2020 Metalcasting Management & Development Summit


February 6-7, 2020

Overview

Learn to boost your problem-solving finesse and how to leverage competing values in your culture at the 2020 AFS Metalcasting Management and Development Summit in New Orleans, LA on February 6 & 7. This is a prime event for supervisors, HR Professionals, and all levels of management that is designed to help you lead others with actionable items you can apply immediately, so your organization can shine. This year’s Summit is in the Paris of the South, New Orleans, which boasts a rich history and even richer culture. 

Join us as we spark conversations during roundtables, jive during interactive workshops, and dance away with immediate new ideas to execute with your team!


Early Registration (through Jan 15, 2020): $780 member, $1,170 non-member
Standard Registration (starts Jan 16, 2020): $930 member, $1,400 non-member

Location

  • New Orleans, LA
  • February 6-7, 2020
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Hotel Information

hotel
  • Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans
  • New Orleans, LA
  • $189

Speakers

Mastering the Four Foundations of Genius Problem Solving Essential for Fail-Safe Solutions
Kevin Mays
CEO - Mays Leadership

Kevin Mays has a long track record helping managers in many of America’s most successful companies. He is a leadership and business growth expert, an award-winning speaker, a business coach, an author, and a mentor. Kevin has helped countless leaders create exceptional teams, freeing them up to work on the business instead of in the business.

4 Steps to Emergency Preparedness
Beth Inbau
Metropolitan Safety Council, Inc., President & CEO

Since 1993, Beth Inbau has led the Metropolitan Safety Council, Inc., a not-for-profit training and membership organization, in its mission of reducing deaths and injuries at work, on the roads, and in homes and communities. Inbau is a National Safety Council certified instructor for the First Aid & CPR courses and Occupational Safety & Health courses. She is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician, as well as a Louisiana state certified EMS instructor.
 

View from Washington: Top Safety & Employment Issues for 2020 and Predictions for 2021 & Beyond
Stephanie Salmon
American Foundry Society, AFS Washington Representative

Stephanie Salmon is President of Potomac Government Relations, a government affairs firm located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  With over 20 years of experience in the government and regulatory affairs arena, she manages several trade association clients and serves as the Vice President of Government Affairs for the American Foundry Society. She also serves as liaison and representative to AFS’ Government Affairs Committee and is a member of the Safety and Health Committee and Women in Metalcasting. 

Mental Health and Wellness: Attitudes and Strategies for Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace
Tiffany Huth
Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness, Head of Communications and Public Affairs

Tiffany Huth joined the ABHW in 2017 as the Head of Communications and Public Affairs. She has full oversight of the industry’s Stamp Out Stigma Campaign, an initiative developed to change perceptions and reduce the stigma of mental illness and substance use disorders by encouraging people to talk about them. Huth serves as a key strategic advisor to ABHW President and CEO, as well as to the Board of Directors. 

Can I get a Witness? How to testify like a Rock Star in any employment dispute
Mitch Quick
Michael Best Law Firm, Attorney

Mitch Quick, a partner in the Milwaukee office of Michael Best, has served for over 28 years as a trusted advisor to businesses on all aspects of management labor and employment law. Clients value his deep knowledge of employment and labor laws, with an emphasis on employment discrimination and wage and hour laws. Clients regularly seek his counsel regarding compliance with continually changing labor and employment laws, and to address challenging or risky personnel situations.

Your organization's Culture – A Review of Competing Values
Dr. Scott Morrell
Rebar Leadership, Founder and President

Dr. Scott Morrell is the Founder and President of Rebar Leadership based in Minneapolis. Morrell provide senior leaders strategies to execute more effective organizations for both the short-term and long-term. His work spans industries and business sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, banking, government, higher education, and non-profit. Morrell is often heard asking leaders, “Is this a problem-to-solve or a 
tension-to-leverage?” 
 

