38th Annual WERC Conference
Who: Warehousing, Distribution, Logistics & Fulfillment Professionals
What: Educational Conference & Exhibit event
Where: Hyatt Regency Orlando - Orlando, Florida
When: May 3-6, 2015
Why: engage, learn, laugh, share, explore
Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:15 - 8:45 am
Better & Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas
Let Jeremy Gutsche teach you a proven path to unstoppable ideas. He'll share the tactics he's developed by studying tens of thousands of ideas, and the frameworks he's tested while helping to solve some of the world's toughest innovation problems with his 300+ clients (ranging from Coca-Cola to Sony to Wells Fargo). You'll learn to look for the patterns of opportunity right in front of you, as well as to overcome the psychological traps that block success. In this engaging, humorous and educational session—based on his book "Better & Faster"—Gutsche will connect human evolution with our ability to adapt to rapid change, demonstrate why smart people miss great ideas and tell you what to do about it. Drawing from untold tales of reclusive billionaires and ordinary people, you'll understand how to see patterns and clues that will lead you to be a more adaptable investor, innovator and creator. In short, you'll leave this session better and faster.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:15 - 8:45 am
A Better Way To Build Teams
Why do some individuals and teams seem like star performers, while others barely shine? Using a variety of stories, case studies and scientific research, Assistant Professor of Management at Oral Roberts University, David Burkus reveals that what makes a high-performing team isn’t just who’s on it, but also how it’s built. Discover how famous inventors, outstanding companies—even Broadway stars—benefit from focusing not just on making their teams work, but also on building their network. Learn how to determine if you’ve got the right team around you, and how to leverage your network to boost both your team's and your organization's performance. Forget the ropes courses and trust falls; there’s a better way to build teams.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 8:00 - 10:00 am
The Levity Effect: It Pays to Lighten Up
Citing data, case studies and inspiring stories, humorist and best-selling author Scott Christopher (The Levity Effect, People People, The Daily Carrot Principle) teaches how very ‘serious’ organizations are ‘lightening up’ with amazing results. This often hilarious presentation defines the pillars of Levity as Latitude, Attitude and Gratitude;™ essential characteristics that pay off at work and at home. You’ll learn how to go easy on your fun-loving peers, how to discover and unleash your own unique sense of fun, how to say thanks with sincere impact, and why any of it even matters at all.
This year's facility tours include:
This year's conference includes over 80 educational programs, peer-to-peer discussion groups, facility tours and networking events. For the latest conference programming, visit www.werc.org/2015. Follow us on Twitter @WERC and #WERC2015.
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