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  • Oct. 8: Webinar – EPA ChemView
  • Oct. 11-16: Duke Leadership Program
  • Oct. 29: Webinar: Chemical Safety and Security Executive Order Update
  • Nov. 9-12: Annual Meeting
  • Dec. 6-11: Duke Leadership Program
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    New Blog Post: Manufacturing Relies on the Business of Chemistry
    This Friday, Oct. 2, is National Manufacturing Day here in the U.S. While it probably won't be celebrated by the public-at-large, the importance of manufacturing cannot be understated — it is absolutely vital to the American economy. Indeed, with the current economic recovery, we are seeing a renaissance of manufacturing and "onshoring" as businesses bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.
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    Last Chance to Register for Oct. 8 Regulatory Webinar
    October is jam-packed with free regulatory webinars! Register now for EPA ChemView – How to Obtain Information on Chemicals Regulated under TSCA on Oct. 8 and Chemical Safety and Security Executive Order Update on Oct. 29. Each webinar will take place at Noon EDT.
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    Book a Consultation with Doug Kutz at Annual Meeting
    Do you need answers to questions about Responsible Distribution? On Nov. 12 from 2-5 p.m. at this year's Annual Meeting in Bonita Springs, Florida, meet with Doug Kutz, the Responsible Distribution Mentor, and get answers to those questions in a special one-on-one consultation! Doug can answer your questions about issues such as a Code with which your team is experiencing difficulty, corrective actions, emergency response planning, proper documentation, training, and more. Please email Doug at dougk13@comcast.net to schedule.
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    Time Running Out to Sign Up for the December Duke Leadership Program
    On Dec. 6-11 at Duke University, cultivate your intuitive leadership skills during this multi-day program and learn how to capitalize on your strengths while overcoming leadership challenges. Sponsored by Datacor, Inc., this program is ideal for anyone with current or anticipated leadership responsibilities, from high-level executives and managers to people expecting to take on leadership roles and those who are not in management positions but are expected to lead and influence others in the course of their work. Reserve your seat no later than Wednesday, Oct. 7.
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    2016 Western Region Meeting Hotel Now Accepting Reservations
    Mark your calendars! The 2016 Western Region meeting will be held April 19-23, 2016, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Kohala Coast, Hawaii. The Mauna Lani is now accepting reservations for our meeting. Please visit the Western Region page to make your arrangements.
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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    STEM Professional Development Program Gains Instructors
    Last month, twelve educators and industry professionals completed a Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) training workshop in Alexandria, Virginia, on their way to becoming You Be The Chemist Essential Elements℠ Certified Instructors. During a two-day training session, these professionals learned how to coach K-8 educators in hands-on science education methods, and even dove into some kid-friendly activities themselves to practice inquiry-based science instruction! As part of their certification, these new instructors will bring Essential Elements workshops to their communities in the coming months.

    To find out how you can bring a You Be The Chemist Essential Elements℠ workshop to educators in your community, contact essential.elements@chemed.org.

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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    Why Humble Leaders Inspire Loyal Teams
    Entrepreneur
    Humility means accurately assessing our abilities, acknowledging our limits and keeping our accomplishments in perspective. Although some see humility as weakness, science is quite clear: Humble people are more successful than their overconfident counterparts. They have higher self-esteem, more dedicated work teams, stronger leadership skills and they perform better at work. Humility is even more valuable for those in power. One researcher aptly observed that a humble CEO is "a genius with a thousand geniuses."
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    How to Hold Meetings and Still Keep Production Flowing
    Small Business Trends
    Tell us if this sounds familiar. You need everyone to attend a big meeting, or get on a conference call, which means everyone’s going to be away from their desks for a few hours. The meeting is important, but so is the work that the meeting will interrupt. There are ways you can address both needs at work.
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    How Do You Track Employee Engagement? Ask Engaging Questions
    By Michael J. Berens
    Lack of employee engagement continues to be a major problem for many businesses. Engaged employees are not only enthusiastic about their work, but they are also purpose-driven and committed to helping their companies succeed. When employees do not feel engaged, their productivity lags, and they tend to be less responsive to management, their fellow employees and customers. Tracking employee engagement is critical, therefore, to good management.
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    The Best Managers Are Boring Managers
    Harvard Business Review
    What would the perfect robot manager be like? Looks aside, it would arguably be objective, transparent, unselfish, and apolitical. Because of this, it would assign the right task to every person and reward unselfish team behaviors, creating a culture of trust and keeping morale high. It would monitor individual and team performance with the precision of the best quantified-self app, and provide real-time feedback to boost everybody's productivity. Undoubtedly, it would operate according to data rather than intuition and make only evidence-based recommendations. In short, the perfect robot manager would be utterly predictable — and completely boring. And yet dullness is not how most organizations choose managers today.
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