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
6 – 7 p.m.
Meet and Greet

Come out and meet the other conference attendees and the AFS Human Resources Division.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
7:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8 - 8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Doug Kurkul, American Foundry Society, CEO
Teresa Weber, ATEK Metal Technologies, LLC, HR Director, AFS HR Division Chair

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Mastering the Four Foundations of Genius Problem Solving Essential for Fail-Safe Solutions

Kevin Mays, MAYS Leadership, CEO

Every person has hidden biases built into how they solve problems and decide on solutions.  Unchecked, these biases undermine our best efforts to intentionally lead our staff, our organizations, and ourselves. They inhibit our progress up the career ladder, create disengagement on our teams, and negatively impact our relationships.  In fact, problem-solving biases have been the demise of many large organizations. This fun and engaging presentation will help participants uncover the hidden forces that derail their thinking and replace them with intentional strategies for problem solving success.  
 

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.
Break
10:40 a.m. – Noon
4 Steps to Emergency Preparedness

Beth Inbau, Metropolitan Safety Council, Inc., President & CEO

Every company needs an emergency action plan. In fact, most facilities are required to do so under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910 regulations. In this presentation, we will outline the 4 steps of emergency planning. We will touch on communications, training, drills, news media, business records and response agreements.

Noon – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch
12:45 – 2:15 p.m.
View from Washington: Top Safety & Employment Issues for 2020 and Predictions for 2021 & Beyond

Stephanie Salmon, American Foundry Society, AFS Washington Representative

With the 2020 elections around the corner, what key safety and employment issues are expected to be finalized in 2020 which will impact the U.S. metalcasting industry?  Learn the latest on federal agency actions from DOL, EEOC, OSHA and the Congress. Salmon will also provide an overview on AFS’ priority issues, as well as what metalcasters can expect going into 2021.
 

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Break
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Roundtables
5 – 7 p.m.
Reception
Friday, February 7, 2020
8 – 8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST
8:30 - 10 a.m.
Mental Health and Wellness: Attitudes and Strategies for Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

Tiffany Huth, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness, Head of Communications and Public Affairs

Mental health disorders are among the most burdensome health concerns in the United States. Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults aged 18 or older (44.7 million people) reported a mental illness in 2016. Given that 63% of Americans are part of the U.S. labor force, the workplace can be a key location for activities designed to improve well-being among adults. During this session we will discuss attitudes and stigma surrounding mental health and identify strategies to open the lines of communication, identify those at risk, and put in place supports to help people reduce and manage stress. By addressing mental health issues in the workplace, employers can reduce health care costs for their businesses and employees.
 

10 – 10:15 a.m.
Break
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Can I get a Witness? How to testify like a Rock Star in any employment dispute

Mitch Quick, Michael Best Law Firm, Attorney

This interactive session will be covering practical strategies for preparing and becoming an excellent testifying witness. Whether you are party in a deposition, arbitration, discrimination hearing, unemployment hearing, or a federal or state jury trial then this presentation will give you what you need to know.
 

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch
12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Your organization's Culture – A Review of Competing Values

Dr. Scott Morrell, Rebar Leadership, Founder and President

A healthy corporate culture is a significant contributing factor to a positive bottom line.  Embedded within the corporate culture are competing values that tug at leadership’s attention. For example: Should we embrace change (innovation) or focus on stability? Should we focus on the customer or focus on the employee? Should we centralize or decentralize our business units? Should we plan for the short-term or the long-term? And many more competing values create tension or polarities within the culture. This session will equip leaders with a model for leveraging organization’s polarities.

2:45 – 3 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Registration

Registration Fees

Early Registration (through Jan 15, 2020): $780 member, $1,170 non-member
Standard Registration (starts Jan 16, 2020): $930 member, $1,400 non-member

Cancellations & Substitutions

Substitutions will be accepted anytime. However, cancellations of confirmed registrants with full refund of fees will not be accepted unless received at least two weeks prior to the conference date. In the unlikely event the conference is cancelled for any reason, AFS liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.

Sponsors

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