ways of dealing with conflict, safety is impacted. This workshop opens with an activity that helps attendees identify their default way of dealing with conflict and how to navigate the default ways of others as well. You will leave this workshop understanding yourself and your coworkers better – and wanting to know more!

All attendees will have the opportunity to attend each breakout session throughout the day. Breakout groups will be determined closer to the conference.

Speakers
Dr. Audrey AyersHarmony Group ConsultingFounder and Head Coach
Dr. Margie JohnsonHarmony Group ConsultingCo-Founder
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.Breakout Session 3: “Be Safe “Open

You hear the term, “be safe,” everywhere.  Leaders say it to each other, to employees, and even have it in their signature block in emails.

But what does, “be safe,” entail?  What does it mean?  How do we demonstrate what we mean as leaders to, “be safe?”

This presentation will discuss how we can put forth our best intentions meaningfully and efficiently.

We will discuss how to ask safety-centric questions that teach safety criteria while also displaying a, “be safe,” mindset.

We will discuss proactive actions (like a 5 in Five, safety win, or fast BBS observation) that leaders may engage in that assist in identifying risky conditions, assuring the, “be safe,” mindset isn’t only words, but knowledgeable actions.

By the end of the presentation leaders will walk away feeling they have a new and demonstrable way to show everyone that, “be safe,” truly means a commitment beyond words.

All attendees will have the opportunity to attend each breakout session throughout the day. Breakout groups will be determined closer to the conference.

Speakers
Dawn MoningerJ.D. HeiskellDirector of Environmental, Safety and Health
4:30 – 5 p.m.Closing CommentsOpen
6 – 9 p.m.Billy Bob’sOpen

Thursday, May 9, 2024

8 – 9 a.m.Supplier Showcase and BreakfastOpen

Network and visit with vendors at the Supplier Showcase. A tabletop tradeshow geared toward a more intimate experience to network with suppliers in the grain industry.

9 – 10:30 a.m. Education Session: “Purposeful Presence – How leaders show up to amp up performance.”Open

Description:

In the dynamic landscape of the agricultural industry, leaders face unique challenges within a world characterized by constant change and complexity. The concept of a “new normal” takes on a distinct meaning. Within the fast-paced and demanding realm of agricultural work environments, effective leaders must strategically utilize their time to drive positive change and unleash the full potential of individuals within their organization. This session delves into innovative strategies, techniques, and tools aimed at cultivating purposeful presence to create indelible, transformative moments that contribute to positive cultural shifts.

The notion of field time extends to those invaluable moments spent in the actual work environment, where individuals engage in tasks, collaborate with peers, and contribute to the overall goals and objectives of the organization. However, due to numerous competing demands and distractions, it can be challenging to fully harness this critical opportunity.

This session provides participants with invaluable insights into optimizing field time, empowering team members, and fostering positive change within organizational culture, all through the lens of purposeful presence. Attendees will acquire effective techniques for motivating and inspiring teams, shaping behavior towards positive outcomes, and cultivating a culture of continuous improvement. Practical strategies for fostering collaboration and nurturing a positive, inclusive work environment will also be shared.

Explore the transformative power of purposeful presence to amplify leadership performance within your organization.  Discover the impact that intentional listening and asking powerful questions can have in your organization.

Learning Objectives / Take-aways:

By engaging in this session, leaders will discover the transformative potential of purposeful presence in the face of limited field time, enabling them to create impactful moments that drive positive change. They will depart with actionable strategies and practical techniques, fostering a culture of continuous learning, collaboration, empowerment, and innovation within their organizations. Discover how to optimize field time with purposeful presence, empowering your team and transforming your culture for the better.

Speakers
Shannon OverlandDEKRAPrincipal Consultant
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.Conference Closing TakeawaysOpen

Join us for the finale of this year’s conference! Ted Schick will take the stage one more time to round out our two day conference by sharing some key closing messages.

11:30 a.m.Cattle DriveOpen

The Fort Worth Herd presents the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive, where you can witness the Old West come to life before your eyes. Real Texas cowhands drive a herd of Texas longhorns down East Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards National Historic District every day at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The cattle drive is an authentic and historically accurate representation of the Old West, with every detail from the saddles and chaps to the boots and hats being true to the era.

1 p.m.Lonestar Golf TournamentOpen

1 p.m. Tee Time

Registration information to come soon!

Boxed lunches will be available post-conference. 

GEAPS Board Meeting

GEAPS Board will be meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and at the Stockyard Station. Board meeting is open to all GEAPS members.