Hear from CEOs and CFOs on Importance of Training

The ASA Training Council will hold its next meeting November 12 & 13 at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Chicago. The theme of the event is Strengthening Your Foundation Through Training, and it will feature a panel of CEOs and CFOs from the PHCP/PVF industry who will discuss how investing in training correlates to building a stronger business.

“At the close of each of our events, we survey attendees on topic they’d like us to explore at the next meeting,” shares Dwight Newton, corporate training director of Zoeller and chairman of the ASA Training Council Steering Committee. “An ongoing theme was that the people involved in training were challenged to get the buy-in from the CFO on the expense involved and that impacted the CEO’s decision on what level of investment should be made in training. We know there are companies out there that are fortunate to have both a committed CEO and CFO and the Steering Committee thought it would be a great opportunity for trainers and HR representatives to hear their thoughts, and then be able to pose questions to them directly.”

In addition to the panel discussion, this event will feature networking roundtable sessions where participants will have the opportunity to share best practices and issues facing them with other training and HR professionals in their field. “The networking sessions have really become the highlight of the meeting for many people,” says Newton. “The sharing between peers is invaluable and makes an instant impact when you can put ideas to work in your job that you learned from someone who already lived through it.”  

The two-day event is open to all ASA member wholesalers and manufacturers. For information on registration, please visitwww.asa.netor contact Ruth Mitchell, 312.464.0090 x210 orruth@asa.net.

ASA Professional Peer Networking Councils provide networking and educational opportunities for member employees in specific areas of management. The Councils put employees in touch with others from around the country in the same job function who experience the same challenges and successes as they do, creating a professional peer network they can turn to as a resource. There are established Councils for training & HR, showroom managers and warehouse & operations managers.  Coming soon, a Council for CFOs. Please visitwww.asa.netfor more information on this valuable program.