The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) announce the 2010 Managers Academy, Jan. 19-21, in Seattle, Wash. The conference is open to industry leaders and dairy producers wanting to identify those opportunities as well as build professional competencies and confidence.
The Managers Academy includes two days of highly interactive presentations, workshops and panels coupled with one day of unique, insider-only tours of three world renowned businesses.
Dr. David Kohl, president of AgriVisions, a knowledge-based consulting business, will lead Day 1, sharing proactive management practices that can help attendees capitalize on the economic environment to reach peak business performance. He’ll also oversee a unique workshop where a panel of three CEOs will detail how they navigated through financial crisis, environmental regulations and other challenges to land their companies on solid ground—and then help attendees switch roles with these CEOs to determine the next steps for each company.
Day 2 will be learning outside a classroom setting, with tours of three diverse and vibrant businesses: Pike Place Fish Mart, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery and Werkhoven Dairy Farm. Key players of each business will address the group and share their secrets of transformation and business success. No question to these CEOs will be off limits.
David Parker, senior vice president of Agribusiness Group, will lead the third and final day of the Managers Academy, providing insight on “Critical Thinking for Critical Times.” After absorbing practical business wisdom, attendees will work in small teams, begin to develop and utilize a planning document designed for application in their own business and engage in “war-gaming.” Participants will leave the session having heard and learned from their peers and empowered to make more effective short- and long-term decision for the viability and advancement of their business.