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Upcoming Webinar: How Talent Audits Can Help You Minimize Conflict and Maximize Trust
With an ever-changing business environment, it's more important than ever to make sure your talent is aligned with your company's goals. Join Melinda Kennedy, Organizational Development Services consultant for Caliper on Nov. 13 at 12-1 p.m. EST and learn why conducting an audit of your talent can help you uncover those otherwise invisible areas within you team and help create customized career development opportunities that will not only increase employee engagement, but also elevate trust within your teams and your organization. Register now!
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New Blog Post: The Key To Legislative Success in 2015 May Very Well Rest On Political Civility
Many are saying that Tuesday night's mid-term elections were a clear, unfavorable referendum on President Barack Obama's policies. Many exit polls showed that Americans are deeply concerned with terrorism, the economy and health care. So what will change with Republicans now having control of the Senate and House Republicans adding another 15-16 members (approximately) to their majority?
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Become a Strategic Leader with Duke University
Starting in 2015 in collaboration with Duke University, NACD is offering a robust five-day educational program, The Duke Executive Leadership Program. With multiple program dates available to choose from throughout the year, this program is ideal for anyone with current or anticipated leadership responsibilities, from high-level executives and managers to those who are not in management positions but are expected to lead and influence others in the course of their work. The first program dates are in February — click here to learn more and sign up today.
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University of Innovative Distribution Registration Now Open
New name, same outstanding education program! The University of Innovative Distribution (formerly the University of Industrial Distribution) is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Celebrating its 22nd year serving the supply chain, UID is known worldwide for excellence in education and is sponsored by the leading distribution professional associations, including NACD. Registration for this year's meeting on March 8-11 in Indianapolis is now open. Please act quickly — this unique education program is known for selling out!
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2015 NACD Regional Meeting Hotels Now Accepting Reservations
Are you planning ahead for 2015? Make sure you save the dates for the 2015 regional meetings! A few hotels for the regional meetings are already accepting hotel reservations — get ahead of the game and book your rooms today.
  • Southern Region: April 8-10, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC – Book now
  • Western Region: April 21-25, Marriott Wailea Beach, Maui, HI – Book now
  • Central Region: June 8-10, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois – Book now
  • Northeast Region: Sept. 16-18, Edinburgh, Scotland

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    In Case You Missed It: New Webinar Recordings Available on Website
    Did your busy schedule cause you to miss a webinar you wanted to attend? All NACD members have access to past webinar recordings on our website. Listed below are a few of our most recent webinars. Please click the links below to download the webinars of interest to you or visit the Regulatory Compliance Resources and Responsible Distribution Resources Web pages to view additional resources.
  • Code I: Senior Management Commitment and Risk Management – July 2014
  • Chemical Safety and Security Executive Order, One Year Later – July 2014
  • Code II: Compliance Review & Training – September 2014
  • Partnering with Public Warehouses – October 2014

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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      GHS Compliant Labeling Solutions

    NeuraLabel 500e is an SAP Partner, GLM integrated solution for GHS/DOT/WHIMS compliant drum labels. With NeuraLabel 500e’s 4-color, on-demand labeling and global label management integration, you can ensure you properly label materials, increase your operational flexibility and eliminate inventories. www.drumlabelprinter.com
     


    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    CEF and Dow Hold Professional Development Workshop in Georgia
    On Nov. 4, the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) partnered with The Dow Chemical Company to hold an educational workshop for K-8 educators in Marietta, Georgia. Through CEF's You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements program, workshop participants gained valuable experience with hands-on, interactive teaching methods proven to get young scientists buzzing about chemistry. Thanks to Dow's generous sponsorship, attendees also received a flash drive pre-loaded with CEF's award-winning You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides: Lesson Plans for Making Chemistry Fun, as well as other fun educational giveaways.

    CEF's Essential Elements workshops have received overwhelmingly positive feedback over the past three years. To find out more about the program, visit our website or contact essential.elements@chemed.org!

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    CEF Will Be at NACD's Annual Meeting!
    NACD's Annual Meeting is a great time to meet members of the CEF staff, pick up some of our promotional materials, and find out more about any of the You Be The Chemist® programs. CEF will have a table near the sign-in table, and CEF staff will be present on the golf course and at receptions throughout the week. We look forward to seeing you there!
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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
    Tote, ISO, Offshore Tank Container Sales & Rental

    Hoover rents and sells tote containers, transport frames, offshore containers, intermodal (ISO) tank containers and related equipment for the storage and transportation of chemicals, liquids and fluids. Hoover provides a full range of services including equipment rental, sales, reconditioning, tank cleaning, recertification and GPS asset tracking and tank level monitoring services.

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    New Challenges. New Risks. New Science.

    For more than two decades UL has provided ANSI accredited certification services for drinking water treatment chemicals. UL’s experience, knowledge and dedicated staff provides municipalities’ the confidence that UL Classified treatment chemicals will meet the health effects requirements of NSF Standard 60.
    Quala IBC/Tote Comprehensive Services


    With over 57 locations, Quala is the largest independent provider of IBC container washing and logistics services in North America. Beyond tote service and supply chain management, Quala is also the innovative leader in technology; internet based container tracking and customized supply chain solutions.

    • Interior & Exterior Cleaning
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    • Fleet Tracking/Supply Chain Management
    • EH&S Risk Mitigation


    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    Simple Acts that Build Your Leadership Presence
    Fast Company
    Discussion about leadership often focuses on big-picture ideas and sweeping gestures. Leaders are people who take charge and make things happen. We think of them as having big jobs, larger-than-life personalities and expansive vision. But none of us were born with these qualities and achievements. Leadership ability is like a muscle — it gets stronger as you exercise it, says leadership coach Susan Mazza, founder of Random Acts of Leadership and author of "The Character-Based Leader: Instigating a Revolution of Leadership One Person at a Time."
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    Enhance Your Employee Referral Program Marketing Approach
    ERE
    Employees will refer talent into an organization when it's easy and convenient for them — push and prod them too much and you risk disengagement. Effective, targeted marketing of your program is a key driver to adoption and success. In an effort to increase engagement, we encourage our clients to focus their efforts on customized messaging and marketing of their referral programs delivered broadly, the message may appeal to everyone at the company, but will likely only engage a few. Here are five techniques for enhancing your referral program marketing approach.
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    We Are All Millennials
    Forbes
    A lot of digital ink has been spilled regarding millennials and how they are reshaping and reordering the workplace. I'm happy to report that ink has not been wasted. The influx of millennials into the workforce tops virtually any short list of today's business trends. No doubt, Generation Y is poised to make a big impact on the world of work. But are the supposed differences of the most tech-savvy generation in history all they are cracked up to be? Even more importantly, how will generational differences play out when it comes to leadership development, workplace culture and recruiting?
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    5 Clever Ways Companies are Helping Employees Fight Burnout
    The Washington Post
    For the overworked modern American employee, the policies and perks offered by some of the most generous companies sound like manna from the corporate gods. Onsite climbing walls. Free housekeeping. Chef-catered meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yet however nice such benefits may be, they can also end up acting as subtle ways to get employees to work more. It saves time and stress to have a company dry cleaner, free gourmet snacks and made-to-order mochas down the hall or access to a health clinic on the corporate campus. Still, there's an implied message: "We'll provide you everything here onsite, so you never really have to leave."
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