AAPEX: 6 seminars for employee productivity

Oct. 15, 2012

There are 32 sessions in the 2012 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Learning Forum. Six sessions will focus on ways to enhance employee productivity.

Learning Forum sessions will start on Monday, Oct. 29, and be offered during AAPEX, which will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Here is a synopsis of the six sessions.

1. Shawn Parr, Bulldog Drummond, will present “Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch: Why and How to Define and Nurture Your Company’s Culture.” This session will cover the benefits and building blocks of a strong culture in order to realize long-term business success.Though creating a strong culture takes hard work and true commitment, the rewards are better financial growth, high employee involvement, strong internal communications and new levels of innovation.

2. Brent Peterson, Work Itself Group, will present “Causes of Fake Work: Paths to Real Work.” This session will help participants rethink the work that is being done in offices, cubicles, product distribution centers and manufacturing facilities to make sure employees’ work contributions are relevant and real.

3. Peterson will follow up with “Strategy-Alignment Execution: Linking the Real World to Organization Issues,” in which he will talk about how company leaders and managers can translate strategy to individual employees to facilitate engagement and implementation.

4. Jay Forte, Humanetrics LLC, will present, “Who Has the Right Stuff to Lead? How to Develop Your Next Generation of Leaders,” in which he will discuss the issue of identifying and nurturing natural leadership abilities. Companies need to assess for hardwired leadership ability and provide the support to develop next generation leaders to be ready when the time is right.

5. Forte also will present “When You Aren’t Watching, Are They Really Working? How to Manage a Remote Workforce.” With large outside sales forces and increased numbers of telecommuters, companies want to be sure that employees are working when not being watched. Forte will introduce how to create expectations that hold employees accountable for their performance.

6. Bill Haas, Haas Performance Consulting LLC, will run the "Can’t We All Just Get Along? Working with Generations X and Y (and Everyone Else)” seminar. It will cover the different approaches to coaching, managing and leading employees of different generations to work together effectively. 

All AAPEX education sessions are free and will be held at the Venetian Hotel, on Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center Level 1, Marco Polo Rooms 701–706.

Although some sessions are recommended for specific aftermarket audiences, everyone is welcome to attend any session. All AAPEX Learning Forum sessions are accredited by the University of the Aftermarket toward the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations.

For more information, visit www.aapexshow.com.