Schedule


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration Sabal
Registration
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Conference Registration Sabal
Registration
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Pavilion
 
8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Opening General Session Sabal A-D
 
Why Communicate, Commit, Deliver?
Joseph Sellers, Jr., SMART General President
Jack Knox, SMACNA President
Recruiting Quality Applicants
Kevin Dougherty, Consultant
What the Future Holds for Partners
Guy Gast, The Waldinger Corporation
Angela Simon, Western Allied Mechanical
Market Sustainability and Expansion
Michael Gaffney, Trainer/Facilitator
11:00 a.m. to 12 noon Regional Breakout Sessions
State of the Region – West Sabal E
Tim Carter, SMART Local Union 66  
Bruce Sychuk, SMACNA-BC  
 
State of the Region – East Sabal F
Joseph Demark, SMART Local Union 25  
Kenneth Kleeberg, Yankee Sheet Metal  
 
State of the Region – South/Southwest Sabal G
Vincent Alvarado, SMART Local Union 49  
Nathan Dills, ACP Sheet Metal Co., Inc.  
 
State of the Region – Midwest Pindo AB
Marc Norberg, SMART Assistant to the General President
Mark Watson, Climate Engineers
12 noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch Pavilion
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Business Sessions
Help Wanted: Get a Jump Start on Your Future Workforce! Sabal F
Jon Finch, Milwaukee Tool  
 
How to Compete in a Lean Construction World Sabal G
Neil Ernest, Balfour Beatty Construction
John Harris, Balfour Beatty Construction
Cary Norberg, International Training Institute  
 
Market Recovery: It’s Not Just for Contract Bargaining Sabal E
Michael Gaffney, Trainer/Facilitator
Team Building: Creating a Successful Labor/Management Culture Pindo AB
Stephane McShane, Maxim Consulting Group
2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Business Sessions
Diversify the Workforce Sabal F
Mechelle McNew, SMART Local Union 464  
Julie Muller-Neff, Esq., SMACNA – Western Washington, Inc.  
Angela Simon, Western Allied Mechanical  
 
Innovative Residential Rebates: Irresistable to Home Owners Sabal G
Tony Adolfs, SMACNA Greater Chicago  
John Daniel, SMART Local Union 265  
Charles Ruegge, SMART Local Union 265
 
Market Recovery Funds: Can We Buy Our Way to Market Recovery? Sabal E
Michael Gaffney, Trainer/Facilitator  
 
Negotiating Conflict Between Labor and Management Pindo AB
Stephane McShane, Maxim Consulting Group
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Meet & Greet Reception Event Lawn
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Conference Registration Sabal
Registration
 
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Pavilion
 
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Business Sessions  
 
Critical Communication Skills for the 21st Century Construction Industry Pindo AB
Stephane McShane, Maxim Consulting Group
From Combat to Construction: The Programs That Help Make That Happen Sabal F
Charlie Mulcahy, SMART Director of Craft Services
Darrell Roberts, Helmets To Hardhats
Market Recovery Work: Which Is Better – Single or Parallel Workforces? Sabal G
Michael Gaffney, Trainer/Facilitator
Resilience and Suicide Prevention Sabal E
Sally Spencer Thomas, Sally Spencer-Thomas, LLC
SMART Business Development Pindo C
Aldo Zambetti, International Training Institute
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Business Sessions
Effective Lobbying As Partners – Learn From the Pros Pindo AB
Dion Abril, SMART Western States Council
Michael Coleman, SMART Local Union 33
Thomas Martin, T. H. Martin, Inc.
Christopher Walker, California State Association
Market Recovery: A Whole New World? Sabal G
Michael Gaffney, Trainer/Facilitator
Substance Abuse Intervention Sabal E
Chris Carlough, SMART Director of Education  
 
Utilizing iTi, NEMI and SMOHIT Pindo C
David Bernett, National Energy Management Institute Committee  
Randall Krocka, Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust  
James Page, International Training Institute  
 
Walking a Mile in Their Shoes: Understanding What Makes Your Labor/Management Counterpart Tick Sabal F
Guy Gast, The Waldinger Corporation
Lauri Rollings, S/M & A/C Contrs. Assn. of Milwaukee, Inc.
David Zimmermann, SMART Local Union 36
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. General Session Sabal A-D
Where Do We Go From Here?
Nathan Dills, ACP Sheet Metal Co., Inc.
Marc Norberg, SMART Assistant to the General President
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch Pavilion
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closing General Session Sabal A-D
 
SMACNA/SMART Leadership Forum: Hit Them With Your Best Question
Joseph Sellers, Jr., SMART General President  
Jack Knox, SMACNA President  
Richard McClees, SMART General Secretary-Treasurer  
Vincent Sandusky, SMACNA Chief Executive Officer  
Deborah Wyandt, SMACNA Executive Director of Labor Relations  
 
Keynote: Leadership and Teamwork
John Foley, Retired Blue Angels Pilot

*Times and sessions subject to change. Schedule will be updated as more information becomes available.


SESSION HANDOUTS

No paper handouts will be provided onsite. Speaker handouts will be linked under the related session in the schedule above. Attendees are strongly encouraged to review, download and/or print desired handouts prior to arriving at conference. No printers will be available onsite and WiFi is not guaranteed to be available in the session rooms.


 

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