10:30 am - Welcome with AJ Baynes, Amherst Chamber President, and Nick Darling, Emerging Business Leaders
10:45 am - 12:00 pm - Presentation 1 Session Title: Building an argument for Change Speaker: Margaret Phillips, Paralegal Studies Program Director and Associate Professor
Session Description: If we want something to be different -- whether it's in our community or our business -- we have to present a persuasive argument. This talk will review the building blocks to argument and the persuasion strategies for small and large scale arguments that will come in handy in everything from emails to a sales pitch. This will be an interactive presentation with examples and practical strategies that are easy to apply in everyday life.
12:00 pm -12:30 pm - Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm - Presentation 2 Session Title: Exploit Your Personality Traits in Leadership Roles Speaker: Dr. Carol Bartlo, MBA Program Director, Assistant Professor, Alfiero School of Business
Session Description: Steering the ship: Self-awareness is essential for a leader's professional toolbox. Personality, emotional intelligence, and cultural intelligence engender a business leaders' task-oriented traits as they relate to Transformational Leadership and Leader-Member Exchange. Participants will complete several short self-assessments to understand their traits and skills. Participants will evaluate how their individual traits and skills relate to various leadership situations.
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm - Presentation 3 Session Title: Improving Performance by Strengthening the Weakest Link Speaker: Dr. Tito Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Alfiero School of Business
Session Description: Applying the Theory of Constraints (TOC) in project management. TOC is a continuous improvement management philosophy for identifying a constraint in critical processes and developing mitigating solutions that exploit the constraint to maximize performance. The premise is to reduce or eliminate constraints by identifying bottlenecks, then developing strategies and allocating resources. Initially used to manage issues and maximize throughput in production operations, TOC can be applied in project management by focusing on critical tasks and team member performance. Participants will engage in activities to evaluate a key constraint of a team situation, and devise a strategy to mitigate the constraint.
2:30 pm - Closing Remarks
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm - Happy Hour (Rosary Hall)
Did You Know?
When your company is a member of the Chamber, ALL your employees are members of the Chamber!
Your employees are eligible for ALL services, events, and member discounts!
Amherst Chamber members get a discount Daemen University MBA