DPC will sponsor the Opening General Session, featuring keynote speaker, Archie Manning, All-American quarterback and NFL MVP. "When people think of Archie Manning, they think football. But Manning's appeal transcends his athletic achievements and it is with great pride that DuPont will sponsor him as this year's keynote speaker," said Mark Wagner, Vice President Refinish Americas, DuPont Performance Coatings. The Opening General session will take place Thursday morning, November 6 in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
DPC will also be present on the show floor in booth #W2267. In addition, DPC will sponsor and facilitate the following 90-minute educational seminars, as part of the conference portion of NACE.
Employee Relations - Building a Great Workplace
Many body shop owners list employee problems as their biggest continuing issue. Frequently, employee related issues cause poor body shop morale, reduced work quality and cycle time delays. Not to mention sleepless nights for owners and managers.
We all need to create a "Great Workplace!" A "Great Workplace" is one which people enjoy coming to work every day, where work is challenging and creative and performance is recognized and celebrated. This 90 minute, fast paced and interactive seminar, will teach how to build the Great Workplace through recruiting, interviewing, training and building employee retention with improved leadership, rewards, recognition and compensation plans.
Lean - Collision Repair Shop Best Practices
Lean principles require a commitment of time, effort and resilience, but is the payoff is worth it? Definitely yes, and find out first hand from a body shop owner/manager that has embraced Lean operational methods and industry experts that have managed Lean implementation at collision repair centers.
Discover a multitude of techniques to root out wasted effort and transform your operation into a standout for productivity and quality. Learn real-world implementation suggestions for workplace organization, SOP development, blueprinting for success, defect reduction and continuous improvement; all things that reduce the stress and chaos of life in shops today.
Waterborne - Body Shop Best Practices
Successful waterborne conversions occur when key best practices are incorporated into the conversion strategy. Learn best practices from a body shop owner/manager that has been through the conversion process and industry experts that have been intimately involved in body shop conversions throughout the U.S.
Find out what it takes to convert with ease. Discussion will include what tools and equipment are recommended, mixing and storage room needs, how to handle waste and cleanup, what are some critical operation processes that need to be developed, and what practices should be avoided.
Negotiation Skills: Key to Improved Profitability
Virtually everyone is involved in some sort of negotiation every day. In the collision repair shop, Body Shop Owners, Managers and Estimators are involved in negotiations all day, every day. Yet, few of us have had any real negotiation training since we learned our basic skills years ago, in the sand box. This 90 minute, rapid fire seminar will provide basic negotiation skills to NACE attendees which may be used immediately. The Importance of Negotiations, Negotiation Basics, Preparing to Negotiate, Conducting Successful Negotiations and Dealing with Dirty Tricks and Tactics will all be discussed in this AMI approved seminar.
For more information on NACE or to register for the show and sessions listed above, visit www.NACEexpo.com.