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Essentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations One-Day Course — Feb. 7 in San Francisco; Feb. 23, 24 in Miami, Tampa
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This course is a comprehensive training program exclusively for the wholesale distribution channel. The course is geared toward warehouse employees, especially those on the supervisor-track. Any team member whose job is related to a smooth-running and efficient warehouse will benefit. More



Responsible Distribution Workshop: Acclaimed Speakers and New Topics Added!
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Register today for the Responsible Distribution Workshop in Houston, April 2-3. Just look at the brand-new topics with dynamic speakers!
  • Emergency Response: Roland Perez, International Distribution Corporation
  • Cyber Security: Grant Pederson, Burns & McDonnell
  • "What to Do When the EPA Inspector Leaves:" TH Lyda and Chad Wissinger, Burns White (note: this is the 'sequel' to the popular, "What to Do When the EPA Inspector Arrives"!)
  • Product Stewardship: Mylene McLaughlin, Olin Chlor Alkali Products
  • and more!
Plus as always, members from the Responsible Distribution Committee, verifiers from both Eagle Group and Compliance Solutions Group, NACD staff, and industry experts!


Southern Region Meeting April 30-May 1 — save the date and reserve your room!
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Mark your calendar to join us this Spring at Disney's Five-Star Property, the Grand Floridian Resort. This year's program features Dave Anderson, a well-known leadership guru who will address the Keys to a High Performance Culture and The power of clear expectations: "Teach your people the business facts of life." More

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Aloha! Western Region Meeting April 17-21 — book your room now!
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The 2012 Western Region Meeting is taking shape. Bob Shank will be one of our featured speakers this year. He is a well-regarded corporate speaker who brings a unique blend of marketplace experiences. A native and lifetime resident of Southern California, Bob Shank spent 14 years as a businessman/entrepreneur in the construction industry. More

  Chemical Education Foundation (CEF)


CEF holds successful professional development workshop
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The Chemical Educational Foundation staff held its first You Be The Chemist: Essential Elements professional development workshop of 2012 on Jan. 28 in Philadelphia. The workshop, conducted in partnership with The Dow Chemical Company and The Franklin Institute, was a great success as it engaged 14 educators (grades 5-8) in the 5E constructivist learning model. Participating educators learned new teaching methods and were able to get their hands dirty conducting seven fun, exciting (and gooey!) lesson plans from the YBTC Activity Guides.

Photos from the event can be viewed on the CEF Facebook page.





  General Business Interest


Tips for hiring the best employees
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Just as when you evaluate potential co-founders, there are three essential questions you need to answer when considering any potential hire for your startup: Can they do the job? And, will they fit the culture of the organization? Give them hypothetical challenges to solve and pay as much attention to how they address the problem as the solution they come up with. Give them homework between interviews. More



17 tips on becoming a charismatic leader
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They say "you either got it, or you don't," but when it comes to charisma, you don't have to have it — you can learn it. According to author Olivia Fox Cabane, people aren't born charismatic. They acquire it through knowledge and practice. With charisma, you'll become more influential, persuasive and inspiring. More

Transform your employees into passionate advocates
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Employee happiness is becoming a hot topic among CEOs and in boardrooms, and it's about time. The current issue of Harvard Business Review, which includes a series of articles focused on employee happiness, is just one more sign of the growing recognition that happy, engaged employees are more productive and generate better outcomes for their companies. More

10 business plan words every manager needs to know by heart
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"I recently suggested we need to find a better term for business planning that doesn't conjure up dread," writes columnist Tim Berry. "Business planning is supposed to be about managing and steering a company. Several people essentially said business planning is too important to mess with changing the words. So I've changed my mind and come up with this list of essential business planning words every manager should know." More
 
 

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