THE POWER OF DIFFERENT

2017 EMERGING LEADERS CONFERENCE
JULY 13, 2017 / CHICAGO

A Conference for Young Professionals in Material Handling

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2017 Emerging Leaders ConferenceAn important part of being a good leader is being able (and willing!) to think differently about the world around us. How we build relationships with our peers, how we seek out different people and diverse experiences, and how we act as leaders to cultivate an environment that respects and welcomes new ideas.

MHEDA and MHI/YPN invite you to consider “The Power of Different” this summer in downtown Chicago at the 2017 Emerging Leaders Conference. Learn the about the impact of social gravity and real-world techniques on how to connect with others; discover practical tools for “Igniting Brilliance” in your leadership and innovation skills; and enjoy networking and brainstorming with young leaders who also work in the material handling industry.

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5 Reasons to attend the ELC

Grow Your Network

Relationships matter, in both our personal and professional lives. Conventional wisdom tells us that “it’s not what you know, but who you know that matters.” MORE

Grow Your Network

Presented by Talent Anarchy

But how do you get to know the right people? Discover the science behind how and why relationships form between people and gain an understanding of the value that exists within these relationships (i.e. Social Capital.) Learning the Six Laws of Social Gravity will then provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to grow a powerful network of relationships to fuel personal and professional success.

  • Gain a broader understanding of social capital — the resources that exist within networks of relationships.
  • Understand the importance of assembling resources on both the individual and organizational level.
  • Learn about the importance of authenticity, what it looks like, and what it means to "Fly your Freak Flag."

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Seek Out Diversity

Numerous studies have shown that access to diversity of experiences and perspectives can benefit the individual as well as groups / organizations they are a part of. The Personal Network Analysis is an assessment that will help you review your network of relationships and the types of diversity present within this network.

Make Small Changes

Applying insights from the computer hacking culture, Talent Anarchy will help you find ways to innovate and make progress in your work, one small change at a time. Regardless of your title or experience, you can make big things happen through a series of smart, small changes (hacks). MORE

Make Small Changes

Presented by Talent Anarchy

  • Learn the core tenets of hacking culture and how they can be applied to your work.
  • Practice applying a hacking mindset to an actual aspect of your work.
  • Understand change as a process rather than an event.

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Cultivate Leadership Skills

What are the secrets behind brilliant leadership and breakthrough thinking? Through humor and experience, AmyK provides leadership tools you can use immediately. Discuss how to create a culture that sparks innovation, creativity and generates long-term growth. MORE

Ignite Brilliance in Your Leadership & Innovation

Presented by AmyK

  • Discover five questions leaders need to ask to best influence and foster productive behaviors.
  • Learn how to increase accountability, decrease the blamegame.
  • Stop wasting time in boring meetings and start problemsolving.
  • Alleviate mediocrity by rewarding APlayers and setting standards of excellence.

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Tap into Collective Brainpower

Your opportunity to interact with your peers and learn how they are managing challenges and opportunities within their own organizations. A great way to meet people and tap into the collective brainpower of fellow attendees!


Meet the SpeakersProven, High Energy and "Not Quite Right"

AmyK International, Inc.

AmyK Hutchens

AmyK International, Inc. is an executive development firm focused on leadership development, healthy team cultures, sales and innovative thinking. Learn more about AmyK
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AmyK Hutchens

Brilliant in business. Happy in life.®

That’s her promise to you. AmyK is a former executive of a billion-dollar global consumer products company and was awarded the Vistage UK, International Speaker of the Year. She is a catalyst for producing solutions to leaders’ challenges. More than 45,000 executives in nine countries have benefited from her keen insight. AmyK also served as Senior EVP of Operations for one of the largest sales and marketing firms in the U.S., was a chosen member of National Geographic's Educator Advisory Committee, and now serves as the Founder of AmyK International, Inc. She is a featured contributor for Entrepreneur magazine and has been a featured guest on numerous TV and radio networks.

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Talent Anarchy

Joe Gerstandt &
Jason Lauritsen

Talent Anarchy is the dynamic speaking duo of Jason Lauritsen and Joe Gerstandt. A Talent Anarchy program is not for the faint of heart. They will provoke, entertain, educate, and inspire you to take action. Learn more about Joe & Jason
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Joe Gerstandt

Former Marine and Gulf War Vet

Joe is the sage consultant. He’s a middle-aged white guy who is a national thought-leader on issues of diversity. He brings a unique and powerful perspective to everything he does. The core of Joe’s work is to help organizations solve issues of innovation through consulting and training. Listening to Joe speak, you will hear tales of his days as a U.S. Marine and Gulf War veteran blended with his experience in sales, education, and community-building. To say that Joe is intense and passionate would be an understatement. He is one part professor, one part philosopher and one part “not quite right.” Be prepared.

