August 14-15, 2007 - Chicago, IL (O’Hare Airport)

Now people in wholesale distribution who are responsible for training at their companies- Or looking to start a training program-have a network of their own where they can:
  • Discover the vale of training and its bottom-line impact through educational seminars.
  • Network and share information or training for mutual benefit.
  • Benchmark their programs against industry norms.
  • Generate advice to ASA and the ASA Education Foundation on programming and training needs.

  • Tuesday, August 14

    Developing Top Performers in Wholesale Distribution
    Dr. Susan Levering

    Susan Levering, Ph.D., will lead the audience in an interactive seminar detailing how wholesalers can develop “Top Performers” among their employees. De. Levering emphasizes the importance of aligning training activity with your company’s values and priorities. She addresses the importance of a training audit to examine your company’s training needs and current resources. Additionally, she provides solutions for overcoming resistance to training and motivating employees. She will challenge you to weave training activity into all aspects of your company’s operations.

    A dynamic speaker and instructor, Dr. Levering is an 18-year distribution human resources expert. By drawing on her training and experiences as an educator and a therapist, she is able to establish career-training programs that foster company growth. She is the author of the book Smart Investments: Developing Top Performers in Wholesale Distribution, published by NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence in April 2006.

    Wednesday, August 15

    The importance of Early Training for New Employees
    Pauline Mueller, Director of Human Resources,
    Consolidated Supply, Co., Portland, OR

    Whether you’re still at the point where you are considering a training program or looking for some new ways to spice up your current agenda, Pauline is the person you want to know. A 12-year veteran at running the training program she created at Consolidated Supply Co., Pauline will share Consolidated’s strategies for training new employees and its historical success.

    Consolidated Supply is a 79-year old family plumbing, heating and water works distributor with 17 branches throughout the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.
    This is a MUST ATTEND for everyone involved in running a training program at a wholesale distributor!

    For registration forms, please visit or contact Kevin Price at 508-655-5833 or