Professional and personal development is the goal of this unique conference, which was held last week in Phoenix, Ariz.
PHOENIX, ARIZ. — Pest management professionals from across the country met last week in Phoenix, Ariz., for tha National Pest Management Association’s Academy 2013, a unique conference for attendees seeking professional and personal development
NPMA touts Academy as “The industry conference dedicated to motivating and developing the pest management industry's leaders.”
“Academy is a one-of-a-kind conference, like nothing else you’ll go to the rest of the year. It’s a 365-day experience,” said Tim Brock, president of Brock Lawn and Pest Control, Panama City, Fla., and chairman of NPMA’s Leadership Development Group. “We hope the relationships you build here last a lifetime.”
The three-day event, held at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, is presented by the LDG and sponsored by Dow AgroSciences.
NPMA Executive Vice President Bob Rosenberg thanked Dow AgroSciences not only for their financial support, but for the firm’s professional and personal involvement in the planning and execution of the meeting. “They’ve made this kind of thing possible...and we thank them,” he said.
“Congratulations on investing your time and money (in NPMA Academy),” Dave Maurer, portfolio marketing leader at Dow AgroSciences, told Academy attendees, “This is a great way to invest in your personal life and your business.”
Attendees heard from several nationally recognized speakers and work with one another in a variety of team-building tasks, culminating in the ever-popular NPMA Olympics. This year’s speakers included:
Scott McKain, an internationally recognized business strategy expert and best-selling author, who is committed to helping companies create distinction. He will speak about “the ultimate customer experience” and “creating differentiation.”
Cheryl Cran, a renowned leadership consultant and best-selling author, who will focus on the trends shaping the future workplace, and will provide insights into how each of the generations can be expected to handle these changes. She will give presentations on “building the workplace of the future today” and “leveraging technology in your business.”
Laura Stack, an expert who has consulted with Fortune 500 corporations for more than 20 years in the field of employee productivity, advises leaders, teams and professionals on developing high-performance cultures and creating maximum results in minimum time. She will speak on “execution is the strategy” and “marketing yourself for success.”