Jason Lauritsen

Reformed Corporate Guy

Jason is the reformed corporate guy. For nearly a decade, he spent his days in the belly of the beast as a corporate Human Resources leader where he drove change from the inside. Today, he leads the Client Success Team for Quantum Workplace. A born innovator, Jason has been making change happen since his grade school years. Classically impatient, curious and well-groomed, Jason’s early career was a rapid progression of sales and management roles including launching, leading and ultimately selling a small business in his mid-twenties. He’s a leader, sales guy, entrepreneur and corporate executive — all rolled up in one.

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Facilitator

Jim Ripkey

MHEDA Member and ELC Conference Facilitator Jim Ripkey is President, Industrial Equipment, for Hy-Tek Material Handling. He has over 25 years of material handling dealership experience, including: overseeing sales, operations, marketing, and administration.

RegistrationRegister by June 1st to Receive the Early Bird Rate!

Early Bird Member Rate


$549

before June 1, 2017
Add Classic Chicago Dinner for $70

Member Rate


$629

after June 1, 2017
Add Classic Chicago Dinner for $70

Non-Member Rate


$999

Add Classic Chicago Dinner for $70

Included in the registration fee is all handout materials, breakfast, lunch, and rooftop networking reception. Also includes networking with other material handling professionals who face similar material handling career challenges as you and the priceless opportunity to bring your material handling career to the next level! Travel and lodging not included.

Cancellation Policy
The full amount will be refunded if you cancel no later than June 29, 2017. Cancellations received after that date but before the start of the conference will be charged a $200 administration fee per person. No refunds given for “no shows.”

AgendaConference Schedule At-A-Glance

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Classic Chicago Dinner (Optional Event at Portillo's)

Portillo’s is a favorite local eatery known for classic Chicago-style food and fun. We invite you to join us for a relaxed evening of networking and indulging in all sorts of local favorites – including Italian beef, baked mostacciolli, chopped salad and of course Portillo’s can’t-miss chocolate cake. This is an optional event. Registration is $70 per person. Includes dinner, drinks and roundtrip transportation.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships
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Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships

Relationships matter, in both our personal and professional lives. Conventional wisdom tells us that “it’s not what you know, but who you know that matters.” But how do you get to know the right people? Discover the science behind how and why relationships form between people and gain an understanding of the value that exists within these relationships (i.e. Social Capital.) Presented by Talent Anarchy

  • Gain a broader understanding of social capital — the resources that exist within networks of relationships.
  • Understand the importance of assembling resources on both the individual and organizational level.
  • Learn about the importance of authenticity, what it looks like, and what it means to "Fly Your Freak Flag."

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9:30 am - 10:15 am

Personal Network Analysis
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Personal Network Analysis

Numerous studies have shown that access to diversity of experiences and perspectives can benefit the individual as well as groups / organizations they are a part of. The Personal Network Analysis is an assessment that will help you review your network of relationships and the types of diversity present within this network. Presented by Talent Anarchy

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm

HackLab: Pursuing Progress Through Deviation
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HackLab: Pursuing Progress Through Deviation

Applying insights from the computer hacking culture, Talent Anarchy will help you find ways to innovate and make progress in your work, one small change at a time. Regardless of your title or experience, you can make big things happen through a series of smart, small changes (hacks). Presented by Talent Anarchy

  • Learn the core tenets of hacking culture and how they can be applied to your work.
  • Practice applying a hacking mindset to an actual aspect of your work.
  • Understand change as a process rather than an event.

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Ignite Brilliance in Your Leadership & Innovation
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Ignite Brilliance in Your Leadership & Innovation

It’s time to THINK DIFFERENTLY! Does your company have the right skills to take on tomorrow? What are the secrets behind brilliant leadership and breakthrough thinking? Through humor, insight and experience, AmyK provides leadership and innovation tools that have immediate practical applications. Presented by AmyK

  • Learn the five questions leaders need to ask to best influence and foster productive behaviors.
  • Discuss how to create a culture that sparks innovation and generates long-term growth.
  • Stop wasting time in boring meetings and start problem-solving.
  • Alleviate mediocrity by rewarding A-Players and setting standards of excellence.

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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Roundtable Discussions
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Roundtable Discussions with Your Peers

Your opportunity to interact with your peers and learn how they are managing challenges and opportunities within their own organizations. A great way to meet people and tap into the collective brainpower of fellow attendees!

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3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Trivia Game and Wrap Up

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Rooftop Networking Reception

Renaissance Chicago Downtown

Renaissance Chicago Downtown
1 W. Upper Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601

Speical discount rate of $238 per night, available until June 13, 2017 or until block is full. To book a room, call 877-303-0104 or book online.

Questions? Contact MHEDA or MHI.

Call MHEDA: 847-680-3500 or
MHI: 704-676-1190
Email connect@mheda.org or membership@mhi.org

Download Registration Form
Fax: 847-362-6989
Mail: 201 US Highway 45, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-2398

By registering for the Emerging Leaders Conference, MHEDA & MHI have the right to use your photo, which may be taken during the event, for future promotional material. If you have a disability or require special accommodations, please contact us. We will do our best to accommodate you.