Working with a Multi-Generational Workforce Plus Plant Tour and Demonstrations at Spring Meeting Print
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 09:54 AM

Working with a Multi-Generational Workforce Plus Plant Tour and Demonstrations at Spring Meeting

DALLAS, TX –  The Spring Conference presents two types of programming April 28 and 29 at the Doubletree - Love Field and the Rocore Dallas Plant. Friday April 28 at the Doubletree will feature management presentations. The Saturday program at Rocore will focus on shop and work place programs.

The Friday program will feature service expert and auto industry veteran Bill Haas, owner of Haas Performance Consulting LLC. Bill has more than 40 years of experience in the automotive service and repair industry.

The opening presentation is “Chemistry Lessons for a Multi-Generational Workforce.” Do you ever find members of your team frustrated, tense, distracted, upset or unreasonable with other members of the team? Wonder why? Well, Gen Y thinks Gen X is a bunch of whiners. Gen X believes Gen Y is arrogant. And everyone thinks the Boomers are self-absorbed workaholics. While the younger generation’s entitled attitude is clashing with the older worker’s values, Gen Y’s presence is improving workplace policy for everyone. Once we understand their differences and learn what is important for each group we can work together effectively.

Bill began his career working part-time at a full service gasoline station in Appleton, Wisconsin. His career includes time as a technician, shop owner, technical trainer and most recently on the staff of the automotive industry’s oldest and largest association representing automotive service and collision repair businesses, the Automotive Service Association (ASA).

While at the association Bill had the opportunity to work with all segments of the industry. His knowledge of the industry has been shared on many occasions as he has been invited to speak at numerous industry events as well as providing testimony at hearings of the U.S. Congress and several state legislatures on important legislation and regulation affecting the automotive industry. Bill received the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) credential from the Automotive Management Institute in 1996 and has been a member of the Automotive Management Institute’s faculty since 2002.

His second presentation is: “Strategies for Effective Leadership.” Didn’t think you were the leader? If you are getting kicked from behind, you must be out front. Stop expending your energy on avoiding being the leader. Accept the fact that people are depending on you to provide direction, vision and purpose.

When leaders fail, people quit. Implement effective leadership strategies and improve the opportunities for your team to excel. A strategic approach creates alignment between individual or team objectives and values. Take away strategies for creating a culture, empowering your people, and providing positive influence. The sessions will be followed by networking opportunities at the table top reception.

Saturday’s program will move to Rocore’s plant on Saturday, April 29, which is about 15 minutes from the hotel. Programming will include: how to spec and measure; building and maintaining effective shop inventory for shops; creating and implementing a team safety program; core building demonstrations and more. A buffet lunch and table top displays will also be part of activities on Saturday at the plant.

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